PEOPLE – NEWCOMEN Death of Mr A H Turner-Newcomen

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 12/041884


           We much regret to record the death of Mr Arthur Henry Turner-Newcomen, of Kirkleatham Hall. The sad event took place on Sunday (06/04) evening at No. 33, Charles Street, Berkley Square, London.

          Mr Newcomen was a member of one of the oldest families in the North Riding, which was noted for its open-handed generosity, and he exhibited this quality himself in no measured degree. He was remarkably fond of all kinds of field sports, and in his palmy days kept a large stud at Kirkleatham. He was for many years Master of the Cleveland Hunt, and his purse freely contributed to the prizes for Redcar Races. It was during his ownership of the estate that the improvements at Coatham were projected. He took great interest in the welfare of that rising watering-place, and was chairman of its Local Board for some years. In politics he was a staunch Conservative. He was a Justice of the Peace for the North Riding, and had taken an active interest in the volunteer force of the district. Mr Newcomen leaves three children to mourn his loss, there being two daughters, aged 15 and 17 respectively, and one son (Charles Henry Turner-Newcomen), who is between five and six years of age.

          The funeral took place at Kirkleatham at eleven o’clock on Thursday morning. A large concourse of sorrowing friends attended to pay a last tribute of respect and gratitude to one who by his geniality had gained the love of all with whom he came in contact. The funeral left the hall punctually at the time appointed, followed by all the mourners.


dean October 18, 2011 People & Characters