George, Susan and Isobel(la) Anderson
Died October 4th, 4th and 10th 1849
George Anderson died aged 64 from cholera on October 4th 1849. It said in the newspaper obituary that he was a shoemaker. We found a shoe smith of the right age, living in Clayport on the 1841 census. He had a son Robert living with him and he worked as a tailor.
George died on the same day as Susan Anderson, 55 who was living in White Hart Yard, when she died from cholera. According to the newspaper report on the cholera deaths, Susan was unmarried and George’s (younger) sister. On the 1841 census she was living with Ralph Anderson, so this was probably another brother. They were living in Queen’s Head Yard at that time, and Ralph was a butcher.
Six days later, in 1849, Isabella Anderson died age 27. It said in her obituary in the Newcastle Courant, that she was ‘wife of Robert’. She also died in Clayport Street, so we think that Isabella and George are also connected, she was his daughter in law.
We learnt from the 1851 census, after these three members of his family had died, that Ralph was still a butcher but living with the Taylor family in Clayport. (See above). Ralph was now 60 and the census included their places of birth. Ralph had been born in Edlingham and we found that he was born to William and Grace Anderson, and baptised in the Presbyterian Church, on the 18/10/1789. Susan was baptised as Susannah, on 14/6/1793, to the same parents, but George was not on any baptism list, so we are none the wiser about his origins!