Margaret Henrietta NEW (née ROSCOE) (1858-1919)
Margaret Henrietta New, née Roscoe (1859-1919) was a friend of the Sladden family.
Margaret Roscoe was born at the end of 1858 in Carnarvon, the youngest of three children of William Caldwell Roscoe and his wife, Emily Sophia (née Malin). Margaret was less than a year old when her father died. Margaret and her mother and siblings went to live at Park Field House, St Alkmund, Derbyshire, where her maternal grandparents lived. In 1871 they were living at Stanton Lacy, Ludlow and, by 1881, they were living at Mitcham, Surrey.
In 1882, in the Lambeth district of London, Margaret married Geoffrey New, an Evesham solicitor. They set up home at Greenhill Park, Evesham. They had three sons and two daughters, all born in Evesham: Geoffrey Roscoe (1885-1888), William Stanley (1886-1937), Margaret Caldwell (1888-1934), Richard Hampson (1891-1962) and Mary Roscoe (1895-1878).
The News were friendly with the Sladdens and Margaret would often call on Eugénie and family at Seward House. On at least two occasions during World War I, Margaret’s sister, Miss Elizabeth Roscoe, accompanied her to tea at Seward House.
Margaret died at Evesham on 2nd May 1919, aged 60.