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In this spot we aim to focus on one sampler in our collection - perhaps which we are struggling to research - please feel free to comment - we will change the item periodically.

Alice Wrights Sampler 1852

Good people hear my doleful tale
In plaintive accents though tis penned
A once loved wife no bewail
And griev to think on her sad end
She was youthful virtuous bride
Her age it was but twenty two
By murderous hands alas she died
She left on earth an orphan to

In child bed anguish she was slain
By Doctor Ross’s unskillful hand
Who thinks not what amount of pain
A victim to his skill can stand
An inquest at the Queens Arms on furnacehill
Prov’d but too true she’d had foul play
And that twas he that did kill her
I never shall forget that day

A post mortem and inquest did advance
To shew what twas thast caus’d her death
Twas as vile presumptuous ignorance
That robbed her of her earthly breath

Alice Wrights Sampler 1852
Alice Wrights Sampler 1852

The jury heard with careful ear
The evidence before them brought
Twas such as scaree’er did appear
Before in any other court

A guilty verdict then was given
Which all the world I think should know
And as’tis register’d in Heaven
It also shall be here below

Twas gross neglect and want of skill
Coupled with the Jury animad version
Hoping alsa no more he’d kill
But go to college and learn his lesson
O’er life’s career he’s cast a gloom
Mark’d by poignant grief and sorrow
And sent from earth to early tomb
A victim to neglect and hurry

Can he withstand the orphans gaze
Robb’d of its dearest earthly treasure
Or compensate in years or days
The suffering grief that’s void of measure


Names and dates of samplers in our collection

Martha Mottershead 1728
Mary Howson 1757
Jann Penner 1764
Jane Neal 1766
Mary Newby c 1800
Mary Blackburn 1804
Elizabeth Pierce 1807
Mary F Lewis c1810
Grace Jones 1813
Elisabeth Hoult 1813
Susannah Leonard c 1815
Mary Lardner 1816
Elizabeth Pilgrim 1818
Sarah Bonsey 1818
Ann Shepherd 1820
Jane Williams 1825
Elizabeth Raymond
Margaret Anderson 1833
Lettice Sutton 1834
Jane Ann Paterson 1835
Mary Hibbert 1836
Mary Phillips 1837
Emma Jane Roch 1838
Mary Lintern 1843
FA Clarence 1844
Susannah Hall 1852
Alice Wright 1852
Agnes M O Joyce 1853
Mary White 1857
Catherin N Booth 1863
The Sampler Tea Room with Samplers
The Sampler Tea Room with Samplers
Amelia Tarnell c 1870
Ward family register c 1875
William and Arthur Russell Knight 1874
Ellen Lee 1873
E Wildhack 1874
Alice Hill 1876
Jane Elizabeth Milner 1876
Mary Jane Lloyd 1877
Clara Watson 1878
W Edwards 1881
Rachel Evans 1882
Lucy Campell 1883
Kate Hambleton 1884
Florence Harrison Bainton 1888
Jane Kingman 1890
Grace Stenner 1890
Margaret Facer 1892
Jane Evans 1892
Lottie Bradshaw 1893
Lucy Campell 1893
Sarah James 1893
ME Loyd Jones 1895
Sarah Jones 1899
Rhoda M Taylor 1896


Samplers for sale

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