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EDMONDS FAMILY BIBLES

Journal by edmondsallan

i have mentioned John samuel Edmonds original bible before in the Journal " John Tucker Edmonds " I am going to repeat some of that Journal ( as far as that Bible is concerned ) as a part of the story did not get told . Also more on Edmonds family Bibles . John Samuel Edmonds original Bible was his Great Grandfathers- Robert Edmonds . b 1742 Swanage , Dorset . UK pasted down to his father W#illiam Edmonds b 6th march 1768 in swanage . Dorset . UK . This bible was lost when they went a shore to Melbourne to Have "Alfred " One of the trunks in the long boat fell into the sea . It contained that particular Bible A new one was purchased by his Grand Father & Family .in May 1844. Size 42 cm x12 cm x or 16.5" x 12.5" weight 10 kgs or 12lbs. Leather cover Parchment covers 3 mm thick Gold tinted embossing $ wording . A beautiful book by any standards.I as the eldest living direct son inherited " John's personal + church Bible " Their is more to this story on the bibles, Hence the Journal on them .John's Father had a close friend whose name was " Brewer " who in turn had a son who was being sent to NZ english armed constabulary. This person " Lieutenant Brewer" left London on the 19/7/1845 on board the " Castle Eden ". the ship arrived in the Bay of Islands , at Paihia on the 10th of Dec 1845. Lieutenant Brewer delivered that new bible placed in his care to the Reverend Williams at Paihia , who in turn later delivered it to John Samuel Edmonds. This particular Bible is handed down in trust a long with other papers & also more of the holder's notes to the next selected son in direct descent line selected by the holder at that time , to the next trustee holder . The flow of that " Bible & Papers )Started with John's eldest son " Samuel John Edmonds" Then went on to " Arthur Milsom Edmonds " My grand father , then onto my father " Howard Milson Edmonds" & on his death onto me " Allan Clayton Edmonds " All of John Samuel Edmonds children by his first marriage ( 13 ) were issued with a family bible . They are far smaller & many of them were printed in early NZ . I have had statements sent to me saying they have the original Family Bible . This is not true As shown by this full explanation and needed this fact put in the right sequence of events Regards edmonds allan

Surnames: EDMONDS SAMUEL
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on 2010-08-20 16:41:50

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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