Antique Bible possible 1769
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-24)
Price : US $104.49
Very Old Bible. Hand written date in this Bible is 1769. A google search found very little information on this publisher. Published by T Carlton and J Porter. New York, 200 Mulberry Street. Written in English. Leather Bound. The binding has come loose, Needs TLC. A note in the Bible states: This is a revision of the Bishops Bible printed in 1568 in accordance with the Hampton Court 1603 Conference. The pages are very well preserved. There are writings from Rev. John Fletcher. A Google search found information on a Rev. John Fletcher, placing his birth at 1721. There is no copyright in book.. We found the following info about Rev after doing a Google search: John Fletcher, born in 1729 as Jean Guillaume de la Flechere, as of Swiss decent from Nyon near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. He was born to a wealthy family who were related to the Dukes of Savoy.
Fletcher migrated to England in 1750, and in 1752 moved to Shropshire as tutor to the Hill family at Tern Hall, the house on the site of the present-day Attingham Park. The first mention of John Fletcher in Madeley was when he was invited as a guest preacher at the old church. Fletcher had been offered a valuable stipend in another parish but was so determined to become vicar of Madeley that he offered the then incumbent vicar the opportunity to exchange positions.
John Fletcher was ordained in 1757 by the Bishop of Bangor, and the following day was licensed as curate in the parish of Madeley. He was instituted to the vicarage of Madeley in 1760. It is assumed that his original name was anglicised to help him be accepted by those he was called to shepherd and preach to.
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