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Two hand written notes

From the Collection of Churchill Island Heritage Farm 246 Samuel Amess Drive Newhaven Victoria

Description
Two notes written by Janet Amess:
1. Real Limeric Lace from Ireland. Valuable don't destroy
2. Grandmother about 1850
Third note; Written by my mother Janet Amess.
Size
Approx 7 x 10 cm each
Attached Files
Object Registration
0036
Keywords
lace, churchill island, janet amess, lace collection, amess, farm
Historical information
The names of the Amess women who owned the lace are:
Jane Amess (nee Straughan) – donor Unity’s great grandmother (pet name Janet, but not used as it will confuse with Unity’s mother). Jane was the wife of Samuel Amess, first Samuel Amess to own Churchill Island.
Frances Amess (nee Turnbull) – grandmother, married Robert Lisle Straughan Amess, 4th child of Samuel and Jane
Janet Jickell (nee Amess) – mother, 2nd of two children of Robert and Francis, married James Jickell
Unity Mary Bright (nee Jickell) was the donor, 2nd of two children of Robert and Francis.



When Made
1880s
Significance
The Amess family owned Churchill Island from 1872 to 1929. This lace collection was owned and contributed to by four generations of Amess women, see above.
Inscriptions & Markings
Packaged with 2036 (0036)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM