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Bastardy Records, 1817 to 1836

The Overseers of the Poor kept records of children born to unmarried women. Great efforts were made to obtain ‘Bastardy Bonds/Agreements’ to ensure that fathers supported their children, but where this did not happen, the children could become the responsibility of the Parish.

This list, (on the attached PDF file), was taken from the Quorndon Vestry Meeting minute book. Vestry Meetings were an early form of local government and a precursor to Local Boards and Parish & District Councils. Vestry Meetings were organised as part of the parish duties of the Church and were made up of local people.

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 Submitted on: 2010-12-20
 Updated on: 2013-09-11
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1077

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