Grace and Jane Taylor

Died September 29th, October 3rd 1849   

             Above : A photo of Mrs Hudson in Douglas, Isle of Man (see below)

Mother and daughter  died on September 29th and October 3rd, 1849 at the peak of the cholera outbreak in Alnwick.

Grace was 39 so born about 1810. Jane was a baby in 1849 but was unlikely to be Grace’s first child. The Newcastle Courant for her death informs us that Grace was the wife of Thomas Taylor. On the 1841 census we found Thomas, 25 ( born c. 1816) shoemaker, married to Grace 30 with a son, John at 2 months old.

Grace and her youngest baby died in 1849. Although this baby was Jane, sometimes she is recorded Anne. Life must go on, and by 1851 John was still living in Clayport, now a widower. He was described as a cordwainer, and son John, now 10 was still with him. Also in his family were Mary Taylor 6 (born 1845) and Susannah 4 ( born 1847). Ralph Anderson uncle, a 60 year old butcher, (b 1791) and a niece from another family of Andersons 12 (born 1839) also called Grace were also living with them.

Thomas re-married in December 1854, to Catherine Steven a widow . She was born Catherine /Catharine Gibson, in 1816, in Lesbury and married William Steven in Newcastle on 21/5 /1836. They had four children, Ann (b1837), Margaret (b 1840), Jane ( b1842) and Walter (b 1845/7).  Husband William died in 1848, not from cholera, so she and Thomas had both been bereaved for 5 or 6 years when they married.

Son John and his sister Susannah Tate, were living with their great uncle Ralph Anderson in 1861. He was now a proprietor of houses, John was a cabinet maker’s apprentice. John and his sister Mary were living together in 1901, still in Alnwick, where he was a postman.

Thomas and Catherine made their home in Clayport, but only had a few years together. They were living in Dispensary Street with her youngest son Walter, 15, a coach painter, on the 1861 census. Thomas died in 1862. So Catherine was widowed for the second time. She lived with her daughter Annie also a widow and with her grandson William who became a joiner.

Catherine’s other daughters left Northumberland. Margaret married John Hudson on the Isle of Man in 1862. (see above ). Margaret and John were then witnesses at sister Jane’s wedding in Lancaster in 1866 to George Richardson, a sailor. Walter worked on the railway and married when 38, but ended his days in the Alnwick workhouse in 1911. (see plan below)


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