Path 180 · Black Cliff

Gail’s Garden

Harry BARROWCLOUGH was born in Sheffield, the son of a rod roller. He married Mabel FLETCHER in the Steel City in 1928. Their daughter Elaine connected to Filey’s most populous family when she married Thomas Edward “Tint” JENKINSON in 1956. Thomas Edward’s father is on the Shared Tree as “Tom” (GSKY-9VT) but is not yet married.

Tom Nicholson Hodgson BRIGGS’ father, a native of Lancashire, kept the Foords Hotel in Queen Street for a short time in the middle of the 19th century. The boy has not been given a death date on the Shared Tree yet but he has a younger brother called Tom Ridley Nicholson Briggs. A Blue Hint reveals that Tom the First was buried in St Oswald’s churchyard on 17 November 1849. The family moved to Herefordshire and Tom the Second was enumerated with his parents at Yazor. Father William was then working as a railway foreman. Tom died before the age of fifty but he married  Sarah Ellen RAWCLIFFE from Pendleton in 1879.  Three children were with them in 1891, when Tom was working as a steam engine fitter near Wigan.   

James Moor FISH was born in Owston, Lincolnshire. Rachel GOFTON caught him in Filey in 1846. (Nine years earlier, her older sister Jane had married John KILLINGBECK, the poor man whose life would be ended by an express train. Anniversary 31 March.) Family Search has given James and Rachel four children so far. I think they had a couple more in Sheffield – George Gofton in 1864 and Robert in 1867.

George Leonard LANSDELL’s father was a Lincolnshire lad who crossed the Humber with his parents. (Several siblings were born in East Yorkshire.) He worked as a farm bailiff at North Burton in 1881, moving shortly thereafter to Driffield. He was a hind at Willerby in 1901. Records show that George Leonard’s older brother Joseph emigrated to Canada in 1912. Young George may have accompanied him. Joseph travelled with his wife Frances Maude – one of the Folkton WINTRINGHAMs. George married Clara Myrtle SMALLEY in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan.  He died in the same city, Weyburn – and in the same year – as his sister-in-law Frances Maude.  

Hannah FERGUSON married Robert SCOTTER in the second quarter of 1874. Kath notes on Fley Genealogy & Connections –

She was 20yrs old when she died, not 21. She’d just had a baby, and like so many women, probably died during or just after giving birth.

A headstone that cannot now be found remembers her  – and the son who lingered for 22 days after his mother died (Source: St Oswald’s Burial Register.)

In affectionate remembrance of HANNAH, the beloved wife of ROBERT SCOTTER, who died Sept 3rd 1874, aged 21 years.

‘Farewell dear friends and husband dear

For we shall meet no more

Till we be rais’d with Christ to dwell

On Zion’s happy shore’

Also, ROBERT son of the above, died in infancy

‘Safe in the arms of Jesus’

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