Tyne and Wear HER(13229): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of Eneas Mackenzie - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of Eneas Mackenzie
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Eneas Mackenzie (1777-1832) was a printer, publisher and author. He was born in Aberdeen and moved to Newcastle when he was around 3. He was one of the first people to be baptised at the Tuthill Stairs Baptist Chapel. He set up a printing and publishing business (Mackenzie & Dent) with John Moore Dent, who is also buried in this cemetery. Mackenzie was a social reformer, a radical and promoter of learning for the working class. He formed the Newcastle Mechanics Institute. He is best known for his illustrated history of Northumberland and Newcastle, first published in 1811. He died of cholera. His obelisk monument has toppled over.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pages 113-4