Abstract 98 · Brickwork

I chose Louisa from the birthday list because she is a “guesswork wife” in Filey Genealogy & Connections. Her husband is supposedly George STATHER and she has three children with him. The GRO Index gives CLAYTON as their mother’s maiden surname. The couple appears to have had a fourth child, Cyril. I haven’t found his birth registration but his death is recorded in 1905 and his gravestone in St Oswald’s gives the mother’s name as “Louie”.

In 1901, Louisa Cocksworth, 20, is working as a Servant at the Greyhound Inn, Ganton. I don’t know what happened to her after that.

I haven’t discovered what life had in store for Mary Rebecca STOCKDALE either. In 1861, aged 20, she is living with her widowed mother and younger brother in Filey and working as a boot binder. I will look out for her…

Today’s married couple captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. See A Loving Wife.

Fennel and his wife Susanna died childless but at two censuses they were enjoying the company of a niece (1891) and a nephew (1911). There is also a Fennell Deighton in FG&C but the two men are not related by blood according to RootsMagic’s relationship calculator. Our Fennel worked mostly as a railway porter.

I had to investigate Isabella because she is, thus far, the longest living Filonian I have happened upon. Her 99 years are a blank.

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