The Reincarnation of Jenny Cockell The True Story of a Woman who has lived before!

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Nell has been interested in Reincarnation for many years. And is also studying genetic memory.

Jenny Cockell

Jenny Cockell was just an ordinary Northamptonshire housewife. She was also a mother of two children, But there was nothing ordinary about her. Over the next few years, she not only believed that she had lived before, as an Irish woman called Mary Sutton who was born in 1897, but she 'found' her children still living in Ireland.

Her story starts just before her fourth birthday. She began to remember her past life in small snatches and pictures, and for a long time she never mentioned it to anybody because she believed that everybody had the same feelings and experiences. The most vivid of the memories was a very disturbing one. She dreamt of her own death. Or should I say Mary's death. She was also aware that Mary had been 35 years old and had just given birth to her eighth child. She could 'see' the hospital where it was happening, and she felt very strong feelings of guild and sorrow that she was leaving her children.

The feelings never left her, and, after experiencing these memories for some time, she suddenly decided to draw a map where she believed these strange things had happened. She just knew that it was in Ireland, she was quoted as saying, ' I just felt so sad that I had left them, I realised then that I had to go back, so I got out a map, and I instinctively kept pointing to Ireland. After a while I was drawn to a place called Malahide. I just knew this was my home town'.

But life got in the way, and she was still only a child. It was a few years later when Jenny got married and had her own children, that the feelings and memories surfaced again. Only this time they were stronger.So she started to think about tracking down Mary's family in Ireland.


Mary Sutton and child

Rotundra Hospital Where Mary died

Beginning to Believe

Jenny stated that if she were to trace the family, she wanted to make sure she did it right. No mistakes and not the smallest doubt. It had to be the right house, the right family, and even more importantly, get the names dates and children's names correct. So she consulted a hypnotist who dealt with regression therapy. The funny thing was, that Jenny was very much a sceptic, she didn't really believe iin anything like reincarnation or any other type of psychic phenomena. That I think, Is what makes this story so incredible. She felt uncomfortable with the whole story, and was afraid she was going to make a fool of herself. So after undergoing regression, and realising that this was not going to go away, she decided to make the trip to Ireland.

Still consulting her maps that she had drawn, she took out a map of Ireland and studied in detail a real map of Malahide. To her surprise, she realised that it was very similar to the one she had drawn from memory. This gave her the final push to undertake the journey back in time, to see if she could understand, and find, the home and family that she had 'left' many years before.

She arrived in Malahide, which is north of Dublin, and decided the best course of action would be to check out any records she could find in the church records.

The records showed that there had been a Mary Sutton who had lived and died in Malahide, and her eight children had been left to various relatives, and some had been placed in orphanages. She decided that if she was going to do this properly she would get in touch with the local newspapers, and also write letters to all the churches, to find out as much as she could. By this time, any sort of embarrassment or doubt was quickly beginning to disappear. She knew in a way that nobody else could understand, that this was real.

With the help of letters to foster homes and the historical societies, she realised that if this didn't work, nothing would.

Much to her surprise and relief, she located the surviving children. Before she met the children, she subjected herself to questioning by a BBC researcher to make sure that the dreams and memories that she had been having, would match up to the facts by the surviving members of the Irish family.

Jenny told the researcher facts about the family home, the kind of sewing thread that Mary had used, even small things like when the children had caught a live hare in a trap.

Eventually after her interview, she came face to face with Sonny, Mary's son, for the first time.


Sonny Sutton and Jenny

Sutton Family

Reunited

In 1990, Sonny Sutton picked up the phone, and listened to the most amazing story he had ever heard, and when he at last put the phone down, his wife said, 'You look like you have seen a ghost', Sonny turned to her, and as white as a sheet said, 'I've been talking to my Mother'.

The rest of Mary's family were not so easily convinced. Who was this Jenny? What was her purpose in doing this to the family? They just could not believe such a thing. The family had been brought up as Catholics, and in complete bewilderment, Phyllis Clinton, Mary's daughter, consulted her priest, who told her that, after hearing the evidence, the only thing he could think of was that somehow, Mary was speaking through Jenny, as a way to get the family back together. Christy, 72, Frank, 70, Phyllis who was 71, Betty Keogh, 62, and their brother Jeffrey James, who died in 1992 aged 66, were very unsettled by all of this.

