Townscape 84 · The Crescent

Number 7

Margaret Brenda POTTS was the daughter of Burnley organist Cecil POTTS and Sarah Cammish FREEMAN [G8SQ-55X] who married at the Filey Ebenezer on 15 November 1911. (As I write, Sarah is married to John Cecil Potts on the Shared Tree, a man 23 years her junior and only six years older than Margaret Brenda.)

Edith Elizabeth was born in Gristhorpe, the first child of wandering hairdresser to a wandering hairdresser Alfred Dixon LEAF and Zillah BARKER. She was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s but not long after the 1891 census enumerator noted her existence, she died aged four in York. A younger sister, Lillie, is on the Shared Tree.

Emma Johnson CAMMISH married John Thomas McPHERSON at St Oswald’s in June 1906. “Jack Mack” died in 1949 and eighteen years passed before the two were reunited. Their son John Thomas was killed in the Second World War.

Row 8 203 McPherson G137

Cherished memories of a dear husband and father, JOHN T. McPHERSON, died 19th March 1949, aged 63 years.

Also, EMMA JOHNSON McPHERSON, wife of the above, reunited 5th Oct 1967, aged 81 years.

Also of JOHN THOMAS, son of the above, killed in action 6th April 1941, aged 25 years.

Also of JOHN E. PETTY, son in law of the above,died in Japan 21st Jan 1944, aged 33 years.

‘We’ll meet again’

John TALBOT is all on his own on Filey Genealogy & Connection, lacking any indication of parentage or where he first opened his eyes. I don’t know how reliable his year of birth is. (There isn’t a memorial to him in Filey churchyard and I haven’t found the burial record.) A tantalising source that may belong to him is this –

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