Parish of wadhurst



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Overseers of the poor: apprenticeship

1681-1779

PAR 498/33/1

Bond of indemnity by master

Nicholas Walldon of Frant, labourer, to the churchwardens and overseers

against the costs of Katherine Walldon (daughter of David Walldon late of Wadhurst, husbandman), apprenticed to NW by deed of even date


16 Jul 1681

PAR 498/33/2

Apprenticeship indenture

Richard Gilbert (son of William Gilbert of Wadhurst, labourer) to Thomas Golding of Wadhurst, yeoman, and wife Hannah



10 Aug 1682

PAR 498/33/3

Apprenticeship indenture

Samuel Puxty (son of John Puxty of Wadhurst, husbandman) to William Laker of Wadhurst, tailor, and wife Mary



7 Oct 1684

PAR 498/33/4

Apprenticeship indenture

William Foster (son of William Foster of Wadhurst, deceased) to Francis Comber of Wadhurst, yeoman, and wife Ann



20 Apr 1685

PAR 498/33/5

Apprenticeship indenture

Jane Cramp (daughter of Thomas Cramp of Wadhurst, labourer) to Nicholas Brisenden of Wadhurst, ropemaker, and wife Elizabeth



27 Sep 1686

PAR 498/33/6

Apprenticeship indenture

Duplicate of PAR 498/33/5



27 Sep 1686

PAR 498/33/7

Apprenticeship indenture

Thomas Parks (son of Mary Parks of Wadhurst, deceased) to George Butler of Tonbridge, Kent, brickmaker, and wife Dorothy



24 Aug 1687

PAR 498/33/8

Apprenticeship agreement

Agreement by Thomas Wells as PAR 498/33/9 to take Richard Fissenden for £7



[1689]

PAR 498/33/9

Apprenticeship indenture

Richard Fissenden (son of Jarvice Fissenden late of Wadhurst, deceased) to Thomas Wells of Lingfield, Surrey, clothworker



6 Jun 1689

PAR 498/33/10

Apprenticeship bond

Thomas Wells of Lingfield, Surrey, clothworker, bound in £14 to acquit the parish of any further costs concerning Richard Fissenden



6 Jun 1689

PAR 498/33/11

Apprenticeship indenture

John Foster (son of William Foster late of Wadhurst, labourer, deceased) to William Wheeler of Wadhurst, cordwainer



23 Apr 1691

PAR 498/33/12

Apprenticeship indenture

Jane Kitchenham (daughter of John Kitchenham of Wadhurst, glover) to Margaret Graybon of Wadhurst, widow



2 Dec 1695

PAR 498/33/13

Apprenticeship indenture

Richard Beale (son of John Beale of Wadhurst, shingler) to John Weston the elder of Wadhurst, yeoman, and wife Alice



23 Jan 1696

PAR 498/33/14

Apprenticeship indenture

William Budd (son of William Budd of Wadhurst, collier) to John Stevenson of Wadhurst, ropemaker



13 Jan 1702

PAR 498/33/15

Apprenticeship indenture

Joseph Barham (son of Mary Barham of Wadhurst) to Thomas Bauldock the younger of Wadhurst, carpenter



13 Jan 1702

PAR 498/33/16

Apprenticeship indenture

Thomas Budd (son of Thomas Budd of Wadhurst) to John Dickenson of Brenchley, Kent, yeoman

endorsed: receipt for £1 by Thomas Bowyer (for JD) to John Steevenson (by Edward Chapman); 24 Apr 1707


25 Mar 1706

PAR 498/33/17

Apprenticeship indenture

William Budd (son of Thomas Budd of Wadhurst) to John Lamb of Lamberhurst, Kent, yeoman



28 May 1708

PAR 498/33/18

Apprenticeship indenture

Francis Botten (son of Richard Botten) to Samuel Wallis of Wadhurst, bricklayer



5 Nov 1709

PAR 498/33/19

Apprenticeship indenture

Constance Read of Wadhurst to William Spurland of Wadhurst, yeoman, and wife Ruth



21 Apr 1712

PAR 498/33/20

Apprenticeship indenture

James Godden of Wadhurst to Joel Godden of Brenchley, Kent, hoop-maker



20 Jan 1715

PAR 498/33/21

Apprenticeship indenture

John Godden of Wadhurst to James Godden of Halling, Kent, wheelwright



25 Jan 1715

PAR 498/33/22

Apprenticeship indenture

Hannah Goacher (daughter of Ann Goacher of Wadhurst, widow) to William Kichenham of Eastchurch, Kent



