Mark of Man 107 · Flush Spreader

Church Ravine Gents

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Edward CHEISA was the only child of Salvatore CHEISA and Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ COCKERILL. His mother died when he was only five years old. The cause of her death is uncertain, but she was buried on the same day as her father, so the “Spanish Flu” may have taken them both. Edward married Doris HOLLAND in Oldham in 1944. Edward died in 1972 and Doris in 2011. In a note on  Filey Genealogy & Connections, Kath wrote, “I know there are photos of Teddy Cheisa just before the war with Jack ‘Eaman’ Jenkinson and Jackie ‘Clicker’ Cammish (Marian’s brother).”

John Dunn CRAWFORD was baptised at the Wesleyan Chapel in Filey. In 1881 he was with his parents and siblings in Filey at Talbot House on Scarborough Road. Before the next census, he had left the town, married and would soon start his own family with Jane HEMMING. Their first three children were born in Hinckley, Leicestershire but they settled eventually in Basford, Nottingham. For many years they lived in Dixie Street and, perhaps when they moved into a larger property, they called it Talbot House. John worked most of his life as a clerk on the Midland Railway. I am not sure how many children he had with Jane but five were with them on census night in 1921. Jane died in 1928 aged 59 and John married Annie WILLIAMS in Belper towards the end of 1930.

Thomas LIGHTFOOT’s male line on the Shared Tree is fairly short but if you switch to SCALES, then BRETT, and subsequently follow your nose you may eventually meet his distinguished forebears ruling several European countries.

Elizabeth Clay AYRTON was born in Leeds and died there at the age of 36. She is the mother of Harold BROWN who married at St Oswald’s, schooled Filey children, and then gave his life for our country (AP 19 · birth · 4 January).

FG&C named her “Mabel Mary FORREST”, noting her death in Filey in 1934 aged 91. Her last address was 39 The Crescent. I made no progress with searches until I discovered she went by “Isabel Mary” (though she is Isabella in some sources.) A document in the British Library showed that her father Lowther Thomas Forrest had arranged for his five daughters to receive a “pension” after his death of £40 per annum “until marriage”. Isabel’s date of death, 30/11/34, has been pencilled by her name, so we may reasonably assume she never married.

The Shared Tree has given her a daughter, Margaret RICHARDSON – out of wedlock on the face of it. In the censuses of 1881, 1901 and 1911, Isabel claims to be single and on each of these census nights she is with a “friend”, Bertha YORKE, a single woman five years her elder with “private means”. The Shared Tree has also given Isabel some distinguished ancestors.

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