Over the Target

Anyone publicly challenging BS regime narratives these days receives flak. If you are over the target on the FamilySearch Shared Tree clouds of Blue Hints appear onscreen.

A week ago, in Garden of Earthly Delights, I offered screenshots of two Robert Jenkinsons born in 1819. One was rightly the son of Thomas and Mary nee CASTLE and the other mistakenly so. After adding all but one of Right Robert’s missing children with Elizabeth COLE, I connected him with his parents. The two Roberts are now “brothers” – and the system has issued “Possible Duplicate Child” warnings.

For now, Wrong Robert will remain a child of Thomas and Mary. I have made just enough changes to enable me to put the other Robert’s headstone on the Shared Tree as a memory. ( I didn’t add Jane to the family he created with Elizabeth. The child’s name is inscribed in stone but I have so far been unable to find a birth, census, or death record for her.)

This representation of Robert and Ann BARWICK is problematic. It asks us to believe Ann was twelve years old when she had an illegitimate child, and thirteen when she married. It also shows son William dying in 1849, even though an attached census source shows the boy aged three in 1851.

There is a source for the marriage on 13 September 1846 and the banns (below). The absence of Blue Hints is significant. Robert’s death in Durham is confidently asserted but searching for a record on Findmypast (+/- 5 years) returns nothing.

The births of William and James were registered.

JENKINSON, William, Mother’s Maiden Surname: BARWICK. GRO Reference: 1847 J Quarter in OF YORK IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF YORK Volume 23 Page 709.

JENKINSON, James, Mother’s Maiden Surname: BARWICK. GRO Reference: 1849 D Quarter in OF YORK IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF YORK Volume 23 Page 672.

GRO Index

But after 1851 the family disappears. I have found neither hide nor hair of them after this date.

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Before bringing an outcast Robert JENKINSON in from the cold [L8S2-22P], I searched again for his children and found…

Previously, I had looked for a Robert born in 1819 +/- 2 years. My bad. But I am pleased to have this family to build on. When I have added the missing children I will introduce them to their paternal grandparents. That will be a shock to “the system”.

This morning I had a last look for missing children on the Shared Tree and found Robert the Second, born in the summer of 1855. When he was 19 years old, he married Elizabeth STEPHENSON. Though that isn’t quite how he has been presented.

The three-year discrepancy in father Robert’s birth year is a red flag, and the absence of the children’s grandparents is disconcerting but, yet again, it is the attached sources that confirm that there is something amiss here.

The contributor who attached three sources was clearly aware of the birth year difference but allowed this weed to take root anyway.

The second source earns flower status because the “wrong Robert” above will be made right by simply changing the birth date. The children shown in the screenshot seem right, though six more have to be added. The note added by the contributor isn’t quite correct, (“age 20 born 1854)”, and it doesn’t reveal that the bride’s mother in law was Elizabeth COLE. It also fails to point out that the Robert born in 1852 to Robert Jenkinson and Rachel HODGSON, died aged 9.

The third source is also a flower, being the Bridlington household of Robert and Elizabeth nee Stephenson.

It will take a few more days to fix the errors plaguing the closely related Jenkinsons of Filey and Bridlington – and to upload their several Filey St Oswald’s headstones to the Shared Tree as memories.

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Garden of Earthly Delights

Another case of mistaken identity made me think of the FamilySearch Shared Tree as a domain where vital record sources are flowers. Many family plots are carefully and lovingly tended with beautiful floral borders. (We won’t look to see what is going on in the shrubbery.) But some gardens have unsightly and annoying weeds in them. Flowers in the wrong place.

Filey Genealogy & Connections has two boys called Robert JENKINSON, both baptised in 1819, the first in February to Thomas and Mary nee CASTLE, and the other in August to George and Mary nee SCALES. The two fathers were brothers.

A few days ago I turned to the elder Robert, to prepare for the placing of his headstone as a memory on the Shared Tree. I had done some work on the family a couple of years ago and was surprised to find that “my” Robert had been cast into outer darkness and replaced by this fellow:-

Usurper Robert has five sources attached to his record. Let us sort the weeds from the flowers. In chronological order:-

A weed
A weed
A flower
A flower
A flower

The birth of Elizabeth BARRICK was registered in Scarborough in the December Quarter of 1844. In 1841 her mother may have been enumerated twice in York as both Barrick and Barwick. A female servant, given age 20, was in two places in York on census night – in St Michael Le Belfrey and Minster Yard with Bedern. After 1851 I have found no trace of Robert and Ann Jenkinson. “Builay” is not a recognizable Yorkshire place name but a couple of sources give a glimpse of young Robert in the Doncaster area. There is an outside chance that “Builay” is Bawtry. I have not found the registration of his death in Durham.

The parish marriage register entry names the fathers of “Filey Robert” and Elizabeth Cole.

And here is the headstone remembering Robert, Elizabeth, and six children of their children.

In memory of MARY ELIZABETH JENKINSON, daughter of ROBERT and ELIZABETH JENKINSON, who died February 25th 1850, aged 2 years.

Also of five of their children, ABRAHAM, JANE, MARY ANN, ROBERT, and THOMAS, who died in infancy.

‘These lovely buds so young and fair

Called hence by early doom

Just came to show how sweet such flowers

In Paradise would bloom’

Also the above ELIZABETH JENKINSON the beloved wife of ROBERT JENKINSON

who died Oct 20th 1900 aged 79 years.

‘Died in peace’

Also of the above ROBERT JENKINSON, who died March 12th 1904, aged 86 years.

‘His end was peace’

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