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Lincolnshire Poor Law Bastardy Cases

From the Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury newspaper

Dates in Bold are newspaper edition dates.
Entries in Italic are the locations and dates of the petty session hearings, where given.

 3 January 1845

St Martin, Stamford Baron 27 December
An order of filiation was made upon John POPPLE, jun., of Pilsgate, by which he was directed to pay towards the support of Sarah SPRIGGS' child.

10 January 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 8 January 1845
An order was made upon Geo. WHITE, of Gosberton, tailor, for the support of a bastard child born of the body of Hannah GAUNT, of Gosberton, singlewoman.

Jesse WHITE, of Wainfleet, servant, appeared to a summons obtained against him by Eliza WILKINSON, of Leake, singlewoman, charging him with being the alleged father of a bastard child. Case dismissed.

Market Rasen 6 January
The application of Charlotte BROUGHTON for an order on Wm. JORDAN to maintain her bastard child was dismissed.

Kesteven Magistracy 3 January
An order was made on Wm. HORTON, of Doddington, farmers son, on the application of Jane COX, of Stapleford, for maintenance of her female bastard child born 17 August last.

17 January 1845

Magistrates Court Spilsby, 13 January
Mary KELK of Thorpe, singlewoman applied for an order in bastardy against Mr. Fras. Fern WRIGHT of Friskney, farmer. Order granted.

Mary BUXTON of Bolingbroke applied for a similar order against Thos. PARKER of Hareby which was refused.

24 January 1845

Stamford Town Hall, 18 January
An order of bastardy was made on Fred. BELTON of Stamford, saddler, on the complaint of Emily MUNTON, singlewoman.

Lindsey Magistracy, 17 January
Thos. QUINCEY of Bardney was committed to Kirton Lindsey House of Correction for refusing to comply with an order to maintain the illegitimate child of Charlotte ROE of Scampton.

31 January 1845

Police Office, Boston, 24 January
An order was made on James HOLMES, farmer of Walcot for the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Sarah BELLAMY.

John MASSEY jun. of Boston appeared to answer the complaint of Mary Ann FOREMAN charging him with being the father of her bastard child. Case adjourned.

Louth Petty Sessions 24 January
Martha ARLISS of Louth appeared against Rd. BARKER of South Thoresby, labourer for an order of maintenance of a male bastard child born Dec 8. Hearing adjourned.

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 7 February 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 5 Feb 1845.
The further hearing of the application by Sarah BARNETT, of Donington, singlewoman for an order upon Henry BEMROSE of Donington, farmer, for the support of a bastard child, was adjourned until Wednesday next. [Order was made 12 Feb - LRSM 14 Feb 1845]

Spilsby 3 Feb 1845.
Orders in bastardy were granted on the applications of Sarah PARKER of Osgarby against John SMITH of Somberby;

of Jane FRIESTON of Mavis Enderby against Geo. WHITE of Willoughby;

of Sarah SYKES of Scremby against Thos. DOWSE of Little Steeping.

Louth Petty Sessions 29 Jan 1845.
Orders for the maintenance of two bastard children were made on Geo FOSTER of Little Carlton, butcher and John SIMONS of Grimoldby, servant.

An application was made by Azubah MARSHALL of Saltfleetby for an order of maintenance on Wm. PARRISH of Woodthorpe: case dismissed, no corroborative evidence being produced.

Darnill MAUMWELL of Keddington, servant, was committed to Louth House of Correction for two months for neglecting to pay towards Eliz WILES' bastard child.

Alford Petty Sessions 28 Jan 1845.
Ann TAYLOR singlewoman of Alford charged Jos. STEPHENSON, carpenter, of Hogsthorpe with being the father of her female bastard child - case dismissed.

Mary Bancroft DAUBNEY, singlewoman of Huttoft, charged Jos. HEWSON labourer of Marshchapel with being the father of her bastard child. Case adjourned.

Ann MYERS of Alford charged Jos. WRAY of Huttoft Bank with being the father of her bastard child. Case adjourned.

On Friday last Thos. KIRKBY a servant of Mr. HEWSON of Tetney Hall was ordered by the magistrates to pay 2s weekly towards the maintenance of his bastard child, born to him by a young woman named BURKE, his fellow servant.

