Ann Hudson and Ann Hudson

Mother and Daughter-in-Law? 

Died Oct 2nd, Sept 27th

The notorious Teasdales yard and how it grew more and more overcrowded

Ann Hudson was born in 1789, and died aged 60 in Teasdale’s Yard on 2nd  October 1849.  Another  Ann Hudson, born in 1825, had already died  aged 24 on the 27th September in Teasdale’s Yard. As both were reported in the Newcastle Courant to be “Mrs Ann Hudson”, we assume the latter Ann to be daughter in law of the first. As no more details are quoted in the newspaper we have no evidence, other than they were both living in Teasdale’s Yard when the cholera struck Alnwick.

Teasdale Yard was one of the most overcrowded parts of the town. It had belonged to William Teasdale. The land which fronted onto Fenkle Street had been built up piece-meal  (PTO) until it was totally overcrowded with shops,
middens, pig-sties and workshops. In this chaos, Ann Hudson and her family  must have lived in appalling conditions. There were 17 cases of cholera in this yard during the outbreak of which 5 were fatal.

Ann senior had married William Hudson in Alnwick on 6th June 1815, when he was then a butcher of Bondgate. Their son Robert Wellington Hudson was baptised on Christmas Day later that year (the year of Waterloo!).  Daughter Margaret was baptised 8th June 1817; Jane baptised 1st August 1819; and Isabella baptised 12th August 1821, but died aged 15 months ; William Jnr. was born on 19th October 1823.

In the 1841 census William  Snr and his wife Ann were living with their youngest son, William. He was then a 15 year old apprentice gardener. William Snr died in Alnwick, on 13th March 1845 aged 67, so perhaps both
Anns were widowed when they died in the 1849 cholera outbreak.

On the 1851 census, William 
Jnr was still living in Fenkle Street ( which could mean Teasdale’s Yard) , now married to Elizabeth 4 years older than him. By 1861 they had two sons and were living in Angel’s Inn Yard in the same area of Alnwick. William was then working for the brewery, but in 1871 he was back to working as a gardener. He died in 1873 aged 49.

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