Gone to Earth

John Jenkinson FOX was only eleven years old when he was laid to rest in St Oswald’s churchyard. I don’t know the circumstances of his death but discovering that his father had been killed in action about a year earlier added to my sadness for this small family.

Row 39 | 754 Fox G612

In loving memory of JOHN JENKINSON FOX, the beloved grandson

of JOHN & ELIZA JENKINSON, died Oct 22 1918, aged 11 years.

‘At rest’

Also of my beloved husband, JOHN JENKINSON, who died Feb 27th 1935 aged 72 years.

‘Thy will be done’

Also of the above ELIZA JENKINSON, who died Jan 26th 1941, aged 77 years.

News of the death of the boy’s father reached Filey in late August 1917, so the information about David Page Fox on the Shared Tree needs to be checked.

David is remembered on the War Memorial in Murray Street but not on the plaque in St Oswald’s Church. My search for him on CWGC left me puzzled – and thinking of all those needlessly dying on the killing fields of Ukraine and Russia. (When will we ever learn?)

Elizabeth HALDER didn’t have a future on Filey Genealogy & Connections so I was startled to discover what she got up to on the Shared Tree.

I wonder if today’s married couple ever argued over the breakfast table about who had the longest and most exalted pedigree. The question once again arises – why did folk such as these show up in a small fishing village to marry when the world was their oyster?

Mary Jane PRUDAMES is the sister of Ruth Charlotte (AP 790 · death · 10 May and AP 1431 · marriage · 22 August).

Row 40 | 775 Prudames G625


In loving memory of WILLIAM W. PRUDAMES, who died 8th Aug 1884, aged 49 years.

‘It is well with my soul’

Also, MARY-JANE, daughter of the above, who died 26th Oct 1891, aged 29 years.

Landscape 164 · Filey Bay

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