14 February 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 12 Feb 1845.
Order was made on Rd. POWDRILL of Spalding, servant for payment towards the support of a bastard born of the body of Ann SAVAGE of Gosberton, singlewoman.

Lindsey Magistracy 7 Feb 1845.
An order was made against [no forename] DOUGHTY, a farm labourer at Saxby, the putative father of the bastard of Hannah BROWN of the same place.

Ann BROWN of Hacthorne [sic] obtained a summons against Henry REAR of Harmston under the new bastardy law.

28 February 1845

Alford Police 25 Feb 1845.
In the case of Mary SMITH of Hogsthorpe and Jas. PROCTOR of Belshford, in bastardy, mutual arrangement was made by the parties respecting the maintenance of the child.

Spilsby Magistrate's Office 24 Feb 1845
Mary Ann MADDISON of Sibsey, singlewoman against Jas. THOMPSON of Westville, publican: application in bastard for the maintenance of her female bastard child born 14th January dismissed.

Giles MAWER of Hogsthorpe charged with disobeying an order in bastardy respecting the child of Eve BELL of the same place, singlewoman: referred to Mr. Hunt at Addlethorpe on Wednesday.

Stamford Town-Hall 22 Feb 1845.
A charge in bastardy preferred by Sarah BLAKE, singlewoman of St Martins, against Wm. JARRATT of Wansford was dismissed not being sufficiently corroborated.

Grantham 21 Feb 1845.
An order of affiliation was made on John LAMB, of Gelston, for the illegitimate child of Ann HOLMES of Wyville.

Lindsey Magistracy 21 Feb 1845.
Henry REAR of Harmston was ordered to pay 1s per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Ann BROWN of Hackthorne;

and John PROCTOR of New York, near Dogdyke, was ordered to pay 1s 6d per week as the putative father of the bastard child of Hannah SIMPSON of Scothern.

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14 March 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 5 March 1845
An order was made upon Jos. MARSHALL of Algarkirke, servant, for payment of 1s 6d per week, and costs, towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Eliz. DAY, of Algarkirke, singlewoman.

John BANNISTER, of Donington, farmer, appeared to a summons against him charging him with being the reputed father of a bastard child born of the body of Sarah STUBLEDAY of Donington, singlewoman. Refused for want of corroborative evidence.

Market Rasen 3 March 1845
An order was made on John WELLS, of South Somercotes, farmer, for payment of 2s 6d per week, together with 10s for the midwife and costs, towards the maintenance of Susannah DIXON's bastard child.

An order was made upon Moses GARNER of Sutterton, servant, for payment of 2s per week and costs towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Martha TRAFFORD of Sutterton, singlewoman.

21 March 1845

Market Rasen 13 March
An order was made on John CLAYTON, miller, of Hull, to pay 2s per week towards the maintenance of Sarah SCRIMSHAW's bastard child.

Spilsby Magistrates Office 3 March
An order in bastardy was made on Rd. LILLEY, of Bolingbroke, bricklayer, to pay 10s for the midwife, costs 12s, and 1s 6d weekly towards the maintenance of the child of Sarah STEVENSON of West Keal.

On the application of Diana CORBY, of Sibsey, a summons was issued in bastardy against Thos. MARSHALL of Thorpe, labourer.

An order in bastardy was made on the application of Eliza PARKER, singlewoman of Irby, on Joel BROUGH, of Wainfleet All Saints, labourer, 1s weekly and costs 12s.

Also, in the appearance of Eliza WHITING of Stickford, singlewoman, on Jonathan SUTCH of West Keal, labourer, 1s 6d weekly and costs 12s.

28 March 1845

Yesterday the City [Lincoln] magistrates ordered Wm. WARWICK of Nettleham to pay 2s a week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Mary BEESON.

Lindsey Magistracy 20 March
Against Isaac GOUSTALL of Buslingthorpe a warrant was issued for neglect of an order to contribute to the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Mary BELL of Saxilby.

Ann LIGDIT, of Scampton, obtained a summons against Wm. LILLY under the bastardy Act.

