Found Object 71 · It’s a Dog Life

Thomas JENKINSON and Rachel  FELL married a week before Christmas 1859. In 1871 they named their seventh child Rachel. The infant died a month before her first birthday. Their next child was a girl, and they called her Rachel too. Apart from the date of her birth, there is next to nothing about her life on Filey Genealogy & Connections or the Shared Tree. No sources or blue hints on FamilySearch. A quick search of FamilySearch Sources brings no immediate reward.

Find My Past offers three orange hints – to the birth of Rachel One, and to the birth and death of Rachel Two in the September Quarter of 1874. FG&C had noted the child’s baptism at the Ebenezer Chapel on 22 August and after accepting the death hint, FindMy Past added burial records. Rachel Two was laid to rest on the twentieth of  September, aged six weeks. The parents had one more child, a girl they named Sarah Jane.

Thomas and Rachel died in their early sixties. Their headstone carries this verse –

The voyage of life is at an end

The mortal affliction is past

The age that in Heaven they spend

For ever and ever shall last.

Jane SHAW, daughter of Robert and Martha née SHIPPEY, was baptized at St Oswald’s. She married a Cayton ropemaker and twine spinner in 1870. All eleven of their children were born in Filey but the family – parents and six unmarried children – was enumerated in Hull in 1901. Ten years later, they were still living in Durham Street, but had an infant with them – Leslie, the son of Ada Shaw, now Mrs MANGER (or MAUGER). The wee boy was born in Cudworth near Barnsley, where Jane and her husband end their lives in 1916. Jane died first in the second week of July and William followed in the second week of August. The newspapers I am able to access are silent about the circumstances.

Charles Robert SARGENT took the CRIMLISK family name. He married Jane DARLING in 1908 and had five children with her. The Shared Tree hasn’t caught up with them yet, but you can find more about the family on the Crimlisk One-Name Study website.

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