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!

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