Heat

UK warming reached a new peak yesterday, with record temperatures recorded at two places with acres of tarmac and jet engines. Durham Tees, my nearest dependable weather station, is an airport too but the northeast coast was not bright red on Dark Sky yesterday, so I wasn’t surprised that we didn’t go above 40 degrees centigrade.

I usually note daily mean temperatures but here is what the daily highs have been this month.

It is much cooler today, 22.8°C at 13.30. The 3-day heatwave raised the Durham Tees Warming Rate by 5 “IPCC Units”, from 60 to 65.

If the global annual mean temperature above pre-Industrial rises by one unit  (0.02174°C) each year from 2017, the planet will reach the Paris Accord target of 1.5°C in 2040. Clearly, northeast England has blown through the target already and there is possibly nothing that WEF-types, Extinction Rebellion, or a Grand Solar Minimum can do to change this. Fortunately, much of the Earth is returning mean temperature figures as low as they were, globally, before mankind started burning coal in vast quantities. So, perhaps there’s nothing to see here.

What Happened to Ann Crimlis?

The best place to look for Ann and her kin is here.

On the Shared Tree, Ann’s passing hasn’t been established, and she has only been given one child – Catherine Evilene DANIEL. I think she had two other daughters, firstborn Mary Elizabeth and Annie, who arrived after her father’s death. Somewhere in the Wild West of online trees, Ann senior reaches the age of eighty and dies in Pocklington, possibly survived by seven of her eight children – and therefore not today’s birthday person.

Imagine what it must have been like for Ann to be left with two infant girls and a third on the way. How on earth did she cope? Fathers with small children to raise in Victorian Britain seemed to favour marrying again, quickly. It is possible that Ann tried that, but my search for a second marriage drew a blank. What I found instead was evidence that Mary and Annie were fostered.

In 1881, the enumerator found an unusual household in Church Street, Filey. A Lincolnshire plasterer, George WOODS, 54, and his wife Mary, also 54, had with them Mary’s brother Thomas MAULSON, 58, and two nurse children – Mary and Anne Daniel, aged 8 and four.

In December 1896, Annie Crimlisk Daniel married Josiah John LUNTLEY in St Oswald’s Church. After fifteen years of marriage, they were still childless but in 1911 they were living at 43 Church Street, Filey, and with them was 83-year-old Mary Woods, described as “Foster mother”.

Sources tell us that Annie was born in Ilkley, about eighty miles inland. Was there a Crimlisk family connection to that place? Or does the distant location indicate the mother’s distress?

Ann has disappeared – until someone can find for sure what happened to her.

Fanny COLLINS is the niece of Christopher ROUTH, baptism 13 June.

William SMITH and Sarah POOL are the grandparents of Wharton Smith, death 12 June.

Elizabeth JENKINSON married Thomas CRIMLISK, the uncle of Mary, Catherine, and Annie DANIEL (above).

Elizabeth BURGESS was the first wife of Thomas MAULSON, the brother of Mary the foster mother (above).

It’s a small world.

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