George and Jane Davison

Died 3rd and 8th October 1849 



                    Lamesley  Church Co. Durham where  Thomas and Isabellas  children were all baptised

George Davison was one of four children born to John and Jane Davison of Pottergate. On the 1841 census both parents were recorded as being 45 years old, and John was a butcher, born in Embleton in about 1796.  Of the other children, Elizabeth was 17 and born in Felton. George 13, Mary 10 and Thomas 8 were all born in Alnwick.

George and his mother Jane both died in the cholera epidemic, he on the 3rd October aged 22, and she on the 8th.


By the 1851 census John was still a butcher at 2, Pottergate, Mary now 20 was keeping house, and brother Thomas was a barber. John died on 10 April 1853 aged 57.

Thomas was not on a census again, till 1871, when he was married to Isabella (b 1828 in
Whickham, Co Durham). They had Hannah b1858: Martha b 1860: John G b1864: Thomas b 1866: and Isabella b 1868, all born in Lamesley, Co Durham. So Thomas must have been in Lamesley in 1861. Thomas was a labourer in 1871 and again in 1881, but by 1891 he was a “coke dome leveller”. Coking ovens were part of the mining complex in those early days.

Thomas’s sons were working in heavy industry by 1891. Thomas 24 was a coke oven worker and James 19, was a platelayer. The family was living in Railway Cottage, Lamesley. This township increased in population from 3,817 in 1871 to 4,927 in1891.

In 1901 Thomas and Isabella were in their sixties and retired. They were living with their son in law, a brickyard worker, their daughter, Martha and an assortment of grandchildren. Thomas died in 1903.

When the borders were changed and this area became part of Tyne and Wear it was more famous for the Angel of the North built on the site of the pits.



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