Hello Suzanne, thanks for your mail. Sorry about the filey bay site - don't know what's happened. The coble society is fileycoble.org.uk - you may have better luck with that one.It's much bigger now and has blossomed beyond all expectations with members all over the place.
Re Cappleman families. One of the oldest ladies that Filey had was Suzanna Johnson nee Cappleman.She was the last of the 'flither girls' - bait gatherers that is.She lived to be 104 and everyone called her Aunt Suz. I'm intrigued about your line.I'm sure Peter will have given you a lot of information, but who was George Wilkinson's father? Was he born in Filey do you know.
I've also been going though the Lifeboat Minutes.In 1892, they had 2 'Enrolled crews'..One was for the Home Crew ie. the Inshore Fishermen and the other was for the Yawl crew or the deep sea fishermen.When the Cox was asking men if they would like to enrol - John Cappleman declined politely as he was off to work in Leeds (he was a fish hawker and married someone from up North).The other was Tom Cappleman who wasn't so polite but I won't put on line what he was really like.Then there was William Cappleman who enrolled with the Yawl Crew and a few years later was asked to go on the Lifeboat Committee. There was also Robert Cappleman - nickname 'Bob Ush'.The story goes like this.He was a Sunday School teacher at the Primitive Methodist Chapel as well as being a fisherman, they were all very religious and never fished on Sundays.When the children were a bit noisy - he would tell them to 'ush.Hence Robert or Bob 'Ush.He was born on 24th May 1860 and was brought up by his much older sister Isabella.There is a fabulous photograph of him that was given originally to me by his grandson and later donated to the local Archives. He married Mary Jane Colling and was doubly related to my late husband whose gt grandmother was Mary Johnson nee Cappleman.Most Filey folk are inter related.My youngest daughter's husband isn't just a son in law, he's also related a few times via different families including the Cappleman's, Cammish's, and Jenkinsons. It's all good stuff and I get a bit carried away sometimes. I'm off to bed now as it's nearly 1.00am regards Kath