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Bond of Indemnity ... : manuscript.
Alnwick, England, 1776.
Physical Description:
1 item ; 33 x 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Acq 20130705a
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Title derived from docket title.
There is an inked stamp and an embossed stamp at the head of the document. The document is followed by various signatures from the involved parties as well as 5 small, discolored pieces of cut paper adhered to the bond, possibly where wax seals were once placed.
Bond of Indemnity, also known as a bastardy bond, identifying Thomas Roxby as the father of the female child that Elizabeth Brown gave birth to and declaring him responsible for the birth, education, and maintenance of the child. Other named individuals include possible witnesses, members of the parish, and Thomas Roxby's sureties. A sum of fifty pounds is specified as the amount the father would be legally bound to pay to the parish if he failed to pay his support.
Subject Terms:
Brown, Elizabeth.
Illegitimate children.
Roxby, Thomas
Bonds (legal records)

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