2 Apr 1716

PAR 498/33/23

Apprenticeship indenture

William Fowler of Chart Sutton, Kent, with the consent of his uncle John Tanner of Horsmonden, Kent, husbandman, to Edward Baldock of Wadhurst, tailor



25 Mar 1717

PAR 498/33/24

Apprenticeship indenture

Jane Jackson of Wadhurst to John Jackson of Cranbrook, Kent, gunsmith



23 Sep 1725

PAR 498/33/25

Apprenticeship indenture

William Colven of Wadhurst to John Newington of Wadhurst; husbandry



3 Apr 1737

PAR 498/33/26

Apprenticeship indenture

Christopher Hawkins of Wadhurst to John Smith; husbandry



16 Apr 1741

PAR 498/33/27

Apprenticeship indenture

James Clerk (son of Thomas Clerk of Lamberhurst, husbandman) to John Swift of Wadhurst, cordwainer



9 Oct 1749

PAR 498/33/28

Apprenticeship indenture

Peter Drawbridge (son of Thomas Drawbridge of Cranbrook, Kent, husbandman) to Benjamin Brown of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, weaver

For a promissory note relating to this indenture, see PAR 498/31/17


12 May 1758

PAR 498/33/29

Apprenticeship indenture

Thomas Swift (10 years) of Wadhurst to John Luck the younger of Wadhurst; husbandry



7 Jan 1760

PAR 498/33/30

Apprenticeship indenture

William Rogers (12 years) of Wadhurst to James Rogers of Maidstone, Kent, netmaker



15 Apr 1769

PAR 498/33/31

Apprenticeship indenture

Job Burgis of Wadhurst to William Hodge of Hadlow, Kent, cordwainer



11 Jan 1772

PAR 498/33/32

Agreement to put out William Crouch

of Wadhurst as a servant-boy to William Mepham of Rotherfield



31 Mar 1773

PAR 498/33/33

Apprenticeship indenture

Thomas Wallis (son of Samuel Wallis of Rotherfield, mason, lately deceased) to Thomas Wallis of Wadhurst, mason



12 Apr 1779

PAR 498/33/34

Apprenticeship indenture

Thomas Chantler (son of Edward Chantler of Wadhurst, husbandman) to Thomas Cooper of Wadhurst, cordwainer



10 Jul 1779







Overseers of the poor: bastardy

1694-1792




Bastardy examinations

1706-1792

PAR 498/34/1/1

Examination of Ann Carr of Wadhurst, yearly servant of Thomas Courthop, butcher

alleges her fellow servant John Venner to be the father



4 Dec 1706

PAR 498/34/1/2

Examination of Sarah Poole, widow of Thomas Poole

alleges that a 'large tall man with black hair' had carnal knowledge of her on the road between Wadhurst and Frant



28 Oct 1708

PAR 498/34/1/3

Examination of Elizabeth Fermor of Wadhurst

alleges Richard Bevington, hoopshaver late journeyman to John Mercer of Wadhurst, cooper to be the father



20 Jan 1729

PAR 498/34/1/4

Examination of Ann Colchin of Wadhurst

alleges William Wachers, servant to Mr Nokes of the lodge in Etchingham or Burwash to be the father



8 Dec 1733

PAR 498/34/1/5

Examination of Mary Towner of Wadhurst

alleges that Joseph Ballard of Salehurst, husbandman had carnal knowledge of her, and also since 12 weeks ago William Bayliff of Salehurst, but that she already knew Joseph Ballard to be the father



25 Jan 1734

PAR 498/34/1/6

Examination of Mary Kine of Wadhurst

alleges her late master John Wood of Wadhurst to be the father



21 May 1737

PAR 498/34/1/7

Examination of Jane Sellen of Wadhurst

alleges William Prosser, journeyman saddler, to be the father of the male bastard delivered on 18 Aug 1735 at Wadhurst and baptised William



23 Sep 1738

PAR 498/34/1/8

Account of the parish's charges for Jane Sellen's child

May 1735 - Feb 1738

PAR 498/34/1/9

Examination of Sarah Smith of Wadhurst

acknowledges that she was delivered of a bastard daughter seven years ago in Tonbridge, Kent



25 Aug 1739

PAR 498/34/1/10

Examination of Elizabeth Funnell of Wadhurst

alleges that Nicholas Stapley of Wadhurst is the father of her bastard son born in Wadhurst on 28 Dec 1746



19 Jan 1748

PAR 498/34/1/11

Examination of Ann Luck of Wadhurst

alleges that Thomas Freeman of Wadhurst is the father of her bastard daughter born on 2 February 1748



