Beach 175 · Muston Sands

Filey Genealogy & Connections tells us that Elizabeth CRAWFORD was born in Reynolds Yard but most of her childhood was lived just around a corner in Alma Terrace. She was baptised at the old Primitive Methodist Chapel on 24 September+. Until the age of fourteen, she was pretty much an only child. A brother showed up in 1871 and a sister in 1874 but neither stayed for long. Matthew died four days after he was baptised and Sarah Ann just over a week. Her younger sisters were eleven and nine when she married Henry HORSLEY.

Elizabeth’s first three children shared eleven weeks of life between them. Ethel was living with her mother at 8 West Parade in September 1939. She was 46 years old and single; Elizabeth had been a widow for twenty years and died about seven months later. FG&C says she was buried in St Oswald’s churchyard on 6 May+ but there is no memorial and I could not find the burial register entry.

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Frances Margaret HARRISON, the firstborn of master painter William James and Margaret née PINKNEY from Patrington, was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s. Following the birth of her brother John Pinkney towards the end of the following year, William took his family to Beverley, his hometown, thinking that trade would be better there I suspect. I don’t know where Frances was enumerated in 1861 but she was at the altar of St John & St Martin Beverley on 7 July 1864+ to exchange vows with Watton gardener Thomas RICHARDSON. Thomas took her to Watton and in 1871 they were lodging with his widowed mother, Hannah. Thomas died in 1889 aged 57; on census night 1891 Frances was with her parents in Beverley. I failed to find a death record for her and turned to marriage sources instead. She married William TAYLOR, a retired hairdresser from Hull in 1898. He was 72, fifteen years her senior, but they were still together in 1911 at 37 Lambert Street, Sculcoates, a small terrace property they had occupied for over ten years.

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William died in 1914 aged 88. Frances had died earlier, on 29 November 1912+, leaving £1,190 in her will to an unspecified beneficiary (Source: Leeds Mercury 1 February 1913).

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FG&C notes that Joseph William PAYNTER and Sarah Ann Cammish HAXBY divorced but doesn’t give a date for this, or for Sarah’s second marriage to Ernest “Fred” REES. Ernest died in Q4/1996 aged 83 and Sarah in Q1/2003 aged 87.

John COLLING, son of William Johnson “Bullocky” Colling and Mary Elizabeth SAYERS, and husband of Zena HANWELL.

Kath notes on Florence Mary RAPER’s record on FG&C – “I haven’t proved she was Florence Mary Hall yet”.

An unphotographable kerb in the churchyard, 2038 Hall F197, offers these names –

WILLIAM HALL 1873 – 1939

ADELAIDE his wife 1874 – 1958


One thought on “Beach 175 · Muston Sands

  1. Hello See Florence Mary Raper 1909 on shared Tree GHTP-BGTSee Sarah Ann Cammish Haxby on shared tree GFV1-LF2 Regards Tom B Cammish


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