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Kent County Criminal Proceedings, 1724-1728
Volume 548, Page 188   View pdf image (33K)
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188                                August Court 1726

planter the tenth Day of March Anno Dom. Seventeen hundred twenty
& Six at the parish afd in the County afd within the Jurisdiction of this
Court Did Commit fornication with a Certain Mary Ryle and then and there
did beget a Bastard Child on the Body of her the Same Mary to the high
Displeasure of almighty God to y.e Evil Example of all others in Such
Case Offending Contrary to the peace of y.e s.d Lord prop.ry that now is his
good Rule and Government and against the form of the Act of Assembly
in Such Case made and provided &c.a Wherefore the Same Attorney of the
said Lord prop.ry for y.e s.d Lord prop.ry prayeth the advice of the Court
here in the premises and Due process of Law in this part to be made
against the afd Ephraim to Answer unto the s.d Lord prop.ry of and
upon the premisses &c.a                            T francis Cler. pac.
Test Mary Ryle

    And the afd Ephraim Gilbert in his proper person Comes and Saith that he
Cannot gainsay the Information afd So as afd against him brought
nor but that he is guilty of the premisses above upon him Imposed as by
the afd Information it is alledged and thereupon Submits to the Court
Therefore it is Considered by the Justices here to wit at the Court house in
the Town of Chester in s.d County this Sixteenth Day of August Anno Dom.
Seventeen hundred and twenty Six that the s.d Ephraim Gilbert pay the
Sume of Six hundred pounds of Tobacco as a fine for his afd offence of
Comitting fornication in form afd Confest According to Act of Assembly
in Such Case made and provided &c.a Also it is Considered that the said
Ephraim pay the Sume of two hundred and Sixty Seven pounds of Tobacco
Costs Accrueing on the premisses afd to the officers of this Court
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    Ordered by the Court here that the Sherf of Kent County keep the afd Ephraim
Gilbert in safe Custody untill he Shall Satisfie the fine and fees in the
Judgment afd Specified in the whole amounting to y.e Sume of Eight
hundred and Sixty Seven pounds of Tobacco

T. F.
His Lordship
        ag.t
Charles Neal
A writt haveing Issued against the said Charles
at his Lordships Suit to answer unto an Information
for fornication The Sher of Kent County to whome
the said writt was Directed makes Return thereof to this Court here on
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