'She knew the pictures on the wall, what was in the house, how it was built, it is unbelievable' said Phyllis. 'I still find it hard to believe, even though I know she is telling the truth' she goes on to say,' mammy passed her soul over to this unborn person'.

There was a 21 year gap between the year Mary died and Jenny was born. And this is very unusual in the fact that the children could be found and the story corroborated.

Jenny is a member of Mensa and is a very down to earth person. She insisted that anything that she could not remember, should not be added to the story. It had to be only the things she could prove.

This is a very fascinating story in the fact that an average everyday woman, born into a normal household grew up with the knowledge that, to her, it was normal to remember past lives. And even more important isn't whether you believe her or not, the fact is that, after Mary's death, her children were separated and lost contact with each other for nearly 60 years. Jenny Cockell did a remarkable thing. She reunited a lost family, and on that day in a Dublin home belonging to Betty, they came together and shared tears and memories, vowing never to be apart again.

If there is anything that we can take from this story is that, whether we believe in reincarnation, or not. something extraordinary happened. So the next time you dream a dream, or have a memory that is strange to you, maybe you should listen to your thoughts, because there could be someone out there that is remembering you.


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        Nell Rose 8 weeks ago from England

        Thanks Eric, good question. and yes I totally understand what you mean about when you were a kid. I was the same!

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        Eric Cripe 8 weeks ago

        I can remember as an infant really thinking as I lay in my bed how strange this all was and feeling this life a dream from which I shall awaken from after many years this finally faded away...my question isn't whether or not we come back but WHY and are we somehow trapped here in this cycle of life and death

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        Nell Rose 2 months ago from England

        Thanks Jean, I actually chat to Jenny sometimes on facebook! She is still writing and producing fascinating books! thanks for reading.

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        Nell Rose 2 months ago from England

        I totally understand Jersey, I have psychic all my life too. In fact I have dreams of being in a particular place, same for years. I know its another place or dimension. or maybe one of these days I will go there! thanks again for sharing your fascinating story.

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        Jean DAndrea 2 months ago from Victoria, Australia

        Fascinating story, and hard to argue with facts like that. Would love to believe that we can come back again, and remain open minded about this.

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        JerseyJersey 2 months ago

        My grandmother, Doris Lily Leece Ford of Liverpool (Leece Street), had a sixth sense, she knew the future of people upon touching their hand, I grew up with her and she was something else!

        She saved her family's life during WWII - her husband came home from work & she told him that the house would be bombed that night - well he grabbed her and their 2 daughters - one of which was my mother - and ran out into the woods to sleep under some trees, about a mile away.

        The next morning they returned, and whole blocks of homes were completely gone.

        I myself see the Grim Reaper, have seen it many times, and within a few weeks, someone has passed on, sometimes a few people. I often tell my husband things that are going to happen that day, and they always come true.

        So reincarnation? Absolutely, why not!

        I went to a hypnotist to be regressed to see what my past lives are - she was not able to put me under, saying that strong-willed people are not good candidates for hypnosis, others will slip under almost immediately, but I am not one of them. The reason I went to her is that I had dreams for months, seeing myself walk into a neighborhood pub & then everything went black - well eventually I DID walk into that pub - the second I walked in and set eyes on one man there I told my friend "That's him, that's the man I've been looking for my whole life, I'm going to marry that man!"

        And I did.

        I feel that I recognized him from a previous life, and 30 years later we are still together.

        So yes, I know I have lived before, and I'm positive many others have as well.

        There is a good psychic living in my area who I intend to visit one day, just to see what / who she sees around me, my father's dead mother came to visit me when I was under anesthesia. She told me that she is my guardian and never leaves me, she died 11 years before I was born, that was a very strange experience.

        I often feel that I live with one foot in this world, the other in the world beyond.

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        Nell Rose 2 months ago from England

        Wow Jersey! That is an amazing story! And yes! Of course I believe you! Who knows exactly what is happening, reincarnation, possession or just something we do not know yet? How fascinating! and thank you for sharing your story, I am sure that Anna knows how much you helped her.

