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Abel, Johnlocked

(1578/9–1675)
  • David Whitehead

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Abel, John (1578/9–1675), master carpenter, was probably born and lived at Sarnesfield, Herefordshire. A Catholic recusant, he was brought before a church court in 1618 for contracting a secret marriage with his wife, Johanna. She was still alive in 1640, when she appeared in a list of recusants with her husband. Few other facts are known about ...

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H. M. Colvin, , 3rd edn (1995)
Herefordshire Record Office, Hereford
N. Pevsner & others, Buildings of England series