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These Bibles and marriage certificates are privately owned.
The first Bible is a large-format Old & New Testaments, published 1849 by S. Andrus and Son, Hartford (Conn.).
The second Bible is a large-format New Testament, undated, published by Samuel Collingwood and Co., Oxford; printed at the Clarendon Press, "Printers to the University".
The entries in the first Bible are written on three "Family Record" pages provided between the Old and New Testaments. These pages are divided vertically in half by ornate columns decorated with the usual Victorian urns, medallions and filigree.
There is confusion between capital G's and E's in the first Bible. The name "Susannah G. Fulton" is quite clear in the first marriage entry, however it is "Susannah E. Fulton" in the second Bible. The confusion clears somewhat when the name "Gertrude Gtheldine" appears on page three of the first Bible, and it becomes evident that the writer formed capital E's like modern G's.
is a listing of the people in these documents, with
additional information provided by (the Bible's owner).
Christopher Empey m. 23-Mar-1785, in Montreal, Christina Sumous or Sumors. Listed in William D. Reid's "Loyalists in Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada"; Hunterdon; Lambertville, NJ, 1973. Christina: Surname is unclear on marriage certificate. I. Elizabeth Empey b. 23-Jun-1786. II. Katarina (Catherine) Empey b. 27-Aug-1787, m. John Fulton. Given name spelled "Katarina" on birth entry. Duncan Meikle indicates there were 5 sons in addition to Susanna. A. Susanna E. Fulton b. 29-Dec-1808, m. 3-Feb-1834, John Roger Wood, b. 9-May-1808, (son of Roger Wood and Margaret Drew) d. 20-Nov-1898. Susanna died 12-Feb- 1876. They lived in or near Osnabruck, Ont. 1. Sophia Wood b. 19-Nov-1834, m. Charles C. Hearle. Sophia died 20-Jan-1907. 2. Theresa Wood b. 12-Feb-1837, m. J. Herman Shaver. 3. Coleborne Stewart Wood b. 6-May-1839, d. 24-Dec- 1840. 4. Christiana Adelaide Wood b. 27-Jun-1841, m. 1-Mar- 1865, John A. Cameron. 5. Alice Fulton Wood b. 25-Mar-1844. 6. Gertrude Etheldine Wood b. 7-Aug-1847. 7. Albert Arthur Fulton Wood b. 24-Oct-1850, m. 1877, Mary Elizabeth Bedson, (daughter of S. L. Bedson and E. P. Kilroy). Albert died Nov-1884. a. Susanna Eve Wood m. Duncan Henderson Meikle, b. 8-Apr-1877, Morrisburg, Ont., (son of William Duncan Meikle and Georgina Jane McWilliams) d. 1937, Oakville, Ont. Susanna died 194_, Oakville, Ont. ---living people snipped--- b. Mabel Wood c. John Roger Wood III. Maria Empey b. 12-Jun-1789. IV. Ailulib Empey b. 17-Feb-1791. Given name not translateable on birth entry. V. Maria Empey b. 9-May-1793. VI. Christina Empey b. 7-May-1799. VII. Ella Empey b. 5-Dec-1801. VIII Andres Empey b. 29-Jun-1804. Last digit of birth year unclear. IX. Philip Empey b. 22-Apr-1807. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // First page MARRIAGES || MARRIAGES || John R. Wood || Christina A. Wood and Susannah || and John A G. [E] Fulton || Cameron, married Married Feb. 3rd || March 1st 1865 1834 || ------------------ || Sophia Wood || & Charles C Hearle || Married || -------- || || Theresa Wood || & J. Herman Shaver || Married || Albert A. F. Wood || & Elizabeth Bedson || Married || 1 1877 // Second Page BIRTHS || DEATHS || John R. Wood || Died Nov 20th born May 9th[?] 1808 || 1898 --------- || Susannah G [E] || Fulton born || Died Feb. 12th 1876 December 29th 1808 || ------ || Sophia Wood || Died Jan 20th born Nov. 19th 1834 || 1907 || || || Theresa Wood || born Feb. 12th 1837 || || || Colborn Stewart || Died December 24th Wood born May 6th || 1840 1839 || || Christiana Adelaide || Wood born Jun 27th 1841 || || || // Third page BIRTHS || DEATHS || Alice Fulton || Wood born || March 25th 1844 || || || Gertrude G[E]theldine || Wood born || Aug. 7th 1847 || || || Albert Arthur || Died November Fulton Wood || 1884 born Oct. 24th 1850 || || || ||
// First page John A Wood and Susannah E Fulton was marriede [sic] February 3rd 1834 ----------------------------------- Sophia Wood born November 19th 1834 Theresa born February 12th 1837 [blotted & repeated] 1837 Coleborne Stewart born May 6th 1839 and Died December 24th 1840 Christiana Adelaide born June 27th 1841 Alice Fulton born March 25th 1844 Gertrude Etheldine born August 7th 1847 Albert Arthur Fulton born October 24th 1850 [all entries but the last seem to have been written at the same time]
[The obverse of the certificate has the following written on the right side:] These are to certify that Christopher Empey and Christina Sumous [or Sumors] have been lawfully married according to the Rites of Ceremonies of the Church of England. By Montreal Jn. Stuart [ornate signature] March 23. 1785 [The certificate is folded into six horizontal panels, five of which contain the following entries on the reverse:] Meine dochter Leisebet Mey den 7 im iahr 1799 Ist geboren Denn 23 Junne ist Meine dochter Chritina geboren wari Im Jahr Chrifti 1786 Desember den 5 ihm iahr 1801 is Meine dochter Efah[?] geboren 4[or 9 over =] Mein dochter Katarina[?] Ist iuhni den 29 ihm iahr 180= geboren Denn 27 Aguft ist Mein son anderes gebohren Im iahr Chrifti 1787 Abril den 22 ihm iahr 1807 Mein dochter Maria Ist ist Mein sohn - philer gebohren geboren Denn 12 Juni im jahr Chrifti 1789 Mein Sohni Ailulib[?] ist geboren Denn 17 Feberwari Imiahr Chrifti 1791 Meine Dochter Maria ist gebren den 9 Maey Im jahr Chrifti 1793
[This is written on a plain piece of paper in large script. I have seen only the photocopy.] This is to certify that Roger Wood & Margaret Drew both of Cornwall were married this 11th Day of August 1793. By [illegible] Tho. Wally J.P.[?] [mostly illegible signature]