John FOX was a Filey joiner who would later become “Clerk of this Church  [St Oswald’s] of the Fourth Generation”. His father was the Parish Clerk so his grandfather and great-grandfather (both called Francis) must have held the same post. John married Hannah ROSS on 28 July and their first child, Ann, was baptised at St Oswald’s a couple of months later. I haven’t found the cause of Ann’s early death. On the Shared Tree, she has nine siblings. Charles, “born after 1828 in Sheffield” seems an unlikely lad to me and the deaths of Francis, Henry Haggit and Grace have yet to be noted.

56 Fox B20  

In remembrance of JOHN FOX, Clerk of this Church of the Fourth Generation, who died November 17th 1856, aged 58 years.

Also, HANNAH his wife, who died Nov 26th 1871, aged 68 years.

Also of ANN, daughter of the above, who died February 22nd 1839, aged 10 years.

Also of JOHN SUMPTON, infant of the above.

‘Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an

hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh’


Crimlisk Survey 1977

Some Sources

Hannah ROSS Fox [LVQW-7QG]

DEATH: Hannah, Age at Death (in years): 67. GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 214.


DEATH: FOX, Ann, Age at Death (in years): 10. GRO Reference: 1839 M Quarter in SCARBROUGH Volume 24 Page 295.

Francis FOX

DEATH: FOX, Francis, Age at Death (in years): 72. GRO Reference: 1902 J Quarter in BRIDLINGTON Volume 09D Page 219.

Henry Haggit FOX

DEATH: FOX, Henry, Age at Death (in years): 55. GRO Reference: 1896 S Quarter in EDMONTON Volume 03A Page 185.

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION, Crimlisk Survey 1977: 40 FOX B8, “…and HENRY HAGGETT FOX, died 1st July 1896, aged 54 years, interred Tottenham cemetery.” (Note: Tottenham is in the EDMONTON Registration District.)

Grace FOX

DEATH: FOX, Grace, Age at Death (in years): 74. GRO Reference: 1921 J Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 411.

I think Grace died in the workhouse on Dean Road.

Pub Landlords

In 1861, William BARKER was working as a cartman, living with his wife Elizabeth and seven children on Queen Street. A year earlier they had buried their infant son John Rennard in St Oswald’s churchyard. Three of their daughters married. Ann had eight children with Walter BUDD (AP 252 · burial · 11 February), landlord of The Star towards the end of his life; Faith had seven with James FERGUSON; Ruth just one child with Tom Gray COCKSWORTH (AP 523 · marriage · 28 March). The offspring count for these three marriages on the Shared Tree is just two. Two daughters of William and Elizabeth had children out of wedlock. Hannah’s daughter Amy lived for just three months but Elizabeth’s son Ernest fared much better. He was raised by his mother in the household of his Aunt Hannah in Hope Street (1901) and West Avenue (1911). Hannah died in 1921 and shortly afterwards Ernest was enumerated in Hull, working as a grocer’s assistant. He married Gladys M. GREEN in 1928 and I think they had two daughters. Ernest’s mother died at his Westfield Avenue home in 1935. He was living at the same address when The Register was taken in September 1939, working as the branch manager of a grocery store and doing his civic duty as an ARP warden. The Luftwaffe would keep him busy in the months and years ahead.

North Wall 1000 Barker D44  Grey Granite

In loving remembrance of JOHN BARKER, son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH BARKER of Filey, who died March 6th 1860, aged 1 year and 10 months.

Also of the above WILLIAM, who died February 23rd 1871, aged 47 years.

‘His end was peace’

Also, the above ELIZABETH BARKER, who died April 11th 1891, aged 71 years.

She was…

     Words are wanting to say what


          What a wife and mother should be

                                         she was that.’

Also of HANNAH BARKER daughter of the above, born July 31 1853, died May 10 1921.

‘At rest’ Also of their daughter, ELIZABETH BARKER, 22nd May 1860 – 1st June 1935.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

(The headstone was moved to the North Wall after 1977 and the remembrance of daughter Elizabeth – on a separate plaque perhaps – was left behind or lost.)

Some sources

William BARKER

MARRIAGE: Free BMD Marriages Dec 1845: BARKER William & RENNARD Elizabeth, Bridlington 23 50.

DEATH: BARKER, William, Age at Death (in years): 47. GRO Reference: 1871 M Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 210.

Elizabeth RENNARD Barker

DEATH: BARKER, Elizabeth, Age at Death (in years): 71. GRO Reference: 1891 J Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 325.

