Of Eshowe, lies in the centre of a district farmed by Boers.
Cereals are by far the most important crops, representing in 1899 four-fifths of farmed land and crop values.
Special mention must be made of the manufacture of tobacco, a royal monopoly, farmed out to a company, which increased the factories from seven to twelve and began by paying the treasury f3,400,ooo annually.
Farmed out to them the charge of the taxes of the whole shire of Middlesex, outside the city walls.
His father (also Isaac Newton) who farmed a small freehold property of his own, died before his son's birth, a few months after his marriage to Hannah Ayscough, a daughter of James Ayscough of Market-Overton.