Robert Stansfield

Died 30th September 1849

Robert Stansfield died on 30th September 1849 , aged 60. He was born on the 20th December 1788 and baptised a month later on 18th January 1789, in Warkworth. He was the son of Abraham Stansfield and Eleanor Guthrie and had seven brothers and two sisters  all born in Warkworth or Alnwick.

In 1841 he was a labourer, unmarried and living with a younger brother, George aged 40 and George’s wife Mary Alder born in Gateshead. George was a tailor and they had a daughter, also Mary, aged 8. Mary had been born in Alnwick in 1832. She had two sisters also born in Alnwick, Eleanor in 1821 and Ann in 1823. Both had left home before the 1841 census and Eleanor had married another tailor, George Peacock.

So when Robert died of cholera he was still unmarried and was buried in a mass grave behind the church, with no headstone.

By 1851 Eleanor was again living in
Pottergate Place with her parents, and two young children, both born in Newcastle. Ten years later she and her husband and six children had moved back to Newcastle.

In 1861 Mary was 29 and unmarried. She went to live with her father, now widowed , as his “housekeeper “. Two of Eleanor‘s children were in
Pottergate too, at the time of the census. Mary later married Thomas Welch a coal miner and in 1871, George was retired and went to live with their family, in Ashington for the final year of his life, 23 years after his brother Robert’s death from cholera.

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