Metal 22 · Leaf

Fallen leaf fused to a metal plate in Northcliffe Gardens

Correction: Sarah (Varey) WILLIS 1840-1897

Tom Morgan Coupland is the son of Thomas Edward ELLIS (AP 1475 · burial · 29 August). He seems to have been a career soldier in the Green Howards and is not with his wife Milcah Ann (PEARSON) when The Register is taken at the beginning of the Second World War.

Carl SHNUTZ is a waiter when he marries Mary WILLIAMSON at Filey St Oswald’s in 1879, and head waiter Carl SCHMITZ in Ilkley two years later. His wife is Maria, a Scot. Somewhat surprisingly, they have a seven-year-old daughter, Edith, born in Scarborough.  I was unable to follow them. Perhaps they went to Carl’s homeland, Germany.

Sarah (Varey) has lost her brackets on the Shared Tree. Susannah VAREY’s husband George WILLIS was taken by the sea not long after they married, and before she married again she gave birth to two children, Sarah (Varey) and Charles (Varey). Susannah married Edward HARRISON in 1835 and had three children with him. When Sarah married William HUNTER in 1845 she told the clerk that her father was Edward Willis. That’s my story anyway.

Row 23 1480 Hunter D263

In loving memory of WILLIAM HUNTER, the beloved husband of SARAH HUNTER, who died 22 Nov 1881, aged 66 years.

‘He suffered long, but mourned not

We watched him day by day

Grew less and less with aching heart

Until he passed away’

Also of the above SARAH HUNTER, who died 7th Oct 1897, aged 74 years.

‘Her end was peace’


Row 28 1547 Peckitt D319

In loving memory of ANNE, the beloved wife of JAMES PECKITT, who died July 13th 1896, aged 55 years.

Also, SELINA, daughter of the above, who died Oct 5th 1874, aged 6 months.

‘They sleep in Jesus’

Also of the above JAMES PECKITT, who died Jan 21st 1922, aged 79 years.

‘God loved him’


I had four headstones to upload to the Shared Tree today. Several people had to be “created” and the task took almost five hours to complete.

Ellen Routh DUNN is the odd one out. I need more time to discover just how odd her family may have been. Ellen’s mother married William DUNN, an elderly widower, in 1845. He died the following year. A number of Dunn children appeared over the ensuing decade and most, if not all, were given the middle name “Routh”. In 1851, the widow Dunn had a lodger in her Church Street cottage. Adam Routh from Hawes may have fathered all of Elizabeth’s children.

Mary WILLIAMSON was only eight when her brother was killed in the war that didn’t end all wars. I imagine she was heartbroken. See Remembering Jenkinson Haxby for George Edward’s Filey brother-in-arms who also failed to come home.

Abstract 102 · Seawall Exclamation

Royal Parade