Flight of Fancy 49 · Old Woman Dancing

Guano Art

Mary Willis POWLEY married “Dick Cat” CAPPLEMAN in 1932. I wonder how Richard’s father acquired his byname – “Cat”. Mary’s father went by “Chilly”, which is equally thought-provoking. Answers please in a comment. (A note in Filey Genealogy & Connections says George Burton is the informant of John Powley’s by name.)

I added numbers to this photo of a CRIMLISK wedding for a post in the old Looking at Filey blog and memory tells me that “Chilly” is pictured – but haven’t the courage now to give his number. I hope Penny will forgive me if I am mistaken in thinking the groom is John “Jack” CRIMLISK and the bride Frances POWLEY, the sister of today’s birthday celebrant. So, is Mary in this photo too? (December 1946.)

Coates WELBURN isn’t related by blood to Allinson (burial anniversary two days ago). You will see on FamilySearch that he wasn’t the first to be given the unusual first name but I’m not sure who was first blessed with it. It was passed as a middle name to two sons of “our” Coates and his wife Edith Grace CLARKE.

The Shared Tree IDs on the grid show Dinah and Samuel in limbo. Dinah’s “possible duplicate” gives her a past. (For me, a fancifully distant one was triggered by her father Moses). Samuel is better served by FG&C.

Ronnie is also remembered on the memorial to his parents in Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough. See also Ronnie’s Girl

Global Temperature

You may recall my graphs six days ago of Winter and Spring mean temperatures recorded at Durham Tees Weather Station for the last fifteen years. The Spring running average is almost a flatline. Neil Oliver informed us during his GB News monologue (18 June) –

The latest figures from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the infamous IPCC, show that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for fifteen years.

This is at the beginning. All nine minutes are recommended

The Disconsolate Widow

Margaret COWLING was baptised at Filey St Oswald’s on this day in 1815. On Christmas Eve 1842 she married fisherman Thomas HUNTER in the same church. The couple is together on Filey Genealogy & Connections but not yet on the FamilySearch Shared Tree. They are childless on FG&C and this morning I didn’t know how long they lived. I couldn’t find them in any England & Wales census and had little hope that they had emigrated – it isn’t what fishermen do in my experience. Disappearing from the records usually means that they have died – and their widows have married again.

Margaret had been married for forty-one days (by my reckoning) but I am quite sure that she is the disconsolate widow. I will make an effort to find her in happier circumstances. The drowned brothers appear to have been the sons of John CAMMISH and Elizabeth EDMOND. FG&C doesn’t give them marriages, children and dates of death. Just a brief note for Robert – “1841: at home with his parents”.

I have little to say about the other anniversary people. Elizabeth DAVIS was the greatest challenge – a singleton on FG&C with a one-word note. “Married?” The date of her burial and age at death ), didn’t help much.

Dog 37 · Willow

Parish Wood