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        JerseyJersey 2 months ago

        Nell -

        I believe it all, and I'll tell you why.

        I read Ms Cockell's book years ago, and I have had all kinds of strange experiences happen to me (seeing the Grim Reaper, having dreams that come true, etc.), so it seemed possible.

        About 2 years ago a woman started to 'haunt' me, an old neighbor I had not seen since I was 7 years old, quite awhile back. My mother had kept her alive because for years whenever we went through her old photo box, she would come across photos of 'Anna', this neighbor, and told me that she had had an illegitimate baby while we were living there, but no one knew as she had strapped herself in to appear slimmer and then went away to have the baby, coming back 2 weeks later. Anna told me mother, but swore her to secrecy, no one else knew.

        My mother always said that she hoped Anna had married and was happy and had more children.

        Well after my mother passed on, this 'Anna' came after me, I can only say that she kept whispering to me, 'Find me, find me!' whenever I was on the computer, and I found myself searching for her whereabouts.

        For a good year I searched for her, her sisters, and her one brother, but the family had scattered across the country.

        At one point, my husband and I were very busy moving & I had no time to be looking for Anna and her relatives, and one morning I was looking into the bathroom mirror, fixing my hair to get ready for work. I stepped back and felt a person behind me, it was Anna. She grabbed my hand and implored me not to forget her.

        Shortly after, I found her through her husband's obituary, then went on to find out that she had died 20 years after her husband, I was heartbroken.

        Anyway, to make a long story short, I found a nephew of hers in the area and called him, he was stunned to hear the story and I don't think he believed me, until I gave him the address we were all living at, all those years ago.

        Then the bombshell - he told me she had another baby, 12 years before the little boy, which was a girl and that he had been searching unsuccessfully for her.

        This nephew emailed a photo of Anna at 18 years of age, a beautiful haunting face smiling at me.

        Anyway, Anna left me after that - obviously, she was desperate to have someone find her children, I hope they are reunited with their family and happy.

        Anyone who DOESN'T think that these things happen just does not realize the power of motherhood, and as I write these words it sounds incredible to me as well, but this is absolutely true, and I do believe that Anna came after me because I was the only person left alive who knew the story, and also because I am so receptive.

        Thank you for listening!

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        Nell Rose 7 months ago from England

        Thanks Matt, and of course you are right. Psychology has to come into it. but sometimes people need to believe. And lets face it, maybe they are right? thanks for reading.

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        Matt 7 months ago

        No skeptics here?

        Lovely story, glad it all worked out and everyone is happy, but these events can be explained much better by a variety of natural events not supernatural (reincarnation).

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        Nell Rose 9 months ago from England

        Thanks Hutchman, thanks so much for reading, yes its amazing isn't it?

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        Robert 9 months ago from Helderberg Mountains - Upstate New York

        Great article, Nell! I have always been fascinated by these type of reincarnation stories! When you have this much evidence: Names, dates, places....etc., it has to be real and I view it that way! I was raised Methodist, but in my 57 years of living, I have been exposed to and learned about so many of these stories, that are from all types of people....from various religions...that it seems to me to be a common theme! Isn't it exciting to know that this life is not the end....and that we may be able to come back if we choose to! I find it amazing and will continue to read and learn all I can about this life....and possibly what lies beyond! Thanks again, Nell!

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        Nell Rose 9 months ago from England

        Good points Subhash, I tend to believe that there is more out there than we will ever know. Therefore it could be stored there. glad you liked it, nell

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        Subhash Chandra Sawhney 9 months ago

        A fascinating story. It proves that memories don't die with us when we die. Even the researches done by Dr Ian Stevenson point to the fact that memories don't die along with us. When we die our soul carries all the memories with it and transplants all the memories in the brain of the new born baby in which enters. But it is not known how at all the soul is able to preserve the memories intact for so long. Hopefully memories are not stored on any physical medium. So a question arises whether it is possible to store information on something that does not have a physical existence. If we have to believe in this story -of course we have to believe- we have to also believe that it is possible l to store memories on a medium that does not have physical existence.

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        Nell Rose 15 months ago from England

        Thanks so much Shyron, I would love to know about a past life too! lol!

