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Mary Ellen Crimlisk, Filey, 1869 - 1932

P026: A.k.a. Mary Ellen Crimlis, Mary Eleanor Crimlisk, Mary Ellen Wray by marriage
b. 1869 in Filey;
m. 1899;
d. 1932

Mary Ellen Crimlis was the third child and first daughter of Thomas Crimlis and Elizabeth Jenkinson.
See: Chart F010

1869: (Q1): Mary Ellen was born in Filey. 1

1871: UK Census:2
"Mary Eleanor Crimlisk" was the 2 year old daughter living with Thomas and Elizabeth Crimlisk, and brother Thomas, age 4, in Mosey's Yard, Filey. See Filey 1871 for census details.

1881: UK Census:3, 4
Mary Ellen Crimlisk was registered in Providence Place, Filey, aged 15, with her mother and three younger siblings.
See Filey 1881 for census details.

1890: Arthur Keld Crimlisk was born.
1891: Arthur Keld Crimlisk died.

See: Chart F408

1891: UK Census:5
Mary Ellen (age 22) was working as a Farm Servant at Church Farm, Providence Place, Filey as was her sister Sarah Ann Crimlisk
See Filey 1891 for census details.

1894: Thomas Magson Crimlisk was born
1896: Margaret Jenkinson Crimlisk was born.
1896: Margaret Jenkinson Crimlisk died.
1898: Ernest Magson Crimlisk was born

See: Chart F026 and Sheet 1-10.

1899: Mary Ellen Crimlisk married John Wray in Filey. 6

1901: UK Census:7
Mary Ellen Wray was living at 2 Sussex Street, Scarborough, with three children belonging to John Wray by an earlier marriage, and Ernest Wray who is thought to be Ernest Magson Crimlisk.

1902: Doris Wray was born

1911: UK Census: 8
John Wray was away from home, fishing, Mary Ellen was head of the family in his absence, Ernest Wray age 12, and Doris Wray, age 9, were all living in 3 rooms in 189 Baring Street, South Shields. Mary signed the census "Mary Ellen Wray".

1916: John Wray died in South Shields aged 53.
1932: Mary Ellen Wray died in South Shields aged 63.9

See: Chart F515 and Sheet 1-10.

Ian Elsom / Kath Wilkie:
NB. The ascription of Thomas Magson Crimlisk and Ernest Magson Crimlisk as children of Mary Ellen is informed deduction, not documented fact.
The relationship between Mary Ellen and the various children (see above) is based on the Kath Wilkie database held in Filey, and as noted on Ian Elsom's Blog, Looking at Filey. Ian Elsom / Kath Wilkie's research is:
Two children are ascribed to Mary Ellen, Thomas Magson CRIMLISK born 1894 and Ernest Magson CRIMLISK born 1898 and further information about these boys is to follow. Kath Wilkie has records for two other children born to Mary Ellen Arthur Keld CRIMLISK born May 1890 and Margaret Jenkinson CRIMLISK born 1896, died the same year. At the 1891 Census, while his mother was working at Church Cliff Farm Arthur was with his grandparents Thomas CRIMLISK and Elizabeth JENKINSON Crimlisk in Queen Street. He died in September that year. (There are St Oswalds burial records for these two children and Kath notes that Arthur KELD was a timber merchant born 1860 in Scarborough. In 1881 he is enumerated at 26 Brook Lodge with his father William and mother Ann. PRO Ref RG11/4802 f163 p56.)
Jenny O'Gorman:
The findings from Jenny can be downloaded in .doc format, click here.
Jenny's conclusion was that Ernest Magson Crimlisk and Thomas Magson Crimlisk were Ellen's children.

1) FreeBMD: GRO Scarborough Volume 9d Page 308. (Crimlis)

2) FindMyPast : PRO RG10, Piece 4818, Folio 25, Page 41. (Crimlisk)

3) FindMyPast : PRO RG11, Piece 4801, Folio 20, Page 33. (Crimlis)

4) Family Search : PRO RG11, Piece 4801, Folio 20, Page 33 (Crimlis)
"England and Wales Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Feb 2013), Mary Ellen Crimlis in entry for Elizabeth Crimlis, 1881

5) FindMyPast : PRO RG12, Piece 3962, Folio 26, Page 45.

6) FreeBMD: GRO Scarborough Volume 9d Page 664. (Crimlisk)

7) FindMyPast : PRO RG13, Piece 4531, Folio 63, Page 64.

8) Enumerator's return.

9) FreeBMD: GRO S. Shields Volume 10a Page 742. (Crimlisk)