George Hume, Alice Hume
Died September 26th, September 30th 1849
George Hume was born in Harbottle on the 10th May 1787 and baptised 10 days later. Harbottle is a village 10 south east of the Scottish border , now in the Northumberland National Park. He was the son of George Hume and his wife Mary.
By 1841 census George was married to Susan/ Susanna b 1789 in “Ryle”. There is a Little and a Great Ryle just about 9 miles west of Alnwick, near Whittingham. Both are hamlets. On marrying they moved to first Lesbury and then Alnwick, and lived in Pottergate Place. Two children were on the 1841 census, William b 1821 in Lesbury, and a joiner’s apprentice and Elinor baptised in the non Conformist Church in Alnwick, on 15/5/1827. Another daughter, Margaret was born on 3/8/1831 and baptised in Pottergate church on 21/8/1831. She died in May 1837 and was buried in St Michael’s churchyard on 22/5/1837 age 6, on the Bishops Transcripts, but recorded incorrectly as aged 16 on other sites.
After George’s death from cholera on the 26th September, widow Susan was living with her married daughter Elinor, now Potts and her family, in Clayport. Elinor’s husband was John Potts, a labourer, born in Alnwick in 1830. They had a son called George after his grandfather who was 3 years old (b 1848) at the time of the 1851 census. Susan was 62 and living on poor relief.
By the 1861 census “Ellen” (Elinor) was also a widow, aged 33. She worked as a dressmaker. She had another son by this time, William, born in 1851 after the census. Husband John had died in 1852. She and her widowed mother aged 72, lived in White Hart Yard. Susan was listed as “ostlers widow”. She died in 1870, aged 80, 21 years after her husband.
Son William Hume was by then a 29 year old widower, living in Clayport. He was a joiner living in rooms, in 1851. We couldn’t find where William had been married, but on the same cholera list that contained his father’s name, was Alice Hume aged 26 who died on the 30th of September 1849. She also lived in Clayport, so perhaps they were all living together. Alice was buried 4 days after George on the 2nd October 1849. She could have been William’s first wife.
William remarried on in St Michael’s Alnwick on 12/5/1853, to Ann Grey a spinster of 23 years. By 1861 they had 3 living children, Mary Jane, 6, b1855: John Grey,4 b1857: and George 11 mo, b 1861. William was now 40, and working as a joiner. They lived in Clayport, near the junction with Ogle Terrace.
By 1871, William and Ann had two more children, William 7 b1864 and Elizabeth Lough, b1870 but died aged 4 in 1873. Ann was absent for the census.
In 1881, William, now 60 was a coach builder in Pottergate Place. His wife Ann was 52 and his sons were all in trades. John Grey Hume was 24 and a joiner, like his father. George was 20 and a tailor . William was 16 and a painter.
Their mother, Ann died the following year, aged 53 and William Hume died in 1884 aged 64. John Gray Hume lived and died in Alnwick and worked as a joiner/ carpenter all his life. George lived and died in Alnwick and worked as a tailor all his life.
Son William left Alnwick to marry a Scot but returned to a cottage on Alnwick Moor and was a house painter throughout his life.