Tyne and Wear HER(13407): Byker, Church of St. Ann, grave of Thomas Coulthard - Details
Byker, Church of St. Ann, grave of Thomas Coulthard
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Thomas Coulthard (1779-1829) brewer. Thomas was known as the heaviest man in the district. His oak coffin was probably the largest ever seen in Newcastle. It measured 6 feet 7.5 inches long, 3 feet 5 inches at the shoulders and 2 feet 4.5 inches deep. His burial was witnessed by a crowd of people on 24 November. Sykes Records featured a drawing of the coffin. There is no surviving headstone.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pages 128