Nature Morte 23 · Gannet

Elizabeth CAMMISH is the daughter of William, the sea captain who drowned from Jabez on a voyage to Palermo. I wanted to tell his story in March but “stuff” got in the way. (His son Tom Robert had a marriage anniversary in February.) Elizabeth’s husband was a whitesmith and most of their married life was spent in Scarborough. After his death in 1905, Elizabeth may have moved back to Filey. A cross, deep in shadow near the ravine edge, marks her grave in St Oswald’s churchyard. I will try to get a good photograph of it soon.

I think Amos DANBY was a witness in the murder trial of Samuel STONEHOUSE in 1894 but, yet again, I am out of time today. I will catch up with him in October when poor Maria’s life was unlawfully ended.

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