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 4 April 1845

Spilsby Magistrates Office 24 March
An order was granted, on the application of Eliz. CARROTT, of Great Steeping, against John BAKER of the same place, for the maintenance of her bastard child: 2s per week, and expenses 12s.

On the application of Dianah CORBY, of Sibsey, an order in bastardy was made upon Thos. MARSHALL, of Thorpe, for 1s 6d weekly and 12s expenses.

Application was made by Eliza COAM of Hundleby, singlewoman, for an order in bastardy against George CABORN of Addlethorpe; insufficient evidence, order refused.

11 April 1845

Stamford Town Hall 5 April
On the complaint of Sarah BROOM, singlewoman, her child was affiliated upon Wm. TOMLINSON, cooper, who was ordered to pay 2s weekly towards its support and the costs incurred.

Stamford Town Hall 5 April
Thos. WHYDALE of Spilsby, carrier, for disobeying an order in bastardy, was ordered to pay arrears 15s and costs 3s, or three months imprisonment to hard labour.

An order was granted on the application of Eliz. MALTBY of Orby, singlewoman, against John BARKER of Orby for the maintenance of her bastard child. Defendant did not appear, but upon due proof of summons, the order was made for 2s weekly and 12s for costs.

Lindsey Magistracy 28 March
Geo. GILBERT of Willoughton was ordered to pay 1s weekly to Eliz. ATTERBY towards the maintenance of her illegitimate child.

Isaac GOUSHALL of Somerby was committed to Kirton for three months imprisonment for violating the magisterial order to pay for the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Mary BELL of Saxilby.

Wm. LILLEY of Scampton was ordered to pay 1s 6d weekly to Ann LIDGETT for the maintenance of an illegitimate child.

Ann ATKIN of Saxilby obtained a summons against Jas. DOVE of the same place, under the bastard law.

Mary DAWSON, of Nettleham, obtained a like summons against Sam. PAULGER of Scothern.

18 April 1845

Boston Police Office 11 April
Robt. JACKSON of Skirbeck Quarter, boatman appeared to a summons obtained by Frances BLOOM of Boston, singlewoman, charging him with being the reputed father of her bastard child; the defendant admitted he was the father of the child, and an order was made upon him for the payment of 1s 6d per week and 10s 6d costs.

25 April 1845

Boston Petty sessions 18 April
An order was made upon John RASON of Boston, ostler, for payment of 1s 6d per week and costs towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Susannah BRADER singlewoman.

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 2 May 1845

Spilsby Magistrates Office 21 April
Application in bastardy was made by Eliza SIMPSON, of Addlethorpe, against Wm. Fred. MARSHALL of Mavis Enderby, for the maintenance of her female child: after hearing evidence the application was refused.

By Mary CODD of Croft, singlewoman, against John PARKINSON, of Wainfleet All Saints, farmer, for similar maintenance; on the admission of Parkinson, an order was granted for 2s weekly and 12s costs.

By Frances TAYLOR of Bolingbroke, singlewoman, for an order upon Samuel KEMP of West Keal, labourer, for similar maintenance; order granted 1s weekly and costs 12s.

Boston Petty sessions 30 April
Geo. SAWER of Benington, servant, was ordered to pay 4s per week and expenses of confinement towards the maintenance of two bastard children (twins) born of the body of Maria CHAPMAN of Leake, singlewoman.

An order was made upon Thos. HANSON, of Wrangle, servant, for payment of 3s per week for six weeks and 1s 6d per week afterwards, with expenses of confinement and costs for the support of a bastard child born of the body of Rebecca TINSLEY of Leake, singlewoman.

Alford Police Office 22 April
Charlotte GRAVES singlewoman of Swaby applied for an order upon Robt. POCKLINGTON, labourer of Bucknall, for the maintenance of her male bastard child; ordered to pay 2s a week and expenses.

Sarah HACKFORD of Bilsby charged Wm. BROWN of Belleau with being the father of her male bastard child. Order refused for want of sufficient evidence.

 9 May 1845

Boston Police Office 6 May
An order was made upon John CHESTER of Benington, servant, for the payment of 2s a week and costs towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Mary Ann HILTON of Wrangle singlewoman.

