He was Walter ADDIMAN on Filey Genealogy & Connections, birth 13 September 1902, death 10 January 1980. That’s it, bare bones – except for a sad description of Walter at the end of his life provided by Kath.

Walter had set his house on fire at 1 (think it’s No. 2) Rutland Street. It was a heap – there were bottles on the steps full of urine apparently. Totally unable to look after himself.  He was in a state himself when he was admitted [to Silver Birches?]. Died early one morning – at breakfast time.  He had been a blacksmith and had worked near to Ravine Top, where he made small anchors and fishermen’s equipment in his younger days.

I was surprised to find him on the Shared Tree with his parents Arthur Maxwell ADDYMAN and Margaret Emma BROADLEY. Three sources point to his birth at Darley, by the river Nidd – a few miles before it flows past Harrogate. He grew up with two younger brothers. They lost their mother when Walter was sixteen. I didn’t find him in the 1939 Register, or any other source that gave his occupation. He was not short of a bob or two when he died.

The Shared Tree shows that many of his forebears had lived in much better circumstances. Following his Maxwell line should bring you to Robert the Bruce, King of Scots. I wonder if Walter knew he was related to the recently departed Queen of England, and the present King of the Great Reset.

Mary Ann was the youngest daughter of Richard MAJOR and Mary Ann Cammish HAXBY. Her parents were remembered on 21 March (marriage anniversary) and older brother Thomas Cammish Major on 17 January (baptism). Mary Ann was with her widowed mother and younger brother John Robert at 9 Ebenezer Terrace in September 1939. While her mother carried out unpaid domestic duties, young Mary worked as a “domestic cook general” and John as “butchers assistant slaughterman”. Neither sibling married and they share a memorial in St Oswald’s churchyard.

Ann CAPPLEMAN’s first husband, Thomas Bradley BURN, died less than four years after their marriage. After a similar length of time as a widow, Ann married bachelor Andrew HUNTER. They had five children together.

Row 33 | 679 Hunter G537

‘We all do fade as a flower’

In loving memory of ANNIE, the beloved wife of ANDREW HUNTER of Filey, who died April 7th 1904, aged 63 years.

‘She’s gone, the one we loved so dear

to her eternal rest;

She’s gone to Heaven, we have no fear,

to be forever blest’

Also, the above ANDREW HUNTER, who died July 4th 1928, aged 80 years.

‘At rest’

Mary, daughter of Robert Daniel WHITE and Hannah MALTON, was born in Scarborough and married Vincent HIPPLE there in 1932. FG&C has given them a son and a daughter. Vincent was almost thirty when the Second World War began but he went with a unit of the Royal Corps of Signals to the Far East and was captured by the Japanese. I don’t know if he was put to work on the Burma-Siam railway. He died on 21 July 1945 of Broncho pneumonia and Tropical typhus (source) and is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Mary died at the Rambla Nursing Home in Scarborough (FG&C).

Row 1 |1023 Hankes D8w | Celtic cross

HILDA CHARLOTTE HANKES, daughter, born July 9th 1876, died Sept 10th 1962.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

See Miss Hankes.

Amphibian 2 · Froglet

Crescent Gardens Lily Pond

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