Mr Hepton’s Fire

The briefest of notes in Francis HEPTON’s record in Filey Genealogy & Connections runs:-

Fire at Mr. Frank Hepton’s 4 Rutland Terrace.  Damage small, March 19th.

It reminded me of that famously dull headline attributed to Claud COCKBURN – Small Earthquake in Chile, Not Many Dead.

Kath doesn’t give the year of the fire and, not surprisingly, I can’t find a newspaper report about it. (Shades of Chile.) The Hepton’s were enumerated at Rutland Terrace in 1891 with three children, Esther the Second, John William, and Harry. There would be two boys named Francis and two named George Mainprize and they all joined Esther the First in early graves.

The second Esther saw to it that her husband Frederick WEBSTER, who died young, and her parents, are remembered in Filey churchyard. Before she married in 1903 she was running a lodging house at 3, The Parade (The Beach). She is in the 1902 Directory as “Etty”. Her HEPTON forebears, with several variant spellings, are well represented on FST.

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