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    Non-con churches EDIT: Moravian Church info wanted

    Aaaagggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Two days ago I found a ref for one of my rellies on A2A. It was in connection with a non-con church, but I've lost the ref, can't remember the name of the rellie or the denomination.

    It def began with M

    Not Methodist.

    Any ideas??

    Sounded vaguely "foreign"......

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    Merry

    Goodness knows! Moravian?
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    Yep that's it. Thanks!

    In Hertford or Hitchin or somewhere like that!!

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    merry, get your nose onto my workdesk - there is a link on there somewhere towards the end ( about reply 3000! lol) about this very thing- its something i'm working on
    Jess

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    Blimey....I was just going to ask if anyone knows anything about these Moravians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessbowbag View Post
    merry, get your nose onto my workdesk - there is a link on there somewhere towards the end ( about reply 3000! lol) about this very thing- its something i'm working on
    I'm obviously looking in the wrong place

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    Oh Tiddle !
    just have a look at this

    just something I had by me!

    Category:Christian denominations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Jess

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    I had a look there, but can't see anything that tells me their beliefs, or how they fit in with other denominations (were they a particular section of society, for instance)

    I've never even heard of them before. Did they start in America? There seemed to be a lot of bits about Jamaica in the Wiki?!

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    Oh Merry you are in luck!

    The Moravian church kept exquisite records!

    One family of mine attended the Moravian church and I almost wept when I saw the register.

    Beautifully scripted. Each baptism bore the name of the the mother and father - and the grandparents too! Addresses and occupations, position of child in family (third son of eight children, six still living).

    What is more - if a child (or even an adult) died, the clerk went back to the baptism, drew an elaborate black cross in the margin, along with the date and cause of death.

    Sadly, this particular church was only in existence for 49 years, but even so, that gave me up to five generations in some cases.

    They did not perform marriages of course, but marriages were recorded as having taken place, and extra information added, such as the MOTHER's of the bride and groom, and their grandparents too.

    OC

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