Flower 31 · Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon

I didn’t find James Gullen DEIGHTON on the Shared Tree but four of his younger siblings were there, in the care of parents Sidney and Jane Elizabeth. James was the couple’s firstborn and, as he is not listed in the census return four years later, I resigned myself to his death in infancy. I discovered he lived for less than six months. His existence is noted in Filey Genealogy & Connections – born at Railway Cottages, Gristhorpe and baptised at the Ebenezer on 24 July. His birth was registered in Scarborough and his death the following quarter in Bridlington. His sister, Florence Harriet was born about a year later in Pocklington and lived for over eighty years. Somewhat curiously, FG&C doesn’t have any of James’ siblings. I have put him with his family on the Shared Tree.

(James is a first cousin of Frank GULLEN – birth anniversary March 28 – and a nephew of Martin GULLEN – death anniversary 6 March. My RootsMagic database says that James is not related by blood to either Fennel or Fennell DEIGHTON – death anniversaries 13 & 25 April.)

Two CRIMLISK girls were baptised on this date, Mary Cambridge at the Prim in 1886 and Martha Annie at St Oswald’s seven years later. I was curious about their family connection. They are second cousins, with common ancestors Thomas Crimlisk & Catherine McDEVITT. In 1901 they lived about 150 meters from each other, Mary in Mitford Street and Martha in Swanns Yard, Queen Street. I have no idea what effect the seven years between them would have had on their lives. Both found husbands but Mary died only four years after she married George SIMPSON. Martha’s marriage to John Richard HAXBY lasted almost fifty years before death did them part.

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