12 Apr 1748

PAR 498/34/1/12

Examination of Hannah Kadwell of Wadhurst

alleges that Joseph Puxty of Wadhurst is the father of her bastard son born on 28 Dec 1756



2 Apr 1757

PAR 498/34/1/13

Examination of Elizabeth Stiles

alleges Robert Rutley of Lamberhurst, servant to Mr Beecher to be the father



16 Jan 1758

PAR 498/34/1/14

Examination of Ann Gardner

alleges that Peter Francis of Lamberhurst, furnaceman, is the father of her bastard daughter born at the barn of Charles Morland of Wadhurst, inn-holder, on 6 May 1764



16 May 1764

PAR 498/34/1/15

Examination of Sarah Lamkin of Lamberhurst

alleges that John Izzard of Wadhurst, labourer, is the father of her bastard son born on 17 Sep 1766



6 Dec 1766

PAR 498/34/1/16

Examination of Elizabeth Martin of Wadhurst

alleges that John White, ostler at the George Inn in Lamberhurst is the father of her bastard son called John born on 13 Mar 1768



20 Apr 1768

PAR 498/34/1/17

Examination of Sarah Baldock of Wadhurst

alleges William Cooper of Ticehurst, blacksmith to be the father



19 Apr 1768

PAR 498/34/1/18

Examination of Mary Clifton of Wadhurst

alleges that Joseph Selling of Marden, Kent, cordwainer is the father of her bastard daughter born at her father's house on 15 Nov 1769



16 Jan 1770

PAR 498/34/1/19

Examination of Elizabeth Foster of Wadhurst

alleges that Henry Cox late of Frant is the father of her bastard daughter born at Wadhurst poorhouse on 11 Feb 1770



20 Mar 1770

PAR 498/34/1/20

Examination of Ann Weston of Wadhurst

alleges John Hawkins late servant to John Arkcoll of Wadhurst, yeoman, to be the father



7 May 1777

PAR 498/34/1/21

Examination of Judith Apps of Wadhurst

alleges that Thomas Rudge late of Wadhurst, servant is the father of her bastard son born at John Stiles' house in Wadhurst on 25 May 1778



13 Jun 1778

PAR 498/34/1/22

Examination of Mary Woodgate of Ticehurst

alleges John Rogers of Wadhurst to be the father



24 Aug 1778

PAR 498/34/1/23

Justices' warrant to the constables of Loxfield Pelham to produce Esther Wallis of Wadhurst

who has named Edward Coomber of Pembury, Kent, labourer, as the father of her bastard son born at Wadhurst workhouse on 14 Apr 1779; the constables to bring EW and EC to the house of Timothy Mills in Maresfield on 6 Sep 1779 to be examined and to make defence



2 Aug 1779

PAR 498/34/1/24

Examination of Mary Rogers of Wadhurst

alleges Martin Reuben of Yalding, Kent, labourer is the father



26 Oct 1779

PAR 498/34/1/25

Examination of Susannah Baytop of Wadhurst

alleges that Peter Wallis of Wadhurst, bricklayer is the father of her bastard daughter born on 11 Dec 1779



12 Jan 1780

PAR 498/34/1/26

Examination of Elizabeth Rogers of Wadhurst

alleges that William Stone of Wadhurst, labourer is the father of her bastard son born on 27 Apr 1779



24 Jan 1780

PAR 498/34/1/27

Examination of Elizabeth Hickmott of Wadhurst

alleges that Edward Relfe late of Marden, Kent, footman and gardener to Mrs Coke of Marden, is the father of her bastard daughter born at Thomas Hickmott's house in Wadhurst on 18 Nov 1780



17 Jan 1781

PAR 498/34/1/28

Examination of Hester Wallace of Wadhurst

alleges that Harry Upton of Wadhurst, husbandman is the father of her bastard son born at Wadhurst workhouse on 18 Oct 1781; order to the constables of Loxfield Pelham hundred to bring HW and HU to the Chequers, Maresfield on 7 Jan 1782 to be examined and make defence



3 Dec 1781

PAR 498/34/1/29

Examination of Mary Wibley of Brenchley, Kent

alleges that Henry Weller late of Marden, Kent, labourer is the father of her bastard son born at Stephen Wibley's house in Wadhurst on 14 Feb 1788



22 Mar 1788

PAR 498/34/1/30

Examination of

Missing 12 Jun 1989; probably not allocated






PAR 498/34/1/31

Examination of Rebecca Wash of Wadhurst

alleges Thomas Gabriel of Frant, labourer to be the father



29 Jul 1791

PAR 498/34/1/32

Examination of Sarah Baldock of Wadhurst

alleges George Shorthouse late of Milkhouse in Cranbrook, Kent, soldier to be the father