John Rennard BARKER

BIRTH: BARKER, John Rennard, Mother’s Maiden Surname: RENNARD. GRO Reference: 1858 S Quarter in SCARBROUGH Volume 09D Page 249.

DEATH: BARKER, John Rennard, Age at Death (in years): 1. GRO Reference: 1860 M Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 208.


BIRTH: Registration not found. (The mother of Hannah Barker registered in Scarborough in the September Quarter of 1853 has the maiden surname RAINE in the GRO Births Index.)

DEATH: BARKER, Hannah, Age at Death (in years): 67. GRO Reference:1921  J Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 392.

Elizabeth BARKER

BIRTH: BARKER, Elizabeth, Mother’s Maiden Surname: RENNARD. GRO Reference: 1860 J Quarter in SCARBOROUGH  Volume 09D Page 279.

DEATH: BARKER, Elizabeth, Age at Death (in years): 75. GRO Reference: 1935 J Quarter in SCULCOATES Volume 09D Page 179.

After William died, his wife ran the Three Tuns in Murray Street for the next twenty years. Elizabeth senior died at the pub six days after the visit of the 1891 enumerator.

Life Long Friends

Row 4 1121 Brown D52

In memory of FRANCES MARY BROWN, beloved daughter of Wm. BROWN, M.D., died February 14th 1924, aged 78 years.

Also of SARAH HANNAH STEAD, the lifelong friend of the above, died April 1st 1936 in her 93rd year.

‘They have done what they could’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Frances and Sarah were children of the Holderness Plain, born about 25 miles apart. Frances has proved to be adept at avoiding the census limelight. I found her in only one census out of the eight she lived through. In 1891 she was enumerated at the Stead family home in Beverley. Twenty years earlier the house in Willow Grove was headed by widow Ann Stead and sheltered Sarah’s younger sisters Emma Mary and Christiana. In 1891 Christiana was the sole occupant, though she had a visitor on census night – Frances Mary Brown. So, Frances knew the family for many years but I didn’t find a source that placed her with Sarah at any time. We only have the stone. Its assertion that the spinsters did “what they could” begs an obvious question. Frances, I hope, was a good nurse. Sarah may have had plenty of free time to do “good works” – in six censuses that took a snapshot of her, five didn’t give her an occupation. In 1911 though, she wrote on her form that she was a Retired Nurse. She was living alone on Norman Avenue, two hundred metres from Frances.

The headstone gives the impression that they are together for eternity but this may not be the case. The St Oswald’s burial register gives 2, Granville Road, Filey as the last address for Frances – in the Street View below it is the house with satellite dishes, second from the right.

Sarah’s last address was in York but she died in Gloucestershire.

There is a photograph of the Old Mill in Oakridge Lynch here.

I don’t know if Frances had siblings. Emma Mary was the only Stead sister who married and she chose a 41-year-old widower as her helpmeet. Sarah was the last surviving Stead sister. The three did not create any children so I wonder who erected the headstone. William Brown the Chemist, I guess.

Lovely Flowers, So Young and Fair

Francis RICHARDSON and Mary, his wife have just one child on the Shared Tree. The GRO Births Index indicates the existence of five more and they may have had a seventh child – before they married.

The parents buried their two youngest children in 1862.

59 Richardson B17   

In affectionate remembrance of the beloved children of FRANCIS and MARY RICHARDSON, JANE ANN who died March 16th 1862, aged 1 year and 8 months.

Also, FRANCIS, who died November 28th 1862, aged 1 year and 3 months.

‘Those lovely flowers so young and fair

Called to an early tomb

Just came to see how sweet such flowers

In Paradise would bloom.’

Also of the above FRANCIS RICHARDSON, Master Mariner, who died Feb 13th 1883, aged 62 years.

Also of MARY his wife, who died April 27th 1895, aged 71 years.

Both interred at Cardiff.

‘Their warfare is accomplished’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

I failed to find a birth registration for Mary Ann in or about 1843. She appears in George CHEW’s household in 1851.

Here are some sources that may help to grow the family on the Shared Tree.

Francis RICHARDSON senior


RICHARDSON, Francis, Age at Death (in years): 62. GRO Reference: 1883 M Quarter in CARDIFF Volume 11A Page 208.


Buried 17 February 1883, Llandaff



RICHARDSON, Mary, Age at Death (in years): 71. GRO Reference: 1895 J Quarter in CARDIFF Volume 11A Page 178.




1851, Church Street, Filey

1861, 35 Cooks Row, Scarborough

1871, Norwood Street, Scarborough

1881, Scarbro House, Ely Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Jane Ann


RICHARDSON, Jane Ann, Mother’s Maiden Surname: WILLIS. GRO Reference: 1860 S Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 277.


