Fred Espley

On this day … 17th September

1884 … John Musgrove died in Clitheroe, Lancashire.  He is my 2x great grandfather.

1909 … Fred Espley was born at Smallthorne in Staffordshire to parents Daniel Owen Espley and Betsy Skelding.  He is my wife’s father.

1945 … John William Dawson was buried at Holy Trinity church, Cowling, West Yorkshire.  He is my 3rd cousin 2x removed.


Tombstone Tuesday – Fred and Bessie Espley

This plaque marks the spot where the ashes of Fred and Bessie Espley are buried.  The location is the graveyard of St. Clement’s parish church at Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire.

Fred and Bessie are my wife’s parents.

Fred was born in Smallthorne, Staffordshire in 1909 and died in Sutton on Sea in 1977.

Bessie was born Bessie Britliff in Grimsby, Lincolnshire in 1919.  She died in 2001 also in Sutton on Sea.

St. Clement's Church