Robert Tate

Died 24th September 1849   

                                                           Above: Roberts headstone

Robert Tate was born in Warkworth and baptised on December 21st 1788, son of John Tate.

Robert  married Isabella from Wooler and was a miller at
Eastfield Mill, Warkworth. They lived there, when  daughter Jane was born in 1833. The place was mentioned on the 1851 census, and in the poll book for 1834, but by 1838 they had moved to Painters Hill, Alnwick.


On the 1841 census they were recorded as living in Canongate, (which could mean Painters Hill). Their family then consisted of
Robert Tate aged 50, miller. His wife Isabella, 40, and four daughters, Margaret 14, Isabella 12, Elizabeth 10, and Jane 8.

They had moved to Green Batt before the next poll record in 1847, and Robert is described as a freeholder. (He was also recorded as a grocer, not a miller).


Robert died there on September 24th 1849, one of the first days of the outbreak. He has his own gravestone in St. Michael’s Church Yard (see above).

In 1851, Isabella was still in Green Batt and a shopkeeper, with her youngest daughter, Jane still at home. Jane was working as a (something) Maker (the entry is illegible), and confirmed that she was born at
Eastfield Mill, Warkworth.

In 1861 Isabella was still in Green Batt with daughter Jane, now married to Andrew Bird, a tobacconist journeyman from Scotland.

Isabella died in 1881 aged 84. Blind, she was still living with Jane,  Andrew and their family of two sons and two daughters. They had, however now left Alnwick for Hamilton St, Newcastle where Andrew was a “tobacco spinner”.


Meanwhile sister Isabella had not married and was found dead at her house by a neighbour, in February 1889. (see newspaper cutting 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