Flight of Fancy 59 · Red Squirrel

Hunmanby Sands

Walter HEADLEY has yet to join his six siblings on the Shared Tree. Six years had passed since the birth of his sister Clara so his appearance may have been as much a surprise as that of his niece Dorothy May. On census night 1921, they are together in Cayton, both aged six. In 1939 he is living with his parents, sister Clara and her husband Herbert METCALFE. He is single and working as a clerk. I don’t know if he married and there is some evidence that he preferred to be called Peter, so he could easily slip through anyone’s net.

Jane HUNTER was born on 2 December and baptized at the Ebenezer. A month or so after her tenth birthday she was received into the Anglican church by the Reverend A N Cooper. At twenty she married Mortimer “Shaggy” CHAPMAN at St Oswald’s and they had six children. (There is a puzzling inconsistency in the census reporting of Annie/Annie Hunter that needs to be explained.)

Joseph WILSON and Mary DICKINSON had twelve children and though the majority reached adulthood they were not the marrying kind. I think all have memorials in Filey churchyard.

Mary ROSS is the daughter of Samuel ROSS (AP 1104 · marriage · 30 June) and Sarah Ann ROBINSON (AP 1105 · marriage · 30 June).

See The Filey Tindalls for information about Peter and his family.

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