The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Volume 11)

9781234944209: The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Volume 11)
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... OLD RECORDS OF THE FOULKE, SKIRM, TAYLOE, COALMAN, "WOOLLEY, AND GASKILL FAMILIES. [The Bible from which this record is taken, an old black-letter folio, was brought to this country in the year 1677, by Thomas Foulke, one of the Commissioners for the Province of West New Jersey,1 who was born in Derbyshire2 in 1624, and is now in the possession of one of his descendants, Mrs. Mary C. Gaskill, of Philadelphia. It is a reprint of the Cranmer edition of 1541, " Imprynted at London in Flete strete, at the signe of the Sunne, ouer agaynste the conduyte, by Edwarde Whitchurche. The XXIX. day of December the yeare of our Lorde, M.D. XLIX." During the last century it was rebound at the cost of twelve shillings and six pence, but unfortunately not until such a course was absolutely necessary, as the title-page of the Bible, the first two pages of Archbishop Cranmer's prologue, the last page of the contents, one page containing an exhortation, etc., the title-page of the second part, and the last four folios of the New Testament are all missing.2 This Bible is said to have been buried in the ground during the persecution of the adherents of the Reformed Church in the reign of Philip and Mary, and has numerous marginal notes showing the peculiarities of the sixteenth-century penmanship. Scattered through the Old Testament are the signatures of Richard Smallwood and Francis Berdesly, which evidently belong to the same period as the notes, and those of Thomas Foulke, Sarah Foulke, and Sarah Skirm, which can be assigned to a later date.] Thomas Foulks1 Senor Dyed June the 10th: 1714. Aged 90 years. Mary Foulks1 Dyed February the 16th: 1718. Aged 89 years. Thomas Foulks4 Son of Thomas Foulks Senor dyed August the 24th: 1739. Aged 75 years. Elizabeth Foulks4 Daughter of John & ...

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