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Photocopies of this Bible and certificate were submitted to the LCGS website by a member of the Lanark County Genealogical Society. The Bible transcription is taken from four photocopied pages of entries which were transcribed in the order in which the photocopies were stapled together.
The entries are all made on very elaborately engraved pages, presumably placed between the Old and New Testaments..
I have no information about the age of the Bible, but the first three numbers of the date on the marriage record on the first page are pre-printed "188" with the last "8" entered by hand.
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // First page THS IS TO CERTIFY That Peter Dunlop and Ellen Giff WERE UNITED BY ME, IN HOLY MATRIMONY At Almonte on the 25th day of July in the year of our Lord 1888 In Presence of John Bennett D.D. Mrs. John Bennett. Signed John Bennett D.D. // End of First Page // Second Page BIRTHS John Giff Dunlop, December, 16. 1889. Andrew Earl Dunlop, July, 14. 1896. Peter Paul Dunlop, September, 21. 1898. Helene Evylene Dunlop, August, 27. 1902. Thomas Ross Dunlop, August, 10. 1906. Murray Warren Dunlop, December 1, 1909 Peter Dunlop October 8 1862 Ellen Dunlop July 2 1868 // End of Second Page // Third Page MARRIAGES Andrew Earl Dunlop and Minnie Darou [wife's name written in over another which has been erased] John Giff Dunlop and Jessie Newlands Peter Paul Dunlop and Ida Stead June 27/24 [date in different hand] Thomas Ross Dunlop and -- Margaret Ann Noris [sic]-- Helene Evylene Dunlop and Herbert J. Herder Sept.7/31 Murray W. Dunlop and Marion I [or J] Johns. Thomas Ross Dunlop and Grace Phillips // End of Third Page // Fourth Page DEATHS Margaret Ann Norris Dunlop Aug 8/31 Peter Dunlop, July 29, 1932 John Giff Dunlop, June 9, 1952 Ellen Dunlop April 8th 1945 age 77 yrs. // End of Fourth Page // End of Dunlop-Giff Bible
[The following is hand written in ink on a plain sheet of paper] This certifies that Peter Dunlop and Helen Giff were married by me at Almonte on July 25th, 1888. [signed]John Bennett D.D., Minister St. Andrew's Church Almonte, July 25/88.