The Parish Registers of Gulval (alias Lanisley): In the County of Cornwall (1598-1812)

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Beare, 1893 - Registers of births, etc - 172 pages
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Page 122 - twould a saint provoke," (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke ;} " No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — And — Betty — give this cheek a little red.
Page 122 - A mortuary or customary gift, due to the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner,' was anciently so called from its being brought to church along with the corpse, when it came to be buried. 2 Bl. Com. 425, 426. 3 Steph. Com. 148. See MS. cited in Blount.
Page 122 - Though their institution was contemporary with the change of religion, they were not of Protestant origin. In England parish registers were unknown until the reign of Henry VIII., when the duty of keeping them was imposed on the parochial clergy by a royal injunction, which was published by Cromwell, the Vicar General, on September 29, 1538. In compliance with the injunction many registers were immediately commenced ; and of the extant registers which have survived the negligence of their legal guardians...
Page 122 - October 25, 1507, the clergy of Canterbury in convocation made a new ordinance respecting registers, which was formally approved by the queen under the great seal. It commences by noticing their very great utility...
Page viii - The parish registers previous to 1837 are every year becoming of greater value as national records. They are most valuable to the local historian and to the biographer, and have during a long time been the only public documents in existence for determining questions of inheritance, for the HerulJs' Visitations were confined to the gentry, and were discontinued in the seventeenth century.
Page viii - ... destruction, and, with some allowance for losses by fire and damp, the existing registers are accurately described in the Parish Register Abstract presented to Parliament in 1833. But it is much to be regretted that their safe custody and preservation have not been secured by some stringent enactment. It was never intended that the existence of such valuable records should be left to depend on the fate of a single copy, and if the provisions of the seventieth canon had been properly observed...
Page viii - Canon, that a transcript of the registers on parchment should be transmitted every year to the Bishop of the Diocese, were expressly devised as a security against loss negligence and fraud. If this ordinance had been properly observed, there would have been no difficulty in making up local deficiencies ; but the duplicates are seldom forthcoming when they are wanted...
Page 122 - She lies beneath the monument 1 of Congreve, and according to the testimony of her maid, Elizabeth Saunders, her body was by her express request dressed ' in a very fine Brussels lace head-dress, a holland shift with a tucker and double ruffles of the same lace, and a pair of new kid gloves, and was then wrapped in a winding-sheet of fine linen.
Page 111 - Penhellick was buried the twentieth day of February, in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty ; he having been Vicar of Gulvall thirty-one years.

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