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        Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago

        Nell, I don't know how I missed this article. It is very fascinating, I don't believe nor disbelieve in reincarnation, but I think the idea is exciting and if I lived in a different time, I would like to know.

        Blessings my friend

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        Nell Rose 17 months ago from England

        Thanks for reading Alondra! :)

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        Alondra Rosales 17 months ago

        i did now that this is a real story of jenny cockel but yesterday i was read a story about her .

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Hi gjcody, Wow! that's amazing, and yes fate! thanks for reading, nell

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        gjcody 2 years ago

        I have to tell you this is a fascinating story ...and yes I do believe this is possible. I have had strange things come to me when I needed them and it is so interesting how people meet too. Almost as though it was suppose to be ...my daughter and her husband met on a plane ...her original flight was canceled and he missed his flight (he lost his day planner putting them on the same flight) ...and here we are four children later. Beautiful story Nell Rose ....keep on hubbing

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Hi Heather, thanks for reading. That's awesome! and yes I totally believe it! does she still say so today? nell

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        Heather 2 years ago

        My daughter at 2 would point to the tv when wizard if oz was on or we would see pictures online and say thats me she would say she was judy garland so yes i do believe

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Hi viryabo, that's amazing! thanks for sharing your story! nell

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        viryabo 2 years ago

        Such a wonderful story. I enjoyed reading it, and I do believe that it is indeed true.

        Where l come from, we mostly believe in reincarnation. In fact it is believed in my family that I am a reincarnation of my paternal grandmother.

        Reason why my name, translated into English means . . . "My mother returns".

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Hiya Koffee, its amazing isn't it? if proof is needed it seems that this is it! reincarnation is real!

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        Susan Haze 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

        @Nell Rose this was a fascinating article. I was blown away by this story. I love that she was able to bring the children back together. Awesome.

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Thanks sunflower, thanks for reading, I was in fact chatting to Jenny Cockell yesterday! amazing how it all comes round, thanks

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        sunflowerforests 2 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

        Love that you've highlighted these articles telling of this very common phenomenon. I will be reading these in the coming days. Thank you

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        lol! john, now you said it.........!

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        John R Wilsdon 2 years ago from Superior, Arizona

        Do you think Jenny Cockell looks like Nicola Sturgeon?

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Thanks ladyguitar, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

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        stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

        A really good story, and one that we are not suppose to know the answers. I had an uncle on his death bed that told us he hopes he does not come back again. He believed we need to get it right in the way we are living our life, so we do not come back. Great story.

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Thanks so much aesta, yes that is so true! glad you liked it, nell

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        Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Such a beautiful story. Whatever may the explanation be for this phenomenon, the outcome is worth it. A mother would do everything to keep her kids together.

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Thanks Cam, yes its amazing what children come out with, it really makes you wonder doesn't it? thanks so much, nell

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        Chris Mills 2 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until August 2018

        Truly fascinating, Nell. It's hard to argue with a child's innocent memories that turn out to be correct. We all shall see at some point. Thanks for sharing this and making it so interesting.

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Thanks drbj, I am so glad you liked it, I am in the same group on facebook as Jenny so its come round full circle on reading her book and now chatting to her! lol!

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        drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

        What an incredible story, Nell, and what an exceptional job you did relating it to us in a very easy-to-understand fashion. A large Up plus on this one, m'dear.

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        Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

        Hi robie, I have another surprise on this story! I chat to Jenny on facebook! lol! well I have left a few comments that she has read, but we both belong to the same reincarnation group so what a bonus! thanks so much for reading, nell

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        Roberta Kyle 2 years ago from Central New Jersey

        Don't know how I missed this one...... but I've been doing some reading recently on reincarnation and near death experiences with an emphasis on personal accounts and am finding the whole subject absolutely fascinating. Totally absorbed by your excellent hub and loved the video too. This all makes perfect sense to me... a lot more than fire and brimstone and St. Peter at the pearly gates. voted up and awesome. Thanks for a great read, as always Nell

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Thanks Delia it is fascinating isn't it? I love reading and researching these stories, nell

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        Delia 3 years ago

        Absolutely fascinating a very interesting story! Great hub and well written....thanks for sharing! I watch a TV program that has reincarnation in children and adults.

