MISCELLANEOUS

AMOS Robert (1817 – 1869)

SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Robert was born in Corbridge in 1817 and, according to the 1841 Census, he was working as an Agricultural Labourer on Hedley Mill Farm, near Stocksfield. By 1851, Robert had moved on and was now a Police Officer, living in accommodation on Wesley […]

ANGUS James (1811 – 1869)

GLASSMAKER AND CHINA MERCHANT Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. James was born in Alnwick on the 12th September 1811, the oldest of seven brothers, his parents being James Angus, born in Alnwick, and Ann nee Smith, born in Lesbury, Northumberland. James and his wife, Elizabeth, had six children in total; Ellen, […]

ANNAND James (1843 – 1906)

SCOTTISH JOURNALIST, LIBERAL MP, SON IN LAW OF THOMAS BURT Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Born in Nether Kinmundy, Longside, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of crofter and blacksmith Robert Annand and his wife Margaret Moir. There were three other siblings, Mary, who was born in 1846 but died within a year, […]

ARMSTRONG William

ALDERMAN, MAYOR, FATHER OF LORD ARMSTRONG Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. The son of a Cumbrian shoemaker, William came to Newcastle at around 20 years of age to work as a clerk for corn merchants on the Quayside, eventually becoming proprietor. Marrying soon after his arrival in Newcastle, his first home […]

BAIGENT William (1862 – 1935)

DOCTOR, FLY FISHERMAN AND INVENTOR OF THE BAIGENT’S BROWN FLY Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Dr. William Baigent, the son of Thomas George Baigent, a druggist and grocer, and Dorothy Walter, was born in Darlington on 18th December 1862, according to most of the records I have seen. However, his gravestone […]

BAINBRIDGE Emerson Muschamp (1817 – 1892)

SHOPKEEPER SUPREME, METHODIST Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge, founder of Bainbridge’s department store, was youngest of seven children born to Cuthbert Bainbridge and Mary Muschamp (whose family had married into the Emerson’s at an earlier date). Born at Eastgate, Weardale, where his father was a yeoman farmer, he […]

BARKAS Thomas Pallister (1819 – 1891)

ALDERMAN, AUTHOR, FATHER OF ISABELLA JANE SOUTHERN (VICTORIAN POET), INTELLECTUAL, MEMBER OF THE LIT & PHIL, SPIRITUALIST Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. A prominent citizen and Alderman of Newcastle, Thomas Pallister Barkas was born in the front house, above the Coach and Horses entrance, Bigg Market, Newcastle, on the 5th of […]

BUNTING Thomas Lowe (1868 – 1925)

DOCTOR, RADIOLOGIST AND FATHER OF BASIL BUNTING Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Thomas Lowe Bunting was born on 6 April 1868, the son of Mary Elizabeth Lowe and Joseph Bunting, a Draper from Heanor, Derbyshire. Mary died at the age of 53 and Joseph died at the age of 54, having […]

BURROWS Lycurgus (1875 – 1952)

FOOTBALLER Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Born in Ashton under Lyne in 1875, Lycurgus Burrows joined Royal Arsenal as an amateur in January 1892, but did not sign league forms until July the following year. The full back played once for Royal Arsenal before their induction to the Football League and […]