Beach 183 · Filey Sands

Children’s Corner

Fanny JENKINSON, the first child of Edmund and Mary, was baptised at the Ebenezer about four weeks after her birth. (Fanny had older half-siblings from her father’s earlier two marriages.) Her marriage to George William BLACKMAN in 1895 isn’t recorded on the Shared Tree yet. George worked as a labourer initially but would find hotel work more amenable. He was a porter in 1901 and employed at the Grand in Scarborough in 1911. He had three children with Fanny but they lost their firstborn Mary Jane at the age of two. Fanny was widowed in 1947 and may have died in Hull in 1960 at the age of 83,84 or 85.

Richard Edward RUDD was the eighth of nine children born to Richard, a tailor, and Mary Elizabeth née NEWTON. The family lived in Clifford’s Yard and Ocean Place, Filey before moving the short distance to Hunmanby. Young Richard went into engineering and in 1921 he was in Chorlton, Lancashire, working as a ring polisher. A few months later he married Annetta CUMBERLEDGE. When I next meet him, in the 1939 Register, he is living with Annetta at 41 Akid Street and working as a shot blaster. He gives his birth date as 4 October 1891, which doesn’t fit his baptism in November of the previous year. This date is repeated on his death registration in Blackpool, where he may have been on holiday if the probate record below is his.

John William SHIPPEY, the husband of Mary Ann BERRIMAN, was born after his namesake father drowned in the Great Storm of October 1880 (see AP 1849 · death ·  29 October).

The couple married at Filey St Oswald’s but then moved to Hull where John found work as a shunter. In 1911 they were enumerated in the city at 1 Melrose Crescent, Greek Street – and that is the last I saw of them.

George William DRINKELL married Mary COWLING in 1880. George worked as a gardener and lived for at least ten years at Ravine Lodge on West Avenue, so it is a fairly safe bet that he was employed by Edwin MARTIN to look after what is now Glen Gardens. After 1911 George, Mary and some of the now adult children moved to Hull and lived in the Hedon Road area near the docks. In 1921, George and two of his sons were working at White’s Sugar Mills. George died in 1923 and his wife in 1940. Both of them were brought to Filey for burial and their stone also remembers their infant daughter, Florence.

|| Path Row 36 | 1657 Drinkell D391

In loving memory of GEORGE, the beloved husband of MARY DRINKELL, who died Nov 5th 1923, aged 68.

‘Rest in peace’

Also of the above MARY DRINKELL, who died Feb 8th 1940, aged 87.

Also, their daughter FLORENCE, died in infancy.

Mary spent her last years in Hull as a “confirmed invalid”, cared for by two of her children (source 1939 Register). I don’t think she married a second time.

Cleathing FOX was 58 years old in 1891 and single, living with two unmarried sisters in Church Street, Filey where Mary Rosanna kept the Rose and Crown public house. (I think it was on the site of the present-day Station Hotel, or at least nearby.) A handsome stone in the churchyard remembers Cleathing and three other Foxes.

40 Fox B8

In loving memory of MARY ROSANNA, daughter of the late JOHN & HANNAH FOX, who died 13th Oct 1891, aged 53 years.

Also, ELIZABETH, daughter of the above, who died 17th March 1881, aged 36 years.

‘Forever with the Lord’

Also, CLEATHING FOX their son, who died 2nd Nov 1896, aged 64 years.

And HENRY HAGGETT FOX, died 1st July 1896, aged 54 years, interred Tottenham Cemetery.

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