Fred. RAWLINSON of Kirton, servant, was ordered to pay 2s a week and costs towards the support of a bastard child born of the body of Sarah NUNDY of Frampton singlewoman.

Alford Police Office 6 May
Maria STARMER, singlewoman of Hogsthorpe obtained a summons for an order in bastardy on Wm. FORSYTH of Hogsthorpe.

Ann TYSON singlewoman of Gayton obtained a similar summons against Mark PHILLIPS of Gayton.

Lindsey Magistracy 30 April
A warrant was granted on complaint of Mary ROBERTS of Barlings, against Thomas BURRELL of Brattleby, labourer, he having refused to comply with the order granted by the Magistrates for the maintenance of an illegitimate child.

Kesteven Magistracy 2 May
Geo. HAYWARD of Waddington, farmer's son, was ordered to pay 1s 6d per week towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Ann WILTON of Eagle, of which he was adjudged to be the father.

Geo. SALTER of Dunston Fen, farmer's servant, was ordered to pay 1s 6d per week towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Frances MITCHELL of Bracebridge, of which he was adjudged to be the putative father.

16 May 1845

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 5 May
Jos. SEWELL was adjudged to be the putative father of Charlotte THORPE's bastard child.

and Wm. SEWELL, of Lissington, of Frances BEECLE'S bastard child: they were respectively ordered to pay 1s 6d per week towards the maintenance of the children.

23 May 1845

Lindsey Magistracy 16 May
A warrant having been granted against Thos. BURRELL, of Brattleby, he appeared and paid the costs, and the arrears due for the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Mary ROBERTS.

Spilsby Magistrates Office 12 May
John RICHARDSON of Spilsby, joiner, for disobeying an order of bastardy, was ordered to pay 17s, and it was ordered that, for the future, no evidence be received of the weekly payment but a receipt from Maria WOODTHORPE, of Halton, the plaintiff.

Boston Petty Sessions 16 May
An order was made upon Robt. FREEMAN, late of Sleaford, druggist, for payment of 2s 6d a week and costs towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Harriet DAY of Boston, single-woman.

Stamford Town Hall 19 May
Stephen BROWN, of Empingham [Rutland], labourer, for refusing to contribute to the support of Mary KIGHT'S illegitimate child as directed by an order of filiation lately made;

and Fred. BELTON, of Stamford, saddler's apprentice, for disobeying an order of filiation with regard to Emily MUNTON's child, were committed to gaol for three months.

30 May 1845

Lincoln Magistry
Yesterday the City [Lincoln] Magistrates committed Thomas VICKERS, farming-bailiff to Mr. BATTON, of Hackthorne, for three months' imprisonment, for refusing to pay towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Sarah PERRIN.

Magistrates Office Spilsby 26 May
John BOLLON of Butterwick, labourer, on the information of Ann KING, of Friskney, for not obeying an order in bastardy, was ordered to pay 20s.

Louth Police (no date)
An order was made on Wm. DONNER of Kirkby Moor, for 2s a week towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of Sarah HOWELL in July last: he acknowledged being the father of the child, but had been remiss in his support of his offspring, in consequence of the girl's neglecting to correspond with him on her affairs.

Police Office Alford 20 May
Maria STARMER, singlewoman, of Hogsthorpe, applied for an order in bastardy against Wm. FORSYTHE, of the same place, coach-body maker: ordered to pay 2s per week towards the maintenance of the child from the 6th inst.

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 6 June 1845

Holland Magistry
At the Sessions House, Boston, on Wednesday last, before the Holland Magistrates, an order was made upon Geo. JOHNSON of Boston, servant, for payment of 1s per week and costs towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Sarah SILLS of Brothertoft, single-woman.

Spilsby Magistrates Office 2 June
Application was made by Ann MARROTT of Brinkhill, single-woman, for an order upon Amos CLARK of Swaby, labourer, to maintain her female illegitimate child: order granted, 2s weekly from the 6th, midwife 10s, expenses 1 2s.

Mary MASON of Miningsby, single-woman, applied for a similar order on Benj. ROSE of Revesby, labourer: application adjourned till Monday next for further evidence.

