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From: "Kelv" <>
Subject: Re: Lewis Conklin, b. late 1800's, d. early 1950's, Morris Co., NJ
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 19:09:21 +0100
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> > > plot. (Philip) John Carpenter was the Carpenter sisters'father; John's
> > > wife Hester (Johns) Carpenter is buried there too. Hester was born in
> > > Wales, England.
> > "Wales, England"? It would be pretty difficult to be born in Wales AND
> > England! Unless her mother had positioned herself on the exact border
> > between the two countries as she was about to give birth :)
> actually Wales was united with and taken over by England while Scotland
and Ireland retained independant legal systems
Yes, in the sixteenth century. Today, as has been the case for many years,
no-one would seriously consider Wales to be part of England. Even in the
legal context, laws apply to "England & Wales" - the very term implies that
England and Wales are two separate entities.
The "Act of Union" today is merely a historical anomaly which legislation
may or may not have corrected. You'll find other such anomalies exist
elsewhere, such as the small town of Berwick-upon-Tweed spending half a
century at war with Germany.
To reiterate, Wales is not part of England.
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