Beach 184 · Muston Sands

The riddle of the sands –

Two years to the day.

Ann WATSON was the daughter of William, a cordwainer, and Edith GRAHAM. She was born and baptised in Pickering but after marrying Robert STORRY moved with her husband to Scarborough to start a family. The death of their first child, Ann, was registered in the same quarter of 1848 as the babe’s birth. FamilySearch serves up a different firstborn but flags a warning that, as a young adult, Mary is “missing a standardized marriage place”.

Robert William (above) was the third “real” child born to Robert and Ann and the father of Filey van man Robert Watson Storry who was killed in the Great War (AP 643 · marriage · 16 April).

Michael AGAR and Harriet SMITH have also suffered misrepresentation on the Shared Tree. See Elizabeth Resurrected.

William Beswick HALL was born on 15 June 1920. His parents married at Filey St Oswald’s but may have set off for Australia before he was born. His father Wilfred Manning Hall had fought in the First World War and when the Second conflict began William joined the Australian Infantry. On this day in 1942, he was killed in Papua New Guinea and is buried at Port Moresby. After the war, his parents returned to Gristhorpe. Kath notes on FG&C

1952: The Belfry, blown down during the war, was replaced. The new one was designed by Mr Ben Brown of Filey and given by Mrs Marjorie Hall (nee Beswick) in memory of her only son William, killed in Borneo on 9th November 1942.

In 1955 Wilfred and Marjorie sailed from London to Sydney on Orsova, and then on to their last home in Brisbane.

Hugh John Henry ORR looked after the health of Filey folk for a number of years. Earlier, he spent some time in Ireland. His wife and two daughters were born on the Emerald Isle. A headstone in Filey churchyard remembers him, his wife and her sister.

Row 38 | 741 Orr G602

‘Simply to Thy cross I cling’

This stone is a daughter’s tribute to the memory of a beloved mother

LETITIA BELL, wife of HUGH ORR, Surgeon, died Feb 26th 1893.

‘She blooms in the garden of God’

Also, her sister ELIZABETH WOOD, died February 7th 1889.

Also of the above HUGH JOHN HENRY ORR, Surgeon, late Medical Officer of Health of Filey, my beloved father, died November 6th 1895.

‘In the midst of life we are in death’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

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