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Parish Register comments
« on: Wednesday 15 July 20 10:53 BST (UK) »
I am looking through a parish register and in an otherwise bland document was this comment next to Hannah Humpage who was buried age 54

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"This woman without a minutes previous illness, while she was making hay fell down and without uttering a word expired immediately. Whoever thou art who readest this prepare to meet thy God.

So.. I've read it! Now what!
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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 10:59 BST (UK) »
I am looking through a parish register and in an otherwise bland document was this comment next to Hannah Humpage who was buried age 54

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"This woman without a minutes previous illness, while she was making hay fell down and without uttering a word expired immediately. Whoever thou art who readest this prepare to meet thy God.

So.. I've read it! Now what!

Carry on regardless  :)
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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 11:11 BST (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D :D
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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 11:57 BST (UK) »
I am looking through a parish register and in an otherwise bland document was this comment next to Hannah Humpage who was buried age 54

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"This woman without a minutes previous illness, while she was making hay fell down and without uttering a word expired immediately. Whoever thou art who readest this prepare to meet thy God.

So.. I've read it! Now what!

I'd not go out in lighning storms......
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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 12:18 BST (UK) »
A few years ago I was looking through a parish register and reading the numerous comments which were very negative about each baptism, marriage or burial.
I had previously seen some comments in other registers such as for single mothers baptising their child but these ones were VERY derogatory and also trashed the extended family of the person too. ...... then in the back pages it seemed 3 men from the village had come to 'sort out' the vicar who had locked himself in and was writing an account of what was happening....... by the time I was finished reading I was crying with laughter and was certainly on the side of the villagers
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 July 20 14:09 BST (UK) »
That's a marvellous find, iluleah. I would love to read it.  Any chance you remember the name of the parish?

This is in the Burial Register of Fifehead Magdalen, Dorset, in 1808 :

Abel Thomas, by discharging an over-loaded gun which burnt and shattered his thumb and which produced a locked jaw, died May the 17th, after very terrible sufferings which he bore with such patience and resolution, and was buried on May 20th.

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 July 20 15:50 BST (UK) »
That's a marvellous find, iluleah. I would love to read it.  Any chance you remember the name of the parish?

This is in the Burial Register of Fifehead Magdalen, Dorset, in 1808 :

Abel Thomas, by discharging an over-loaded gun which burnt and shattered his thumb and which produced a locked jaw, died May the 17th, after very terrible sufferings which he bore with such patience and resolution, and was buried on May 20th.

No and I could kick myself as I would love to read it again it was facinating..... it was a Lincolnshire register on Linc to the past and I was searching various registers. I have tried several times to find it again with no luck  ::)
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 July 20 00:59 BST (UK) »
I am looking through a parish register and in an otherwise bland document was this comment next to Hannah Humpage who was buried age 54

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"This woman without a minutes previous illness, while she was making hay fell down and without uttering a word expired immediately. Whoever thou art who readest this prepare to meet thy God.

So.. I've read it! Now what!

I'd not go out in lighning storms......

Maybe that's why hay forks had wooden handles.  :o
A relative of mine died suddenly while haymaking. He was 24. I discovered last week that one of his brothers also died in his 20's from natural causes.
Hannah Humpage sounds like an ideal farmer's wife.
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Re: Parish Register comments
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 22:33 BST (UK) »
One comment in a parish register solved a problem I had. Couldn't find a marriage anywhere, she had taken his name and their children were all registered and baptised with his surname. Then against one of the baptisms in the parish register the clergyman had fulminated "This couple live together as man and wife but they are not married". Missing marriage problem solved.
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