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From: "Liz" <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Quakers & Congregational marriages (was Re: LunaticAsylums!)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:04:08 -0000
The ancestor in the asylum wasn't elderly, he was only 34!
I think Ministers once they were trained were sent wherever there was a
Parish available, they didn't get much choice in the matter unless they were
the sons of gentry and then they probably had a living all lined up for
them! I know when I was at the Clergy Daughters School my friends parents
were moved quite regularly...they needed to move to get a larger parish, to
get on well with the Bishop, etc. There was very possibly a good reason why
your 2xg grandfather had a wife from Leeds...he may well have been friendly
with the vicar there who put them in touch with each other.
OPC for Street, Somerset
From: "Ann.Day" <>
> 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 .