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Newton Abbot Bastardy Order Book – 1844-1860

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 record of such bastardy orders was drawn up by the magistrates of Teignbridge Petty Sessional Division, although the book was found with the records of Newton Abbot Urban District Council. The jurisdiction of the Petty Sessions covered Newton Abbot itself and many surrounding parishes. Most of these parishes are represented by the places of residence of the mothers: Ashburton, Bickington, Bishopsteignton, Bovey Tracey, Broadhempston, Coffinswell, Hennock, Highweek, Ilsington, Ipplepen, Kingskerswell, Kingsteignton, Marldon, Staverton, Teigngrace, Widecombe, Wolborough and Woodland. The orders cover the dates 1844 to 1860. From 1844 to 1848 inclusive, the mother’s name and place of residence and the father’s name, occupation and place of residence are all given. However from 1849, the mothers are named, but not their place of residence; the men are named only if they were adjudged to be the putative father, and their trades and residences are not listed.

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