Slim Pickings

All but Thomas ANDREW have FamilySearch IDs, so feel free to log in there and attempt to resolve my orange uncertainties. Thomas is a singleton who appears in Filey without any back story and dies leaving only one piece of information – his final address was No.1 Belle Vue Street, Filey.

Today’s married couple was initially George ANGEL and Elizabeth DARLEY – until I discovered Elizabeth was a widow when she hooked up with the young farmer. In 1841 she is in Cayton with George, her daughter Elizabeth Darley, and the mysterious Charlotte listed as 34-year-old George’s “granddaughter”. George is a widower in 1851 but his granddaughter Charlotte is still with him. Five-year-old grandson George D PASHBY is in residence too. Elizabeth FEATHERSTONE’s death in 1833 is obviously suspect if she was Mrs Angel in 1841. After 1851 I couldn’t find George in England and Wales and suspected he had emigrated. Several sources appear to place him in Canada with other Angels from Hutton Buscel but the dates and circumstances were not convincing enough for me to colour them green.

Emily Annie JACKSON is with her widowed mother in Scarborough in 1911 and, it seems, on her own and unmarried in 1921. Her death at the age of 43 appears to be a good fit but I felt more evidence was needed.

Christopher ROUTH was baptised in Hawes and the woman he married in Filey in 1856 had travelled much further, from Bungay in Suffolk, to make a life on the Yorkshire coast. Christopher and the former Ann BORRETT don’t appear to have had any children but at least one of Christopher’s brothers also came to Filey and married into an established extended family network here. “Routh” was given to a number of local children as a middle name. The possible death of Christopher in 1909 was registered in Keighley and requires supporting evidence.

There may be more slim pickings tomorrow.

Measure of Man 82 · Public Inconvenience


Mark of Man 85 · Archaeology

Filey Sands scoured out


1872 Filey · Birth  Ernest Richard was one of seven children born to Robert CRAWFORD and Elizabeth BRAMLEY – and the only one not to reach adulthood. He has a memorial in the churchyard of unique (to Filey) design.

1804 Hutton Buscel · Baptism  There are three generations of ANGELs on Filey Genealogy & Connections (FG&C), all born in Hutton Buscel. George is the most recent and, as I begin writing this, I don’t know if he left the village, or where he died. One of his offspring must have spread their wings because there are descendants in Filey. The flight is suspect, however, as the link person appears to be a girl-child with three warnings attached – parents married after the parents’ birth, father 13 years old when the person was born, and mother was 9 years old when the person was born.

FamilySearch offers an 1851 census source that indicates the above problems have been resolved somehow.

The age of Charlotte PASHBY is puzzling, but George D’s family moved from Cayton and three younger sisters were born in Filey.

1810 Filey · Marriage  Sarah, daughter of HenryandAnnwould marryJohn CHAPMAN in 1839 and the Shared Tree shows how many descendants ensued. Henry, a mariner, died in the Scarborough Seamen’s Hospital in 1850. Ann lived on and the Seamen’s Hospital would be her last address too. She died in 1873 and two years earlier the census had noted she shared accommodation with a “servant” at the Hospital – her granddaughter Mary Ann Chapman, 31 and unmarried. (FG&C gives Mary Ann three children, fathers unknown.)

1976 Filey · Death Matthew HAXBY awaits his wife on the Shared Tree. Florence May has an ID – they can be hitched any day.

I have a placeholder photo of their headstone in St Oswald’s churchyard.

I’ll put a better picture on the Shared Tree as a memory soon.

1942 Filey · Burial  Margaret Cowling OVERY, the mother of Tom Robert Overy ROBINSON, is “Maggy” on the Shared Tree and not yet married.