Doctor Scrivener Revisited

Today is the anniversary of Charles Waters SCRIVENER’s death in 1882 at the early age of 48. I wrote about him on the original Looking at Filey and hope you will check him out there. Scrivener stands up fairly well six years on but I made some assumptions back then and left one or two threads loose – and I’m not sure I can tie those neatly even now.

I surmised that Charles’ second wife, Mary Ann WOODALL, may have been a widow because her unmarried sister “June CALAM” was enumerated at the Scrivener residence in Rutland Street Filey in 1881. A reasonable assumption to make but it appears that Jane Ann CALAUM was her half –sister. This fact is not quite accurately recorded at the 1891 Census. A Jane Ann SCRIVENER is Keeper of a lodging house on the Promenade, Bridlington and her older unmarried half-sister Jane CALAHAN is with her. Oh, and it is Miss Scrivener! Ten years later Charles’ second wife is Mary Ann again but still denying widowhood, boarding with the GRINSDALEs at 23 Junction Street, Hilderthorpe. The sisters’ mother was Anna BRAMBLES and she has at least two records on FamilySearch Tree. Her “marriage ID” is MJDZ-WPS.

Charles is on FST with ID MGHP-GZY but without any wives at all.

Six years ago I knew Charles and Jane Margaret SWEET’s surviving child, son Thomas, had died at age 54 in Leeds but not whether he had married and had children. Kath’s Filey Genealogy & Connections reveals that Tom married Lilian Eliza HUTTON and the couple had three children, Lilian Caroline Margaret Ely born 1900, Charles Hutton Steven (1902) and Thomas Edward (1905). There is a note saying that Tom was a soldier when Lilian and Charles were baptised. You will find them on the Pedigree Resource File but not, I think, on FST.