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Hi Christine,

Wow, great to see a picture of Elizabeth Ann, how brilliant that this still exists and thank you for locating and posting! - I done another little version with the contract adjusted up a little to try pull out the image a bit more. 

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This is an interesting branch of the family.  I've enjoyed reading about them and seeing all the photos.  I was wondering, Shane, if in the 1871 census there is an address to show whereabouts in Stonesfield Mark and his mother, Ellen, were living.  Any idea what the population of Stonesfield was at that time?  Mark and 'Naughty Edward' would surely have known one another.

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Hi Shane. My goodness you certainly covered some ground in a short time in the north east. One of Mollies most vivid memories was the naval bombardment.The painting may be a little artistic licence though. Many people were drawn down to the shore by the flashes of the naval gunfire  reflected in the sky, and were caught out in the open.In all probability the ships may have been hull down over the horizon.Those killed I think are also commemorated on the two memorials more in the town centre.The ships also put a shell clean through the lighthouse at Scarborough and caused damage to the old abbey at Whitby.Not long after there was a follwup raid by zeppelins which Mollie remembered but it was a failure.With the mystery about H49 George and his journal,coupled with the navy believing him to be deceased long before he actually did die and the memorials in the town being fairly modern  I wonder who the George William Oliver is who is commemorated there.{coincidence}????.Thank you so much for the grave side pictures.I have been talking to Christine about going over there in the summer.I believe she was there just a few weeks ago.   Uncle Bill London Im pretty sure never lived in Lisvane Ave .Im sure Evelyn was already widowed when she lived in HATTERBOARD DRIVE and probably moved to Lisvane Ave as her children grew up..On my last visit there it was through the back hedge and into open fields . Ive some more photos coming to you in aweek or so.Some of Mollies wedding, which im thinking may be the only ones that may turn up of granddad Oliver.I have only just realised he isn't on any photos of the growing family.Also one of Harry Harrison after the war.........Thank you again for all your researchand theway you post your findings........Best wishes    Phil



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Tracing Mark through the various census records also throws up another interesting Hartlepool address, Cliff Terrace

1861 - Stonesfield Census Missing
1871 - Aged 13, Unmarried, with mother Ellen, Stonesfield, Scholar
1879 - Marriage to Elizabeth Ann Cowper
1881 - Aged 23, with wife Elizabeth and 1 child, 46 Errington St, Brotton. Yorkshire, Iron Stone Tipper
1891 - Aged 33, with wife Elizabeth and 4 children, 23 Ings St, Brotton. Yorkshire, Iron Stone Tipper
1901 - Aged 45, (incorrectly transcribed as Mark Ellison) with wife Elizabeth and 8 children, 23 Cliff Terrace, West Hartlepool Durham, Labourer Iron Works
1911 - Aged 53, with wife Elizabeth and 5 children, 69 Studley Road West Hartlepool, Durham, Blast Furnace Tipping Slag.

On 16 December, 1914, the German Navy bombarded the town of Hartlepool killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds more. Dozens of buildings were destroyed or damaged and many of those hit are still scarred by pieces of shrapnel embedded in the walls. During just 40 minutes, more than 1,100 shells rained down on the town. The attack continued on to Whitby and Scarborough.

Cliff Terrace is on the very tip of the headland, right next to Heugh Battery (now a Military Museum) and as the picture below from the 'Hartlepool History Now and Then' website shows, it was caught in the thick of the attack:

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Per the above picture, at No. 19, Sisters Annie and Florence Kay were killed when a shell struck the house, their family home. The house was later demolished a never replaced.

The scene today, 100 years on, is of course much more peaceful and the below shows Cliff Terrance across the very pleasant triangular shaped gardens.

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The remembrance of 16 December 1914 is however very strong with a number of memorial plaques close by:

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With a trip to the Hartlepool you can find a painting by John Clark which preserves the site's place in history. It show the three German warships, the SMS Blucher, Seydlitz and Moltke, out at sea, as well as the first two soldiers being shot and killed.

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Its quite an evocative spot stood looking out to sea.

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Shane



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Here is a view of 46 Errington Street in Brotton as it stands now (the middle house, slightly behind the van).

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My Great Grandfather Mark Oliver was Head of Household in the England and Wales Census of 1881.  Birthplace Oxford Oxfordshire age 23 at the time of 1881 Census.  Elizabeth  Ann  was aged 22 and from Ingleby Yorkshire. 

 

My Grandfather George William Oliver was born  at 46 Errington Street Brotton Yorkshire. in 1881. This house still stands today. 

 

Northern Daily Mail West Hartlepool 8 November 1916.  On 7th instant at 69 Studley Road, Mark Oliver, beloved husband of Elizabeth Ann Cortege to leave above address at 3 p.m. at Belle Vue Church .



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