Tyne and Wear HER(13235): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of Joshua Watson - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of Joshua Watson
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Joshua Watson (1771-1853) was born in Allendale. He became a cheesemonger in The Side. In the early 1800s he bought Bensham Grove as a country cottage but lived there permanently. His son Joseph (1807-1874) married Sarah Spence, and became a solicitor and poet. Joseph and Sarah's son Robert Spence Watson (1837-1911) was also a solicitor. He continued to live at Bensham Grove, which became a focus for social and political reformers and Quakers. Joshua Watson's headstone is missing.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 119