This Bible was seen in June, 1995 in the stock of:
Berry & Peterson, Booksellers,
348 King Street East,
Canada. K7L 3B6.
My thanks to the proprietor who allowed me to photograph this Bible and the McBean Bible. He said that these two Bibles were the last of seven which he purchased for resale. He didn’t know if those he had sold contained genealogical information or not.
The Bible is about 8 by 12 inches or slightly larger, and is about four inches thick. I didn’t record how many pages.
The records in this Bible are written on four “Family Record” pages, probably between the Old and New Testaments. These pages are divided into two columns each by a plain double line, and the borders are decorated with an austere X pattern within heavy black lines. Most of the entries stay within the columns but some ignore the columns and use the full width of the page.
The title page reads:
THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: Translated out of the Original Tongues: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. WITH CANNE'S MARGINAL REFERENCES. TOGETHER WITH THE APOCRYPHA AND CONCORDANCE. TO WHICH ARE ADDED AN INDEX, AND REFERENCES, AND A KEY SHEET OF QUESTIONS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, PRACTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL; ACCOMPANIED WITH VALUABLE CHRONOLOGICAL HARMONIES OF BOTH TESTAMENTS, AND HIGHLY USEFUL TABLES OF SCRIPTURE NAMES, SCRIPTURE GEOGRAPHY, SCRIPTURE CHRONOLOGY, SCRIPTURE REFERENCES, &c. ----------- THE TEXT CORRECTED ACCORDING TO THE STANDARD OF THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY. ----------- SPRINGFIELD, MASS.: PUBLISHED BY G. & C. MERRIAM. ------- 1846. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // First page // Column 1 MARRIAGES John Moggridge Married to Jane Irvine 14th January AD 1856 Robert George Moggridge Married to Mary Lavinia Clarke January 23rd 1889 // Column 2 MARRIAGES Benjamin Boswell [?] Married to Elizabeth Ann Mogridge [no date] [the next 3 entries seem to have been written at the same time, in pencil, with some erasures. Writer was uncertain of the year of marriages, since all have been corrected. Dec 23rd 1919 At Hamilton Ont. 77 Victoria Ave. South Olive G Moggridge [Name very faint, partially erased] to Andrew Thaddeus Ghent Burlington by Archdeacon Forneret. [? -- illegible handwriting] Georg Arthur Moggridge to Alice Harkins Caledonia Sept. 1925 William Robert Moggridge. to 1935 Doris Livingston Weston // Second page BIRTHS BIRTHS [all entries written the full width of the page] John Moggridge & Jane Irvine Married 14th January AD 1856 [has been changed from 1857] Elizabeth Ann Moggridge Born 27th [Illegible] 1857 ["7" blotted] Esther Caroline Moggridge Born 20th July 1859 ["9" blotted] John Moggridge Born 16th April 1861 Mary Jane Moggridge Born Jan 28th 1863 Robert George Moggridge Born Oct 28th 1865 Olive Gertrude Moggridge Born Oct 27th 1891 [this line crossed out] George Arthur Moggridge Born Oct 29th 1894 [this line crossed out] // Third page // Column one BIRTHS Olive Gertrude Moggridge Born October 27th 1891 George Arthur Moggridge Born October 29th 1894 Robert Irvine Moggridge Born May 17th 1897 [rest of page blank] // Fourth page [all entries but two written full page width] DEATHS DEATHS Esther Caroline Moggridge Died Feb 5th 1863 John Moggridge Died March 28th 1868 John Moggridge Died May 7th 1869 Mary Jane Moggridge Died November 9th 1892 Robert Irvine Moggridge Died June 1st 1897 Robert George Moggridge Died March 21st 1922 at 77 Victoria Ave South Hamilton Ont. [These last are written in the same hand in light blue ink or pencil] George Arthur Moggridge Died at St. Catharines Ontario [no date] Olive Gertrude Moggridge Ghent Died 19th Dec 1971 at 8 Clifford St. St. Catharines Ontario Andrew Thadeus Ghent Died at Kingston Ontario 9 October 1972. Robert Allan Ghent Born 14 April 1941 Kingston Died 23 June 1978 on Howe Island.