Monday, May 6, 2013

Any relation to Agness?

I'm finishing up the instructions for a reproduction of an 1849 Quaker sampler and would love to get some information about the person who stitched it. Agness Rowlandson was just 11 years old when she "worked" this 304 x 303 piece.

A sneak peek at the model:

A website listing the marriages of St. Luke, in the Parish of Lowick, in the county of Lancashire, England includes an Agnes (one "s" instead of two.) Agness would have been 25 at the time.

Marriage: 25 May 1863 St Luke, Lowick, Lancashire, England
Thomas Ashburner - of full age Grocer Widower of Bent Hawes Colton 
Agnes Rowlandson - of full age Spinster of Lowick Parsonage 
    Groom's Father: Thomas Ashburner, Weaver
    Bride's Father: John Rowlandson, Yeoman
    Witness: John Rowlandson; Jane Rowlandson; Sarah Rowlandson; John Turner
    Married by Licence by: S. J. Clarke M.A. Offg. Minister
    Register: Marriages 1837 - 1872 from the Bishop's Transcripts, Page 32, Entry 65
    Source: LDS Film 1040312

 I wonder if Spinster refers to unmarried or a spinner of wool.... Please let me know if you have more info on Agness.


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