29 Jul 1791

PAR 498/34/1/33

Examination of Sarah Swift of Wadhurst

alleges that William Berrey of Lamberhurst, labourer, is the father of her bastard daughter born at Charles Waghorne's house in Wadhurst on 4 Jan 1791



29 Jul 1791

PAR 498/34/1/34

Examination of Ann Baldock of Wadhurst, now resident in Ticehurst

alleges John Sargant of Ticehurst, farmer to be the father



10 Nov 1791

PAR 498/34/1/35

Examination of Mary Elliott of Wadhurst

alleges that John Stiles of Wadhurst, labourer is the father of her bastard son born at Benjamin Mepham's house in Wadhurst on 4 Jan 1792



21 Apr 1792

PAR 498/34/1/36

Examination of Ann Sivyer of Wadhurst

alleges that John Wickham of Wadhurst, labourer is the father of her bastard son born at Samuel Sivyer's house in Wadhurst on 26 Oct [1791]



21 [Apr 1792]

PAR 498/34/1/37

Examination of Rebecca Wash of Goudhurst, Kent

alleges Joseph Peck late of Horsmonden, Kent to be the father

Endorsed: this examination to be kept as private as possible on advice of Mr Alderton


29 Oct 1792

PAR 498/34/1/38

Examination of Ann Humphrey of Wadhurst

alleges John Standen of Mayfield, miller to be the father



3 Dec 1792

PAR 498/34/1/39

Examination of Ann Akehurst of Wadhurst

alleges that William Henley of Brenchley, Kent, servant, is the father of her bastard son born at William Akehurst's house in Wadhurst on 11 Oct 1792



3 Dec 1792







Warrants for the arrest of putative fathers

1743-1794

PAR 498/34/2/1

Warrant to arrest John Muddle of Wadhurst, farrier

for his bastard son Richard delivered 15 Jun 1739 to Elizabeth Sellen of Wadhurst



10 Jan 1743

PAR 498/34/2/2

Warrant to arrest John Waters otherwise Warckhurst of Wadhurst

for the child to be born to Rose Humphry of Wadhurst



18 Jul 1764

PAR 498/34/2/3

Warrant to arrest William Cooper of Ticehurst, blacksmith

for the child to be born to Sarah Baldock of Wadhurst



19 Apr 1768

PAR 498/34/2/4

Warrant to arrest James Markwick of Wadhurst, carpenter

for the child to be born to Ann Tanner



13 Apr 1769

PAR 498/34/2/5

Warrant to arrest John Somers of Lamberhurst, farmer

for Sarah Bowyer's bastard daughter



22 Nov 1769

PAR 498/34/2/6

Warrant to arrest John Izzard of [Wadhurst, labourer]

as the father of the bastard son of Sarah Lamkin of Wadhurst, born 17 Sep 1766



16 Jan 1770

PAR 498/34/2/7

Warrant to arrest Joseph Selling of Marden, Kent, cordwainer

for the child to be born to Mary Clifton of Wadhurst



16 Jan 1770

PAR 498/34/2/8

Warrant to arrest Henry Cox formerly of Frant

for the bastard daughter of Elizabeth Foster of Wadhurst, born at Wadhurst poorhouse on 11 Feb 1770



20 Mar 1770

PAR 498/34/2/9

Warrant to arrest Robert Baker of Yalding, Kent, carpenter

for the child to be born to Mary Rogers of Wadhurst



7 Nov 1776

PAR 498/34/2/10

Warrant to arrest John Hawkins formerly servant to John Arkcoll of Mayfield, yeoman

for the child to be born to Ann Weston of Wadhurst



7 Apr 1777

PAR 498/34/2/11

Warrant to arrest John Rogers late of Wadhurst

for the child to be born to Mary Woodgate of Wadhurst, late of Ticehurst



26 Aug 1778

PAR 498/34/2/12

Warrant to arrest William Gurr the younger of Wadhurst, farmer

for the bastard daughter of Mary Vigor of Wadhurst, born at Thomas Vigor's house in Wadhurst on 7 Apr 1779; the constables to bring MV and WG to the house of Timothy Mills in Maresfield on 6 Sep 1779 to be examined and to make defence



