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Elizabeth (Rider) Locke Bible

This bible was was generously loaned to me by my father's first cousin, Kay (Day) McDonald of Thorburne, NS.   It had been in the possession of her great grandmother, Bethia West Locke, passed down either through Bethia's father, James D. Locke, or her second husband, Jonathan Locke.    I have titled it "Elizabeth (Rider) Locke Bible" because of the " Elizabeth Locke" signature on the front flyleaf.   It was transcribed circa 1980 by Ann Capstick, and photocopies of the pages were deposited at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.

Jonathan Locke married to Miss Elizabeth Rider Ano. Dom. Dec. 18th 1780
Jan 1st 1782John Locke was born
Nov 28th 1784Samuel Locke was born
May 14th 1786James Locke was born
Sept 12th 1789Priscella Locke was born
Sept 9th 1792Elizabeth Locke was born
April 19th 1795Mary Locke was born
March 19th 1802Abigail Locke was born

A note added sideways at the bottom of the page,
presumably by Bethia West Locke:

Grandpa Jonathan Locke Died in 1852 at the age of 94 Born in 1758.
Taken from his tombstone Nov. 1906.

From the back flyleaf, also added by Bethia West Locke(?):

Bethia West Locke born Aug 28 1819

Sarah McL. Locke born Nov 30 1825

Mary C. Locke born Oct 3 1828

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Copyright © 1998 E.A.Capstick
Created 16 May 1998

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