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From: "Ann.Day" <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Quakers & Congregational marriages (was Re: LunaticAsylums!)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:49:00 -0000 (GMT)
Perhaps members of the family could visit the elderly relative & child at
boarding school in one trip ?
I wonder if there was some marriage arranging in my family when I found
my Gt gt grandfather who was a minister in Somerset although born in
Birmingham had a wife from Leeds .
> Yes, Pat, in the past I've seen prisons, workhouses, etc where only the
> initials had been given. I was particularly curious on this occasion to
> find a complete mix.
> I was surprised to find on the same census another member of this extended
> Quaker family at the Quaker school in York. I imagine they must have gone
> by train as being the most comfortable journey in those days. I found the
> headmaster of the Quaker School had married Amy CLARK in Wells
> was from Yorkshire. I've always found Quakers marrying other Quakers but
> from totally different areas of the country. I wondered whether they had
> system of arranged marriages, making sure their off spring kept within the
> religion in those days but, at the same time making sure they married
> Quakers from another area so there was no question of marrying a cousin or
> other close relative?
> OPC for Street, Somerset
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pat Hase" <>
>> In some censuses I think the instructions were that people in
>> institutions - eg hospitals, workhouses, orphanages & asylums etc could
>> identified only by their initials. Not all areas did this - Mullers
>> orphanage did in one census - and so did Wells Asylum - but I've not
>> across an entry where a mixture of some named and some with initials
>> was used. Perhaps the ones in your Asylum paid more to have only their
>> initials used!
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