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Mary Woulbert in 1784

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Mary Woulbert in 1784

Posted: 1116033160000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1144962409000
Surnames: Woulbert, Eckel
May 12, 1784:
Douglas township, Berks county, April 27, 1784

Whereas I the subscriber being wrongfully accused by one Mary Woulbert, who, through the instigation of some of her lovers, hath sworn that she is big with child by me, and I being through threatening and persuasion compelled to marry her; but having since found out that she swore the child to the wrong person, I therfore desire all persons not to trust the said Mary Woulbert anything on my account, for I will not pay anything of her contracting from the date hereof, and never keep house with her.
Peter Eckel

I am not related to this family, I am just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "Runaway Women, Elopements And Other Miscreant Deeds, As Advertised In The Pennsylvania Gazette - 1728 -1789. (together with a few abused wives and unfortunate children)." Compiled by Judith Ann Highley Meier. Published by Closson Press. 1993. Page 86.

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