Amos Family Bible
Printed: Oxford University Press
For the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Pica Imperial Octavo
Size: 27 x 18 x 7.5cm
Gilt edged pages are still in good condition and alignment. Cover is broken at spine, see photographs, and the spine is a bit tatty. All inscriptions are readable.
Written inside both covers, with many dates, include:
- Father and Mother (Married January 7th 1860)
- Henry Amos born May 1st 1838
Henry Amos (My dear father)
Passed to his rest Dec 3rd 1924, his last hymn "Happy Day"
- Eliza Amos born Oct 19th 1833
Died Tuesday 2nd of October 1906
Her own words "Not my will but thine be done"
- Alice Mary Amos born Aug 5th 1866
- Arthur Henry Amos born June 9th 1868
- Martha Maud Amos born June 9th 1868
- Sarah Ann Amos born Jan 20th 1870
- Jessie Amos born March 18th 1872
- Albert Amos born June 16th 1874
At the end of the list is the inscription:
My Beloved Husband passed to his rest Nov 25 1937 at Home with Jesus "Halleluja"
Alice M Beggs.
And, overleaf, the inscription:
William James Beggs, dearly loved Husband of Alice Beggs, called home Nov. 25. 1937. Interred in Bocking Cemetary.
Inside the back cover is written:
Grandfather and Grandmother
William Amos died Augt. 2nd 1880
Martha Amos Died Oct 6th 1877
Bible acquired in bookshop in Saffron Walden.
Mentions 'London Road Chaple' (sic) and Bocking (which is now part of Braintree, Essex).
Bible has now been 'repatriated' to Lynnette Amos - address available to possible relatives.
Click on the thumbnails for a full-size picture.
The blue object is a 1 foot ruler.
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Page's Author: Richard Torrens
First published: 24th of January, 2002
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Last modified: 2018