Died 26th Sept 1849
Sawyers at work in Hulne Park Alnwick
Edward Davis died from cholera on 26th September 1849. He was then 75 years old, so must have been born about 1774.
The 1841 census found Edward living with his wife Sarah and children Edward 20 and Ann 15 in Clayport. Other children born to Edward and Sarah were Charles, first son, born 1807, died age 3 years: 3rd son William b 1809 : first daughter, Mary b.1811: Robert b.1813; Charles buried age 2 weeks in1815 and Jane baptised 1816.
Edward, Sarah and family settled in Clayport Street where he worked as a sawyer, perhaps for the Duke in the sawmill in Hulne Park. Of their six sons, two died in infancy, Robert became a joiner by trade in Bondgate and married a Dorothy but they both died young. Only the sixth son, Edward Jnr. can be fully traced. He became a shoemaker, one of the most common trades in Alnwick.
On the 1851 census widow Sarah was a “mangle woman” helping daughter Jane now 34 and Jane’s daughter Mary. This Mary was born in1834 and baptised with the name Wilson. Jane had another daughter, Jane Ann Wilson Davis, but never married Dr.William Wilson, father of both daughters. Aged 59, Jane married John Dodd. They later moved to Gloucestershire. Eldest daughter, Mary Wilson married John Douglass, a Scottish engineer and their descendents went on to found the Douglas Motor Cycle company.