13 June 1845

Police Office Boston 5 June
Account of case against Francis Henry MAIR, late of Spalding, but brought from London for not paying maintenance towards the support of a bastard child born of the body of Eliz. MARRIOTT, single-woman.

Boston Police Office 9th June
Samuel COLEMAN, late of Boston, iron-founder, but now of Hull, was committed to prison for three months for disobedience to an order in bastardy.

20 June 1845

Stamford Town Hall 15th June
Rd. THOMPSON, of Easton, slater, apprehended under warrant for disobeying an order of filiation in respect of Sarah WYATT's child, paid the demand upon him, and was liberated.

Boston Petty Sessions, 18th June
An order was made upon Pepperdine MARTIN of Kirton, cordwainer, for payment of 2s a week towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Mary BEECHAM, of Kirton, widow.

An application of Mary Ann KEVERING of Swineshead, singlewoman, for an order in bastardy upon Wm. TOBINS, of Alford, millwright, was dismissed, for want of sufficient corroborative evidence.

27 June 1845

Spilsby Magistrates Office, 23 June
Susan WILKINSON, of Halton Holegate, applied for an order in bastardy against Jos. ROBINSON, of Thorpe, for the maintenance of her female child. Order refused for want of proof.

A similar application was made by Rebecca SHAW, of Friskney, against Wm. DAWSON, of the same place: order made for 1s 6d weekly, and 16s costs.

Louth Petty Sessions, 4th June
Ann HOPPER, singlewoman, applied for an order upon John DARNELL of Saltfleetby, for the maintenance of her illegitimate child: order made for 1s 6d and £2 costs.

Thos. LEWIS of Donington, was charged with refusing to pay weekly contributions towards the maintenance of Mary SPENCER's bastard child: paid £1 and the balance to be paid in a month.

Kesteven Magistracy 20th June
A summons under the new bastardy law was granted on the complaint of Ann PRINCE, of Bishop Norton, against John HEMSHELL, of Martin.

Eliz HOLMES of Hemswell obtained a like summons against Thos. BLANCHARD of Faldingworth.

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 4 July 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 2 July
An order was made upon Henry IRELAND, of Pinchbeck, servant, for payment of 2s a week and costs towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Caroline ALLITT, of Surfleet, singlewoman.

Alford Police Office 1 July
Susan KIRKBY, single-woman of Cumberworth, applied for an order in bastardy on John MAIDENS of Mumby: summons granted.

18 July 1845

Alford Police Office, 15 July
John MAIDENS of Mumby was ordered to pay 2s per week towards the maintenance of his bastard child, on the application of Susan KIRKBY, of Cumberworth.

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 1 August 1845

Spilsby Magistrates 28 July
An application in bastardy was made by Eliz. BROWN against Rt. CLARKSON, of Boston, blacksmith, for not maintaining her bastard child: order refused for want of corroborative evidence.

John RICHARDSON of Spilsby, carpenter, for not obeying an order of magistrates to maintain the illegitimate child of Maria WOODTHORPE of Halton, was ordered to pay arrears 18s., costs 4s.

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[Lincoln] City Magistrates 31 July 1845
John STEUART, landlord of the Duke of Wellington, was ordered to pay 2s a week towards the support of the illegitimate child of Mrs. Catherine DOBBS. The widow stated that the faithless Scotchman had promised to make her a second time happy in Hymen's bonds, but that he left her, and married Mrs TAYLOR, the landlady. Several lackadaisical love-letters signed "J. Steuart" were produced, commencing "My dier Cait", and containing a great deal of laughable balderdash.

Gainsborough Magistrates 24th July
Geo UNWIN, butcher, was ordered to pay 2s a week for an illegitimate child.

 8 August 1845

Louth Petty Sessions 30 July
Eliz STONES of North Somercotes, singlewoman, made application for a summons in bastardy: granted.

15 August 1845

Lincoln City Magistrates 13 August
John HEMSHALL of Marton, nr Gainsbro', servant to Mr. STEVENSON, of Knaith, was ordered to pay 1s 6d weekly towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Ann PRINCE.

Louth Petty Sessions 13 August
An order for the maintenance of Ann PAWSON's illegitimate chld was made upon John SHAW, labourer, of Louth, at the rate of 2s per week.

