Tree 76 · Blossom

Queen Street

Alice FEATHERSTONE is a “guesswork wife” on Filey Genealogy & Connections. She appears to have three children with William HILL of Scarborough but the GRO Births Index gives their mother’s name as COLLING. Firstborn Edith Hill was baptised on 21 June 1899 and her parent’s marriage was registered in the first quarter of that year. At the end of March 1901, Alice Featherstone was enumerated with her parents at 21 Queen Street – not far from where the tree pictured above would establish itself a hundred years later.

The son of Woodall POOL and Isabella PROCTOR, John was baptised at the old Primitive Methodist chapel (not the Ebenezer) and married Jane Ann COLLEY in Scarborough in the summer of 1883. He was working as a blacksmith. FG&C doesn’t record any offspring but a duplicate ID for Jane Ann on the Shared Tree offers a son, Francis Edward Woodall Pool, baptised at the other side of the country, in Birkenhead. I don’t know what happened next.

George and Elizabeth were Filey-born and bred. They had ten children, (FG&C says eleven), and although only two girls are known to have married, a lot of large families were subsequently created.

I dipped my toes into the waters of Wiki Tree a little over a year ago and chose Jane Margaret as the subject of my first “biography”. (Her St Oswald’s headstone is the first in the East Yorkshire Family History Society survey.)

I don’t think Maud has any close connections to Filey HUNTER families. Born in Kippax near Tadcaster, she married a Lincolnshire man. Her husband Tom followed his father and older brother Alfred into the saddle and harness making trade, though in the 1911 census, aged 39, he gave his occupation as “Antique Dealer”. He noted that only one child had been born in twelve years of marriage.

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