Sunday, 7 June 2020

An appeal for help

Puzzling gravestone

In Selby Cemetery the Standering plots (16 in total) have the usual names associated with the family. One of these is a bit of a mystery to me. The surname Hand and the connection to Lincolnshire is interesting.
Thomas Standering married Emma Jackson who was the daughter of Mary and Richard Jackson. Mary's maiden name was Cole and she was born in Grantham in Lincolnshire. Richard Jackson was from Ackworth, near Pontefract. I don't know how they met.
On the mystery gravestone are the names Elizabeth Hand, late of Grantham died,11 Oct 1859, aged 88 and Henry Hand, died 7 Nov 1849, aged 75.
Below that are the names of Mary Jackson, died 9 Dec 1869, aged 85? and Richard Jackson, a tanner, died 3 Aug 1833, aged 49. The grave number is 1637 I think.

Who were the Hands and what is their connection to Mary Jackson? How did they (Elizabeth at least) end up in Selby? The presence of Mary Jackson in the Standering plots would be OK, given the relation to Thomas, but the Hands?
Has anyone any ideas about the Hands? I could do with a hand !! 
A Hand has arrived, thanks to two kind folk on Facebook - Elizabeth appears to have had Cole as her maiden name when she married Henry on Christmas Day in 1802. Henry died in Grantham. I am guessing Elizabeth and Mary were sisters, but I do not have proof. Thanks to the helpers!

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