In 2013 I spent less time than in previous years undertaking research into the Newbon and should like to take this opportunity to apologise to my ancestors for this neglect! This has come about for a number of reasons: Computer and software One key reason has been that my old computer was reaching the end of its natural life and so I needed to buy a newer model. This also involved purchasing a more up-to-date version of the Serif WebPlus software I use for this website. Getting the computer up and running was a big task in itself, updating the website in the new software and then uploadng even more involved. Happily more or less all parts of the website are now working as I would like. 2013 was thus a very important consolidation year, 5 years after the website first went live. The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies At the end of 2012 I enrolled on the correspondence course of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. This excellent course gives a wonderful insight into a long list of genealogical sources and has enabled me to better understand the documents that contain references to the Newbon family. It is, however, a lot of work! My understanding of the Newbon family has thus increased considerably but without such an extensive list of new discoveries to report. Charles Evans Newbon While looking at the excellent website of the Castle Baynard Ward Club, I noticed that Charles Evans Newbon had been a founder member of that organisation in 1909. I was delighted to join the Castle Baynard Ward Club myself at the start of 2013. Frederick Ernest Newbon in the First World War I was very moved to receive an e-mail concerning details of the death during the First World War of Frederick Ernest Newbon, sent to me by a member of Frederick’s family. Full details can now be found on the First World War page of the website.