Tyne and Wear HER(13406): Byker, Church of St. Ann, grave of Joseph Crawhall - Details
Byker, Church of St. Ann, grave of Joseph Crawhall
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Joseph Crawhall (1793-1853) ropemaker and artist. Born in Allendale. Arrived in Newcastle aged 16 with his elder brother Thomas. He began a ropemaking apprenticeship at the wooden shipyard at St. Peter's. In 1812 he took over St Ann's ropery opposite St. Ann's Church. Joseph was a fine painter, caricaturalist, lithographer, etcher and wood engraver. He was a friend of wood engraver Thomas Bewick. Joseph was Mayor of Newcastle in 1849 and a magistrate. He died at Stagshaw House near Corbridge aged 59. The Crawhall family monument has been vandalised and awaits restoration.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pages 126-128