Doing the Math

Filey Genealogy & Connections has 92 people called APPLEBY in the database. I have added another forty – but there are just three with a memorial in the churchyard. Francis Appleby, his wife Catherine nee TOALSTER, and their son Frank are not yet represented on the FamilySearch Shared Tree. While gathering information that would enable a connection to be made to Applebys with IDs, I noticed some some discrepancies in the data that I thought required some attention.

Frank is a second great grandson of Thomas Appleby and Rachel LEPPINGTON. It was a surprise to discover that a sister and brother of Rachel’s married siblings of Thomas.

But this post is about James and the discrepancy marked by the red X.

Five of the seven sources attached to James are census returns, and all give his estimated birth year as 1862. If he died in 1944 his calculated age of death would be 82.

Free BMD  has this record ­…

Deaths Jun 1944  

APPLEBY James, [Age at Death] 80, Scarbro’ 9d 311.

…indicating birth in 1864. Further investigation shows this to have been another James, born in Seamer to James Appleby and Ann TROWHELL.

Another source attached to “our James” is the 1939 Register, a “war census” taken on 29 September, which gives his birthdate as 5 October 1860 and his calculated age, therefore, is 79. If the information is correct, he would have celebrated his eightieth birthday six days later.

In the other censuses, however, his given age is remarkably consistent for his birth in 1861. (Do the math, bearing in mind that his birthday was after the censuses – if October is the correct month).

Here is the GRO Births Index record.

APPLEBY, James, Mother’s Maiden Surname: LEPPINGTON. GRO Reference: 1861 D Quarter in BRIDLINGTON Volume 09D Page 269.

This fits perfectly with the 1871 to 1911 censuses where his given age ends with a nine, every time.

The seventh source for James on the Shared Tree is his marriage to Rachel on 20 August 1882. He informed the clerk that he was 21, which is correct for his birth in 1861.

His Free BMD death registration offers this –

Deaths Jun 1940

APPLEBY, James, [Age at Death] 81, Buckrose 9d 108.

Filey Genealogy & Connections gives 25 June 1940 as the date of his burial and his last address as 38 Queen Street, Filey – the address listed in the 1939 Register. But, if you do the math, his age should have been 78 – or 79 if the Register had used 5 October 1860 as its birthday benchmark. I can’t explain this discrepancy.

1939 Register screenshot

(Obscured by the transctiption label are George, James & Rachel’s son, and widow Jane Newbold, housekeeper. I don’t yet know her maiden name.)

Find James and Rachel on the Shared Tree.

Tree 60 · Glen Gardens

Deaths Remembered

In another attempt to get the churchyard project moving again, I have created a spreadsheet where I log only the people mentioned on Filey St Oswald’s headstones, kerbs and stone tablets. Given that roughly a third of graves have no markers reduces the population to about 3,500. In the last couple of weeks I have put in a lot of hours – and recorded details of just 10 stones and 34 people.

With the prospect of being taken out any moment by the Fauci Flu or a nuclear missile, there really isn’t much incentive to continue this work. But I will. I think the exercise it gives my brain ameliorates the damage done to it by the aluminium and barium that has dropped from the sky over the last couple of decades.

Spreadsheets can be dull things but I have tried to spice this one up a little by making it divulge weekly stats – proportions of males and females, those who entered the world and/or left it in Filey, those who drowned, died in other accidents or were killed in wars. The average age of death for each sex may prove to be of interest. With just 20 males and 14 females logged thus far these ages are currently 39 and 58. Three boys failing to reach their first birthday have an impact on such a small sample.

The last time I looked, nineteen people had died of Covid-19 in Filey and Hunmanby. Over a year of lockdown walks, I have only met one person who caught the disease – and have heard already of two people in the town severely damaged by the “vaccines”. I think we will have to get used to many vaccine related deaths that will be blamed on Covid. And, if we don’t take the jab, learning what it is like to be a social outcast or concentration camp inmate. Life under tyranny lacks appeal. It makes a nuclear war seem attractive. (Bang better than whimper.) Either way

Mark of Man 59 · St Oswald’s Churchyard

Deaths Foretold

Over the last ten years or so, the St Oswald’s Churchyard Project has changed my thoughts about death and dying. I have already used up my biblical span, so it is almost time for me to go. It will be a blessing. But for people much younger, these are dark days, depending on how much you know about Build Back Better and The Great Reset.

I won’t be around when the New World Order is a going concern. But perhaps nobody will be.

I have been waiting for the BBC to bring me news of what is going on in and around Ukraine. Not a mention until yesterday, when more than enough minutes were taken up with commentary and soundbites of an interview with Hunter Biden. Seems a nice young man, with a wonderful dad. The compassion of the UK regime’s propaganda machine can take the breath away. Showing much concern now for the health of Alexei Navalny in his Russian prison – when they have cared not a jot for Julian Assange in a jail much closer to Broadcasting House.

NATO forces from many countries will begin Defender exercises in a few weeks time. What could possibly go wrong? The leaders of the Russian Federation, after years of sanctions and name-calling, are preparing for the worst – and being accused of “aggression” by Western observers.

UK regime figures show that about 700 people have been killed by the safe and effective Covid-19 “vaccines” and almost 500,000 “reactions” have so far been reported on the Yellow Card system. BBC reports of the AstraZeneca blood clotting issue always come with an assertion that a proven link of the five UK deaths to this brand of jab has yet to be established.

War, if it happens in May, will be mostly confined to the northern hemishphere (where the missiles are. A long hot summer then, followed by a long cold nuclear winter everywhere.

If it doesn’t happen, we can enjoy instead the collapse of the global financial system. Kicking off by the end of the year, perhaps earlier.

Then there is the Great Reset – and for that to work as planned, the bell has to toll for almost everyone. Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.

Nature Morte 20 · Mole

Talpa europaea, Filey St Oswald’s churchyard