Filey Genealogy & Connections brings Amy down to earth on 16 December 1866 but does not specify the location. Twenty-six months later she is baptised at Filey Wesleyan Chapel. Her parents are Charles Anakin and Betsy.
I searched the Shared Tree giving Filey as her birthplace and there is just one human female with the name in this universe. Her parents – Charles Anakin and Betsy EZARD married at Scarborough St Mary’s with Holy Apostles in March 1864. Amy was born, however, on 21 December 1865 in Walworth, Surrey, 250 miles to the south. Hmm.
Walworth and Newington are a mile apart, with Elephant and Castle in between. So, not born in Filey then. But an inexplicably late registration if the Shared Tree birth is correct.
In December 1868, Amy was presented with a brother, John Leonard, born in Filey and also baptised at the Wesleyan Chapel according to FG&C. The GRO Births Index shows a Scarborough registration. I don’t have access to the Wesleyan registers and the Shared Tree doesn’t have sources for the baptisms of these children.
Charles and Betsy’s third child is supposedly another John born in Filey. As John Leonard was still around “John S. Amakin” is surely his double. The couple then moves to Wakefield to make Edith Emma and Charles junior and on to Liverpool to have more babies. Two children died at 115 Great Homer Street – Edith Emma in June 1876 aged five and Richard Ernest in the winter of 1878 before he reached his first birthday. The leaving of Liverpool by half the surviving siblings may have been prompted by these losses.
Amy and three of her siblings die in the United States.
Elizabeth Ann MAULSON is the second daughter of Richard (AP 1125 · burial · 3 July) and Harriet Marshall HORNER. She was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s. She married George William RICHARDSON there in 1920.
Herbert King was 27 when he married Hilda HALL at St Oswald’s in 1915. FG&C gives him three occupations – groom, gardener and butcher. I can’t believe that these would have saved him from doing his duty in the trenches. He survived the First World War but died about three decades before Hilda and isn’t mentioned in churchyard despatches,
Alice Beatrice LESTER was the daughter of the Vicar of Skipsea and married the Vicar of Flamborough. In 1939, Civil Defence and St John’s Ambulance Duties had been listed against her name in The Register. She was 34 when she married and I don’t think she had any children.
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In loving memory of BERTIE JOHNSON, who died Nov 6th 1923, aged 51 years.
Also, his daughter BERTHA M. JOHNSON, who died Dec 13th 1931, aged 23 years.
‘At rest’Crimlisk Survey 1977