Friday, October 12, 2012

ODDITIES...



This really was That Moment in Time... can't see this being posted today...


"May 1755 - The marriage of Bartholomew Vogwell (Woolcomber) and Alice Bisset, the late Joseph Harris's whore with five Base children. signed:George Boughton,Vicar"

from "The Devon Family Historian" No 54, May 1990, page 2. It was from the PR of Hatherlleigh and was submitted by J. Glanville.

8 comments:

  1. Good grief that's pulling no punches.

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  2. I guess he didn't approve of her...

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  3. Oh dear! No mixed message there, that's for sure.

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  4. I think it was very direct, Fi... I had to read it twice... but couldn't resist posting it. I hope those who think that every age before us was a gentler age, get to see it.

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  5. Great to get this much info on a marriage entry!

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  6. No connection to me, Jill, though almost wish it was, as there is a lot there... :-)

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  7. That sure is "calling a spade a spade" Chris... Wish some of my Ancestor's records were as clear cut. {chuckle}
    Can't help wondering if it was because such situations were more accepted in those days... or whether George Boughton, Vicar, was giving her/them a "rap over the knuckles" ???

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  8. He was very direct, wasn't he... I think he was letting them know of his disapproval in no uncertain terms... wouldn't you like to know what the reaction was when they read the notice, or heard about it...

    I have been wondering what the Vicar would think if he knew we were still 'discussing' his rather rude comments centuries later...

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