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Printed by John Hayes
Printer to the University
Cambridge, England
Copyright 1683

This Bible was presented to Mrs. Tabitha Joynes Hance by her cousin Mr. John E. Snead on 28 April 1907. She was a lineal descendant of Catherine West (born 6 May 1677) to whom this Bible was presented by her mother. This Bible is now in possession of Ann Johnson at Oak Grove Plantation in Northampton County, Virginia, also a lineal descendant of Catherine West. It was photographed by M.K. Miles & Dr. Miles Barnes of the Eastern Shore Public Library on 11 June 2013.

 

Front Cover

Ownership Tag

Inside Front Cover

Attached to the back of the front cover (ages of the youngest set of children)

Sarah, a coloured woman’s children, servants of Tully Snead:

  • Rose Jenkins was born 21 October 1821
  • Nancy was born 12 January 1824
  • Hannah was born __________
  • Cato was born 10 February 1828

The ages of Louisa’s children:

  • Kiziah was born 3 November 1829
  • Leah was born 6 November 1831
  • Isaac Henry was born 17 May 1835

Age of Mary’s child:

  • George was born 1829

Age of Nancy’s child:

  • William was born 1842

Age of Hannah’s child:

  • George Washington was born June 1845

Age of Keziah’s child:

  • Leah was born 14 June 1849

Copyright Page

At the end of The King’s Birth and Return section

Sons of Chs Snead:

  • John Snead born 7 January 1767
  • Thomas Snead born 21 Dec 1768

Children of John Snead:

  • Charles Snead was born 20 December 1741
  • John Snead was born 10 Mar 1743
  • Ann Snead was born 1 September 1746
  • Mary Snead was born 25 December 1749
  • Thomas Snead was born 28 Nov 1752
  • Catherine Snead was born 25 July 1756
  • Scarbrough Snead was born 23 November 1758
  • Tully Snead was born 10 July 1763 on Sunday Evening
  • John Snead died 23 March 1777

 

Mr.(?) John Snead, Accomac

16 April 1750

Children to John Wise:

  • John Wise was born 8 March 1745
  • Solomon Wise was born 6 June 1748
  • William Wise was born 16 Nov 1750
  • Eliza Wise was born 11 Sep 1754
  • Henry Wise was born 6 Feb 1756
  • Charles Wise was born 19 June 1759
  • Peggy Wise was born 11 Nov 1761
  • Geo. Wise was born 8 Oct 1765
  • Nancy Wise was born 17 Mar 1769

Peggy Wise, mother of the aforesaid children was born 5 Sep 1726.

Nancy S. Wise, daughter of Solo. Wise and Mary his wife, died 10 March 1806

Solo. Wise died 25 January 1820


At the end of the Prophets section

  • Lt. Col. John West departed this life 27 May 1703 about noon time of said day

(in pencil: son of Anthony West and Ann his wife)

  • Mrs. Matild West departed this life 3 January 1721

(in pencil: Matilda Scarborough, daughter of Col. Edmund and Mary his wife, born 1644)

  • Mrs. Catherine Snead departed this life 19 February 1750
  • John Snead departed this life 5 Sep 1780
  • Scarbrough Snead departed this life 7 Dec 1780
  • Margret Wise departed this life 30 Nov 1781
  • John Wise departed this life 8 Dec 1781
  • Thomas Snead, son of John, departed this life 20 March 1787


Before the New Testament title page   

  • Catherine West, her Bible, Given her by her mother, born 6 May 1677


New Testament title page


After the New Testament title page

  • John Sparrow was born 17 Dec 1706 about 3 o’clock in the afternoon on a Wednesday
  • Elizabeth Sparrow was born 12 Sep 1708 at 5 pm on a Sunday
  • Charles Snead and Katherine was married 7 January 1711
  • Huldah Snead was born 1 Mar 1712/13, christened 15 of the Same & died 30 April 1713
  • Charles Snead was born 26 Aug 1714
  • John Snead was born 3 Feb 1715/16, christened 18 March
  • Smith Snead was born 13 January 1718
  • Charles Snead died 18 February 1720
  • Eliza Sparrow died 5 March 1720
  • Charles Snead “ye second” was born 13 November 1723
  • Charles Snead “the second” died 23 February 1724
  • Charles Snead “the Elder” died 30 April 1727
  • Catherine Snead died 19 Feb 1750


Back page (several illegible entries and parts of the page are torn and missing):

  • Trifanna Wise was born 11 April 1777
  • John Wise was born 5 September and died 5 October 1780
  • Peggy Wilson Wise was born 6 July 1786
  • Nancy Selmon Wise was born 13 July 1789
  • Polley Wise was born 18 February 1783

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Sampler Picture note on back

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