Monday, August 30, 2010

Curious Obituary

The Gentlemen's Magazine- Volume 145, pg. 92 from the year 1829 January – June, contains this interesting obituary from London and vicinity.


  1. Do you know...I've read about this somewhere before...a long time ago..and there's more to the story but for the life of me I can't remember now. memory gets worse as I get older.

  2. I stumbled upon it while doing some completely unrelated research (on Carew Castle) in a very old journal. Are you sure it is the same incident? That would be a fantastic coincidence!!

    Of course, I suppose it must happen a lot in time. The other day I watched the film "Pope Joan" which deals with the story (supposedly true) of a female pope. (Naturally, it was a case of secret identities too)

  3. Yes I'm pretty sure it was the same incident. I distinctly remember that her job was something to do with the docks, and that she had been married to a woman for a long time. I really wish I could remember where I saw it. Yes...what a coincidence.

    Oh the film Pope Joan sounds very interesting. Fascinating.


  5. The pictures are fascinating. I don't recall seeing them before.

    There are lots of obvious questions going around in my head...but I won't mention them because...well...they're too obvious ;-)


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