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Hi Shades, yes its amazing isn't it? if not reincarnation something is definitely going on! In fact I am friends with her on facebook now! lol! amazing how what goes around comes around! thanks, nell

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        Emily Tack 3 years ago from USA

        Loved reading this! I don't believe in reincarnation, but one has to admit that instances like this cannot be explained away. What a delightful end to the true story, and how excited Jenny must have been, when she found out that all of the strange things she "knew", were true!

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Hi Jodah, thanks so much, yes its really intriguing isn't it? I do believe her, not sure exactly what its about though, as you say maybe the spirit? nell

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        John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

        This is an another amazing hub Nell, whether it was reincarnation or just Mary's spirit trying to reunite her children it doesn't matter. very interesting. Voted up.

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Hi Besarien, you may be right there about the knowledge floating around, I often wonder if thats true too. there is definitely something we are missing about it all, thanks so much for reading, nell

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        Besarien 3 years ago

        We live steeped in mystery and see only a little that we call our reality. I don't believe in much besides Christianity but don't disbelieve necessarily. Maybe there is knowledge of past times and lives just floating about in the ethereal soup waiting for someone to come along whose brain is properly configured to receiving that information. Maybe one day we will learn to tap into it like the ultimate internet. I don't think there is reason to fear what we don't understand- then most of us would be afraid of everything. I love that Jenny was brave enough to investigate and see it through to a satisfactory conclusion for her and the family. I love your hubs!

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        LOL! old? wish I was your age again! thanks for popping over Jo, nell

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        Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

        Okay i understand i am good with a few scattered showers "body pains" u know when one is getting old things like these sets in.

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Hiya Jo, sorry, its just that there are so many comments on here, it takes up the whole page, after reading and commenting back to the ones today, I am going to delete a whole load, hope your okay, and thanks for reading, nell

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        Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

        Nell i cannot see your reply keeps showing four years ago replies. I am going to practice violin now ;)

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Thanks so much everyone, I am so glad you liked it, she is one amazing woman isn't she? nell

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        DreamerMeg 3 years ago from Northern Ireland

        Very interesting and of course, as always, very well written!

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        Carolee Samuda 3 years ago from Jamaica

        Amazing story Nell. I don't know if I believe in such things but this certainly sounded "sane"...lol.

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        Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

        A fascinating story, I love reading stories like these. Thanks for sharing.

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        sparklingcrystal 3 years ago from Manila

        This is a very interesting story. Maybe Mary had this "unfinished business" that's why she came back as Jenny to reunite her children. It shows that a mother's love stays forever even though she's no longer physically present. I love stories like this. Very inspiring. I've never heard this story before and this is something I can share with my friends too. :)

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        Dale Anderson 3 years ago from The High Seas

        Interesting. Despite being a Buddhist myself, I admit to being a skeptic. And for heaven's sake! If reincarnation is true...I'd feel awful guilty about some of the memories I'm burdening the next poor devil with!

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        Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

        This is such an interesting topic, and you've done a wonderful job with your posts on reincarnation/memories of past lives. Thank you.

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        Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        What an amazing story of which cannot be lightly dismissed! Too much evidence. Thanks.

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        Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

        What a brave woman. I can just imagine how daunting it must have been tracking down the grown children, just getting anyone to listen to her story much less believe. Fascinating!

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        Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

        Nell these re-incarnation stories are just getting freakier and freakier . Huh, where do you knock these up from lol. Interesting but for people who do not believe in re-incarnation its a bit weird lol . But there's got to be something going on there for these people to know these things. Better Jenny and Barbro than me yes. Don't wanna relive anyone's live.

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        Jim 3 years ago from Kansas

        Wow! That is amazing.

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        Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

        Thanks David, great to see you here, and thanks again, nell

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        David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

        Once again, great, readable reporting. I'm becoming a big fan of your work.

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        Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

        That's fascinating Kevin, its amazing how we remember certain things. Good luck with finding out more, and if you do please come back and let me know, I would be fascinated to hear the story, thanks!