16 Mar 1862, Filey? (The family was enumerated in Scarborough on 7 April 1861.)

RICHARDSON, Jane Ann, Age at Death (in years): 1. GRO Reference: 1862 M Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 211.


21 Mar 1862, St Oswald’s, Filey.

Francis Junior


RICHARDSON, Francis, Mother’s Maiden Surname: WILLIS. GRO Reference: 1861 S Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 295.


28 Nov 1862, Scarborough

RICHARDSON, Francis, Age at Death (in years): 1. GRO Reference: 1862 D Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 223.


1 Dec 1862, St Oswald’s, Filey.

The other children:-

Priscilla Dunn married George PALLISER in 1899; Mary b. 1853, married William HOLLINS in 1874; William Willis b. 1856, married Minnie Liza JOHN in 1888; Elizabeth b. 1858, married William Bilton SMITH in 1896.         

On Warfare

The use of chemical weapons in Ukraine.

A Husband and Father

Roland JENKINSON has yet to marry on the Shared Tree.

Roland’s last address was 43 West Road (Filey Genealogy & Connections) but his probate record notes he died at Scarborough Hospital.

In September 1939, at the age of 18, Roland was working as a Post Office messenger and living at 29 The Newlands with his parents and elder brother. The address is now Ash Road and if you follow the link, you can compare the old photo with Google Street View.

The women pictured years ago were chatting outside the house with the bush and blue recycling bin. The 1939 Jenkinson house is near the end of the road, on the right.

Roland’s parents are remembered at his grave in an Open Book that isn’t easy to decipher.

In loving memory of a dear husband, MATTHEW JENKINSON, died 4th May 1972, aged 81 years.

Also, his wife Emma Elizabeth, died 23 March 1977, aged 78 years.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Records of a marriage in 1944 and a birth in 1949 may be appropriate for this post.

Free BMD Marriages SEP 1947: GRACE Doreen & JENKINSON Roland, Buckrose 2a 121.     

Free BMD Births JUN 1949: JENKINSON Anne, (Mother’s Maiden Surname) Grace, Buckrose 2a 7.

The Cuddeford Sisters

The name is not a common one in England. With the variant Cuddiford, it spread a little in the 19th century with Devon and London vying for the honours of “heartland”. Compare the maps at the linked site to the illustration below.

Sisters Ann Eliza and Ellen were born in Devon and are remembered on a substantial headstone in St Oswald’s churchyard.

47 Fowler B4 | Granite

In affectionate remembrance of BENJAMIN FOWLER, who died March 3rd 1860, aged 54 years.

ELLEN, wife of the above, who died June 8th 1894, aged 75 years.

ANN ELIZA CUDDEFORD, who died February 1st 1860, aged 37 years.

JANE SMITH, eldest daughter of the above BENJAMIN & ELLEN FOWLER, who died April 8th 1915, aged 70 years.


Crimlisk Survey 1977

Benjamin FOWLER was a Riding Officer but he is also described in some sources as a “gentleman”. He was 36 years old when he married Ellen CUDDEFORD in Stokenham, a village just a mile from the haunts of smugglers in Torcross on the south coast of Devon. I am not quite sure how old Ellen was exactly – censuses and vital records can’t be reconciled – but she was about 12 years his junior. They had four daughters and two sons in almost eighteen years of marriage. Benjamin’s efforts on behalf of Customs and Excise may have been poorly rewarded and the value of his effects at death was less than £70,000 in today’s money.

A month after she buried her husband, and two months after her sister Ann Eliza had been laid to rest, the census enumerator found Ellen at 21 The Crescent with all of her children and Ann PEERS, 19, a servant from Hornsea. 

Photographed this morning

Jane Smith Fowler died in Scarborough in 1915 but I failed to find her in censuses after 1871. I have added some sources to Benjamin’s Collaboration tab.

Robinson and Crimlisk

George William ROBINSON married Jane Elizabeth CRIMLISK at Filey St Oswald’s in January 1909. George died in 1944 and Jane 22 years later.

Row 22 | 2072 Robinson F211a | Granite

In loving memory of GEORGE WM ROBINSON, at rest 17th Jan 1944, aged 53.

‘Ever in our thoughts’

Also JANE ELIZABETH wife of the above died 25th Feb 1966 aged 77 years.


Crimlisk Survey 1977

There is a flat stone at the foot of the grave remembering George and Jane’s son George Thomas and daughter-in-law Helen Joan DAVIES.

Row 22 | 2072 Robinson F211b

In loving memory of GEORGE THOMAS (CUB) ROBINSON, died 14th July 1986, aged 71.

