Flight of Fancy 44 · Iron Sheep

Briefly: The HEBDEN family lived in Outhert’s yard  (off Murray Street?) for a while and then “disappeared”.

Gertrude had a brother with the middle name “Noble”, so how could I resist. Father Edwin kept the Royal Crescent Hotel for a while but also had interests in Bridlington and Hull. Births of his children with Margaret BINNS were registered in all three towns but in a puzzlingly haphazard fashion. Gertrude is a single woman approaching her forties when a man pays her court. I am not sure yet who she chose to marry in 1902.

The GARNETT grave is typical of most plots bounded by a kerb – a sorry sight.

Ruth ETHERINGTON may have spent all her thirty-nine years in Garton on the Wolds, but she is a third great-grandmother of Samuel TOWSE, grocer and sub-postmaster of Filey.

Robert SIXTON, a bachelor, shares a memorial inscription with his brother Thomas, a married man. I’m still figuring.

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