A Tailor of Filey

George STERICKER didn’t reside in Filey long before he died. He married Sarah HODGSON in 1852 and their first daughter was born in Pickering a couple of years later. Their second daughter was born in Filey towards the end of 1859 and George died about three months later.

Sarah went back to Pickering, the place of her birth, to raise the girls, making her living as a dressmaker. Firstborn Mary Elizabeth married David TINDALL in 1879 and moved to Huddersfield with him to bring seven children into the world. Four were alive in 1911. Maria Ann married John William WILKINSON in 1884 and they too moved to Huddersfield. In 1911 they were living quite close to the Tindalls and all five of Maria’s children had made it through to their mid-teens and early twenties.

Sarah didn’t marry again and stayed in Pickering. Aged 68 in 1891, she was boarding with two elderly sisters in Potter Hill, still dressmaking. Curiously, a few doors away there was a Stericker family – Thomas, 31, his wife Ann, three children under six and a nurse servant called Mary Tindall who looked after them.

Sarah died in March 1896 and was laid to rest in Pickering. She is remembered on George’s stone in St Oswald’s churchyard.

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Find George on FST.

The Filey Tindalls

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This prominent headstone by the ‘front’ door of St Oswald’s, Filey, remembers Peter TINDALL (sometimes TINDALE) and Jane LORRIMAN and two of their children, Mary and John. Another child, George, was baptized in this church on the 7th September 1805.

The carved anchor and rope on the stone clearly indicate the family’s connection to seafaring but I’m not sure how close they were to the shipbuilding Tindalls of Scarborough. I wrote a post on LaF titled Shipowners’ Wives, focusing on Jane and her twin sister Mary, and took it for granted that Peter was a builder of ships or a master mariner. Reading John Rushton’s article today, though, I couldn’t link him to the Scarborough clan with any certainty.

Filey Genealogy & Connections gives Peter and Jane six children but the ten-year gap between George and Elizabeth suggests there may be several more – or one less. FamilySearch has the first five but I haven’t found Elizabeth on the World Tree yet.

George and his siblings are scattered scraps of pedigree – the parents have multiple duplicate IDs. I looked for an hour or two on Find My Past for marriages and deaths of the children without success. I also searched British Newspapers without discovering anything about the Filey Tindalls.The monumental inscription records the death of George’s oldest brother John in the West Indies but no age or date is given. The “late” Reverend John Tindall features in a number of news reports that indicate he ministered in the West Indies but it appears he hailed from Devon.

In 1838, Captain Alexander Tindall of the Mazeppa, out of Scarborough, married Eliza WALKER in Hartlepool. Two Scarborough shipbuilding families were thereby joined – Alexander was the son of John Tindall of Knapton Lodge.

The best I can do is remove the duplicate records on FST and leave the pedigree tidy for the present day representatives of the family to happen along and add their sources.

Reighton to Filey

Ann HAMCOAT was baptised this day 1741 at St Oswald’s, Filey. She was the fifth known child of Lewis HAMCOAT and Jane ARTLEY who had married nine years earlier at Reighton.

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I visited St Peter’s Church for the first time about three weeks ago and enjoyed a mooch around the graves. From Filey the eye is drawn to the caravan dandruff on the distant cliff top that is Reighton Sands Holiday Park. Reighton Village  away to the right seems to be hidden in trees. I was surprised, then, by the view from the north wall of the churchyard.

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The stretch of Filey Sands  by the Promenade features in Today’s Image.

There isn’t a great deal to be discovered about the HAMCOATs in the Filey Genealogy & Connections database. There is even less in FamilySearch Tree. I have neither a marriage nor a death date for Ann. Her older brother William married Margaret STAFFORD at St Oswald’s in November 1757 and they named their second daughter Ann (MJDT-2QF). She married John TINDAL (sometimes TINDALL/TINDALE) in the same church 33 years later and they christened their firstborn Ann there the following year.

C29_HAMCOATwm_20170518_fstAs is natural, deaths followed. Ann TINDAL senior in December 1815 age 55, her father William the year after age 83, her mother Margaret the year after that age 77. The old couple sleep under another of the very few flat stones in St Oswald’s churchyard. Their granddaughter Margaret HUNTLEY nee Williamson may not be with them but she is remembered (MGC1-WZ2 on FST). Her husband, Robert, was a “Captain” and I would guess a Master Mariner. One can imagine him having conversations  with  the above John, one of the ship building TINDALLs of Scarborough. (I wrote briefly about that family in Ship Owners’ Wives, 16 May 2011.)

Here is the HAMCOAT MI:- C29 in the Crimlisk/Siddle transcription, (976 page 5 in the East Yorkshire Family History version, No. 289 in their MI Transcription Series).

Sacred to the Memory of WILLIAM HAMCOAT of Filey who died Nov 30th 1816 aged 83

Also to MARGARET HAMCOAT wife of the above who died May 19 1817 aged 77

Also of Margaret HUNTLEY widow of Capt. ROBERT HUNTLEY of Scarboro’ the granddaughter of the above who died  Mar 16th 1885 aged 88

The HAMCOATs (sometimes HAMCOURT) and the families into which they married seem to be broken up on FST so, once again, anyone interested in them should turn to Filey Genealogy & Connections first, perhaps starting with Lewis.