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Bastardy Bonds (ERO D/P209/15/1)

26.5.1708 (Wednesday 26 May 1708)

document 11900005

know all men that I Dan Rogers of Earls Colne yeoman do hereby acknowledge myself to be indebted and stand bound to Isaac Potter churchwarden and Robt Haxall and Jn Cook overseers of the poor of the parish of Earls Colne in the full and just sum of 50li to be paid unto the above or their successors for the time being and for payment well and truly to be paid I bind me and my heirs executors etc 26.5.1708 condition is such that whereas Eliz Rogers the daughter of the above bounden Dan Rogers is of late unlawfully begotten with child and by her examination and confession doth acknowledge that Jn Grimston the younger of Feering gentleman begot the said child on the body of Eliz now if therefore the said Dan Rogers his heirs executors or administrators shall from time to time acquit discharge etc the above of all costs and charges that arise happen come grow or be imposed on them by reason of the birth education nourishing and bringing up of the said child and of and from all other actions charges troubles demands whatsoever concerning the same mark Dan Roggers witness Jn Grime Sam Burton