36 Howick St - A new husband at 76!

By the 1870s, Howick Street extended up on the west side as far as number 34.

On Saturday January 22nd 1870, in the local paper it stated that "Plans were submitted for a new house which Mr Cuthbert Burnett is about to erect in Howick St.He was then living in Clive Terrace, Alnwick.

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By the 1871 census Cuthbert Burnett was living there with his wife Isabella aged 62. He was from Kilkenny in Ireland and a Staff Sergeant in the Militia. In the 1879 Kelly's Directory he was listed as a tailor in the business section. Isabella died1n 1873 recorded in the paper as "wife of Sgt. Cuthbert Burnett Northumberland Light Infantry Regiment of Militia.

On 18th April 1874 Cuthbert remarried. He was married in St Paul's Church to Miss Barbara Davison.Another advert in the paper gave details of a daughter born 2nd July 1875. In 1879 he advertised No 36 to let, but obviousy had no takers:



By 1881, Cuthbert was 68. His second wife was Barbara, aged 48, with Anne aged 5 and Barbara, aged 4.His sister Jane was living with the family. She was a 72 year old former laundress. Cuthbert was still entered as Staff Sargeant in the Militia In 1882 he was on the committee of the workng mens club with a neighbour, Charles Nettleship.. His wife Barbara had died as he was married again for the third time in 1890. He was 76 and his bride Isabella Dickson was 55

By 1891, Cuthbert was 78, his wife (so the 3rd)  Isabella was 55,.The children, Anne and Barbara were now in their teens, and he was living "on his own means".

By 1901, Cuthbert was 88 and was retired Sergeant in the Militia.Isabella Anne and Barbara were still at home.

On 31/12/1904 the local paper says....



In 1907 a party was arranged for his 95th birthday



By the 1911 census  Cuthbert was still there! He was now 98 and outlived Isabella. His daughters were still unmarried and "at home" and in their 30s.  In fact Cuthbert died later that year and left £577 in his will.

His daughters lived together in Elmgrove, 35, Swansfield Pk Rd where they died.

Ann died in 1921 aged 46.  Barbara lived on alone till 1960.