Portrait of Annie Wight

Name: Annie Wight

Burial Number: 0550

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Henry Potts Wight

Born: 6/6/1832

Died: 21/12/1907

Buried: 24/12/1907


Annie was born in Gateshead, Co. Durham, the daughter of Thomas and Ann. She was baptised in Gateshead on 2nd July 1832. Her father was a glue manufacturer. Thomas died on 7th November 1855. On 22nd June 1861, Annie married Henry Potts Wight, a master mariner, at St John’s Church, Gateshead. The couple set up home in Islington in London. As Henry was away at sea for long periods, Annie’s sister Margaret moved in to help with the children, George, Annie, Jessie and Norman. By 1881, Annie and Henry had added two more children to their family, Thomas and Margaret. After Henry retired, he worked as a clerk for the local County Council. By 1901, the family were living in Putney. Annie’s sister Margaret still lived with them and moved to Worthing with them around 1905, the time of Henry’s death. The family lived at Ravenscroft Cottage in Heene Road. Henry died on 2nd March 1905 and was buried at Heene. Annie died on 21st December 1907. No probate.

Margaret Wardman, Annie’s sister died in 1917 and is buried at Heene with Katherine, the daughter of Henry and Annie’s son George.


Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 5 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): trap.edge.plank

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Henry P Wight for 34 years a sailor on many seas. died 2nd March 1905 aged 72 "In whom was no guile" Also of Annie his wife who died 21st December 1907 aged 75 years "Her children arise up and call her blessed"

Further Information


Name: Annie Wight

Gender: Female

Born: 6/6/1832

Town: Gateshead

County: Durham (County Durham)

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wardman

Marriage Date: 22/6/1861

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Second Name: Potts

Spouse Last Name: Wight

Town of Marriage: Gateshead

County of Marriage: Durham (County Durham)

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/12/1907

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ravenscroft Cottage

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


7 Sedgewick Place, Gateshead, Durham.

Thomas aged 50, glue manufacturer. Thomas aged 11. Robert aged 4. Ann aged 40. Ann aged 9. Margaret aged 7. Ann Thornton aged 66. Plus 1 servant.


4 Borough Houses, Gateshead, Durham.

Thomas aged 60, glue manufacturer. Ann aged 50. Thomas aged 20, glue manufacturer. Annie aged 18. Margaret aged 16. Robert aged 14.


Village, Byers Green, Auckland, Co Durham.

Annie aged 28, visitor to house of Jessie Mcfarlane aged 46, fundholder.


27 Benwell Road, Islington, Middx.

Annie aged 37, wife of naval captain (at sea). George P aged 7. Annie M aged 5. Jessie aged 3. Norman H aged 11 months. Margaret Wardman aged 35, sister. Plus 1 servant.


53 Benwell Road, Islington, Middx.

Annie aged 44, wife of master mariner. George aged 17, student. Norman aged 10. Thomas aged 9. Margaret aged 6. Margaret Wardman aged 40, sister, annuitant. Plus 1 servant.


55 Hillmartin Road, Islington, Middx.

Henry P aged 58, clerk CC. Annie aged 58. George aged 27, War Office civil clerk. Annie aged 26. Margaret aged 16. Margaret Wardman aged 54, sister-in-law. Janet Mcfarlane aged 81, friend, own means. Plus 1 servant.


5 Akehurst Street, Roehampton, Putney.

Henry P aged 68, master mariner, retired. Annie aged 68. Annie M aged 34. Margaret Wardman aged 64, sister-in-law. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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