Hartlepool

I am not sure who was the first Shout to  move to Hartlepool. The first I have found thus far is Mary Emma Shout (1867 – 1961) who married Henry Heslewood (1867 – 1953) in Hartlepool in 1889. Mary was the daughter of James and Sarah Ann (see Richmond).

In the 1891 census  Mark William Shout, his (step)mother Sarah, (step)brother William and (step)sister Mary Heslewood together with her husband Henry Heslewood are listed living at 14 Kinburn Street. In 1896 Mark married Ann Blackburn (1870 – 1938) and subsequently moved to Kent as did the Heslewoods

where both men were machinists at the Royal Arsenal,  but more Shouts had moved in to Hartlepool and its environs.

William (1865 – 1939) remained in Hartlepool marrying Sarah Jane Drew (1865 – 1957) and they had two children. William died as a result of being hit by a trolley bus in the wartime black-out. He was a retired metal machinist. He was very active in the Trades Union Movement particularly during WW1 as shown by  this quote  from Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail of  7th May 1918

“Hartlepool Trades Union Council

At a special meeting of delegates to the above Council on Sunday last, Mr William Shout presiding, it was decided in connection with the vacancy on the Board of guardians caused by the resignation of Mr H Firth to submit the name of Mr J W Blakey (Joiner’s Secretary) for the consideration of the Board.

The following were appointed a sub committee to meet West Hartlepool trades union officials re a closer working arrangement : The President (Mr Shout), Messrs R Robson JP, Baraclough, Coates, W Jones,Buchanan, Lister and French and Councillors Lund and Carter JP”

 

Dora(h) (1896 – ) married Gilbert G Williams (1915) and Alfred (1902 – 1953) married Ena Waites  (1928).

George Shout (1863 – 1928), the brother of Mark and William, with his family comprising wife Isabella Earl (1863 – 1952) and eight children of whom Isabella died in 1900 – her first year. These are my great grandparents. They moved to Hartlepool from Richmond. Their surviving children were:

George Arthur (1885 – 1965), married Daisy Archer (1892 – 1983) in 1913 and they moved back to Richmond about 1915. They had 8 children.

Annie (1914 – 1915); Daisy Maud (1917 – ); Nora (1919 – 1958); Florence W M  (1920 – ); George Lionel (1923 – 1937); Dennis (1926 – 1994); Douglas Arthur (1929 – ); Frederick Bernard (1931 – )

James Francis (1886 – 1976),married Martha Howell (1883 – 1953) in 1910. They were  my grandparents.  They moved several times until they ended up in Whitley Bay, Northumberland where my grandmother said “Enough”. They had four children

Alicia Ethel (1913 – 1995) unmarried (changed her surname by deed poll to Granger); Martha Granger (1918 – 1997) unmarried; Alan (1921 – 2015) married Winifred Sanderson; Margaret Emma Milton (1923 – 2001) married Jacques Bubear

Ethelbert ( 1888 – 1953),married Gwendoline Wilkinson (1895 – 1984) in 1919. They had 6 children

Ethelbert (1920 – ); Hilda (1923 – ); Annie (1925 – ); Edward Ronald (1927 – 2002); Harry (1932 – 1932); Daisy (1933 – 1933)

Mark William (1890 – 1966)married Mary Alice Turner (1893 – 1970)  in 1914 and they had 6 children

Harry (1914 – 1915); Alice May (1915 – 1999); Harry (1919 – ); Ethel (1921 – 1966); Mark William (1924 – 2001); Stanley (1931 – 2009);

May (1892 – 1973), married Clarence Roper & had 3 sons. Clarence died in Flanders in 1917. He has no known grave and is recorded on the wall at Tyne Cott cemetery near Ypres.

James (1913 – ); Charles (1915 – ); Clarence (1917 – )

she then married Charles Vincent  in 1921 in Northallerton, with whom she had 2 daughters

Ruby (1922 – ) married Jim Husband, migrated to Canada and had two children ; Dinah (1932 – 1996 ) married Leon Hawker (divorced) but had no children.

May and Charles ended up living in Christchurch, Dorset. Clarence was a soldier and Charles was a sailor. As a child I always thought of him as the image of the sailor on Players Capstan cigarette packets!

Jane Eliza (1894 – 1979) married Albert Samuel in 1934. They had 6 children

Edna (1914 – ); Wilfred D (1921 – ); John Albert (1923 – ); May (1925 – ); George Arthur (1927 – 1929); Helen (1934 – ); Phyllis A (1936 – )

Hilda (1901 – 1971). married Arthur Barker in Hartlepool, 1919 and later lived in York. They had 2 children.

Arthur K (1922 – ) and Lawrence (1925 – ).

I recall when as a child, travelling to Newcastle on the train there would be a longish stop, of about ten minutes I suppose, at York, and quite often Aunt Hilda would be waiting on the platform for a quick chat with my parents while refreshments were obtained from the station buffet trolley.