St Botolph Aldgate Parish:
Pauper Settlement, Vagrancy and Bastardy Exams
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18th July 1788 - 19th May 1790

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Image 19 of 14223rd October 1788


Middlesex (ss)

The Examination of Eleanor James< no role >
Wife of Andrew James< no role > Shipwright and
Corker taken upon Oath before us two of
his Majesty's Justices of the Peace actg.
in and for the said County this 23d
day of October 1788

Saith that in the Month of December One
thousand seven hundred and Eighty four she this
Deponent was lawfully Married to her said present
Husband Andrew James< no role > at the Church of the Precinct
of Saint Catherine , that there is Issue of the said
Marriage two Female Children, namely, Mary< no role >
aged two Years and an half, and Esther< no role > of the Age of
five Months-That her said Husband is a Native
of Copenhagen , at which Place she this Deponent
has heard him say he served his Apprenticeship
That previous to her Marriage she was hired as
a Yearly Servant by & lived under that hiring
with, Captain Fretter of Ditch side in
the precinct of St. Catherine in the said County for
the space of Fifteen Months & upwards at the
Yearly Wages of three pounds. And this Deponent
further Saith that her said Husband hath not to
her knowledge or belief at any time, either before or
since his Intermarriage with this Deponent, lived
as a Yearly hired Servant, Rented any House or
Lodging of the Yearly, Rent or Value of ten Pounds, or
served any parish Office, or done any other Act what soever
whereby to gain a Settlemt. in any Parish or Place in the
Kingdom of England.


Sworn this 23d day of October
1788 before us
R Davies Rob Smith< no role >

The Mark of
Eleanor [mark] James< no role >




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