Mark Newby

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Mark Newby (also known as Mark Newbie) was born in England and emigrated to Ireland due to religious persecution for his being a Quaker. Along with several other families he sailed to America landing in West New Jersey and settled in Camden, New Jersey.

He owned a tract of land and built a home establishing himself as a banker, he and/or some of the other settlers brought the St. Patrick halfpenny in sufficient quantity that he along with others received a grant to make these coins legal tender in the region on 18 May 1682.[1]


He died in 1683 in Camden, New Jersey.


  1. ^ Stewart, Frank H. (1947). Mark Newby, the First Banker in New Jersey and His Patrick Halfpence. Gloucester County Historical Society. OCLC 31698946.