A Mixed-Up Marriage

The FamilySearch Tree system plays Guesswork Wives occasionally. It is one thing to create a person from an extracted record, and another to marry them off to some random fellow.


This wrong William JENKINSON does not, at the moment, have any sources attached to him. I hope to put him right over the next few days but it is a tangled web. Three Ann CAPPLEMANs were born in Filey between 1838 and 1841, and three Janes of that ilk between 1843 and 1846. Five William JENKINSONs appeared on the scene between 1836 and 1844. Troublemakers all! (Nobody should be blamed for mix-ups that have occurred already – or may happen with these people in the future.)

The untangling is going to be greatly helped by the St Oswald’s Monumental Inscriptions. I have three headstones already in the queue to support the changes that must be made to the above screenshot. And one of those remembered, Charles HUNTER, should have featured in the March 6th post, The Storm & Jacky Windy.

The families of most of the drowned fishermen have some representation on FST but there wasn’t enough time in the day to fill gaps and make sound connections for this post.

At the 1871 Census, Charles was a 13-year-old fisherman. At 25 he was master of the yawl Amity (SH90), and a casualty of the March ’83 storm.


The William JENKINSON of the screenshot drowned about three months after his wedding. Jane married again, had five children, and died aged 97 in 1941. I’ll write more about them in a future post.

The Future

20181111RemembranceDog1_2mJust one of the canines who stood in the rain this morning at eleven, amongst the humans silently remembering the sacrifices previous generations made for us.

Maybe some of the bipeds spared a thought for Gus Hales over in Shropshire, on hunger strike to demonstrate how military personnel returning from overseas tours suffering mental trauma are treated by the government. Trident missiles cost about £17 million each, but assistance to combat PTSD can suddenly disappear when financial cuts have to be made.

And what of the future for UK citizens? Behind the scenes, below the radar, our military is being prepared for a very troubling mobilization – into the control of the unelected bureaucrats of the European Union. That’s the assertion of the investigative journalists who deliver the UK Column News. Watch Friday’s bulletin (from 4 minutes 45 seconds to about 12:30)  to decide for yourself if this is a bombshell. Goodbye Brexit?