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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What a Shame Wednesday: The Bible of William and Hannah Morley, Bollington, Cheshire, England 1842



At one time this cover was still connected to Hannah and William Morley's family Bible.  I wonder if there was a place to write births, marriages and deaths inside and if someone had taken the time to fill out those pages.  For whatever reason, the cover, which was found at an antique store in Nanaimo, BC, has been separated from the body of the Bible.

It is inscribed, "Hannah and William Morley, Bollington, Cheshire, May 2nd, 1842."
Whoever wrote this, used their best calligraphy and even added a few flowers for decoration.  Perhaps it was a marriage gift.



1 comment:

  1. I received this message from Tom:

    "It's an interesting find. Mine's a Bollington local history interest.

    A William Morley m Hannah Turner in Manchester Cathedral 1st May 1842, according to FamilySearch.

    The 1881 census shows

    Name: William Morley
    Age: 59
    Birth Year: 1822
    Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England
    Marital Condition: Married
    Profession/Occupation: Baker & Flour Dealer
    Address: 60/ 58 Victoria St, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England

    Wife Hannah Morley 57 b. Stockport, Cheshire, England
    Son William Morley 35 Ashton U Lyne, Lancashire,
    Son Harry Morley 18 Hazel Grove, Cheshire,
    Son In Law James Broadley 20 Stockport
    Daughter Alice Broadley 19 Ashton U Lyne, Lancashire,

    The William Morley of the bible cover fragment might be a nephew - the William Morley in my tree was a shopkeeper in Sutton in 1841.

    Best wishes
    Tom"

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