Beach 159 · Filey Sands


1893 Filey · Birth The son of ‘Old Naz’ and Elizabeth Towse SHEPHERD, Richard was killed when SD Emulator hit a mine off Scarborough.

Shared Tree

1844 Filey · Baptism  Stephen TODD and his wife Mary POPPY started a family in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk but moved to Filey about 1839. Their second Yorkshire-born child, Sarah, died in her first year. Their next daughter was born about a year later and they named her Sarah. After the 1851 census, the family moved to the West Riding and in 1861, when Sarah was seventeen, they had a boarder called John WOOD, aged 19. A Primitive Methodist Local Preacher, he married Sarah less than a year later. The couple set up home next door to Stephen and Mary in New Wortley, Leeds and had three children when the enumerator called in 1871. In 1901, Sarah is a widow, living with three children and a servant in Headingly, Leeds. Ten years later she is alone at 11 St Michael’s Road, Headingly. A Leeds death registration in 1913 fits her closely (age 70) but needs confirmatory evidence. She is named on a 1922 source relating to the death of her son Stephen in the United States.

1827 Bridlington · Marriage  Henry and Ann had nine children, all born in Bridlington. Third son Carr Dixon married Mary Ann POOL in Bridlington but died in Filey and is buried in St Oswald’s churchyard.

1851 Filey · Death  Kath expresses uncertainty in a note on FG&C that Susanna GENERY married chief boatman John STOCKDALE. But the Shared Tree has Susanna JENNERY and “Susan” is remembered on a handsome stone in St Oswald’s churchyard, though her name is hidden by grasses and bluebells.

1844 Filey · Burial  The bodies of young John COWLING and Thomas WISEMAN, lost from the two-masted lugger Jerome in Scarborough Bay, were brought home for burial. John’s father drowned with them but his body was not recovered. See Brief Wives.

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