2 Aug 1779

PAR 498/34/2/13

Warrant to arrest Peter Wallis of Wadhurst, bricklayer

for the bastard daughter of Susannah Baytop of Wadhurst, born on 11 Dec 1779



12 Jan 1780

PAR 498/34/2/14

Warrant to arrest William Stone of Wadhurst, labourer

for the bastard son of Elizabeth Rogers of Wadhurst, born on 27 Apr 1779



24 Jan 1780

PAR 498/34/2/15

Warrant to arrest Edward Young of East Peckham in Kent, miller

for the bastard daughter of Sarah Bennett of Wadhurst, born at William James's house in Wadhurst on 5 Nov 1780



5 Feb 1781

PAR 498/34/2/16

Warrant to arrest Stephen Barrow of Wadhurst, farmer

for the child to be born to Elizabeth Underdown of Wadhurst



23 Jun 1781

PAR 498/34/2/17

Warrant to arrest Samuel Noakes of Wadhurst, farmer

for the bastard son of Ann Bourne, born at Wadhurst poorhouse on 6 Dec 1782



1 May 1783

PAR 498/34/2/18

Warrant to arrest William Peck of Frant, servant

for the bastard son of Susannah Baytop of Wadhurst, born at Wadhurst poorhouse on 28 Mar 1788

Endorsed: William Peck paid £1 2s for 11 weeks' maintenance to 11 Jul


5 May 1788

PAR 498/34/2/19

Warrant to arrest Henry Weller of Marden in Kent, labourer

for the bastard son of Mary Whibley, now resident at Brenchley, Kent, born born in Wadhurst on 14 Feb 1788



5 May 1788

PAR 498/34/2/20

Warrant to arrest John Sargant of Ticehurst, farmer

for the child to be born to Ann Baldock of Wadhurst



10 Nov 1790

PAR 498/34/2/21

Warrant to arrest Thomas Gabriel of Frant, labourer

for the child to be born to Rebecca Wash of Wadhurst



29 Jul 1791

PAR 498/34/2/22

Warrant to arrest William Berry of Lamberhurst, labourer

for the bastard daughter of Sarah Swift of Wadhurst, born at Charles Waghorne's house in Wadhurst on 4 Jan 1791



29 Jul 1791

PAR 498/34/2/23

Warrant to arrest George Shorthouse late of Milkhouse in Cranbrook, Kent, soldier

for the child to be born to Sarah Baldock of Wadhurst



29 Jul 1791

PAR 498/34/2/24

Warrant to arrest John Wickham of Wadhurst, labourer

for the bastard son of Ann Sivyer of Wadhurst, born at Samuel Sivyer's House in Wadhurst on 26 Oct 1791



21 Apr 1792

PAR 498/34/2/25

Warrant to arrest Joseph Peck late of Horsmonden, Kent

for the child to be born to Rebecca Wash of Goudhurst



26 Nov 1792

PAR 498/34/2/26

Warrant to arrest John Standen of Mayfield

for the child to be born to Ann Humphrey of Wadhurst



3 Dec 1792

PAR 498/34/2/27

Warrant to arrest George Berry of Rotherfield, labourer

for the bastard son of Elizabeth Davies of Wadhurst, born at Richard Jeffry's house in Wadhurst on 16 Sep 1794



21 Oct 1794







Bastardy bonds

1694-1790

PAR 498/34/3/1

Bastardy bond

Richard Brissenden of Wadhurst, ropemaker bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as father of the bastard son of Dorothy Baldock of Wadhurst, spinster



24 Feb 1694

PAR 498/34/3/2

Bastardy bond

John Stevens of Buckhurstwood in Wadhurst, yeoman with his father Edward Stevens bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Joan Tompkin of Wadhurst, spinster now servant to John or Edward Stevens



6 Apr 1700

PAR 498/34/3/3

Bastardy bond

George Swift of Wadhurst, husbandman, with John Swift of Wadhurst, husbandman, bound in £40, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Elizabeth Waters of Wadhurst, widow



13 Sep 1715

PAR 498/34/3/4

Bastardy bond

Thomas Ivells of Wadhurst, glazier and his father John Ivells of Wadhurst, glazier bound in £40, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Anne Funnell of Wadhurst, spinster



28 Mar 1716

PAR 498/34/3/5

Bastardy bond

John Couper of Brede, husbandman bound in £40, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard child of Mary Botten of Wadhurst



5 Nov 1716

PAR 498/34/3/6

Conditional release to the churchwardens of Wadhurst

by John Couper of Brede, husbandman

his leasehold messuage or cottage on the waste in Brede, held by a lease for 99 years, occupied by John Couper and Thomas Catt, and the legacy of £10 given to his wife by her grandfather [blank]Little and payable to her at 21 by [blank] Friend of Udimore, widow

unless he maintains the bastard of Mary Botten



5 Nov 1716

PAR 498/34/3/7

Bastardy bond

Thomas Stroaker of Mayfield, husbandman, with John Watts of Mayfield, yeoman and William Foster of Mayfield, husbandman bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charge, as the father of the bastard son of Ann Hyland of Wadhurst



