Edward Davis


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.

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