St Clement Danes Parish:
Pauper Settlement, Vagrancy and Bastardy Exams

18th March 1786 - 11th May 1792

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Image 70 of 38524th February 1787

Saint Clement Danes


to wit Margt. Cole< no role > aged about 33 years upon her
Oath saith that in the year 1775 she Intermarried [..]
John Cole< no role > (who this Dept. has not seen for these 9 years
last past) at the Parish Church of Padston in the County
of Cornwall that she hath three Children livy. by he
said Husband vizt. John< no role > aged about 11 years Sarah< no role >
aged about 9 years and Benjn.< no role > aged upwards of 6 years
all of whom are provided for that her said Husband
Rented and lived in a House in Great Shire Lane in
the Parish of St. Clement Danes in the County of Middx
for 8Yearsmonths & upwards at the yearly Rent of 14 that he hath
quitted said House about 7 years since which time
has been at Sea and done no Act to gain a Subsequent
Settlement And further this Ext. upon her Voluntary
Oath saith that she is pregnant with Child or Children
which is or are likely to be born a Bastard or Bastards
and to become Chargeable to the sd. Parish of St. Clement
Danes That one John Williamson< no role > a Journeyman
Taylor who lately worked with Mrs. Merch a Taylores
whoin Dukes Court St. Martins Lane is the father th [..]
he having had Carnal knowledge of this Exts. Bo [..]
sometime in the Month of June last past and
sevl. times since at one of which times he did be [..]
the said Child or Children of which she is now
pregnant And that the said John Williamson< no role > is the
only real and true father thereof

Sworn this 24th.
day of Febry. 1787 } R Butler

Margt. [mark] Cole< no role >

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