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

Limerick lace, open at front. Square net - unprocurable now. (Lace Group Embroiderers Guild 1/3/12
Front panels ea 25.5 cm wide 43 cm long; pack panel 29.5 cm wide 41 cm long
Object Registration
lace, churchill island, janet amess lace collection, limerick, square net, amess, garment, undergarment, clothing
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
c 1850
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
Packed with note"Real Limerick Lace undergarment" and two notes in Janet Amess' writing see 0036
Last updated
8 May 2020 at 9:22AM