Metal 23 · Manhole Cover

Bertha Joyce Agar MOFFET was the daughter of Mary Veronica SUGGIT (AP 97 · birth · 17 January). Her father, William Martin Moffet,  born in Carlisle in 1888, married Mary in Bradford in 1914. Bertha was born in Birkenhead, married Dennis Alfred BURTON, and died in Barnstaple, Devon, in 1990.  Her Filey connection is with great grandfather Thomas SUGGIT (AP 1209 · death · 17 July).

Mary Ellen HARGRAVE was born in Filey and baptised at St Oswald’s. Her father Frederick James [G9SS-79M], a commercial clerk in engineering, was a native of Leeds and married Jane Elizabeth LEPPINGTON in Scarborough in 1882 (though not yet on the Shared Tree).

Filey Genealogy & Connections has given Mary Ellen in marriage to “Alpheous Georgius KIDD” born in Goole in 1883 and says his parents are George Richard and Elizabeth née WRIGHT.

Kath noted in FG&C…

there was another ‘Kidd’ family from Goole and in Scarbro in 1891;  mother was Margaret A., children – Alice, Albert & ? Maude & on Falsgrave Rd.

The stage was set for a mix-up.

The marriage of William Alfred Kidd and Annie Reed was registered in Scarborough in 1882 and a member of Find my past points out that William Alfred was the brother of the aforementioned George Richard who married Elizabeth Wright in Goole in 1880. So, although FG&C has given Alphaeus the wrong parents, the lad has the right paternal grandparents. Whoever puts Mary Ellen and her children on the Shared Tree will have to tread carefully.

Arthur KILNER crossed the Pennines to marry Florence Emily FEATHERSTONE in Filey. Florence was a war widow. She had married soldier Horace NICHOLLS in Buttershaw near Bradford in 1915. Born in Peterborough, Horace had been posted to Filey with the Hunts Cyclists and formed a relationship with Florence. I don’t know why they travelled a distance to marry but after his battalion was disbanded Horace was transferred to the London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) and sent to the Western Front. He was killed in action near Menin and although his body was recovered from the battlefield it was subsequently lost and he is remembered at the Ypres Memorial (source Dan Eaton).

Florence’s second marriage was cut short by Arthur’s early death at the age of 37 in 1932 – about a year after their daughter Edna was born.

Florence married Arthur Coates WELBURN in 1934.

(Mary Featherstone is Florence’s stepmother. Her birth mother died when Florence was about two years old. Florence and her first husband have a minimal presence on the Shared Tree.)

Row 26 |565 Abbey G436 | Granite cross

In loving memory of ANNIE ABBEY, born May 26th 1863, died Dec 20th 1911.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Eliza FRANKISH was the youngest daughter of John William (AP 496 · burial · 23 March) and Mary Jane GRICE. She married Fred Alfred “Ocka dolls” BURTON in 1914. In a note on FG&C, Kath explains, “anyone with ocka dolls has big feet!” Nobody on the Internet seems to know this. Eliza and Fred have an “open book” stone in the churchyard but the only photograph I have of it was taken during my placeholder survey of the complete churchyard. It was a mess.

Row 25 | 542 Burton G422 | Open book

In loving memory of a dear husband, FRED BURTON, died 28th April 1958.

Also of his beloved wife, ELIZA BURTON, reunited 7th December 1958.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

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