JOHN TUCKER EDMONDS
edmondsallan --- Hi to all edmonds who are descendant from John tucker Edmonds . he was born on the 17th of july 1835 As a direct descent of the eldest son Samuel I have inherited the original Family bible of John samuel edmonds I wish to bring two points to the edmonds family ancestry .
( a) John tucker edmonds real father was the reverend Tucker . He came to new zealand and having recommended John samuel edmonds for the nz position , he stayed with them while in Nz, before he rushed back to england .John Tucker Edmonds mother was Maryanne Edmonds , wife of John at that time ( notation from inherited notes Of John samuel edmonds ) To hush wagging tongues and to save his religous position they, John & mary ann sorted out between themselves , came to agreement to adopt John tucker as The 6th child of their family.
( B ) The original Bible of " John " was given a " family bible" handed down to his grand father by his father His grandfather living with them at hooke with the rest of johns family at Hooke England Gave that original to John before he left England . When they went a shore in Hobart, australia to have " Alfred " on the 5th of december 1833. the long boat nearly capzied and a couple of trunks were lost in the sea . They included the original family bible His Grand father , although very ill , gave all his savings left and to which the rest of john's family contributed to have a new one Printed in Glasgow . in may 1844. . Size = 42 cm x12cm or 16.5 " x 12.5 "x 4.75 " = weight 10kgs or 22 ilbs. cover leather parchment 3 mm thick with gold tinted Embossing & wording pages are gold edging Because of the use it had from being handed down & (I can still remember this huge bible sitting on a special book stand in my fathers home as a child ) I had to find a specialist book binder to carry out sme minor repairs which cost a fortune . I did not inherit the book stand . I now have that very valuable heirloom in a special built box with gold lettering . WHICH reads as follows --- THE EDMONDS FAMILY BIBLE --- This heirloom will pass onto my son when I am called up to do some sort of research in another Place Regards to all edmondsallan.