EFFIGIES and MARKERS

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grandparents-in-law: the Quaker connection

While researching my historical novel on William and Mary Barrett Dyer, I came across the description of this document in the Massachusetts Archive. I ordered a photocopy of the original holograph housed in their vault.
Two of the signatures on this petition were made by my ancestors, Robert Harper and Deborah Perry Harper, who petitioned for their release from prison on Christmas Eve, 1660.
Discovering character in a stained, mouse-chewed document from 1660. 
Click this link (to my other blog) for the story: 


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