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The Randell Family Bible

the giant Randell Family Bible

the giant Randell Family Bible

photographing the photos in the Randell Family Bible

photographing the photos in the Randell Family Bible – see it really is HUGE!

the Birth entries

the Birth entries

the Marriage entries

the Marriage entries

the Death entries

the Death entries

here's just one of the photo pages in the bible

here’s just one of the photo pages in the bible

DESCRIPTION: This was a bible that was owned by my great grandparents Ella Alice Sinkinson and John Beavis Randell who married in 1899. It is huge, it is heavy (I’d guess about 15kgs), and is starting to fall apart … so great care is needed when handling it.
DATE:
the publication date of the bible is 1881, but going by the handwriting I’d say the bible was either obtained in the 1910s-1920s, or else they had it earlier, and just didn’t write it it until later
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
 Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:
A family bible is an jewel of an heirloom to have – particularly if they have inscriptions and/or photos included. With this, my family hist the jackpot, as this family bible has both.

The inscriptions in the Bible begin with John Beavis Randell and Ella Alice Sinkinson, and then details the birth of all of their children, their marriages and a few deaths are filled in as well. it’s been through a few owners, as you’ll see different handwriting.

I hope one day that I’ll be the keeper of this treasure before passing it on to the next generation.

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