Morris’ letters: Bastardy bond, 1806

County of PEMBROKE.

The Order of Thomas Bateman Clerk and Morris Williams Esquire Two of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said County, one whereof is of the Quorum, aud both residing next unto the Limits of the Pa-rish Church within the Parish of Ambleston in the said County, made the first Day of August One Thousand Eight Hundred and Six concerning a male Bastard Child, lately born in the Parish of Ambleston aforesaid, of the Body of Martha Gwynne of the said Parish, single Woman.

WHEREAS, it hath appeared unto us the said Justices, as well upon the Complaint of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Ambleston as upon the Oath of the said Martha Gwynne that she the said Martha Gwynne on the ninth Day of May – now last past, was delivered of a male Bastard Child at Llanywch in the said Parish of Ambleston in the said County, and that the said male Bastard Child is now living and Chargeable to the said Parish of Ambleston and likely to continue; and further, that Morris Williams of the Parish of Lantood in the said County, did beget the said Bastard Child on the Body of her the said Martha Gwynne AND WHEREAS, the said Morris Williams hath appeared before us but hath not shewed any sufficient cause why the said Morris Williams shall not be the respected father of the said bastard child

We, therefore, upon Examination of the Cause and Circumstance of the Premises, as well upon the Oath of the said Martha Gwynne as otherwise, do hereby adjudge him the said Morris Williams to be the reputed Father of the said Bastard Child. And thereupon we do Order, as well for the better Relief of the Parish of Ambleston aforesaid, as for the Sustentation and Relief of the said Bastard Child, that the said Morris Williams shall, and do forthwith, upon Notice of this our Order, pay or cause to be paid, to the said Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Ambleston – or to some or one of them, the Sum of one Guinea for and towards the Lying-in of the said Martha Gwynne and the Maintenance of the said Bastard Child, to the Time of our making this our Order.

AND we do also hereby further Order, that the said Morris Williams shall likewise pay or cause to be paid to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Ambleston for the Time being, or to some or one of them, the Sum of eighteen pence weekly and every Week from this present Time, for and towards the Keeping, Sustentation, and Maintenance of the said Bastard Child, for and during so long Time as the said Bastard Child shall be Chargeable to the said Parish of Ambleston

AND we do further Order that the said Martha Gwynne shall also pay or cause to be paid to the said Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Ambleston for the Time being, or to some or one of them, the Sum of six pence weekly and every Week, so long as the said Bastard Child shall be Chargeable to the said Parish of Ambleston – in case she shall no nurse and take care of the said Child herself. GIVEN under our Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written

M. Williams

T Bateman

 


 

 

This order of pleation was made in the Hundred of Kemes at the particular request of Mr Reese one of the Megistates for the Hundred of Burgte[??] Aug’t 1806

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