Newham, Samuel




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  64  2223 (136) 1
1848  58  2225 (134) 0
1849  80  2227 (131) 0
1850  77  2229 (128) 1
1851  85  2222 (128) 2
1852  80  2213 (132) 0
1853  89  2204 (136) 0
1854  92  2195 (140) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Newham, Samuel  
Born: 24 June 1796
Died: 24 Mar. 1875
 
Notes:
Sergeant gives date of death as 03-07-1875; Gaige gives date of death as 24-03-1875; the Huddersfield College Magazine of Jul. 1875 (p.218) gives date of death as May 1875. The obituary in the City of London Chess Magazine of Jun. 1875 (p.137) says he was 83 at death, which would imply that he was born in 1791 (or 1792), but Gaige gives date of birth as 24-06-1796.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 7, 41
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 302
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 87
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 339
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 167
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page xxxix
   Utterberg, De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, page 342, 346
   Walker, A Selection of Games at Chess, page 117, 280
   Williams, Souvenir of the Bristol Club, page 142
Periodicals
   [BLL], no. 641, 4 Jan. 1835, page 2
   [BLL], 8 Nov. 1835, page 4
   [BLL], 16 Oct. 1836, page 4
   [BLL], 1 Jan. 1837, page 3
   [BLL], 30 Apr. 1837, page 2
   [BLL], 27 Aug. 1837, page 4
   [BLL], 10 Sep. 1837, page 1
   [BLL], 4 Oct. 1840, page 4
   [BLL], 29 Nov. 1840, page 4
   [BLL], 24 July 1842, page 3
   [BLL], 14 Dec. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 23 Feb. 1862, page 1
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 5, June 1875, page 137
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 5, 27 Nov. 1841, page 77
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 10, Aug. 1875, page 313
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1866, page 110
   [Fld], 14 May 1853
   [Fld], 29 July 1854
   [Fld], 15 May 1875
   [HCM], vol. 3, no. 10, July 1875, page 218
   [ILN], vol. 18, no. 471, 22 Feb. 1851, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1681, 2 Dec. 1871, page 531
   [ILN], vol. 63, no. 1787, 29 Nov. 1873, page 519
   [Pal], vol. 3, no. 6, 15 Aug. 1838, page 277
   [Pal], vol. 1, no. 7, 16 June 1842, page 313
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Original Yorkshire Chess Association]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Samuel Newham]
   Richmond, Robert.  [Notts News: The Gentlemanly World of Nottingham Chess Club], page 3
   Sericano, C.  [London Torneo Internazionale, 1851]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Newham, S. - Savile, J. 1843         (c)     3   -   0
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Newham, S. 1847         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Newham, S. 1850         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Newham, S. - Sparke, M. 1854         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Newham, S. - Szen, J.     0 - 2    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022