Sunrise 65 · Coble Landing

There are 21 people called REED in Filey Genealogy & Connections and Clara Annie Harrison Reed is the first I have checked on. Almost everything I knew about her is in the RootsMagic screenshot below.

One other piece of information – Clara’s father was a fish packer. A lot of fish were landed at Filey but probably not enough to employ even one packer.

Clara’s GRO Index birth registration suggests she was illegitimate and George Harrison was probably her biological father.

Sometimes unmarried mothers gave their children a middle name to let people know the father’s identity to shame him. Others did it because they were sure of their man.

 The marriage took place at St Mary’s in Scarborough.

It was a surprise initially to see that George was now a cooper but notice his father’s occupation. Perhaps George made the barrels in which fish were packed.

Did Sarah Annie survive childhood to marry and have children of her own? I don’t know. I searched for a while without success.

Ivy Waide MARR was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s. I have the names of her parents, three brothers and two sisters. Her future is a blank. Ah, she didn’t have a future, and neither did her older sister Gertrude Florence. Ivy was buried on 17 February 1910 and Gertrude six days later. That winter claimed several other little Filonians. Something was going around. Ivy and Gertrude’s child-sized grave is a sad sight these days. Below is the placeholder photo I took last year in the summer.

Row 37 | 731 Marr G590 | Kerb

IVY W. MARR, born Nov 14 1905, died Feb 12 1910.

GERTRUDE F. MARR, born Sep 21 1904, died Feb 19 1910.

‘In Jesus’ keeping’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

The girls have a lot of forebears on the Shared Tree with photographic portraits of some, which is always good to see.

It just so happens that today is the wedding anniversary of Ivy and Gertrude’s parents.  They stayed in Belle Vue Street Filey for at least five years after the deaths of their girls and in 1920 sailed from Liverpool to Newfoundland aboard Grampian with their three youngest children, Henry, Ronald W. and Sarah. The eldest boy, Thomas Norrison junior doesn’t appear on the passenger list with them but the Shared Tree shows that his life ended in Florida rather than Canada.

Jane ELDERS was the daughter of Elisha who farmed Church Cliff for a while. She is the sister of Elizabeth (AP 863 · death · 21 May) and Newman (AP 165 · marriage · 28 January). She married the brother of Elizabeth CAMMISH whose story of love and loss was told by Charles Dickens in Household Words (see The Mystery of Robert Snarr).

Sarah Jane BARNES was the second wife of Robert MARRINER [MGKQ-WG7].

Row 25| 549 Marriner G428

In loving memory of SARAH JANE, wife of ROBERT MARRINER, died Dec 7th 1937, aged 80.

‘In Christ’s keeping’

Also of his son JOHN R. MARRINER (ROB), who passed away Oct 11th 1941.

‘Though I walk through the valley of death

Thou art with me’

And of his sister, MARIA ANN MARRINER, ‘CIS’, who passed over Nov 17th 1956, aged 80 years.

‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

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