Tyne and Wear HER(13232): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of John Fenwick - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of John Fenwick
Religious Ritual and Funerary
John Fenwick (1787-1867) was a lawyer. His elaborate monument was designed by Benjamin Green. John was born in Hexham, the son of a saddler. He was taught navigation and went to sea as a cabin boy aged 14. He left the sea to study law. In 1814 he married Ann Rumney, daughter of the headmaster of Alnwick Grammar School. He was a staunch Baptist and a friend of Richard Grainger. John Fenwick began the movement for a non-conformist cemetery in Newcastle. He was an early member and treasurer of the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 116