4 Dec 1719

PAR 498/34/3/8

Bastardy bond

Richard Newnham of Speldhurst in Kent, salesman, with Matthew Calverly the younger of Tonbridge in Kent, carpenter bound in £40, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Elizabeth Longley of Wadhurst, widow



7 Jan 1720

PAR 498/34/3/9

Bastardy bond

John Yeomans of Wadhurst, yeoman, with Nicholas Yeomans of Cripplegate, Middlesex, hop merchant bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Constance Hoakens of Wadhurst, spinster



5 Aug 1723

PAR 498/34/3/10

Bastardy bond

Thomas Marten, with Seaborn Marten and George Tilby all of Yalding, Kent, husbandmen, bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Mary Colegate of Guestling, singlewoman, born in Wadhurst



13 Apr 1725

PAR 498/34/3/11

Bastardy bond

Richard Winch of Ticehurst, yeoman bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Mary Vallance of Goudhurst, Kent, singlewoman, born at Wadhurst



4 Oct 1727

PAR 498/34/3/12

Bastardy bond

William Underdowne of Ticehurst, husbandman, with [his brother] John Underdowne of Lamberhurst, husbandman bound in £50 to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Jane Yeomans of Ticehurst, born in Wadhurst



11 Oct 1729

PAR 498/34/3/13

Memorandum of undertaking by the churchwardens of Wadhurst to deliver PAR 498/34/3/12 to be cancelled

when William Underdowne, on reaching 21 years, executes a bond to indemnify the parish, and pays £5 towards the charges of keeping the child



11 Oct 1729

PAR 498/34/3/14

Bastardy bond

John Yeomans of Wadhurst, yeoman and Nicholas Yeomans of Cripplegate, Middlesex, victualler bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges of the bastard child of JY's daughter Jane Yeomans of Ticehurst, born in Wadhurst, of which William Underdowne of Ticehurst, husbandman, is the father



20 Feb 1730

PAR 498/34/3/15

Bastardy bond

Missing at 12 Jun 1989






PAR 498/34/3/16

Bastardy bond

Richard Wickham the younger of Wadhurst, cordwainer, with his father Richard Wickham the elder of Wadhurst, cordwainer bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Elizabeth Pratt of Wadhurst, spinster

Endorsed: receipt for £1 12s 0d for the lying-in of EP; 6 Jan 1732


1 Mar 1731

PAR 498/34/3/17

Bastardy bond

Richard Hollibone of Rodmell, thatcher, bound in £50, to pay for the upkeep of Ann White (3 years) daughter of Richard White of Wadhurst, a blind man



15 Nov 1731

PAR 498/34/3/18

Bastardy bond

Ann Colchin of Wadhurst, spinster bound in £40 to pay 6d a week towards the upkeep of her bastard son



10 Jan 1734

PAR 498/34/3/19

Bastardy bond

John Wood of Wadhurst, yeoman bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Mary Kine of Wadhurst



6 Jul 1737

PAR 498/34/3/20

Indemnity agreement

Agreement by John Wood and Edward Kine of Wadhurst, yeomen, to indemnify the parish of the costs of the bastard son of Mary Kine, one of EK's daughters, of which JW is the reputed father



30 Jun 1737

PAR 498/34/3/21

Bastardy bond

Thomas Spice of Hawkhurst in Kent, broadcloth weaver, with his son Thomas Spice of Cranbrook in Kent, broadcloth weaver, bound in £20 to pay £10 for the bastard son of Elizabeth Sellen of Wadhurst



26 Dec 1749

PAR 498/34/3/22

Bastardy bond

Thomas Johnson of Goudhurst, Kent, husbandman, with his father William Johnson of Goudhurst, Kent, yeoman bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges as the father of the bastard daughter of Elizabeth Reeves of Wadhurst, born on 3 Aug 1749

For a promissory note and account, see PAR 498/31/10


20 Oct 1750

PAR 498/34/3/23

Bastardy bond

Thomas Walter the younger of Wadhurst, husbandman, with his father Thomas Walter the elder of Wadhurst, yeoman bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges as the father of the child to be born to Mary Maynard of Wadhurst



7 Mar 1751

PAR 498/34/3/24

Bastardy bond

John Easton of Hastings, late a servant and now a ship-pinmaker, with his mother Ann Easton of Burwash, widow bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Ann Vigor of Wadhurst, spinster



