Ann Allison   1773-1849

A shoemaking family

Died Sept 23rd 1849

                    St Michaels Church Alnwick, in whose churchyard the majority of cholera victims are buried

                              (Note that there is now a new memorial to the victims behind the church)

Ann was born in Alnwick or Craster, in 1773, the daughter of Elizabeth and Robert Jainson or Janson.

Ann married John Allison, a shoemaker, on 23/12/1795, at St Michael’s Church, Alnwick. He was the son of Cuthbert Allison of Broomhill, and born in 1775.

John died in 1824 aged only about 49 when the family were living in Market Place, Alnwick, which was a centre for shoemakers. The 1841 census shows Ann living on “independent means” now aged 65. She was living in
Pottergate with her sons John, 40, a clerk and Edward, 25 a grocer. John Jainson,(brother?) was also living with her. He was a carpenter.

Allisons had other children who had already left Alnwick or had died. They were, John born 1797, Thomas b 1799, James Crawford b 1801, Elizabeth born 1802 and died aged 16 months in 1803, George b 1804, Arthur b 1806, Robert b 1808, Ralph b 1811 (later a piano maker in London) and Edward Wake Allison b 1813.

Ann died on the first day of the cholera outbreak on the 23rd September 1849 and was buried with her only daughter, Elizabeth who had died aged 16 months, in 1803. Ann had been living in Green Batt at the time of her death.

The almost illegible gravestone also mentions her mother Elizabeth
Jainson, and possibly other family members.


                                                              The new cholera memorial

1849 Cholera Outbreak
Ann Allison George, Susan and Isabella Anderson Ann Appleby John Douglas Arnott John Balmer Ann Bamburgh Isabella Bell Jane Berkley Sarah, Robert, Sarah Black Dorothy and Jane Brankston Ann Brown Isabella Burn Elizabeth Burnett Sarah Burnett Mary Carr Thomas Carr John Cavenah Julia Dixon, Appalina Cooper Harvey and Catherine Cross Edward Davis George and Jane Davison William Dick John and Sarah Dickman Isabella Dixon Adam Dixon Rebecca Dobbs John Douglas Jane Douglas Jane Duncan Robert Duncan Ann Egdell Ralph Emmerson Ann Fawdon, Ann Fawdon Mary Ann Featherstone Henry and Ellen Mary Ferguson Isabella Flannaghan George and Eleanor Forster Robert Gardner Elizabeth Gray Dorothy Grey Robert Grey Thomasine Grey Mary and Henry Hedley Mary Henderson James and Ann Hindmarsh William Howey Ann Hudson, Ann Hudson George Hume, Alice Hume John Hunter Dorothy Jameson, Jane Jackson Joseph Jamison Thomas Jeffrey Elizabeth Jobson Mary Joicey James Keen, Margery Keen Frances Laing George Lindsay, John Lindsay Catherine Lockey James Lockey Ann Lough Patrick Macone Margaret Marshall Mary Maule Latitia McLaughlin James McMillan Thomas McMillan Neil McNab Elizabeth Mennim Catherine Metcalf Ann Middlemas Margaret Millar Mary Mills Margaret Moffit Jane Morrison Ann Nesbitt Ann Newton John Newton James Paxton Ann Pearson Mary and Isabella Pickard George Pike Rebecca Quin Mary and William Ramsay George Reed Thomas and Ann Robarts Michael Sanderson James Skelly George Slight Elizabeth Smails John Smith Sarah Smith John Snowdon Jane Snowdon Robert Stansfield John Stocker Robert Tate Dinah and Charlotte Tate George Taylor Grace and Jane Taylor Mary Thew Thomas Thompson Jane Thompson Henry Tinson John Walker Robert Wallace Alice Wardhaugh John and Robert Wardle Thomas Wilkinson James Williams Mary Wilson Elizabeth Wood Appendix-James Wood