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The Bible

gibbo

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queensland
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Australia
Hubby and i were sorting through some personal affects that belonged to his late mother and we found a real treasure and we have packed it away with care for future generations. It is a bible. Where this bible is different to the others my mother in law owned is that this one was presented to her and my father in law on their wedding day in 1940 from the priest of the church. The priest has put a personal message in there stating that they were the first couple to have married in that church. The priest had also stated the date, names of himself and my in laws and the name and address of the church etc.
What a wonderful wedding present!

gibbo
 
Hi Gibbo,
I have my Uncle Charlies bible that he carried during WW2. What is even more amazing, is that it was returned to his mum (my Granny) after he died in a Japanese POW camp on the Burma railway in 1943.
These bibles we all possess are priceless.

Steve.:)
 
Hi Ben

I just wish that my lot had thought about writing in their Bibles. They all went to Chapel in my time, three times a day. No liquour on Sunday.

My father did write an autobiography. On Sundays they were allowed to wash with perfumed soap, but no playing games. The yellow blinds were pulled down, the bible was out to read, and all he could remember was the tick-tock of the clock all afternoon. The Sermons could last an hour and a half !!! My Taid ( grandfather in Welsh ) as in tide, would supply us with Mint Imperials to be sucked only. Oh ! It was boring.

Did they leave a Bible with names in it ? No ! They left a Family Tree in the shape of a tree with branches and twigs with everyone's name on it. His maternal line was very well documented in Welsh books.

Maddie
 
Hubby and i were sorting through some personal affects that belonged to his late mother and we found a real treasure and we have packed it away with care for future generations. It is a bible. Where this bible is different to the others my mother in law owned is that this one was presented to her and my father in law on their wedding day in 1940 from the priest of the church. The priest has put a personal message in there stating that they were the first couple to have married in that church. The priest had also stated the date, names of himself and my in laws and the name and address of the church etc.
What a wonderful wedding present!

gibbo

What a great find Gibbo
 
Hi

A few of my Suffolk ancestors who were born before civil reg had their birthdates noted in the family bible. Their baptisms dont list their dates of births but the family bible does. Otherwise there would be no other way of knowing.

Ben
 
What a great find Gibbo

Hello Elllie

We also found my mother in law had written in a note book her ancesters, birth and death dates, the ship they come to Australia on, place of arrival and the exact date of arrival. From this i then ordered copies of the passenger lists and put that with her work. I figured if she had gone to that much trouble i will finish it for her. We have some birth, death and marriage cert. photos and a few pieces of jewellery that belonged to her mother and grandmother. We have put all this away safely for future generations of the family that may be interested.

gibbo
 
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