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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Parish Registers (5)

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

11.   Entries of Unbaptised persons, Suicides, and Excommunicated persons

At Barking:
“1749. Aug 28 … Benjamin Mason (Lunatick, Suicide)”

At Purleigh:
“1616. Goodman Justice buryed the 20th of May without the bounds of the Churchyard, without any ringing of the bell, a reading any prayers over him, because he stood excommunicate att his death.
“1624.  A vagrant man unknown buryed. Oct 24.

“1631. Buryed the 28th day a stranger that was found sicke & dyed in our parish whose name (as y[e]t seems by a passe found in his pockett) was Edward Field (?) who was sent (by his passe) from Lutton [Latton] in Essex towards Lasfield [Laxfield] in Suffolk.

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