Insect 50 · Forest Bugs

Martin’s Ravine

Ann THIRBECK/THIRLBECK may have been born yesterday. The date of her death is uncertain too. The Shared Tree is sending mixed messages. She is here because she married a fisherman who had been christened in Filey.

Violet Theodosia MONSON is a singleton in my RootsMagic database. However, Filey Genealogy & Connections notes that Alfred John, her father, was a “gentleman” who married Agnes Maud DAY in South Africa. Violet’s parents have extensive pedigrees, but the male line will take you to the Conqueror and way beyond. Some lines lead to Rome. Note the great family names of England if you go on the journey.

I think I am responsible for giving Ernest BOSOMWORTH a Shared Tree ID but not, I hope, for marrying him to Elizabeth SAWYERS. This fictional woman should be replaced by Elizabeth Sayers LANE. The couple’s grave had a white kerb and was a low photography priority. A headstone remembering their son Bernard Harry has been added since the EYFHS Survey. Below is a placeholder image taken a year ago.

Mary DOUGLAS, daughter of Sarah and granddaughter of James Douglas (the Sexton, not the fisherman), married William Ernest NELSON at Filey St Oswald’s in 1931. When The Register is taken in September 1939, Grandfather James is head of the household at 68 Queen Street. His daughter Sarah is now the widow COULTAS. With William and Mary is George Johnson Crimlis Douglas, a twelve-year-old schoolboy, who may be Mary’s son.

William died in Hull in 1985, aged 82,

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