A Prattle of Parrotts

The first JENKINSON inscription in the Crimlisk and East Yorkshire Family History Society lists is A29 · 24.


The two ladies must have been the best of friends.

MARY ELIZABETH JENKINSON, died Jan 6th 1958, aged 91 years.

At Rest

EMILY ETTA PARROTT, died April 21st 1959, aged 86 years.


In 1901 they were both lodging-house keepers in Rutland Street. It seems that at the time of their deaths they were living together at 2a West Road, Filey.


This is the corner of West Road (left) and Scarborough Road this afternoon. West Lodge, the red painted property next to the “corner shop” is No. 2A.

Mary was the daughter of Thomas JENKINSON (1835-1895) and Rachel FELL (1835-1899). Thomas is a grandson of Robert and Margaret née TRUCKLES (yesterday’s post) and is on FamilySearch Tree but without a wife or children.

Emily Etta (Etty in some sources) was born in Lincolnshire to George and Elizabeth née VICKERS. George was an agricultural labourer and the first three of his seven children with Elizabeth arrived in Hemswell and the last three in Upton. The middle child, George William, died before his first birthday, both registrations in Gainsborough, a district that includes both Hemswell and Upton. (If you look for the Parrotts in Filey Genealogy & Connections you will find Emily’s mother is given as Elizabeth ROWE, a second wife to George. An Elizabeth Parrott did die in the year attributed on FG&C but I discovered that she was 68 years old. All seven births registered in the GRO give Vickers as the Mother’s Maiden Surname. It is, nonetheless, worth looking at Kath’s database because she gives some information about the three Parrott children who married. FamilySearch Tree is almost completely silent. I have only had time for a quick search and have only found George, Elizabeth, and one child, George Woodward Parrott, born about October 1869 in Upton.)

I feel an affinity with Emily because my north Lincolnshire forebears crossed the Humber to settle in the East Riding. I wonder what forces pushed or pulled Emily over the water.


Radio Five Breakfast News this morning told us of Home Secretary Javid’s horror at discovering the extent of attempts to exploit young children sexually online. He is going to make it his business to do something about the scandalous situation. He is being somewhat disingenuous. Many people have voiced their concerns about this issue and have been rewarded with prison sentences. It is the saddest sign of the times in this benighted nation – if, as a child, you have been raped by a politician (Melanie Shaw), a Muslim of Bangladeshi, Pakistani or Somali origin (thousands of young English girls), a priest from any religious order (thousands of boys as well as girls), or a BBC celebrity (hundreds of children and some deceased adults), the government seems reluctant to pursue the criminals.

Coincidentally, today should have seen the beginning of Tommy Robinson’s retrial (for contempt of court). The date was pushed back to the end of this month. The Crown Prosecution Service needed more time to prepare their case. Odd, that they initially had no difficulty bouncing Tommy from a Leeds pavement to Hull Prison in just five hours.

Over the pond, Trump is warning President al-Assad against attacking proxy forces in Idlib province.


He has clearly forgotten about Raqqa but he should know that the Syrian/Russian manual for dealing with terrorists has a section on civilians and humanitarian corridors.

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