22 August 1845

[Lincoln ] City Magistrates 21 August
Rachael GADSBY charged Benj. BLUNDELL, gardener, with being the father of her illegitimate child, born in Jan last: ordered to pay 1s 6d weekly.

Police Office Boston 15 August
An order was made upon Jos. KNOWLES, baker, of Boston, for payment of 5s a week for six weeks, 2s 6d a week afterwards, and costs, towards the support of a bastard child born of the body of Mary Ann DICKENS, widow, of Boston.

Grantham County Magistrates Meeting 15 August
Wm. FARMER, of Hougham, accused of being the father of the child of Mary LINNEY, did not appear; but having admitted the paternity, an order was made for him to pay 2s 6d per week and the midwifery expenses.

An order of affiliation was also made on Geo. WILKINSON of Caythorpe, to pay 1s 6d per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Ann FREEMAN of Brant Broughton.

29 August 1845

Alford Police Office 16 August
Eliz. BARTHOLOMEW, single-woman, of Theddlethorpe All Saints applied for an order in bastardy on John BUTTERS, journeyman butcher, of Louth: summons granted.

Eliz. HILL, single-woman, of Huttoft, applied for an order in bastardy on John FARROW, labourer, of Sutton in the Marsh: summons granted.

Spilsby Magistrates Office 25 August
Wm. WYDALE of East Keal was summoned on the information of Wm. THOMPSON overseer of the parish, for not obeying an order of bastardy made on the 19th May, whereby he was adjudged to pay the overseers of East Keal the sum of 2s weekly: the case was adjourned to Monday next, on account of the mother's having married and her husband run away.

Boston Police Office 22 August
An application was made by a young girl named Ann THOMPSON, late servant to Mr. L BANKS, solicitor, of Tattershall, for an order upon Smith BARKER, groom to Mr. Banks, for the maintenance of a bastard child: the applicant being unprovided with any corroborative testimony, and being unable to produce any in case the hearing was adjourned, the Magistrates dismissed the application.

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 5 September 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 3 September
Wm. BLACKBURN of Frith Bank, labourer, appeared to a summons obtained against him by a young woman named Martha TAYLOR, charging him with being the father of her bastard child: in consequence of the absence of a material witness, the hearing was further adjourned to Wednesday next.

Magistrates Office, Spilsby 1 September
A summons was granted, on the applicatoin of Rebecca DAFF, singlewoman, against John SHERIFF, of Stickney, butcher, for the maintenance of a bastard child.

12 September 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 10 September
An order was made upon Chas. BREWSTER, late of Boston, cabinet-maker, for payment of 2s a week, together with other expenses and costs, towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Eliz. McPHERSON, late of Skirbek Quarter, single-woman.

Wm. BLACKBOURN, of Frith Bank, servant, appeared to a summons obtained against him by Martha TAYLOR, of Boston Long Hedges single-woman, charging him with being the father of her bastard child: for want of corroborative evidence, the application for an order was dismissed.

Justice Room, Market Rasen 1 September
Susan WATKINSON of Newton by Toft having been delivered of a bastard child, and having obtained a summons for the appearance of John WHEATLEY, of Saxilby, the case came on for hearing, when the ex-virgin made depositions which induced Wheatley to admit he was the father of the child, and the magistrates ordered him to pay 10s for midwife and 1s 6d per week

Magistrates Office Spilsby 8 September
A summons was granted on the application of Martha LOWE of Halton Holgate, singlewoman, against Wm. CLARKE, of the same place, in bastardy.

Gainsborough Bench of Magistrates 3 September
Mary BROWN, singlewoman, of Gainsboro' applied for a summons against Benj. JARVIS, builder, of the same place, to show cause why he should not support a female bastard child of which she had been lately delivered, and of which she charged him with being the father: summons granted for the meeting on the 25th inst.

19 September 1845

Magistrates Office Spilsby.
On Monday last [15th], Rebecca DAFF, of Stickford, singlewoman, made application for an order on John SHERIFF, of Stickney, butcher, for the maintenance of her bastard child, born on the 6th of June last: there being no corroborative evidence in support of the application, the case was dismissed.

