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MARIA WASKETT 1812 ALTON SCHOOL, QUAKER









£395

 

  MARIA WASKETT 1812 ALTON SCHOOL, QUAKER £395  
School samplers are important to us, particularly those associated with the Quaker movement. The unique sampler style that started at Ackworth in Yorkshire and was then adopted by other Quaker schools, here and later in America.
Maria Waskett worked her Extract sampler titled The Woman of Samaria in 1812, this is recorded on other samplers under the title "At Jacob's well" at the Alton School in Hampshire, and may be unique to this school, it is not recorded at Ackworth. Although Maria was born in 1805 in St.Georges, Middlesex (we have found nothing of her early life) she married Joseph Veal of Fordingbridge Hampshire in 1824, did they meet at school or at the meeting house !. He became an accountant before moving up in the world becoming a fund holder in Greenwich where they moved to, they had 4 children. Maria died aged 64 in 1866.
some stitch loss and a few holes.



 

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