30 October 2013
Handwritten, treasured through the generations, and carefully recording the names and dates of our ancestors' vital events, a
Handwritten, treasured through the generations, and carefully recording the names and dates of our ancestors' vital events, a family Bible is one of those heirlooms that family historians would give their eye-teeth for. So when these pages (shown below) arrived in the post in the Family Tree office, we knew we had to try and reunite them with their rightful family. The pages appear to have been torn from a family Bible, and have the most minute details - in some instances recording the time of birth down to the nearest minute. And there's even, sadly, a still-birth recorded too that we shall have to let Guy Etchells know about for his Historic Still-birth Register.
No details of the correspondent who kindly supplied us with the pages were included:, but the Bible's original owner seems to have been Sarah Thorpe (nee Scadding), who received it as a gift from her aunt in 1812. Other surnames in the Bible include Roby, Perry, Gotch, Davey, Forman, and Bates. If you think the pages may belong to your family, take a look at the scanned pages below. In the event of more than one descendant coming forward, then we would be able to email the others copies of the pages we received.