In All Thy Ways Acknowledge Him

George Welburn PRESTON was born in Filey Parish and baptised at St Oswald’s on 19 March 1894. He married Hilda MALTON in Beverley in 1914 as the carnage got underway. I don’t know how many months or years he spent caring for the injured and traumatised but he died on this day in 1917 from wounds received. He is buried at Ficheux.

George’s name was unfamiliar to me. Though his life began in Filey, the CWGC considered him a native of Bridlington – and at the time of his death, Hilda was living with he parents in Beverley. George is remembered on the Beverley War Memorial and in the Minster.

Edith Beaumont BATES

Stained glass, St Oswald’s.

See Cousin Edith

John William BEAN was baptized at St Oswald’s. He was thirteen when his father drowned from the herring coble Unity and as the elder son, he became the “man of the house”. His mother did not marry again until 1904 when John was 25. He married Margaret Cammish OVERY (AP 1040 · death · 19 June) the following year. He worked as a joiner and his last address was 13 Mitford Street.

Joseph STOCKDALE & Susanna WILLIS married at St Oswald’s. Joseph was born in New Romney, Kent, the son of preventive officer John. He is also a brother of John Gennery (AP 1122 · marriage · 31 May), a granduncle of John Revill (AP 925 · burial · 31 May), and uncle of Nathan (AP 1031 · baptism · 18 June). He worked as a painter and glazier but his life was a short one. Susanna did not marry again. Joseph junior, the youngest child, was only two when his father died and was not in good health. He was described in the 1861 census as an invalid and is remembered, with his parents, on an out-of-kilter headstone.

Row 16 | 352 Stockdale G288

Sacred to the memory of JOSEPH STOCKDALE, the beloved husband of SUSANNA STOCKDALE, who departed this life April 27th 1851, aged 33 years.

‘He died in peace’

Also of SUSANNA STOCKDALE, widow of the above, who departed this life September 16th 1888, aged 70 years.

Also, JOSEPH, son of the above, who died March 3rd 1868, aged 18 years.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

God called Eliza DIXON at the age of 77. She had married James RICHARDSON, an auctioneer and valuer, in Hull in the summer of 1842. Filey Genealogy  & Connections has given them only one daughter, Mary, who is remembered with them in Filey churchyard.

Row 26 | 567 Richardson G434

In memory of JAMES RICHARDSON, late of Sigglesthorne, who died July 11th 1875, aged 62 years.

ELIZA, widow of the above, who died Sep 18 1895, aged 77 years.

‘God called me’

Also, MARY WATSON, daughter of the above, who died at Newbiggin, Nov 21 1910, aged 67 years.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Abstract 106 · Black Cliff Wall