Tyne and Wear HER(13223): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of Caleb Angas - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of Caleb Angas
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Caleb Angas (1742-1831) was a coach maker and industrialist. He studied coach and carriage manufacture in London. In 1780 he opened a business in the Bigg Market. He imported mahogany and other timber from British Honduras on his own ships. The business became the largest of its kind outside London. His youngest son, George, emigrated to Australia and had a town named after him (Angaston). Caleb Angus also owned a copperas factory in the Lower Ouseburn which made sulphuric acid for the soap and glass industries. His grave monument has a square urn on top of it.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pages 109-110