Something for Everyone

Nancy: I discovered that Nancy married and had five children with Fred FLETCHER. Her youngest, Jack, was only seven when she died.

William Richard: See A Marriage Made in Cyberspace.

Lee & Elizabeth Edmond: Lee was born in the West Riding but his father brought the family to Filey and set up as a watchmaker. Lee continued the business for at least forty years. He was active in the social and political life of the town. Elizabeth didn’t have any children and left him to experience a quarter of a century without a helpmeet. The patch of churchyard where they sleep was a riot of docks and cleavers (?) when I photographed it last summer. (The stone to the right remembers Elizabeth’s sister, Ann Healand CLARK.)

The Hinchliffe stone was heading for a fall when I arrived in Filey almost fourteen years ago.

I haven’t put the photo on the Shared Tree yet.

Emily: Her father was a mariner and coastguard from the south of England, but all seven of his children with Rebecca PUNTER were born in Filey. Emily began her thirties as an unmarried woman but then formed a bond with Henry Charles DURANT, the son of a coastguard! Four months after their Filey St Oswald’s wedding, Richard Edward was born. Three months later, Emily died. I feared the child would not survive but his father raised him successfully. Richard was sixty-four when England won the World Cup – and 84 when he died in Whitby.

Martha Ann: See Family Misfortunes.

Bird 117 · Tufted Duck♂

Glen Gardens

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