Richard Arthington

about 1530–
Farnley, Yorkshire, England

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Richard Arthington was born about 1530, in Farnley, Yorkshire, England.

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Richard Arthington
1530–
Dorothy Hawksworth
1536–

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1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 19

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 28

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 39

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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