Tyne and Wear HER(13401): Gosforth, Ashburton RC Cemetery, grave of Rev. JW Bewick - Details
Gosforth, Ashburton RC Cemetery, grave of Rev. JW Bewick
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Rt. Rev. John William Bewick (1824-1886), Bishop and founder of St. Cuthbert's RC grammar school. Bewick was born at Minsteracres in Northumberland. He trained for the priesthood at Ushaw College and was ordained in 1850. In 1853 while helping the sick, he caught cholera, but recovered. He became third Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle in 1882. He established the Industrial Schools in Gosforth for destitute boys and girls and helped found St. Cuthbert's RC Grammar School in Bath Lane, which later moved to Benwell.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 159