Welcome

My name is John Philip Newell  (not the JPN who writes about Celtic Spirituality)  and this Web Site presents a summary of my research into my family history. The site explores my research on the Newell family of The Dock, Bareneed, Newfoundland and my research into my family origins in the UK and links to Colonial America.  This research has uncovered some very interesting stories and this site presents these stories. Unlike most family history sites that document genealogies this site will present the life stories of real people with the Newell name that may or may not be related to me. In my quest I have found that prior to 1800 the concept of a family name becomes blurred in the fog of history; therefore, my search includes people with other related family names such as: Newall, Nowell, Knowle, Neville and Noel.

My research is organized under different Tabs on the Web Site:

  • The Dock Nfld  Tab presents my research on the Newall family of ‘The Dock’, Newfoundland,
  • the UK Newells Tab currently has my research on the Newalls of Bristol and Scotland,
  • the Richard Newall Tab has my research on Richard Newall, a London Merchant who visited Newfoundland in 1623 and,
  • The New World Tab, which is still not developed, will cover my research on Newells in the New World.

As you can see, I have just started building the site so please return to see updates.

No part of this site may be reproduced in any form.