Ann Brown

Died on the first day

Died  Sept 23rd 1849

William Browns baptism in 1786

From her obituary in the Newcastle Courant in 1849, we discovered that Ann was married to William Brown, a saddler. There were several William Browns born about the right time, but only one had a father who was a saddler. This was a Frank Brown (saddler) who had his son William baptised in the Sion Chapel, Bondgate on 26th October 1786-see above. William may have been born on the previous 22nd May, in Kirkwhelpington, near Hexham. No further trace of Frank was found in either place.

We found William on the 1841 census for Crown Inn Yard with wife Ann, both 50, and “Jane” 15. William was a saddler too. The only marriage that fits was in 1812, when William Brown married Ann Paxton in St. Michael’s Church on 10th June.

Anne was baptised on 6/9/1789, and was the sixth daughter born to James and Isabella (Dixon) an innkeeper in Alnwick. They had at least two sons as well. John was baptised 4/5/1788 and Thomas Paxton was baptised on 7/3/1801. Coming from such a large family, it seems a shame that we couldn’t find any children born to William and Ann. The Jane on the 1841 census was not their child, but maybe the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Brown born in 1826, in Alnwick.

Ann died on the first day of the dreadful cholera epidemic, on the 23rd September 1849. She had been married to William for 37 years. In the newspaper of the 28th September there was an advertisement for the sale of their shop. It was in the Market Place in Alnwick, and they had run it for over forty years. Perhaps there was no reason to carry on the business without her. Perhaps she was already ill and caught cholera in her weakened state. We will never know.

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