Trees 83 · Dawn at Ship Inn Yard

Davina was the second of four daughters born in Selby to Tom THOMSON and Emily SAVAGE (AP 1440 · birth · 24 August). Third daughter Christina Reid died at the age of two but Davina went on to make a century. She married Geoffrey George WHITBY, a young RAF Sergeant, at St Oswald’s in 1943.

Davina’s sisters provided her with nephews who loved her. The Shared Tree has given Davina a twin transgender brother.

Reginald was born at Brayton near Selby on 11 November 1902. In September 1939 he was a cowman, assisting his father at Moat Farm, Brayton. In 1921 he was living at the farm with his parents Tom and Matilda, brothers Herbert and Donald, sister-in-law Clara and nephew Claude.

Elizabeth was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s and Rev A N Cooper entered HOLDER in the register. When curate Thomas Kemp solemnized her parents’ marriage in 1864, he gave their names as David Holder and Catherine GARDNER. The couple signed the register.

Catherine believes she is definitely a GARDINER. David isn’t interested in clarity but I would go for HALDER – but what is that curious mark before D for David?

At St Oswald’s in October 1912, there is no ambiguity in Elizabeth’s firm hand after making her vows to William FLETCHER. (Her mother would have dotted the I.)

In 1921, Elizabeth filled out the census form, naming herself and her son George Henry at 28 Fairfax Avenue, Selby. Eighteen years later William, working as a grocer’s lorry driver, is recorded at this address with Elizabeth and three people who don’t appear to be relatives at first glance. Elizabeth died in Selby aged 78.

976 Hamcoat C29 Flat Stone  

Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM HAMCOAT of Filey, who died Nov 30th 1816, aged 83.

Also to MARGARET HAMCOAT, wife of the above, who died May 19 1817, aged 77.

Also of MARGARET HUNTLEY, widow of Capt. ROBERT HUNTLEY of Scarboro’, the granddaughter of the above, who died Mar 16th 1885, aged 88.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Hannah HUDSON was 20 years old when she died. On FG&C she is completely alone with not a scrap of information about her forebears. Find my Past offers the 1841 census and although it has a 77% rating it looks good. Her father Robert is a schoolmaster, married to Ann [SAWDON], and Hannah is the eldest of four children. The family is living in Scarborough Road Filey. Robert, Ann and Hannah’s younger sister Elizabeth’s siblings can be followed in subsequent censuses. For the last years of her long life, Ann lived with Elizabeth, the man she married, and seven or more grandchildren in Falsgrave.

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