Metal 30 · Abstract

Rosie Hettie Geatches TOUT, sister of Minnie Maud Charlotte Geatches (baptism anniversary 1 June) was somewhat restrained when she registered her firstborn as “Rosie Bessie”. If husband Thomas HARRISON had an investment in the name choice, his death saved him the disappointment of seeing her marry as “Rosa”. She died as Rosa Bessie Anderson in Ontario. The ID I gave Rosie over four years ago hasn’t been merged and, for who knows how long, it affords our birthday girl a richer heritage.

I have a weakness for picking unfamiliar names to follow. There are only two of the MANTON family in my Filey database. The birth registration of Gertrude Lilley in the December Quarter of 1868 is clearly late – if she is the Gertrude Lillie baptised on today’s date in St Oswald’s. Her father, John Nathaniel, was a dentist and perhaps a busy man who took a sudden opportunity to relocate to the east coast. (He had married Annie Elizabeth TREVETT in London in 1864.) I haven’t attempted to track his career but his daughter married a dentist who took her out to South Africa. After giving birth to four children, she died in Johannesburg. Dr Quinn medicine man married again. Gertrude’s parents are out in the Shared Tree cold.

DAYBELL. Another irresistible name. William Walker came to Filey from his Nottinghamshire birthplace, a distance of about one hundred miles, and married Sarah HARVEY at St Oswald’s. The families thus connected must have known each other because Sarah and her father had been born in Southwell too. The Daybells had three children and then Sarah died at the age of only thirty. William married Winifred HUNT about two years later. (Sarah is an aunt of John Revill STOCKDALE – burial anniversary 31 May.)

George Lewis BATLEY. See Filey for Health.

Thomas MAULSON married three times and has almost fifty sources on FamilySearch. He is grandfather to three anniversary people (at least) – John RAWSON, death 25 May; Richard MAULSON, burial 3 July; John MAULSON, burial, 11 July. I don’t know where he is buried in Filey churchyard.

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