Farmer James’address in 1939, 38 Grapes Hotel, Queen Street, “rang a bell”. In a short piece about the Coble Landing in the old Looking at Filey,I found this –
George Colley’s horses hauled the cobles and were stabled at Appleby’s Farm where the Providence Place flats are now.
Kath has a couple of notes in Filey Genealogy & Connections –
Manor Farm, Queen St became Appleby’s 1891 and Manor Fm behind Star Inn.
It must have been a very small farm, no more than thirty acres would be my guess (less than a third of a hectare.)
Here are the coordinates for The Grapes if you want to compare the map to satellite views online.
The Grapes ceased being No.38 Queen Street some time ago, and a hotel/public house more recently.
I have not found a George COLLEY who is a good fit for the owner of the coble-pulling horses. Perhaps it was George COLLING, fish merchant. He lived nearby in Reynolds Street around 1900 and later in Queen Street.
Photographer unknown, no date; photo donated by Martin Douglas
Saturday 17 April
My thanks to Shirley for sharing this painting, treasured by her mother, Margaret Caine. (See comment.)
Sky 23 · Filey Bay
Filey Genealogy & Connections has 92 people called APPLEBY in the database. I have added another forty – but there are just three with a memorial in the churchyard. Francis Appleby, his wife Catherine nee TOALSTER, and their son Frank are not yet represented on the FamilySearch Shared Tree. While gathering information that would enable a connection to be made to Applebys with IDs, I noticed some some discrepancies in the data that I thought required some attention.
Frank is a second great grandson of Thomas Appleby and Rachel LEPPINGTON. It was a surprise to discover that a sister and brother of Rachel’s married siblings of Thomas.
But this post is about James and the discrepancy marked by the red X.
Five of the seven sources attached to James are census returns, and all give his estimated birth year as 1862. If he died in 1944 his calculated age of death would be 82.
Free BMD has this record …
Deaths Jun 1944
APPLEBY James, [Age at Death] 80, Scarbro’ 9d 311.
…indicating birth in 1864. Further investigation shows this to have been another James, born in Seamer to James Appleby and Ann TROWHELL.
Another source attached to “our James” is the 1939 Register, a “war census” taken on 29 September, which gives his birthdate as 5 October 1860 and his calculated age, therefore, is 79. If the information is correct, he would have celebrated his eightieth birthday six days later.
In the other censuses, however, his given age is remarkably consistent for his birth in 1861. (Do the math, bearing in mind that his birthday was after the censuses – if October is the correct month).
Here is the GRO Births Index record.
APPLEBY, James, Mother’s Maiden Surname: LEPPINGTON. GRO Reference: 1861 D Quarter in BRIDLINGTON Volume 09D Page 269.
This fits perfectly with the 1871 to 1911 censuses where his given age ends with a nine, every time.
The seventh source for James on the Shared Tree is his marriage to Rachel on 20 August 1882. He informed the clerk that he was 21, which is correct for his birth in 1861.
His Free BMD death registration offers this –
Deaths Jun 1940
APPLEBY, James, [Age at Death] 81, Buckrose 9d 108.
Filey Genealogy & Connections gives 25 June 1940 as the date of his burial and his last address as 38 Queen Street, Filey – the address listed in the 1939 Register. But, if you do the math, his age should have been 78 – or 79 if the Register had used 5 October 1860 as its birthday benchmark. I can’t explain this discrepancy.
(Obscured by the transctiption label are George, James & Rachel’s son, and widow Jane Newbold, housekeeper. I don’t yet know her maiden name.)
Find James and Rachel on the Shared Tree.
Tree 60 · Glen Gardens
In another attempt to get the churchyard project moving again, I have created a spreadsheet where I log only the people mentioned on Filey St Oswald’s headstones, kerbs and stone tablets. Given that roughly a third of graves have no markers reduces the population to about 3,500. In the last couple of weeks I have put in a lot of hours – and recorded details of just 10 stones and 34 people.
With the prospect of being taken out any moment by the Fauci Flu or a nuclear missile, there really isn’t much incentive to continue this work. But I will. I think the exercise it gives my brain ameliorates the damage done to it by the aluminium and barium that has dropped from the sky over the last couple of decades.
Spreadsheets can be dull things but I have tried to spice this one up a little by making it divulge weekly stats – proportions of males and females, those who entered the world and/or left it in Filey, those who drowned, died in other accidents or were killed in wars. The average age of death for each sex may prove to be of interest. With just 20 males and 14 females logged thus far these ages are currently 39 and 58. Three boys failing to reach their first birthday have an impact on such a small sample.
The last time I looked, nineteen people had died of Covid-19 in Filey and Hunmanby. Over a year of lockdown walks, I have only met one person who caught the disease – and have heard already of two people in the town severely damaged by the “vaccines”. I think we will have to get used to many vaccine related deaths that will be blamed on Covid. And, if we don’t take the jab, learning what it is like to be a social outcast or concentration camp inmate. Life under tyranny lacks appeal. It makes a nuclear war seem attractive. (Bang better than whimper.) Either way…