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Mary Peters

PETERS, Mary (née Bowly). b. Cirencester, 17 April 1813; d. Clifton, Bristol, 29 July 1856. Mary Bowly became governess to the children of the Revd John William Peters (1791-1861), rector of Quenington (1823-34) and perpetual curate of Ampney St Mary (1824-32) (both in Gloucestershire), and vicar of Langford (on the Berkshire-Oxfordshire border) (1825-34). Peters resigned the Ampney living in 1832 in order to serve the other two parishes more adequately, and in 1834 he resigned the others on doctrinal grounds. He continued to live at Quenington, where by 1835 he had a house licensed for nonconformist services, and where his first wife (d. 1846) is buried. Peters subsequently married Mary;...

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