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Does this say what I think it says

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    Does this say what I think it says

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    #2
    Yes.

    OC

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      #3
      so it was a crime then? thats the first one I've seen, thanks OC

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        #4
        Yes, suicide was a crime and so was attempted suicide until 1961, you went to prison for it. The church considers that only god can end a life otherwise it is murder.

        My mum found a neighbour with her head in the gas oven and called an ambulance. They saved her life but she went to prison and her three children went into a Home because hubby "couldn't cope" and my mum always wished she hadn't interfered because no good came out of it. Hard times.

        OC

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          #5
          Val, people who committed suicide were often refused burial services in churches and burials in consecrated ground because the act was considered a sin as well as a crime.

          Jay
          Janet in Yorkshire



          Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

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            #6
            Bit much you aren't allowed to take your own life.
            Thats awful OC , she must have felt awful knowing that happened.

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              #7
              Today I ws trawling burials and came across a poor chap

              "No service. Laid violent hands upon himself".

              OC

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                #8
                Sad to think you must be very depressed to kill yourself ,so it should never be a sin.

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