Sunset 15 · Cleveland Way

By the Rocket Pole Field

Samuel FEATHERSTONE is the father of Elizabeth, whose second marriage to George ANGEL was remarked upon here on 13 June. That union has not been consecrated on the Shared Tree, which only shows the marriage to George DARLEY and a child born out of wedlock to Elizabeth three years earlier. My uncertainty about Elizabeth marrying an Angel is indicated by colouring some grid facts in orange in June. However, the ID I gave Elizabeth Featherstone takes you to Elizabeth Darley, a woman 21 years younger. What was I thinking? I turned to FamilySearch Genealogies for help and noticed there is a Featherstone One-Name Study. Here, Elizabeth daughter of Samuel doesn’t marry at all, it seems.

I have only three children born to Samuel and Ann but they seem to have been another three. This branch of the Featherstone family had possibly moved south to Cayton from Whitby. One of Samuel and Ann’s male descendants made their way to Filey. I bumped into a fifth great-grandson of theirs in Tesco yesterday.

Gibson BRAMBLES was born and baptised in Muston. While others in his family married and spread to Filey, he appears to have remained single and FG&C surprises by claiming he died at the age of 56 in Trabzon, Turkey. The 1841 census does not give him an occupation. His father was an agricultural labourer, and Gibson worked on the land in 1851. I can’t find him in the following three censuses. (I looked at 1881 because a contributor tree on Find My Past gives his death in the 1880s – in England.) His distinctive name doesn’t make it into the newspapers, or Free BMD Marriages and Deaths in an appropriate timeframe.

Samuel MAYO and Sarah MAYOR are natives of Birmingham and Kenilworth respectively and they married over the border in Shropshire in 1824. Samuel kept the Seven Stars Inn, Worcester Street and on 24 February 1845, Aris’s Birmingham Gazette reported his death.

On the 13th inst., deeply lamented by his family and friends, aged 59, Samuel Mayo, of Worcester-street, in this town.

The last of his five known children, Mary Susannah, married John Binnington ROBSON, a Filey chemist and land agent. Both are buried in St Oswald’s churchyard with daughter Florence Louisa.

Eliza Agnes WALLACE is the wife of George WALLER, whose birth was evaluated on 29 May. I pointed out back then that Eliza’s father-in-law was not ‘Wessie’ John WALKER, but he’s still there, on the Shared Tree. Eliza’s father was a gardener who looked after the Crescent Gardens. Kath put the following note on FG&C –

He was a red-faced man and the children sometimes taunted him – they thought he was a bit of bait to egg on. (This was after talking to his d. Emily – I think it was Emily. She lived on Granville Rd but was ‘having a break’ in Silver Birches in 1995/6.)

I only have one child for George and Eliza. Mary (1921-2009) married Eric Williams. A “lovely lady”, Kath says, who worked as a volunteer at the Museum. Mary recorded an interview for the Heritage Lottery Project Exploring Filey’s Past in 2005 and, if I remember correctly, she managed the first restaurant at Cliff House, now Charlotte’s.

Percival LUMB is a singleton on FG&C but the Crimlisk Survey records an inscription on a granite kerb in the churchyard.

209a Lumb G131

In loving memory of my beloved husband PERCIVAL LUMB, who fell asleep in Jesus, Aug 1st 1948, aged 69.

Also, ALICE his wife, died August 29, 1951.

‘With Christ’

Alice was 73 years old when she died, according to the burial record, but The Register in 1939 gives her birthdate as 4 January 1974. The Shared Tree shows her as a single woman, born in 1879, but gives full names for some of her siblings that only have initials in the 1881 census. So her ID is good [G9Y3-XQH].

The Register gives Percival’s birthdate as 13 November 1978 and his occupation Ladies & Gents Tailor (own account). The Shared Tree has him right enough, with good blue hints. He just needs to be introduced to Alice.    

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