Sunset 13 · Cleveland Way

Henry was the first child born to Stephenson HALL and Jane WRIGHT but in the Crescent lodging house his parents kept in 1881 he had a brother some six years older. John Yarnell Wright, father unknown but maybe a Mr Yarnell, had been accepted by Stephenson as his own son.

Filey Genealogy and Connections gives Henry three sisters and a brother. All five children and their mother seem to be strangers to FamilySearch, but you will find Stephenson’s first family on the Shared Tree. The two boys, Henry and Moses, lived longer in Mary Gardiner’s womb than out of it, their deaths registered in the same quarter as their births. Mary, four years or so older than her husband, died in the June Quarter of 1875, at the given age of fifty-nine. Before the year was out, Stephenson had married the much younger Jane. (The “gap” was about twenty years.)

With a large chunk of my working day getting this far, I made a punt at trying to discover what became of Henry Stephenson Hall. He married Minnie FELL in Scarborough in November 1900 and at the start of the Second World War, they were living in Main Street, Seamer. And they are both on the Shared Tree. I know enough to give Henry some forebears but that’s a task for another day – or for someone else to tackle.

Eunice married Harry McINTYRE in 1925  and died twelve days after giving birth to their son, Gordon. She was seventeen years old. I don’t have a photograph of her headstone yet but the inscription reads –

‘I.H.S.’

Sacred to the memory of EUNICE, the beloved wife of HARRY MCINTYRE and daughter of ALFRED AND EMILY LONG, born April 14th 1908, died Jan 31st 1926.

In 1939, Gordon was living in The Newlands, Filey with his father Harry and Margaret McIntyre.

Ruth has featured in a number of LaF and LaF Redux posts. Check out her husband Wilf, and be sure to follow links to Norwood School.

“Wilf”

William Henry CASS was not a stranger to me. I wrote about him almost ten years ago on the first Looking at Filey blog, but somehow missed his connection to the Reighton Tragedy. You will find reference to his attempted rescue of the girls at the Norwood College website. Explore further while you are there and you may happen upon the LaF posts – scroll to the ninth item on the Record of Changes. Make sure you also check out the photographs of Wilf and Ruth here.

There has been some recent PRUDAMES activity on the FamilySearch Shared Tree but there is an amount of tidying up to be done. For some unaccountable reason, Ruth’s Uncle Francis Prudames was given a long life, a wife and many children, when in reality he died in his second year. Before removing  Francis and his sisters Ann and Mary from their unbelievable mother I took this screenshot.

I have left Hannah with the seven questionable children, the first four born before she reached the age of ten, but poor Ann ARCHER is out there somewhere, husbandless. I should, perhaps, feel some remorse at being the agent of her abandonment.

Ruth’s grandfather Samuel was born 111 years after the Hannah Kilborn’s husband. You can find him on the Shared Tree here.

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