Police Office Alford 11 September
Jas. PROCTOR, labourer, of Belchford, was charged by Ann SMITH, singlewoman, of Hogsthorpe, with neglecting to maintain his bastard child: the parties entered into a mutual agreement by which the father was to take the child under his care, and the mother to pay 1s per week towards its support.

John BUTTERS, journeyman butcher, of Louth, was ordered to pay 2s per week towards the maintenance of his bastard child.

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 3 October 1845

No entries found.

10 October 1845

No entries found.

17 October 1845

Lincoln City Magistrates 16 October
Geo. TURNER, 18 years of age, son of Mr. Turner, of the Black Goats inn, was ordered to pay 1s 6d weekly toward the support of the illegitimate child of Sarah ATKINSON, a girl who stated that she should be 16 years of age next Tuesday, and that the child was born on the 28th of July last.

Jane LEWIS charged John DAWSON with being the father of an illegitimate child: the man admitted that he was the father, and the female stated that the man had promised her marriage. The magistrates ordered that 2s a week be paid.

Boston Petty Sessions 15 October
Jas. CALTHROP of Benington, farmer, appeared to a summons obtained against him by Mary Ann BLACK, of Skirbeck, single-woman, charging him with being the father of her bastard child: after hearing two witnesses, who merely spoke as to their acquaintance generally, the Bench dismissed the case, for want of sufficient corroborative evidence.

Magistrates Office, Spilsby 13 October
Thos. MARSHALL, of Stickney, for not obeying an order in bastardy respecting the child of Dinah CORBY, of Firsby, proved a tender of the money to Corby, and was ordered to pay arrears, and Corby to pay costs.

Louth Petty Sessions, 8 October
An application for an order of maintenance upon Isaac CAMPION, of South Somercotes, was made for the support of Dinah GLOVER's bastard child.

An application was also made by Mary DREWRY, of Covenham St Bartholomew, singlewoman, for an order upon M. SHERIF, of Fulstow, for the maintenance of her bastard child, but there being no corroborative evidence, the application was dismissed.

24 October 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 22 October
An order was made upon Simon COULSON, of Algarkirke Fen, machine-man, for payment of 2s 6d per week towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Eliz. ROBERTS, of Algarkirk, single-woman.

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 7 November 1845

Magistrates Office, Spilsby 3 November
Eliza BRADLEY, of Stickney, single-woman, applied for an order in bastardy on Hy. SMITH, of Kirkby, labourer: refused.

Boston Petty Sessions 31 October
An order was made upon Wm. ROGERS, of Leeds, cabinet-maker, for payment of 2s 6d a week and other expenses towards the maintenance of a bastard child born of the body of Mary AISTHORPE, singlewoman.

14 November 1845

Town Hall Stamford, 8 November
George LANGFORD, of Westham, Sussex, farmer, was ordered to pay 2s 6d weekly towards the support of Eliz LIGHTFOOT's illegitimate child; as also the constable's journeys, etc., amounting to 8 15s 9d.

21 November 1845

Sessions House, Boston 19 November
An order was made upon Mr. Jas. SMITH, of Wainfleet, farmer, for payment of 2s 6d a week and expenses towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Rebecca REESON, single-woman, of Leake.

An order was also made upon John MALTBY, servant, of Quadring, for payment of 2s a week and expenses towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Peggy ELLIS, single-woman, of Kirton.

28 November 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 26 November
John OSTLER, jun., of Skirbeck, waggoner, was brought up under a warrant for disobeying an order in bastardy; the defendant paid the amount of arrears, and was allowed a week to pay the costs.

Grantham Petty Sessions 21 November
Ann CLARK charged Rt. HUTCHINSON, journeyman butcher, of Fulbeck, with being the father of her illegitimate daughter: he consented to pay 1s. 6d. per week, and £1 13s. 6d. expenses.

Henry BROTHWELL, servant in husbandry in Bourn Fen, had the illegitimate son of Helen MOWER, of Ropsley, affiliated upon him, and was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week, and £1 17s. 6d. expenses.

Ann PEAK's bastardy case from Welby, reputed father Wm. KITCHEN, was postponed.

