I have researched all the Newsham families of Preston over the last 25 years or so and have amassed a large collection of information.
I am particularly interested in William Newsham (1823-1896) latterly of Vine St, Maudlands, Preston and his seven sons, Thomas, William, Lawrence, John, James, Henry and Alexander. Reputedly, there was once a photograph of William with his seven sons but its whereabouts are now unknown.
I am also interested in William's father, Thomas Newsham (1789-1835), spinner,and Thomas's two brothers, John Newsham (1792-1852) an overlooker and innkeeper on North Road, and Lawrence Newsham (1793-1858) a spinner and publican of Preston and Chorley.
I would be very interested to hear from any descendants of the above.