Horse Trading

Graves BULMER, Neighbour 2 a few days ago, led a seemingly quiet existence. His son was rather more lively and I wrote about some of his adventures in Looking at Filey – The Liquidation of James Bulmer.

Today, while trying to sort out the paternity of James’ children for FamilySearch Tree, I happened upon an instance of misbehaviour by one of his sons.

“A Bill to the Whole World”

Singular Horse Dealing at Scarborough

Pony “Warranted Quiet When Sound.”

A singular state of affairs was revealed at Scarborough Court on Monday, when James Bulmer, jun. (35), horse dealer, Filey, was charged with obtaining a pony by false pretences. Mr Nicholl (Deputy Town Clerk) in the course of the proceedings mentioned three instances in which the prisoner had given bills payable to the York City and County Bank in payment of horses, where he had an account. In the case in question the prisoner bought a pony for £7 from Mr. Crawshaw, of Scarborough, in payment for which prisoner handed him a bill, which was stamped, and on it prisoner had written: “Pay to my order the sum of £7 for value received to Mr. Newman Crawshaw, Langdale Road, Scarborough, (Signed) James Bulmer, 36 Queen Street, Filey.”

The Chairman: Is it a promissory note?

Town Clerk: No. It is a bill addressed to the whole world. (Laughter.)

Mr. Crawshaw said he would not have parted with the pony if he had not thought the bill would entitle him to £7 when presented at the bank, which marked the bill as worthless. He gave the prisoner a recept and a warranty. The latter was as follows:- “Warranted quiet to drive and ride when sound.” (Laughter.)

Prisoner was remanded on bail.

Bradford Daily Telegraph 31 January 1899

James senior was almost certainly young James’ father but the lad’s mother was probably Ann TEMPLE and not, as Filey Genealogy & Connections has it, “Mary Ann BULMER”. James junior was born in 1864, eleven years before his father married “Miss Temple” but the most convincing birth registration I have for him is in June Quarter 1864 in Bridlington. His name is given as “James Bulmer TEMPLE”. The mother’s maiden surname is absent, suggesting an illegitimate birth. Ann was 23 years old and at the 1861 census was living with James senior at Moor Farm, Reighton, as his housekeeper.

Ann is on FamilySearch Tree in several guises, waiting to be hitched. Here is one. Poor Newman Crawshaw isn’t on the World Tree yet but his household in 1901 is easily found in Sources.

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Mini Ice Age Cancelled

This morning, whatever the weather, I planned to photograph the three benches that feature in Today’s Image.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When the trees were cut down a couple of years ago the bench on the right was turned to provide a sea view. I was surprised that the snowy picture was taken in 2012. Memory connects the harsh December with 2010. I’ve checked the Whitby weather data and see that the minimum temperature on this day 2010 was 3.1°C, in 2012 it was minus 2.8 and today, in Filey, 6.2°C. (Weather Underground didn’t host any Filey personal stations back in 2012.)

So, on this particular day of the year, a tiny scrap of the globe has warmed a bit.

Back from my walk, YouTube piqued my interest at coffee break with Mini Ice Age Cancelled. An entertaining seven minutes with a challenging message.

I was inspired to spend much of the day preparing graphs and histograms for Canary’s first end of month report. For the ten years 2008 – 2017, December daily highs trend resolutely upward but at most of my ten sample weather stations, a corner appears to have been turned this month. Ice Age Farmer may be onto something.

Neighbours · 2

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I’m not sure who Graves BULMER’s parents are, or if he had any siblings. He has a limited representation on FamilySearch Tree.

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At the 1841 census, he was with wife Ann and their three young boys, farming from Moor House, at the edge of the village in the vicinity of Common Right Road. Ten years later his address was given as “the Houses near the Railway Station”, though an 1851 map shows there were hardly any dwellings in that part of Filey at that time. He had left the land to work as a publican and fishmonger. He died before the 1861 census was taken.

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In affectionate remembrance of GRAVES BULMER who died October 11th 1858, aged 52 years.

‘While spirits in the clouds above

Do sing and praise redeeming love

Their bodies in the bed of clay

Wait silent till the joyful day.’

Also JAMES BULMER, son of the above, died Feb 16th 1911, aged 77 years

‘Peace & rest’

Ann, a widow for fifteen years, was buried in St Oswald’s churchyard in 1873, though I don’t know exactly where. The space beneath Graves’ inscription waited another forty years or so before being filled with a remembrance of eldest son James’ passing.

In 1871 Ann was enumerated in Chapel Street North, described as an Innkeeper. In Filey Genealogy & Connections she is listed as a Beer House Keeper. Her domain, The Star, is pictured below about half a century after her death.

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1920, photographer unknown, courtesy Joanne Cammish