Mary Wilson 

Died Oct 16th 1849 

According to her obituary in the Newcastle Courant Mary was an unmarried daughter of the late Doctor James Wilson. She died aged 39 and was from Market Place, according to Rawlinson’s report on the cholera outbreak.

Mary was born on the 26th May 1810 and baptised a month later in the non Conformist Chapel or Scotch Church in Pottergate. She was the daughter of James Wilson, who was a merchant at that time. James (1783-1835) was also born in Alnwick, the son of William Wilson, a surgeon.

James was baptised in the Sion Chapel, (in Bondgate at that time) on 22nd October 1783 when he was a month old. He married Christian France on 20/11/1804 in St Michael’s Church. In 1834 he was entered in the poll register having a freehold house in Market Ward. They had three children before James’ early death in 1835.

On the 1841 census for Market Place, Alnwick, we found widow Christian 55, living on independent means, son William 35, MD, Eleanor 30, and Mary also aged 30 both living on independent means.

Christian (1784-1867) was born in Tweedmouth and baptised in the non- Conformist Chapel. Her three children were all born in Alnwick, and, like Mary baptised in Pottergate, Eleanor on 12/4/1808, and William on 14/4/1806. Mary died from cholera on October 16th 1849, showing it was not just a disease of the poor.

By 1851, Christian Wilson was 66 and her son William (45) were still living in Market Place. He was recorded as a physician of Edinburgh University, now in General Practice. He died the following year, aged just 46 (see the cholera file under Edward Davis for more information).

On the 1861 census Christian was a 77 year old widow living alone in Bondgate Street near Mr Purvis, a wine and spirit dealer, so she could still be living in Market Place due to renumbering of the property. She died in 1867. We don’t know what happened to Eleanor.


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