POLITICS, PUBLIC LIFE & RELIGION

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 […]

HAMOND Sir Charles Frederic (1817 – 1905)

BARRISTER, SHIPOWNER & MP Situated in the ….. Responsible for the creation of Leazes Park and the building of the Gallowgate baths.

HOLMES Richard Henry (1834 – 1914)

ALDERMAN AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Alderman Richard Henry Holmes was a native of Newcastle, born on the 6 March 1834 in Arthurs Hill in the Parish of St Johns, to John (a miner) and Mary Holmes. The young Richard began his apprenticeship in the engineering […]

REED Archibald (1766 – 1842)

SIX TIMES MAYOR OF NEWCASTLE Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. By far the largest and most conspicuous monument in Jesmond Old Cemetery is the Gothic pile of Kenton stone erected to the design of John Dobson in memory of Archibald Reed. The Reed family can trace their origins back to Bellingham, by the […]