Mark of Man 90 · Coble Landing Tractor

Filey Sands

Madge Elizabeth OVERFIELD was two years old when her father was killed on the Western Front and only nine when her mother died. She married Harry WHEELER in 1941 and died in Little Weighton in the year 2000.

James DARLING and his wife Sarah Ann have a small stone in the churchyard but I haven’t found their marriage yet.

Treasured memories of my dear husband, JAMES DARLING, died 6th July 1949.

Also, SARAH ANN his dear wife, died 3rd March 1958.


Filey Genealogy & Connections notes that Frank, the son of Alexander FELLOWS, served in the Merchant Navy. In September 1939 he was a student at the Navigation School in Scarborough. A Manifest listing the crew of Empire Summer arriving in New York (from Middlesbrough) says Frank had been serving at sea for five years and was a Second Officer on the vessel. He was 20 years old, British, he could read, was 5’7½” tall, weighed 165 lbs, had no physical peculiarities, marks or disease and was not deported. Two years later he married Joyce Mary at Filey St Oswald’s. Joyce’s death at the age of 76 was registered in Beverley but FG&C gives her last address (possibly) as 38 Ash Grove, Filey. Frank’s death was registered in Medway, in September 2015. The England & Wales Government Probate Death Index gives 10th August as the date of his death.

Tom Robert Cappleman OVERY isn’t yet married to Mary WRIGHT on the Shared Tree but they are together in St Oswald’s churchyard.

Tom’s early death at 43 must have shocked a lot of people.

Tom is a grandson of Charles who was trapped in Arctic ice aboard the whaler Diana.

Henry Vies SUGGIT senior is an uncle of Annie SMITH of Church Cliff Farm (birth anniversary 11 June). In one census, his occupation is given as “milliner and dressmaker”, which I found momentarily disconcerting. He died in Bradford but was brought to Filey for burial. He may rest with others in his family but his name is not recorded in the surveys of the John and Maisie Crimlisk and the East Yorkshire Family History Society.

Photographer unknown, no date, courtesy of James Suggit

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