Flight of Fancy 54 · Filey Militia

I don’t think the Yorkshire family NUTBROWN ever chose to live in Filey but the nine representatives in my database, and those they decided to marry, came quite close – to Reighton and Hunmanby for instance. FG&C  has birthday celebrant Ann Elizabeth marrying William Anderson RAYLOR in Bridlington in 1854 and I wanted to know what happened to them. It was an absolute pleasure to find on the Shared Tree so many Nutbrown forebears, Raylor descendants – and Ann reaching a great age.

Kate Mary LONG, sadly, didn’t make it to her eighth birthday. She was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s and buried nearby.

Row 20 | 1433 Long D230

‘Suffer little children to come unto Me’

‘K M L’

In loving memory of KATE MARY LONG, daughter of WILLIAM GEO. & HANNAH LONG, who died Oct 22nd 1877, aged 7 years.

‘When the archangel’s trump shall sound

And souls to bodies join

Millions will wish their life on earth

Has been as short as thine’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Mary Elizabeth SKERRY was the daughter of James (AP 407 · death · 9 March) and sister of Robert (AP 1585 · birth · 17 September). Neither she nor her husband Robert DOBSON has met their maker on the Shared Tree. Some years older than her spouse, Mary died on the Wirral in 1914, aged 85. Robert appears to have crossed the Mersey after Mary’s passing. His death was registered in Liverpool in 1923. He was 87. During his sojourn in Filey, he was a wine and spirit merchant in Murray Street and on census night 1871 was sheltering both James and Robert Skerry. See Playing Catch-up.

John RUDDOCK is the father of John junior (AP 461 · death · 18 March). He has a low profile on the Shared Tree. FG&C says he was born in Pickering on Christmas Day 1776 to unknown parents and married Ann WILTON in Hinderwell on 5 January 1796. Ann is also without parents and John junior is her only known child. John senior died in Whitby and was buried there on 26 September 1831. I have not checked these details.

The Shared Tree offers a probate source for William WHEELER’s death on 27 July 1863. FG&C reckons today is the anniversary of his burial.

FG&C also takes issue with his wife being Mary WALKER, born Riby in Lincolnshire in 1799. It goes instead for Mary DENT, born Riby in 1802. Mary Wheeler was a boatman’s widow in 1871 when she is with her daughter Eliza and son-in-law John ROSS. The enumerator says she is 69 and her birthplace is Riby. She died the following year.

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