Collecting Records

Frederick George RECORDS is the last of eight children born to coastguard Joseph Henry and Eleanor RODGERS. Filey Genealogy & Connections has seven children, having overlooked Charles Edward, but gains points by offering Frederick’s full name, birth, and baptism dates. He was five months old when welcomed into the Primitive Methodist community at the Ebenezer on 24 March 1881.

Elderly British coastguards have usually travelled far, with directions and waypoints marked by the birthplaces of their children. Joseph Henry senior entered the world at Pagham on the Sussex coast and left 62 years later at Sheringham in Norfolk, via Chichester, Wells Next the Sea (Walsingham), Hunstanton, Cley Next the Sea, and Filey. I am not sure how long the family stayed here. Following enumeration at “Down Cliff” in 1881- a collection of about ten private houses, not the Hotel on the Foreshore – the Records moved back to Norfolk where they’d had most of their children and presumably had been most content. Joseph Henry senior died in 1899. Joseph Henry junior and his brother William George went to America. Frederick George married Emma Catherine RISEBRO in 1905 and produced two daughters and two sons. In 1939, The Register found the parents and younger son in Sheringham where Frederick worked as a carpenter and joiner and Anthony as a cinema operator and radio engineer. Frederick died in Cromer on the first day of February 1951.   

FG&C notes that Thomas JOHNSON, a watchmaker and jeweller from the West Riding, was with his wife Annie and two children at 40 Murray Street in 1901. Randolph Elijah was two months old when he was baptised at St Oswald’s and I thought the boy would likely follow in his father’s footsteps if he lived long enough. The only death registration I could find in England & Wales that fitted him indicated he’d crossed the Pennines, dying on the Wirral in 1968 aged 71. And going back in time brought me to the only Randolph E in the 1939 Register – for a Master Watchmaker in Wallasey married to Clara, who worked in a shop and fulfilled her “domestic duties”. A closed record at their address suggested they may have had a child. The marriage of Randolph and Clara was registered in the Fylde District in 1919.

The Shared Tree has yet to join James Robert WISEMAN and Minnie Porteous RYMER in holy matrimony and death separated them far too soon. Minnie is remembered on the fallen stone of her parents.

Row 4 1794 Rymer F44 fallen

In loving memory of our dear parents, MARGARET RYMER, died Oct 17th 1934.

And JAMES PORTEUS RYMER, died Aug 28th 1947.

Also, their daughter MINNIE PORTEUS WISEMAN, died June 2nd 1941.

And CLEMENT OSBERT RYMER. died March 7th 1967.

And MADELINE HERRINGTON RYMER. died Jan 12th 1968.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Florence Annie FOWLER is the wife of Arthur WALLER (AP 1257 · death · 25 July). See Incomers for a photo of the couple’s headstone and a suggestion for finding more family information.

John BUTTERY is a singleton on FG&C but he was married for many years to Jane TEAL and they were together at every census from 1851 to 1891. In 1871, Jane’s 80-year-old father was with them in Snainton, and in 1891 they were at the JOPLING’s farm in Gristhorpe with nine other people. John’s younger sister Martha was the farmer’s wife and she is named in the probate source following his death.

John Buttery’s wife Jane died aged 80 towards the end of 1891. I don’t know where she is buried.

Sunrise 61 · Filey Bay

Arndale Slip

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