|2nd Governor New Haven Colony|
May, 1658 – 18 November 1660
|Preceded by||Theophilus Eaton|
|Succeeded by||William Leete|
|Died||18 November 1660|
New Haven Colony, Connecticut
|Spouse(s)||Mary Newman Street Leete|
Early life and careerEdit
Newman was born in England in 1605 and married Mary Newman Street Leete in 1630 when he was twenty-five. He emigrated to New Hampshire in 1634, but shortly thereafter moved to the Connecticut valley.
Newman was prominent in the affairs of the colony at New Haven, becoming ensign in the trained band in June, 1642. He was made surveyor of roads and bridges on 21 October 1644. He rose to Deputy and Lieutenant of Artillery on 31 March 1645; interim secretary on 10 March 1646; and Deputy for Jurisdiction and Secretary on 18 October 1647. He became Magistrate on 25 May 1653. In 1653, he was one of the commissioners sent from the Connecticut River towns to Manhattan to demand reparation of Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Netherland, for injuries sustained by the English colonists at the hands of the Dutch. In July, 1654, he became one of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England.
Newman died on 18 November 1660. Location of his remains is unknown.
| Governor of the New Haven Colony