Also, HELEN JOAN ROBINSON, died 22nd Nov 2004, aged 89.

East Yorkshire Family History Society, Filey St Oswald’s Part 3 ©2015

George William was the first of ten children born to Thomas Robert and Alice née MOORHOUSE. The Shared Tree has an extra daughter, Julia, for whom there isn’t a birth registration to be found. She features in the 1911 census though.

There were no more children born after Louis. Thomas Robert must have had a senior moment because in 1921 he named the daughter that arrived between his namesake son and Paul “Lillian”. (In most sources she is “Lilian”.)

Just mentioned Paul married Annie Elizabeth COWLING in September 1926. I expect Paul’s oldest brother George William may have been present at the ceremony  – and perhaps he appears in the wedding photograph below (behind the bride maybe).

Photographer unknown, September 1926, courtesy of Suzanne Pollard.

I walked along West Road this morning to photograph the house where Jane Elizabeth lived towards the end of her life (source EYFHS Filey St Oswald’s MI Survey).

Jane’s house, No.93, is open to the street.

In researching George [GDDG-5NS] and Jane I collected information that may be helpful to Shared Tree contributors. I will add some sources to the Collaboration tabs of several individuals tomorrow.

The pavements were icy in places this morning. On this day in 2018 and 2019 “frost flowers” bloomed in Crescent Gardens.

A Brickmaker’s Family

William RAWSON was born in South Collingham, Nottinghamshire towards the end of 1837, to parents John and Elizabeth née BODY.

East Nottinghamshire around Newark is at the edge of the Rawson heartland, stretching north through Derbyshire into south Yorkshire and then taking a leap south-westwards to Manchester.

William had two brothers and two sisters (at least) but he is the only one that appears to have left his home patch to seek a fortune. I don’t suppose anyone knows why he chose Filey and having started out as an agricultural labourer his prospects were not great. But he was a robust and fine-looking fellow and in 1866 he married Elizabeth Ann MAULSON, a Filey woman about ten years his junior. In 1871 they were living on Ravine Terrace with two children, John Thomas, 3, and Elizabeth, 2. I suspect it is their firstborn pictured below.

Photographer unknown, no date, courtesy of Marilyn Briggs.

After John Thomas and Elizabeth, there was a deluge of ten more children. The births of Robert Hornby and Mary Eliza were registered in Stockton, County Durham, but all bar one of the others first saw light in Filey. (William junior, number 7, was born in Riccall.)

William senior seems to have had a career change in Durham. In 1881 he told the enumerator he was a bricklayer’s labourer. Ten years later he was a brickmaker, but maybe not a successful one because in 1901 he gave “general labourer” as his occupation. 

The Shared Tree has married six of the children but two more had exchanged vows in my RootsMagic database.

You may have noticed that the firstborn son John Thomas appears twice in the Shared Tree. In his 1888 death registration, he is just John. A labourer, he died at Cayton at the end of May and was buried in St Oswald’s churchyard on the third of June. He doesn’t have a marked grave. He had married Ann MAINPRIZE in Bridlington less than five months earlier and she would register John’s death and the birth of their son George in the June quarter of 1888. (You should check this information – and every other fact in the lists above.)

John the First made way for William and Elizabeth Ann’s last child, John the Second, who was tragically killed in a fall (see An Accidental Death). His memorial stone in the churchyard has toppled and broken in half. The hidden part of the inscription remembers his parents.

Marilyn also kindly donated this photo to Looking at Filey but she was not certain that it shows the Rawsons in later years. If the youngest boy here is John the Second, he looks to be about five years old, dating the photograph to around 1895.  That year, Robert Hornby was 24, William 16 and Charles 13.

I didn’t have information about William junior’s death. He was easy to trace. He married Angelina SPAVIN in 1902, five years after older brother Robert had married Angelina’s sister Hannah. In 1911 William had three children and was working as a blast furnace labourer in Loftus. In 1939 he was a “road worker” living in Scalby with Angelina and their daughter Minnie, 34. William’s birth date is given as 1 November 1880 in The Register but his birth was recorded in the December Quarter of the previous year. His death was registered in the September Quarter of 1958, aged 78.

I think it is the brickmaker’s family.

Researching More Broadley

One thing led to another. Wondering when the row of houses on Filey Foreshore that includes St Kitts was built, I looked for old maps. This is how the site looked in 1851.

