Water 58 · Martin’s Ravine

James WALLER is a nephew of John George (AP 1596 · burial · 18 September) who drowned off Bempton in 1902. James was twenty when the accident happened and living in Hull with his parents. The family had moved to the city about ten years earlier. In 1901 James, 18, was working with his older brother John as a packer in a starch works. This was almost certainly Reckitt’s on Dansom Lane and he appears to have worked at the factory in various jobs for many years, before moving across to the canister works in Stoneferry, where he was a “dye setter” in 1939. (I’m wondering if “die setter” would be more accurate for a worker in tin.) James married Mary Ellen TYSON in 1907. I think they had at least three children but the Shared Tree hasn’t given them any yet.

John Richard HANSON was baptised at the Ebenezer chapel in Filey and married Mary CRIMLIS there in 1926, though he is still a single man on the Shared Tree. He owed his living to the sea and “crossed the bar” in 1968.

You may just be able to make out a lighthouse to the left of the inscription. There is a “steam fishing boat” depicted too, and I have an unsourced note that it was Quebec SH208. (Father-in-law Frank Wheeler Crimlis was a trawler owner. One of his vessels was the trawler Pentland Firth, which was requisitioned by the Admiralty, loaned to the American Navy in 1939 and lost off Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in 1942.)

For more on today’s married couple see Ghost Story.

Ernest NEWLOVE was five years old when his mother married John CLARK. She is Hannah Mary on the Shared Tree but is more usually found in the records as Mary Hannah.

Ernest joined the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) in January 1915 and was shipped to Gallipoli. He survived the fighting around Suvla Bay but was later transferred to the 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry and killed at the Battle of Cambrai. He is remembered on the Gristhorpe Memorial and on a family stone in St Oswald’s churchyard.

Row 8 1880 Clark F96

In loving memory of MARY H. CLARK of Gristhorpe, died March 5 1935, aged 69.

Also of her husband JOHN CLARK, died April 25 1942, aged 78.

Also, her son Sgt. E. NEWLOVE, D.L.I., killed in action Oct 18 1918.

Susanna TYSON has yet to meet her husband on the Shared Tree. A likely suitor is John WILLIS [LZGC-2GS], a Filey fisherman. Susanna was born in Seamer but there is a possibility she was related by blood to the wife of today’s “birthday boy”.

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