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        Kevin 4 years ago

        Hi,I know without doubt that I lived as a girl only to my late teens in USA,the high school sweater I wore was bright red with a large 52 on the right hand side,would love to know which high school I attended,the name Redfern High is always in the back of my mind,though I have never been able to find out anymore info.I am certain something sinister happened to me as a teenage girl which ended in my passing.My father took me to a big side show at about age 4-5 years ,a clown was headed our way and I became hysterical ,screaming,my dad picked me up and placed me above his shoulders, I still did not feel safe until he took me away from there.I often wonder if a clown had something to do with my life ending previously.

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        Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

        Thanks so much for reading Peg, yes she was amazing wasn't she? Thanks!

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        Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

        Really great story Nell, and well told. Fascinating concept. One day we will all understand this and other strange and mysterious stuff.

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi Ken, different religions interpret it in different ways, I really don't know whether its true or not, but its a beautiful idea, thanks so much for reading, nell

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        KenWu 5 years ago from Malaysia

        I always love such kind of stories/ facts. I do believe in reincarnation and rebirth, though in some religions this is absolutely unacceptable.

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi stellar, thank you so much! thats made my day! go on start writing, you may surprise yourself! lol!

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        Stellar Phoenix 5 years ago

        This post is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost..haha) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi Anne, thanks for reading, and glad you liked it, nell

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        Annemari 5 years ago from Tiny part of the World

        It is a really marvellous story.

        Voted up and well done.

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi rema, thanks again, Yes it seems to be more prevalent in India than Europe but stories like this do appear, and it makes me wonder that maybe because its so world wide something must be going on, fascinating though and wouldn't it be wonderful? nell

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        Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

        Hi Nell,

        A very interesting story very well-written Nell. Here in India this phenomenon is not uncommon. Memories of a past life have made even little children including a little girl whose age I don't remember, go in search of their children from their previous life. This was a few years ago and I haven't seen or heard of any such thing recently.

        Well if it has happened then it must be true. We have to believe certain things even though we have been taught to rationalize everything and perceive them with a more common sense approach.

        Great hub Nell. Cheers, Rema.

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        Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

        Its probably reincarnation, it sure sounds like it. Thanks, too.

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi gail, it is such a fascinating story, something was definitely going on, genetic memory? maybe, telepathy? probably not, so really it only leaves reincarnation, wish we could figure it out! lol! thanks again, nell

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        Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

        A fascinating true story. Reincarnation sounds like a great idea. It is nice that the family was able to get back together again. Wonderful!

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Thanks mary, reincarnation is one of those things that fascinates me, who knows? maybe it really is true, wouldn't that be something? thanks as always, nell

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Oh, my: What a compelling story! Who knows??? I have a tendency to believe in reincarnation myself.

        This is "spooky" but a good read, Mary

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi misty, thanks so much for reading, yes I agree, the answer is out there, but we just need scientists or someone to come up with the answer, thanks again, nell

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        Cindy Lawson 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

        Wonderful hub Nell, and my opinion is that reincarnation could very realistically exist, but that we are not yet scientifically advanced enough to understand it or how it works yet (in much the same way as 50 years ago we would not have understood Sky TV or Mobile Phones, but they exist now!)

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, Vincent, I totally understand, I Had a dream years ago that was so real I actually did a drawing of it, If only I could find it now. I dreamt that I was gliding towards a woman, and when I reached her, my soul entered her body, and I became her. She was an oldish woman, 60s? and dressed in 17th century clothing. I became her, and stood by a window looking down on roundheads and cavaliers, the time of Cromwell. I had a small boy with me, three years old, with blond curly hair, dressed in a blue costume of the day. a few years later I had my son, who also had blond curly hair! it was so real, I can see it as clearly now as I did back then, thanks so much for reading, and the vote, cheers nell

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        Vincent Moore 6 years ago

        Nell I fell upon this hub of yours and am truly amazed, yet not surprised. Like Green Lotus I am a believer in reincarnation. I know I am from another time, feel it deeply at times, have dreams of past lives. I am often stirred to write the way I do, prompted by an unknown force I call my Muse.

        You see Nell, a father and mentor I never had came into my life and changed it when I was but 15 yrs old. He had a huge impact on my future, he passed over in 1992. I always felt his presence and had a graveyard experience with him once visiting his marker, I would never forget.