The first block of The Crescent had been built but the South Pampletines undercliff from Cargate Hill south to Mouse Haven must have looked like the Nuns Walk does today. The darker patch where the X is may have been a small pond. I think I have marked the location of No.2 The Foreshore accurately but you can check by visiting the National Library of Scotland to get a feel for the area on an early 1” Ordnance Survey map. The initial surveying was done around the time John Bourryeau BROADLEY died but the map was not published until about twenty years later. Survey teams may have returned in the 1870s and 80s to find houses on The Foreshore that were not there in the late 1860s. Look here and get your bearings by moving the transparency slider. Note the present-day “pond” where children paddle in the summer months.

Even at this small scale, you should be able to roughly locate St Kitts. But head to the North Yorkshire County Council website and look at their Historic Map. Zoom out from Northallerton Station and scroll eastwards to Filey. When you reach the foreshore area zoom in until the building plan appears, outlined in red. The Paddling Pool will be a visual cue and the historic base will look very similar to the 1851 map shown above.

The house from which John B. Broadley departed in 1867 is architecturally very similar to the one he occupied in Scarborough in 1861. This made me think he may have used his inherited wealth to build five houses by the sea in New Filey and occupy one, naming it St Kitts because he knew where his bread had been buttered. Perhaps someone has the deeds of one of the houses, giving a year of construction that would support or trash this hypothesis. I now think the houses were built after John’s death and it is just a coincidence that one was named St Kitts.

John and his family are represented on the FamilySearch Shared Tree here but the woman responsible for his middle name is not related to him by blood. She is the wife of his granduncle John.

Elizabeth was the eldest of eleven girls born to sugar plantation owners Zachariah BOURRYEAU and Sophia SHAW. The girls had one brother, John, and when he died only Elizabeth, Hannah and Mary appear to have been beneficiaries of his will and the ensuing sale of the Simon estates in Grenada and St Kitts. Elizabeth had been married to John Broadley for thirteen years when her brother died and the journey made by her portion to later members of the Broadley family has been difficult to follow. Cutting to the chase, John the Lancer is arguably a Broadley alpha male in Burke’s Landed Gentry, but in reality, it was his aunt Sophia, Lady of the Manor in Welton, who owned thousands of acres in the East Riding. She was much revered.

On the day of the funeral, Sophia’s nephew Captain Broadley rode in the first mourning coach with his wife Eleanor, Mr W. H. Harrison and Mrs Sykes. William Henry HARRISON was the husband of Sophia’s younger sister Mary – and he inherited the lionesses’ share, including Welton House (page 2 if you follow this link to an East Riding Museums pdf).

My research yesterday led me to other Broadley men of war.

Broadley Harrison

John Henry William Harrison-Broadley

Squadron Leader John Harrison-Broadley

Death or Glory

He died over 150 years ago and his small headstone doesn’t look Victorian.

John’s middle name is perfect for mangling. Knowing there is a French connection in his past, I am going to settle for BOURRYEAU. It is a minority spelling in the sources but the half dozen or more variants found are unconvincing.

It is clearly a matter of pride that he was a Captain of the 17th Lancers. He must have been a boy soldier to have achieved this rank at the age of twenty-four. He was 37 and had left the army when he married. About four months after his wedding day he would have received news of the deaths of over a hundred of his former brothers-in-arms. The Russians cut the Light Brigade lancers down as they charged into the Valley of Death. Not the Scots Greys. And photographer Roger Fenton’s Death Valley is some distance from the site of the carnage.

17th Lancers, cap badge, by GMJ –, Public Domain

John was born into a wealthy family, the money coming mainly from inheritance. Made initially by African slaves in West Indies plantations and banked by Zachariah Bourryeau, huge sums were bequeathed to his son John and three daughters. There was property too and John BROADLEY, who had married Elizabeth Bourryeau, found himself in possession of Blyborough Hall in Lincolnshire. I am not sure how the Broadley family came to buy hundreds of acres of East Yorkshire, but John the Lancer received a share. Rents and his army pension were enough to fund a three-storey dwelling in Trafalgar Square, Scarborough – plenty big enough for a man, his wife and three servants. I have not found evidence of the move to Filey after 1861 and there isn’t a last address in the EYFHS St Oswald’s Burials Survey. One of the slaver’s plantations, however, was on the island of St Kitts and there is a house with this name on Filey’s Foreshore Road (aka The Beach).

Photographed today

This may be where John Bourryeau Broadley spent his final years before congestion of the brain took him. (What we might call “cerebral haemorrhage” nowadays.) His effects at probate were valued at less than £1,500 (about £130,000 today).

John’s wife was a widow for 42 years. She died in London in 1909.

More information online –

Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery

South Ella Hall, Anlaby (pdf): The Broadley Family