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There is something about Quaker samplers, just in RACHEL HOLMES 1823 from the Alton Quaker School in Hampshire. the second oldest meeting house in the world in continuous use since it was built in 1672. It always amazes us how the Quakers covered the country !.

Lovely words it today's troubled times !.

Rachel was born 2.11.1815 in Baldock, Bedfordshire before moving with her parents William & Sarah, Drapers. to Alton where she met and married Joseph Gray Marriage in 1839. They became successful Dairy farmers in Springfield Essex before moving to Reigate, Surrey in 1884. She was an active member of the temperance movement, and her husband set us the Workmen s Provident club.They had 7 children, and are buried in the Friends Burial ground Reigate.

An interesting footnote in Feb 1867 a George Gregory a laborer on the Marriages farm, took a truss of hay and carried it across several fields and deposited on his mothers premises where it was found by the police, he pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 4 months hard labor.
Retains its original black readed frame measuring 40.5 x 46 cm.
A few miner holes.


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