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Kent County Criminal Court Records, 1728-1734
Volume 567, Page 102   View pdf image (33K)
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102                                        March Court 1729

being thirty Shillings Current money                Ord.rd by the Court here that the
Clk of the Indictments Exhibitt an Information against the Said John Haley
on the afd Account         &c.a

T. ff.
     Lordship
        ag.t
Rebeckah Davis
Kent County fs The Jurors for the Right Honourable the Lord prop.ry
that now is for Kent County afd upon their Oath doe present that
Rebecca Davis Late of S.t pauls parish in the County afd Spinster
the tenth day of June Anno Domini Seventeen hundred twenty
and Nine at the Parish afd in the County afd within the
Jurisdiction of this Court did Commit fornication with a Certain person to the
Jurors afd unknown and did permit the Same unknown person then and there to have
Carnal knowledge of her body and to beget then & there a bastard Child on y.e body per
The Same Rebecca 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 Said Lord prop.ry it now is
his good Rule and Government and against the form of y.e act of Assembly in y.t
Case made and provided
Test Dan.l Ferrell                                                        T ffrancis Cler. pac.

    On the back of the preceeding ^Indictm.t^ was Endorst as foll Bella Vera p ine
                                                                                                        Tho.s Hynson foreman

    And the afd Rebecca Davis in her proper person Comes and Defends Saith that
She gainsay the Indictment afd So as afd against her brought nor but that She is
guilty of the premises above upon her imposed as by the afd Indictm.t it is alledged
and thereupon Submits to the Court  Therefore it is Considered by the
Justices here to with At the Court house in the Town of Chester in Said County on
the third tuesday in March being the Seventeenth day of March Anno Dom. Seventeen
hundred and Twenty Nine  That the Said Rebecca Davis pay the Sum of thirty
Shillings Current money Debt According to Act of Assembly in Such case lately made
and provided for her offence of Committing fornication as afd and also pay the Sum
of two hundred fifty Eight pounds of Tobacco Cost Accrueing on the premises afd to
the officers of this Court

    Ordered by the Court here that the Same Rebecca prove upon her oath
the person that was the begett.r  Thereupon She being Sworn do Serve that a
certain George Copper Jun.r was the begett.r of her Said Child as She is above
charged with

                    Ordered by the Court here That Joseph Young Sherf of
Said County keep the afd Rebecca in Custody untill the fine and fees afd Shall
be Satisfied &c.a

T. ff.
    Lordship
       ag.t
Martha Byrne
Kent County fs he Jurors for the Right Honourable the Lord
proprietarie that now is for Kent County afd upon their Oath
do present that Martha Byrum late of S.t pauls parish in the
County afd Spinster the tenth day of June Anno Dom. Seventeen
hundred and twenty ^and^ Nine at the parish afd in the County afd within
the Jurisdicion of this Court did Committ fornication with a Certain
person to the Jurors afd unknown and did permitt the Same unknown person then and there
to have Carnal knowledge of her body and to begett then and there a bastard Child
on the body of her the Same Martha to the high Displeasure of Almighty God to the
evill Example of all others in Such offending Contrary to the peace of the Said Lord
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