17 Feb 1755

PAR 498/34/3/25

Bastardy bond

James Fry of Wadhurst, labourer with his brother Daniel Fry of Pembury, Kent, gardener, bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Lucy Weller of Wadhurst (widow of Abraham Weller of Wadhurst, husbandman)



2 Apr 1757

PAR 498/34/3/26

Bastardy bond

Robert Rutley of Lamberhurst, husbandman, with his father Thomas Rutley of Lamberhurst, collier, bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Elizabeth Stiles of Wadhurst, singlewoman



17 Jan 1758

PAR 498/34/3/27

Bastardy bond

Thomas Pettitt of Wadhurst, husbandman, with his father Joseph Pettitt of Wadhurst, yeoman, bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Ann Botten, daughter of Thomas Botten of Wadhurst, miller



12 May 1759

PAR 498/34/3/28

Bastardy bond

John Townsett the elder of Eastbourne, yeoman and maltster, bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to his late servant Mary Rumsley of Wadhurst, daughter of John Rumsley of Hailsham, labourer



24 Jan 1760

PAR 498/34/3/29

Promise to pay 4s 0d a month

John Eaton as the father of Thomas, bastard son of Sarah Bellingham; to be paid to Joseph Knowles at the Tiger at Masons Hill near Bromley, Kent



9 Nov 1765

PAR 498/34/3/30

Bastardy bond

John Chatfield of Frant, miller, with his son Walter Chatfield of Frant, miller, bound in £40, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Elizabeth Stiles of Wadhurst



3 Apr 1766

PAR 498/34/3/31

Promise to pay 1s 0d a week

Edward Chapman of Wadhurst, husbandman, as the father of the child to be born to Elizabeth Latter, with £2 towards her lying-in



17 Mar 1767

PAR 498/34/3/32

Bastardy bond

William White of Wadhurst, yeoman bound in £50 to acquit the parish of any charges for the child to be born to Frances Lingham of Wadhurst, daughter of John Lingham of Winchelsea, husbandman, 'no discovery made of the reputed father'



3 May 1771

PAR 498/34/3/33

Bastardy bond

Nicholas Barham of Wadhurst, wheelwright, bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, for Isaac Barham, base-born son of his daughter Elizabeth Barham by Isaac Tompsett of Ticehurst, one of the sons of John Tompsett of Whiligh in Ticehurst, yeoman, deceased



13 Oct 1772

PAR 498/34/3/34

Bastardy bond

William Apps of Cousley Wood Street in Wadhurst, mason bound in £40 to pay 1s 6d per week for the child to be born to Elizabeth Brissenden of Wadhurst, singlewoman



14 Dec 1774

PAR 498/34/3/35

Bastardy bond

William Cooper of Milkhurst Street in Cranbrook, Kent, blacksmith, bound in £20, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Sarah Baldock of Wadhurst



31 May 1777

PAR 498/34/3/36

Bastardy bond

Thomas Pettitt of Wadhurst, yeoman bound in £200, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Jemima Reed of Wadhurst



14 Feb 1778

PAR 498/34/3/37

Agreement to execute bastardy bond

As PAR 498/34/3/38



4 Sep 1779

PAR 498/34/3/38

Bastardy bond

William Gurr the younger of Wadhurst, farmer, bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Mary Vigor, daughter of Thomas Vigor of Wadhurst, butcher, born on 7 Apr 1779



10 Sep 1779

PAR 498/34/3/39

Bastardy bond

Robert Baker of Yalding in Kent, carpenter, with his father William Baker of Yalding, Kent, carpenter bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Mary Rogers of Wadhurst, born at the poorhouse



11 Nov 1779

PAR 498/34/3/40

Bastardy bond

Peter Wallis, with his father Thomas Wallis of Wadhurst, mason, and uncle Peter Wallis of Wadhurst, mason and glazier, bound in £50, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Susannah Bateup, daughter of Thomas Bateup of Wadhurst, cordwainer, born on 11 Dec 1779



10 Feb 1780

PAR 498/34/3/41

Bastardy bond

John Edwards Maynard of Mayfield, gentleman bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Sarah Buss, one of the daughters of Elizabeth Buss of Wadhurst



6 Apr 1780

PAR 498/34/3/42

Note of hand for £6

William Brattle to William Weller at Lewes to pay £2 immediately and a further £4 within a month of the delivery of the child of Mary Hawkins of Wadhurst

