Tag Archives: Illegitimacy

Agnes Bowkers’ Cat

I love the weird and wonderful and this story is definitely that.  I have taken most of the information from, Agnes Bowker’s Cat; Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England, by David Cressy. Agnes Bowker, aged 27, daughter of … Continue reading

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Gem in the Parish Register

Every now and then you come across a gem in the parish registers.  I came across this entry in the registers of St Paul’s Church (Church of England), Leicester: Gertrude Vernon Harper ch. 1 Oct 1874; parents – Herbert and … Continue reading

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