Path 174 · By the Old Tip

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Elizabeth STEER, the wife of George Philliskirk STORY, was a birth anniversary person on 7 February. George is also mentioned in Ghost Story.

I have written a few posts about the CORTIS family but a good starting point for further browsing might be The Worthy Doctor of Filey.  I wish Mary Jane had been given more years, so that she could have shared in the triumphs, great and small, of her husband and children. I discovered today that she lived long enough to say goodbye to her father.

On the 29th ult., at the house of his son-in-law, Mr Cortis, Mr William Green, of Rookdale, formerly of Hull, aged 60 years, much and deservedly respected.

Hull Advertiser 4 June 1852

For more on Rookdale Farm see One Spring in Wintringham.

Thomas Bridekirk VAREY beat the odds as a fisherman, living to a great age. He left Filey after marrying and settled in Princess Street, Scarborough with Caroline née FLINTON and their children. (I like to think it was Caroline’s father John who gave his name to the “harbour” at the northern end of Cayton Bay.)

There is one CROMPTON in the East Yorkshire Family History Society Survey of St Oswald’s Memorial Inscriptions – John, who drowned from the yawl Eliza in 1880, is named on the Fisherman’s Window. He is not related by blood to Richard, buried on today’s date without a memorial.