Beach 174 · Muston Sands

correction Albert DANBY 1899-1985

There are only two births on the list today. Elsie HARTLEY arrived in Blackburn and departed in Grimsby eighty-eight years later. She has a place on Filey Genealogy & Connections because she had the good fortune to marry John Carl ROSS (birthday 29 July). The death of Mary JENKINSON, wife of William WATKINSON, was remembered here on the first day of the year. William was born in Filey and baptised at St Oswald’s on his third day. Sandwiched between these two dates – marriage to Mary on 9 September 1865. My RootsMagic database shows that eleven children were born to them – and all of them married. I don’t have the time to compare my update of FG&C with the Shared Tree in detail but a cursory look doesn’t raise any red flags. I appear to win the grandchildren count by 49 to 36 but who knows what the true totals are?

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Ann WOOD was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s and married William LAZENBY there while still a minor. They appear to have begun their married lives in Sherburn before moving to West Heslerton, William’s home village, where most of their children were born. In 1891 the census enumerator found them in Keld Gate, Beverley, with four children who are said to have been born in the town, including Clara and Charles who were West Heslerton-born ten years earlier. (Their births were registered in the Malton Union.) Ann is also shown to have been born in Beverley and is aged 55, four years older than she should be. Curiously, there is a death record for Ann Lazenby, 55, in the December Quarter of 1891 – in Beverley. I have left her year of death “open” on the grid.

Frances Mary WILLIS was born in Filey and married Staithes-born ironstone miner William Thomas PORRITT at the Ebenezer in 1913. In 1939 William was working as a bricklayer’s labourer and living at 3 Belle Vue Street with Frances and their daughter Ann Willis Porritt, 20 years old and working as a shop assistant. She married Terence Bradford COLLINS towards the end of 1946. With the Porritt family in September 1939 was Marie OUTWAITE (sic), 47, married, and an “Evacuee Helper”.

Albert DANBY married Winifred LOWE in 1928 in Ecclesall Bierlow. They were for some time newsagents in Union Street. In a note on FG&C, Kath declares Albert to have been a “lovely man” who sadly succumbed to Alzheimer’s in 1985, two years or so after the death of Winifred.

Matilda MONKMAN is a younger sister of Henry, burial anniversary 28 August. I have not found the cause of her early death.

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