NEAR Family Bible
Date submitted: 8 May 1994
Submitted by : Joanne Joyce Hughes (1:340/85)
Property of : Trevor J. Hughes
139 Cook St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8V 3W8
Surnames in this Bible : (2)
[ The bible of Joseph Lawrence Near and wife Agnes Leach
(of Kirtling, Cambridgeshire) of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire,
formerly of Tiptree, Marks Tey, Braintree and Coggleshall,
Essex. Emigrated to Canada 1911. ]
[ The British and Foreign Bible Society, London, 1904 "The
Holy Bible etc..." 1252 pp leatherbound, 1344 pp. leather
[ Inside front end paper: ]
[ verbatim transcript: ]
With love and best wishes from Father and Mother to Lawrence
and Agnes on the occasion of their marriage.
December 14, 1905.
Signature: Joseph Burton Near
Entries made by Joseph L. Near from 1905-1952.
Joseph Lawrence Near, Born Sept. 2, 1871
Agnes Near (wife) Born March 25, 1869
Married December 14th 1905 [ my note: this was a Quaker
Winifred Alice Near Born November 9th 1906
Agnes Near loving wife of Joseph L. Near passed away
February 3rd, 1926
Joseph Burton Near passed away June 7th 1928 in his 83rd
Winifred Alice Near married June 18th 1928 to F. R. Hughes
Robert Lawrence Reice [sic: should be Rees] Hughes
born June 16th 1929
Trevor Hughes born Jan. 17th 1936
Patrcia Rose Hughes G.G. Daughter of J. L. Near
born August 18th 1952