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Cullompton Register of Bastardy Applications – 1850-1859

This booklet was compiled by members of the Devon Family History Society in co-operation with the Devon Records Office. The booklet provides an extract of some information and further details may be obtained from the Devon Records Office. This register of applications was kept by the Cullompton District of Cullompton Division which included the parishes of Burlescombe, Churchstanton, Cullompton, Halberton, Kentisbeare, Silverton, Thorverton and Uffculme. Petty Sessions were held at the Town Hall in Cullompton every other week. The register covers the period from January 1850 to May 1859. The application records the mother’s name and residence, the father’s name, trade and residence, the date of the Petty Sessions and whether the application was granted or not. The amounts granted to the mother vary from 1/- to 2/6 payable weekly; in addition the father had to pay the costs of the order and, in a few cases, the sum of 10/- to the midwife who assisted at the delivery. Lists of affiliation orders made by the courts were drawn up and submitted to the Devon Quarter Sessions and this series, QS16, 1844-1857, has also been indexed by the DFHS Small Projects Group.


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