954 Arnold C12Replacement Stone

Remembered with love, our parents STEPHEN ERIC ARNOLD Priest, 1886 – 1966,

and LILY ARNOLD, 1900 – 1984.

(Stephen’s dates given previously: 18th Sept 1886, 23rd Feb 1966

Crimlisk Survey 1977 updated

Stephen’s father, William Robert ARNOLD, farmed at Notton near Barnsley – and married a farmer’s daughter. In 1901, Stephen was with his maternal grandparents at Wintersett, not far from Wakefield. Their address was “Angler’s Arms”, now the Anglers Retreat. The land nearby is now a Country Park.

Stephen would tend a number of flocks in his lifetime. He attended the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield and at the age of 24 was ordained into the Lincoln Diocese. From the parish of Wildmore in Lincolnshire he returned to his home patch, serving as a curate at Wakefield Cathedral between 1919 and 1924. He married Lily MORLEY in that church in 1924 and then went back to Lincolnshire to undertake pastoral work in a number of villages and hamlets – in roughly chronological order Usselby, New Cleethorpes, Benniworth with Market Stainton, Ranby, and East & West Keal. Stephen and Lily celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary in Woodhall Spa and eight years later found themselves in South Kelsey. I wonder what prompted them to cross the Humber and move to Filey.

Some sources

Stephen Eric ARNOLD

BIRTH: ARNOLD, Stephen Eric, Mother’s Maiden Surname: KENYON. GRO Reference: 1886 D Quarter in BARNSLEY UNION Volume 09C Page 164.


DEATH: Free BMD Deaths Mar 1966: ARNOLD Stephen E, Age at Death 79, SCARBORO 1B 1074.


Cliff Point House, 2018


BIRTH: MORLEY, Lily, Mother’s Maiden Surname: MERCER. GRO Reference: 1900 M Quarter in ASTON Volume 06D Page 419.

CENSUS: 115 Overton Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, with parents William James and Clara Jane (MERCER), brothers William Henry & Frank. (2 siblings had died before 1911.)

DEATH: 1984, ARNOLD, Lily, Year of Birth: 1900. GRO Reference: DOR  Q3/1984 in BEDFORD (3091C) Volume 9 Page 195.

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