Clouds 60 · Filey Bay

James MARR married Sarah Agnes PARRY in 1899. When he filled out the 1911 census form he declared that he had been married for 12 years and the couple’s three children were all living. FileyGenealogy & Connections has the three and shows second daughter Ada arriving in 1912. FamilySearch offers nine offspring, three with the surname MAHER born before 1899.

The two daughters of James and Sarah Agnes married the same man. Thomas William SKELTON married Agnes in 1926 and eleven years after her death when he was forty-eight years old, he married Ada. Both weddings took place in the Filey Ebenezer Chapel. (Ada’s place on the Shared Tree has been usurped by Kathleen Maher. Life isn’t fair.)

Mabel HAWORTH was born in Keighley, the fourth of six daughters born to Dr James HAWORTH and Jane Bury. Remarkably, FG&C and the Shared Tree are in agreement on this.

Nobody with a close connection to Filey features in my Anniversary List for this day. Philadelphia MITFORD, daughter of Robert and Mary OSBALDESTON, appeared in Northumberland briefly in 1722. Harry Pearson GREAVES was born in British Columbia in 1896 and sacrificed his life on the killing fields of Flanders.

Maria, Marie or Mary DERENNE shares remembrance on a new stone in Filey churchyard.

The original stone’s inscription and burial notes –

Pray for the repose of SISTER M. GERTRUDE THOY, who died August 29th 1919, aged 33.


Also of Sister MARIA DERENNE, died April 21st 1939, aged 74.

The EYFHS entry (1510) has the following Burial Register notes:

1919 13 Sep 1. Annie (sic) Thoy, The Convent, Filey. 33.

1939 Apr 24. Marie (sic) Augustine Derenne, The Convent of the Sacred Heart, Filey. 74.

Citation: Filey, St Oswald’s Monumental Inscriptions, Part Two: 1510, page 73. East Yorkshire Family History Society, Publication No. M289, © 2014

Read about the Filey Sisters of Evron here.

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