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From: "Barb Baker" <>
Subject: The Carlisle Patriot, Saturday, November 20, 1858, Obituary HUGH LEE PATTINSON
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:39:47 -0400
DEATH OF HUGH LEE PATTINSON, F.R.S. continued
Much earlier, however, (while yet at Alston), he had the use of its
philosophical apparatus; and he was ever sensible of his obligations to the
institution in his youth. From his boyhood the deceased was known for his
"turn" for mechanics and chemistry; and he early became so proficient that
he delivered lectures to his townsmen and the surrounding villagers with
illustrative experiments. Nor, to the latest year of his life did he cease
to be a student, but was ever careful to keep pace with the science of the
He was also a man of great general information -- had a rich fund of
anecdote and a genial disposition -- and was an instructive and
MRS. PATTINSON, who was born, we believe, on the same day with himself,
survives her husband; and he also leaves a son and three daughters: - HUGH
LEE PATTINSON, Esq., of Stote's Hall, Jesmond; MRS. R. B. BOWMAN, of
Newcastle; MRS. ISAAC LOWTHIAN BELL, of Washington; and MRS. R. S.
NEWALL, of Gateshead.
The funeral of this eminent gentleman took place at the village of
Washington on Saturday. The chief mourners comprised:
HUGH LEE PATTINSON, Esq., son of deceased
ISAAC LOWTHIAN BELL, Esq., Washington and
ROBERT BOWMAN, Esq., Jesmond, sons-in-law
W. WATSON PATTINSON,Felling New House,nephew
R.S. NEWALL, Esq., Fern Dean, Gateshead
J. HYLTON, Esq.
R. READMAYNE, Esq, Felling
THOMAS BELL, Esq., Usworth House
JOHN FORSTER, Esq.
J. WILSON, Esq., of Newcastle
W. SWAN, Esq., Washington
Many other gentlemen and 600 workmen attended. The neat little church was
crowded to excess. Mr. Pattinson is deposited in a vault at the east end,
at the head of which stands a monumenntal stone, recording the deaths of
WALTER, his beloved child, who died March 6th, 1847, aged six years; and
also THOMAS, who died at Para, in Brazil, July 17th, 1856, aged nineteen.
The coffin (the outer of oak and the inner of lead) was covered with black
cloth, ornamented with brass. On the breast-plate was engraved the
following inscription: -
HUGH LEE PATTINSON
NOV. 11th, 1858,
AGED 62 YEARS.
Barb, Ontario, Canada.