CRIME, POLICE & SOLICITORS

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 […]

DONKIN Armorer (1779 – 1851)

SOLICITOR Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Born in North Shields, was a member of the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society and Honorary Secretary from 1809-1812. A neighbour and friend of William Armstrong, Father of Lord Armstrong. In death, both men remain neighbours, with Donkin’s monument situated adjacent to William Armstrong’s. The young […]

FLEMING John (1807 – 1890)

SOLICITOR, FOUNDER OF THE FLEMING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Solicitor who bequeathed over £100,000 to local charities including what became known as the Fleming Memorial Hospital for Sick Children.

GLYNN Edward (1817 – 1871)

SOLICITOR Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. He was one of the first promoters of the Shoe Black Brigade, a charity which assisted destitute boys in Newcastle. He was also instrumental in establishing the first Fire Brigade in Newcastle after the devastation of the great fire and explosions of 1854. 

KEENLEYSIDE Thomas William (1798 – 1867)

SOLICITOR Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. The canopied tomb, with four slender octagonal piers and tudor arches, was erected as a memorial to the Keenleyside children. They died in the cholera epidemic of 1841-42; wealth being no protection from infection and a contaminated water supply. Eleanour, the third daughter, died 9 […]

SABBAGE John Hooper (1817 – 1867)

CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NEWCASTLE POLICE Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. John Hooper Sabbage was born in 1817 in Mile End, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He married Sarah Tily on November 30, 1844 in the parish church of St. Anne, Limehouse, also in Tower Hamlets and their marriage certificate […]