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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #9 on: Friday 09 October 20 20:54 BST (UK) »
Bashlad -- if you had naughty ancestors -- you have to share the details with us please. It's the law!!
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #10 on: Friday 09 October 20 22:11 BST (UK) »
Well. A maternal great-grandfather didn't marry my great-grandmother seeing as he was inconveniently married and she wouldn't get a divorce. Didn't stop him from having four with the wife and 6 with the mistress. The other maternal great-grandfather supposedly left me with cousins in Peru while his wife was in England. But he told his sons their mother cheated on him as well so it's all fair I guess. Eventually I solved my paternal grandmother's line when I stopped assuming they were married before they started having children. 4 generations. 4! in a direct line! But somehow they passed the paternal name down. And I'm barely going to touch on the multitude having children about 5 months after getting married.

Safe to say I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for compounded adulterers and fornicators. And I wouldn't change any of them either.
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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 10 October 20 13:13 BST (UK) »
Gosh -- you did SO well having a good 'Bash' at those obstacles in your tree, 'Lad'! Well done you.

I also had 2 colourful, paternal great grandfathers, both living in Accrington, a small town adjacent to Blackburn - where those naughty parishioners were shamed.

One died in 1896 in Lancashire Asylum aged only 46. He came from a staunch Methodist family. The cause of his death was 'Paralysis' - which I took at face value, but later discovered that it meant 'Paralysis of the Insane' and was caused by Syphillis! How dreadful. I don't think the family could have known the real cause of his illness.

The other one was Irish, but had moved over to this area in the 1870s - he had 10 children by his wife - but in the 1901 census, in his 60s - he was living with a 24 year old 'Wardrobe Dealer' shown as his wife on the census. His wife was living with one of her (their) daughters.

The irony of this is -- my own father, when he was born, was named after BOTH these grandfathers of his!

It is entertaining though, just to have a bit of 'colour' in your family tree.

Well done again on working your way through your winding family lines.

West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.


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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 11 October 20 13:20 BST (UK) »
Not Blackburn, but luckily for me my great grandfather was thrown out of a Baptist congregation for "fornication and drink" They were a forgiving lot as 5 years later he was thrown out again, this time just for drink.
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 11 October 20 13:56 BST (UK) »
Glad to see he had cut his bad habits by 50%. That's progress!
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 11 October 20 19:22 BST (UK) »
No! They finished up with 11 kids, though I have only ever found 9!
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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #15 on: Monday 12 October 20 22:36 BST (UK) »
Redroger, I hope they weren't all conceived in fornication.  :o
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Re: Naughty Blackburn parishioners - excommunication & penance registers 1700s
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 18:42 BST (UK) »
Once married that becomes impossible of course. It all becomes legal!
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