Smith, Rev. Barnabas 1582-1653
Second husband of Hannah Ayscough and step father of Sir Isaac Newton. Smith married Hannah in 1646 and fathered three children: Mary, Hannah and Benjamin. It is likely that Newton hated his stepfather, since he was left behind at Woolsthorpe when Hannah moved to his rectory in North Witham. In 1662 Newton recorded ``Threatening my father and mother Smith to burne them and the house over them'' in a list of sins.

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