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 Thomas Gaze and John Shepherd both yeomen of Paston, for the unborn child of Elizabeth Barber of Paston who was living in North Walsham (father not identified)

It is made clear that the two men named were representing the parish of Paston and were agreeing to support Elizabeth Barber as she had settlement rights in Paston. The child would have gained settlement rights in North Walsham if it was born there.

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