Macdonald Dictionary Record: John Parlane

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for John Parlane. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: p 114 Parlane, John (1830 -98) was a Lanar k shire man, a plough man and came out with his wife + 3 ch. by the Queen of the Mersey arriving 19.10.63 They came by S2a to the Heathcote and by bullock day to Ch.Ch. He was elected to the Comm. of the Working Mens Horne Feb. 63. He was appointed agent to the Bush Mission in Sept. 65 . His job was to visit scattered homes in the countryside , sell bibles and prayer books and to supply the want of mister in out lying homes. In Oct. 68 he presided at a meeting to collect funds to pay off the debt on the Cust chapel which had been built near Morgenson Half Way House. His home was in Oxford but he was sel don there owing to the nat ine of his work. T.S. Mannering engaged him as the first lay innss comar y for the Bush Mission; the organisation was non- denominati onalbi . Mannering often went to Oxford to hold services there and he probably met Parlane there. Parlane; house was between Woodfield s store and Cns his black smiths shop. He toured the back counting regularly on horse back cair y ing bibles in parcels A. H. Cunningham s Diary 13.5.64 "Mr Moore , of Woodend, ary Mannering and self engaged Parlane to hawk br bles the rough the Province Own sub" £10. In May Cumulative notes in diary" Bush Mission LT. 22.10.62 : fam inf : LT. 21.2.63 : 3.5.6 7 : 2.11.67 Gillespie, Oxford : .A . . Cunningham Dray; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: P. 14 Comm. inset, money matters not satis factory;- £100 for house , L1s0 ,4 expenses, £100 capital find; only" £60-70 promised again 31.5.65 "Parlan wishes to leave" family. James q.v. John q.v. Wm. marr. 28.6.94 Annie only dau . of John Yanks of North Is. widow Agnes d. Cashmere Rd 26.7.20 ag 91 He d. Oxford 18.8.98 ag 68 both bur. Oxford Cem. LT. 6.7.94 : Oxford Cem. M.I.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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