        I truly believe he stands by me as my Muse today and gives me the words I lay down in here. I also had an apparition experience a few years back when I was an over the road highway driver. I write about The Lady in White in a poem I wrote about her. I called it "Graveyard of Lost Souls."

        So yes my friend, I am a believer and this fascinating story hits home to me. Simply incredible and rare indeed, but so accurate. Voted UP awesome, interesting and useful...

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, AEvans, this story has always fascinated me, ever since I read the book a few years ago, it seems it must be reincarnation, I can't think of anything else that would explain it, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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        Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

        What an amazing story! I believe there is more out there that we cannot understand. I believe it was reincarnation and there was a purpose with this family. I am in awe with this, thank so much for sharing. :) Thumbs up!

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Thanks Mary, I love this story, it fascinates me, I have the book at home, and thank you for adding it to your Newspaper, much appreciated, cheers nell

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        Sister Mary 6 years ago from Isle of Man

        I love this article Nell and have no doubt that we have been here many times before. It is not just because I am from Ireland that the story attracted me but the subject matter is always captivating. I have also tweeted it and will get Xavier add it to our Hypnotherapy daily Newspaper.

        Great piece of writing as always.

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, Silva, they say 'out of the mouth of babes', and this certainly seems like it! its when small children say these sort of things that make it seem much more feasable, good luck with the secret envelope! I would love to try it too, make sure you let me know when you have been, can't wait to hear your story, thanks for reading, cheers nell

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        Silva Hayes 6 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

        Just found this article by accident, and wow, what a strange story! I 'think' I believe in reincarnation; not sure. When she was 3 years old, my 13-year-old granddaughter told me matter-of-factly what her name was in her last life. I was mixing up a batch of cookies at the time and almost dropped the bowl. To the best of my knowledge, she had never heard the theory of reincarnation mentioned. Nell, I have always wanted to go to a hypnotist and have a past-life regression, and I never did. Starting today I am going to put a secret envelope in a hiding place and start putting money in it, a little here and a little there, and save up for a visit to the hypnotist. I will certainly write a hubpage article about it afterwards. Thanks, Nell, well written, voted Up and interesting!

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, Jools, I think the connection stopped with the Suttons, I do agree with you, is it reincarnation? I think there is a lot more to it than that, what I don't know! lol! but I think people always think ghosts, reincarnation etc, maybe its telepathy? thanks nell

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        Jools99 6 years ago from North-East UK

        Nell, this is a very interesting hub. I'm not sure I believe in reincarnation but I still found this story fascinating, I wondered if Jenny experienced anything like this again or was her connection only with the Sutton family? Voted up.

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, Joanna, sorry it took me so long to answer, so busy running around! lol it is a very strange story, and true! who knows how this works? I did use to believe completely in reincarnation, but there is always that doubt, but after researching this, it does make me believe it much more, but it can be confusing, so many questions as you said, hopefully scientists will figure it out one of these days, thanks for reading, cheers nell

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        Joanna 6 years ago

        "whether we believe in reincarnation, or not. something extraordinary happened" - I've found this article accidentaly and don't know what to tthink about it... Hard to believe BUT it happened and it's a fact! Where will be my soul in the future? Where are all souls? Many questions and no answers... Do we need answers? Maybe they will not make us happier...

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, Paradise, its an amazing story isn't it? just to think that she got them all back together! it must have been so hard to lose each other like that, but what a happy ending, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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        Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

        Very cool story. I believe her, there's too much evidence not to. I'm so glad the children were reunited at last. I'll bet it made a hole in their lives, to lose the brothers and sisters to each other at an early age.

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        Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

        Hi, Dolores, that's a fascinating story! It does make you think, I remember my friends little girl telling me that I looked after her when we lived in a castle! strange stuff! thanks for reading, cheers nell

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        Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

        Hi, Nell - this was a beautiful story, how the family was reunited by this "stranger" mother. When one of my sons was about 4 years old, we were walking in an old part of the city and came upon blocks of marble set near the curb. We stopped to look at them. My son said they were for people to use to climb into carriages in the past. He went on for some time, days later, about how it was to live, how people dressed in the late 19th century. I always wondered where he got that stuff and could not help but wonder if he was remembering another life. He used to tell me the stories and start, "before I was born." You never know.....

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