The TRATTLES pedigree on the Shared Tree is extensive and it is noticeable how firmly its representatives hold fast to the east coast of England around the Tees estuary. Filey only comes into the picture because Thomas Trattles married the daughter of fisherman John ‘Traf’ CAMMISH. Filey Genealogy & Connections claims Susannah was born in the town but FamilySearch goes for Whitby. If that is true, how come she was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s? Her mother Hannah THEAKER was from Hinderwell though, so marriage at Whitby and living in Staithes, where Thomas had a shop, makes sense. She was only 28 when she died, shortly after the birth of her fourth child. Thomas married again and his many descendants owe their lives to Sarah CALVERT.
Cicely Ferrar GERMAN is a first cousin of Arthur FERRAR (AP 2 · baptism · 1 January), their common ancestors being William Wilson Ferrar and Annie GREEN. She was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s and married Harold Jackson BEST there in September 1927. In 1939 they were living in Southport, Lancashire, where Harold worked as an Insurance Surveyor. Cicely’s death was registered in Eastbourne, Sussex, in March 1966 and Harold’s in Southport twelve years later. Cicely is not yet a wife and mother on the Shared Tree.
On the day of his marriage, Richard BOWMAN signed the register “BOOMER” and several of his younger siblings are Baby Boomers in the GRO Births Index. But he is Bowman when he dies – and on the Shared Tree. He was only 31 and left an infant son to be raised by Sarah. The boy was eight when Milner SAWDEN became his stepfather and in 1895 he married Elizabeth FERRAR, who happens to be the aunt of Cicely Ferrar German (above). Sarah and Richard were buried in Filey churchyard but neither has a memorial stone.
Walter George KEEBLE was born in Lowestoft (Mutford Registration District), the son of a Quay Labourer. At sixteen, he lived in the family’s Suffolk home and worked as a cart boy. Ten years later he was living in The Avenue, Filey, working as a fish packer. He had married his boss’s daughter in 1919 and the Find my Past transcription of the 1921 census gives them a five-year-old daughter, Evelyn Abigail Keeble. On the census form, Walter declared her surname to be HALL. His wife Lilian Elizabeth SCOTTER had married Albert W HALL towards the end of 1915 and he had died on the Western Front the following year. Albert was an AP just over two weeks ago (AP 1933 · death · 11 November).
Row 14 | 1975 Scotter E124 | Grey granite
In dear memory of a devoted husband and father, RICHARD F. SCOTTER, entered into a fuller life Feb 1st 1934, aged 64 years.
‘A diligent servant of the Great Master’
Also of his wife MARY WHEELER SCOTTER, at rest Nov 28th 1948.
Also WALTER GEORGE KEEBLE, fell asleep Nov 27th 1963, aged 68 years.
Also his beloved wife LILLIAN KEEBLE, died June 10th 1971, aged 74 years.
‘At rest’Crimlisk Survey 1977