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Norfolk: Tuttington

Overseers: Bastardy Bonds: 1792

Bastardy Bonds were secured between fathers of illegimate children (born or to be born) and the Overseers and/or Churchwardens of the Parish where the child would become chargeable on the poor rates. These bonds would indemnify the Overseers costs.


These are items from a Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 401/40 and microform MF943/6] containing the Bastardy Bonds for 1792. They can be found on printed or hand written forms which usually follow a standard layout. Here just the most relevant facts have been extracted from an order. Note that there are no other bonds surviving for this parish.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The document contained the following :-

Richard Hall of Southrepps - Husbandman, and John Hall of Tuttington - Farmer are bound to William Gladden and Stephen Gotterson, Churchwardens and Lawrence Randall and John Lawrence, Overseers of the Parish of Tuttington.
 
Amount = Fifty Pounds
 
Dated 21/March/32nd year of George III [1792]
 
Condition of this Obligation is such that Deborah Payn now of Tuttington aforesaid Singlewoman hath in and by her voluntary examination on oath before George Bu__? Esq JP, said that she is with child likely to be born a bastard and be Chargeable to Tuttington and that the above bounden Richard Hall is the Father of the said child.
 
[Agreement says] One pound towards Lying in and 1/- weekly for ten years (if child lives for this time).
 
[Signed] Richard Hall "x" (His mark)
        John Hall "+U" (His mark)
 
Witness
Jno Adey
Joseph Wallinger

[End of Document]


See also the Tuttington parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
November 2015