Tyne and Wear HER(13233): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of James Wilkie - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of James Wilkie
Religious Ritual and Funerary
James Wilkie (1762-1834) was a surgeon and apothecary of the Newcastle Dispensary. His memorial was erected by the Governors of the Dispensary as 'a mark of respect for his humane and faithful services over a period of 50 years'. It depicts a snake wrapped around a tree. His son took over his work, but jumped to his death from a first floor window in 1838, aged 40. He is buried in this cemetery also.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 118