Endorsed: receipts by Edward Lambert, churchwarden, Jun 1780


5 Jun 1780

PAR 498/34/3/43

Agreement to indemnify

Elizabeth Rogers of Wadhurst to indemnify the parish against her base born son (father William Stone) until £3 3s 0d has been paid at 18d per week



19 Feb 1781

PAR 498/34/3/44

Agreement to execute bastardy bond

As PAR 498/34/3/45



25 Feb 1781

PAR 498/34/3/45

Bastardy bond

Edward Young of Addington in Kent, miller, with George Young of West Peckham, Kent, miller, bound in £200, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Sarah Bennett, daughter of George Bennett of Wadhurst, husbandman, born at the house of William James in Wadhurst on 5 Nov 1780



5 Mar 1781

PAR 498/34/3/46

Bastardy bond

Thomas Pettitt of Wadhurst, yeoman bound in £150, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Jemima Read, widow of Fullagar Read of Wadhurst, wheelwright



5 May 1781

PAR 498/34/3/47

Bastardy bond

Stephen Barrow of Cousley Wood in Wadhurst with his mother Hannah Barrow (widow of Stephen Barrow of Cousley Wood in Wadhurst, yeoman) bound in £100 to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the child to be born to Elizabeth Underdown of Wadhurst



5 Jun 1781

PAR 498/34/3/48

Agreement for deduction from wages

Thomas Stiles of Wadhurst, servant-man, that his master John Noakes of Wadhurst may pay £1 10s from his wages to Jacob Underhill for the lying-in of his daughter Ann Underhill and to pay 1s a week for two years, then 18d a week



4 Nov 1782

PAR 498/34/3/49

Bastardy bond

George Lovell of Heathfield, husbandman, bound in £150, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Mary Midmore of Wadhurst, singlewoman



4 Mar 1786

PAR 498/34/3/50

Bastardy bond

Thomas Pettitt of Wadhurst, yeoman bound in £100, to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard daughter of Jemima Read, widow of Fulgar Read of Wadhurst, wheelwright. born on 11 Jan 1786



14 Apr 1786

PAR 498/34/3/51

Agreement to appear at quarter sessions

Thomas Pierce of Linton, Kent, husbandman, has paid £2 4s 0d for the lying-in and to appear at the next sessions and abide by any order concerning the bastard son of Esther Stevens of Wadhurst, singlewoman



6 Mar 1787

PAR 498/34/3/52

Bastardy bond

Thomas West the younger of Salehurst, yeoman, bound in £200 to acquit the parish of any charges, as the father of the bastard son of Ann Baldock of Wadhurst, born at the house of William Fuller at Cousley Wood Street in Wadhurst on 4 Mar 1789



22 Jan 1790







Overseers of the poor: bastardy maintenance orders

1719-1794

PAR 498/34/4/1

Maintenance order against Richard Newnham of Speldhurst, Kent, salesman

father of the bastard son of Elizabeth Longley of Wadhurst, widow, born 11 Aug 1719; to pay 26s 10d and 18d per week, EL to pay 6d per week



26 Sep 1719

PAR 498/34/4/2

Maintenance order against John Waters of Wadhurst

father of the bastard son of Rose Humphery of Wadhurst, born 19 Aug 1764; to pay 6s 0d maintenance and 1s per week, RH to pay 6d per week



15 Oct 1764

PAR 498/34/4/3

Maintenance order against Thomas Crowhurst of Rotherfield, labourer

father of the bastard daughter of Susannah Sievyer, born at the poorhouse in Wadhurst 30 Apr 1779; to pay £2 18s towards the lying-in and 1s per week, SS to pay 6d per week



6 Sep 1779

PAR 498/34/4/4

Maintenance order against William Stone of Wadhurst, labourer

father of the bastard son of Elizabeth Rogers of Wadhurst, born at Samuel Smith's house in Wadhurst 27 Apr 1779; to pay 18d per week, ER to pay 6d per week



7 Feb 1780

PAR 498/34/4/5

Quarter sessions order confirming the maintenance order against Thomas Crowhurst on appeal

See PAR 498/34/4/3



6 Apr 1780

PAR 498/34/4/6

Maintenance order against William Peck of Frant, servant

the father of the bastard son of Susannah Baytop, born at the poor house in Wadhurst, to pay 10s and 2s per week, SB to pay 6d per week



20 Aug 1788

PAR 498/34/4/7

Maintenance order against Robert Roberts of Wadhurst, labourer

father of the bastard daughter of Elizabeth Skinner of Wadhurst, born at Wadhurst workhouse on 15 Aug 1793; to pay £4 16s towards the lying-in and 2s per week, ES to pay 6d per week



1 Apr 1794


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