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The Peart Children 1891, Whitby
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This is the Peart family. Amelia the eldest aged 17 holds her baby brother George. Next to her on the rock is Robert Leadley Peart and at her side is Robert's twin Matthew. Next to Matthew is Jane (known as Ginny) and then Tom.
Ginny was born 18th September 1884 and was six years old in this photograph.
Robert (on the rock) was drowned aged 20 on 19th July 1908 after being swept overboard at St Petersburg.
George was also drowned in the sinking of HMS Hogue on 22nd September 1914. He was 23.
There were also two other brothers not shown in the photo - David who died aged 53 years on 11th July 1925 and William who died aged 39 years on 7th June 1918.
Their mother and father were Jane (nee Leadley) and David Peart who lived on the Tate Hill.
Ginny married Ernest Swales a ships carpenter in 1909 aged 25 years. They lived in the warehouses under Ginny's parents pub the Duke of York. David and Jane Peart took in summer visitors (as they said then) and today the warehouses have been converted to summer lets.
Ginny had three daughters and four sons and stillborn twins. She died aged 92 years on 5th January 1977.

Written by Susan Storr. To send Susan Storr a private message, click here.

A memory of Whitby in North Yorkshire shared on Thursday, 6th April 2006.

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