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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Parish Registers (3)

Taken from the archives of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History: S/SEC/4/1, dated 1858

9.   Entries of Interment a specially described as with a coffin, without a coffin; with a sermon …

At Purleigh:
“Oct 27 1706.  Henry Barefoot a stragling fellow, was buried without a coffin.

At Tendring:
“1668/9.  Mary wife of George Lones clerk buried Feb 9 with a sermon”.

At Birdbrook:

“Martha Blewitt [th]e wife of nyne husbands successively buried eight of them: but* last of all [th]e woman dy’d allso & was buried. May 7th 1681(?).  the transcript notes that this was the same as the sermon text – she is commemorated in the tower of the church.

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