Sarah WILSON, of Marston, applied for a summons against Jas. PARKER, fishmonger, of Grantham, to appear at the next meeting (Dec 5) to answer a charge of being father to her illegitimate daughter .

Sarah TATE, of Claypole, made a similar application against Rd. BARKS, of Coddington, servant in husbandry: both summonses granted.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 24 November
Ann CLARK charged Rt. HUTCHINSON, journeyman butcher, of Fulbeck, with being the father of her illegitimate daughter: he consented to pay 1s. 6d. per week, and £1 13s. 6d. expenses.

An application was made by Ann DAWSON, of Bolingbroke, singlewoman, for an order in bastardy on John BRUMFLEET, of Hemingby, farm-servant, for the support of her female child, born on the 7th of October last: defendant admitted that he was the father of the child, and was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. a week from the time of its birth, and 10s. costs.

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 5 December 1845

Spilsby Petty Sessions 1 December
Application was made by Maria CURTIS, of Little Steeping, for an order on Thomas WEST, of Burgh in the Marsh, butcher, to maintain her illegitimate child: after hearing evidence on both sides, the order was granted. 2s. weekly, 12s. expenses and 10s. midwife.

Application for a similar order was made by Eliza FALKINDER, of Burgh, on Chas. SKELTON, of the same place, labourer: the paternity was admitted, an order granted for 2s. weekly, expenses 12s, midwife 10s.

Louth Petty Sessions 12 November
An application was made by Dinah PRATT, of Grimoldby, for an order of maintenance upon Thos. ROBINSON, of Humberstone: case dismissed.

A similar application was made by Sophia LENNARD, of Alvingham, and an order made on Job COULAM, of Burwell, for the payment of 1s. 6d. weekly.

12 December 1845

Spilsby Petty Sessions 8 December
An order for payment of 1s. 6d. weekly, and 10s. costs, was made on the application of Mary MASON, of Miningsby, on Benj. ROSE, of the same place, boatman.

Grantham Petty Sessions 5 December
John CLAY, a youthful farmer from Whatton, had the illegitimate child of Elizabeth NOBLE affiliated upon him, and was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week from the birth of the child, and £3 0s. 6d. expenses.

Rd. BARKES, of Coddington, consented to pay 1s. 6d. per week for maintenance, and the usual expenses, as father of Sarah TATE's child, of Claypole.

John HOLLIS, of New Sleaford, not appearing to answer the charge of being the father of the illegitimate son of Cath. SIMPSON, of Little Gonerby, born in Oct. 1844 (which she had not previously affiliated in consequence of his sending several contributions towards its support, but had latterly neglected), was ordered to pay the usual weekly allowance and £1 15s. expenses, including the midwifery fee.

Stamford Petty Sessions 6 December
Sam. SKELTON, of Manea, cabinet-maker, was ordered to pay 2s. weekly towards the support of Mary Ann CHAPMAN's illegitimate child, as also the costs incurred.

19 December 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 17 December
An order was made upon Jas. Fras. HEALEY, of Whaplode, farmer, for payment of 2s. 6d. a week and expenses towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child belonging to Mary ROTHWELL, of Fosdyke, singlewoman.

And an order upon Thos. NEWTON, of Donington, labourer, for payment of 1s. a week and expenses towards the support of a bastard child belonging to Rebecca WEATHERS, of Donington, singlewoman.

26 December 1845

Boston Petty Sessions 19 December
Wm. TUXFORD, of Skirbeck Quarter, ostler, appeared to a summons obtained in October last, on the application of Martha ROBINSON, of Boston, singlewoman, charging him with being the father of her bastard child, of which she was then pregnant: it appeared from the evidence of the woman that the child was dead, and the defendant being willing to pay all expenses incurred, they were allowed to settle by the defendant's paying the woman £2 10s.

Geo. Watts RAMSDALE, late collector of tolls at Hilldyke Bar, was committed for two months, for disobeying an order in bastardy for the maintenance of Selina BURTON's child.

Boston Petty Sessions 24 December
An order was made upon John WOULD, of South Kyme, labourer, for payment of 2s. a week and expenses towards the support of a bastard child of Charlotte ROGERS, of Chapel Hill, singlewoman.

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Thank you, Anne Cole, for the above.

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