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|Letter 6, Mr. Children has only one son
Written by Tanya Virginia
(8/31/2005 8:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, 'one wife between them'. Letter 6, penned by Reeba
(p. 506) Children family, of Ferox Hall, Tonbridge, Kent. John George Children (1777-1852) married July, 1798 at Pinner Miss Holwell(q.v)
In other words Mr. Children had only one son with the hyphenated name of John-George, hence the joke,"Mr. Children's two sons are both going to be married, John & George--. They are to have one wife between them..."
Also page 537 of the biographical index"
"Holwell, Miss ?Anne. ...granddaughter of Governor Holwell of Bengal. Gov. Holwell was one of the survivors of the Black Hole of Calcutta, and in 1758 published his "Genuine Narrative" of that event."
Hope this helps make sense of this puzzle :).
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