Bastardy bonds



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  • An agreement whereby the father of a child whose parents were not married consented to pay for its upkeep. It remained in force as long as the child was dependent.

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Bastardy bond of Robert Pratt of Skeyton, worsted weaver, and Robert Pratt of Oulton, carpenter, for the male child of the late Henrietta Shreeve of North Walsham, widow

It is noted that Henrietta Shreeve stated in a voluntary examination dated 1 Dec 1773 that John Pratt of North Walsham, whitesmith, was the father. This bond stipulates that the two bondsmen were to be financially accountable for the child from 5 ...

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