Abstract 97 · Mudscape

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Information on today’s Anniversary people is in short supply, especially for those born in the 18th Century.

Martha was the sixth of nine children born to Edward Richard SHARP, a bricklayer, and Sarah LANE. Four of these children died before 1911. In 1939 Martha is recorded at 66 West Avenue with her widowed mother and two unmarried sisters. Gertrude Elizabeth was then working as a shop assistant and Sarah was listed as an invalid. (The family headstone in St Oswald’s churchyard says she was “always thoughtful, always kind”.) Sarah died towards the end of 1941, six months after Gertrude. Martha was engaged in “household duties” in 1939 and a note in Filey Genealogy & Connections indicates she lived at Silver Birches Care Home from 1977 until her death.

Find Ann with her family and grandparents on FG&C. Two of her sisters married and she was aunt to the eleven children Alice (Ellis) had with William SIMPSON. (Today, FamilySearch records just two of these children and Alice isn’t connected to her birth family.)

Thomas has a mystery wife on the Shared Tree and is without parents. But if you take the FamilySearch blue hint seriously, as I seem to have done, you will connect with some of the AGAR lines that have previously featured on REDUX,  William Agar, lost at sea with his wife Elizabeth in 1839, was a great-grandson of Thomas and Ann.

Robert CRAWFORD was a linen draper in Filey. The 1901 census finds him at 16 John Street, approaching seventy but still in charge. Under his roof, there are four unmarried children, each described, as a “linen draper’s assistant”. Sarah is the elder of the two daughters so employed. In 1939, the Register places four Crawford siblings at 25 Belle Vue Street. All have avoided matrimony. Sarah is the boss, aged 70. Ada, three years younger, helps with domestic duties but still goes out to work as a “saleswoman”. Charles, 64 is a retail draper and furnisher. Edith Ella, 55, is incapacitated and would die eighteen months later, her last address given as Prospect House, Belle Vue Street. Five years later, Sarah left 25 Belle Vue Street forever.

I have just one HAGGITT family unit in my RootsMagic database. Five of the eleven children married but the only male, John born in 1772, has so far not had any notable children with Jane SIMPSON. Two of the females haven’t replicated either. I have Ann producing three PARKINSONs and Elizabeth ten FOXes. Jane didn’t live long enough to attend any weddings and I don’t know how she died.

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