Field 15 · Cut Rape

Filey Fields

Filey Genealogy & Connections says that Alice Marjorie MATHEWMAN was born at 12 Norman Crescent, Filey but when the census was taken the following year, the family was living in Bridlington, where the head of household Thomas Leaper worked as a traveller for a drapery company. The Shared Tree takes the pedigree back a short distance to the first Leaper but then gathers enough momentum to take Alice’s forebears to Anglo-Saxon England, acknowledging the Conqueror along the way.

David DOVE, a photographer, married Emily NAYLOR in Bramley in 1887. David’s restlessness is apparent in the birthplaces of their children. Herbert Sidney seems to be the only one born in Filey so the family can’t have been here for long. Emily gave birth to six children and all were alive in 1911. Five were with her then in Belgrave Road, Keighley and only ten-year-old Elsie was not in gainful employment. This must have been a great help to widow Emily. Herbert, 18, was an apprentice weaving overlooker. He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery in the Great War (Service No. 118260) and survived the carnage. At the beginning of the Second World War he was living in Parson Street, Keighley – working as a worsted weaving overlooker! His wife, Ethel Victoria, was a shopkeeper and there were two young children at home. Herbert’s older brother, Reginald Naylor, married Beatrice Annie BAKER. Ethel Victoria was her younger sister.

Joseph Martin HADDAKIN married Maud Elizabeth HALL at Filey St Oswald’s in 1905 but they have yet to exchange vows on the Shared Tree. Still single and just Martin, Maud’s “future husband” has attracted a Blue Hint that references her. That Edward Henry HALL is boarding with his sister in 1911 seals the deal. They had ten siblings, so there is much work to do to bring them all together on the Shared Tree.

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