Died 29th September 1849
John Cavenah-died age unknown
John Cavenah died from cholera on 29th September 1849. He was living in King’s Arm Yard according to the Rawlinson’s Report on the cholera outbreak. His age is not recorded.
John’s burial was not recorded in the Bishops Transcripts, nor in the Newcastle Courant obituary columns for that period, so it is difficult to get lead to carry out further research. One suspects that he may have been born elsewhere and buried elsewhere, very possibly under another name-as happened from time to time at this period.
There is not a lot more we can say about him…unless you have more information?
Note: Cavenah is Rawlinson’s spelling, but his name could be Cavanagh or even Kavanagh. There was, however no better luck using either of these spellings.
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