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Lincolnshire Poor Law Bastardy Cases, 1852

From the Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury newspaper

Dates in Bold are newspaper edition dates.
Dates in Italic are the dates of the petty session hearings.

 2 January 1852

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 29 December 1851
Wm. ATKINSON of Skircoate, Yorkshire, coachman, (defended by Mr. C. INGOLDBY, jun., of Louth), appeared to answer the complaint of Eliza KEYWORTH, of South Owersby, singlewoman, who charged him with being the father of her illegitimate child: order made for 1s. 6d. per week from the 6th, 10s. for the midwife, and costs.

Chas. SHEARMAN, of North Owersby, labourer, appeared to answer the complaint of Jane BAINBOROUGH, of Kirkby cum Osgodby, singlewoman, who charged Shearman with being the father of her illegitimate child: adjourned until Monday next.

 9 January 1852

Spilsby Petty Sessions 5 January
Sarah TOYNE, of West Keal, applied for an order of affiliation on Jas. WHALER, of Sutton St. Edmund's. The alleged intercourse was said to have taken place whilst applicant was living as servant with defendant at Gunby, where he occupied a farm up to Lady-day last. During the hearing of the case, the court and passages were densely crowded. After listening to a mass of evidence and counter evidence, the Bench dismissed the case for want of corroboration.

J. W. CLARKE was adjudged to be the putative father of Lucy MACKINDER's bastard child, and was ordered to pay 2. per week towards its maintenance.

Lincoln (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 2 January
Michael NORRIS, of Owmby, was ordered to pay 19s. 6d. arrears due towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Eliz. SIMONS, of Aisthorpe, and in default to be committed to Kirton for a month. The brother of defendant paid the money.

It was ordered that George BEAN, of Baslingthorpe, should pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Ann SHEARMAN, of Faldingworth.

Lincoln (Kesteven) Petty Sessions 2 January
Ann JORDAN, of Coleby, applied for an order in a case of illegitimacy against James GRESHAM, farmer, of Dunston, but for want of corroborative evidence the order was refused.

Wm. Porter TIMEWELL, of Litheland, near Liverpool, was ordered to pay 2s. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Sarah THOMPSON, of Waddington, as also 3. 7s. 6d. costs.

Louth Petty Sessions 2 January
John HURTON, labourer, of Covingham, was charged by Sarah SMITH, of Louth, with being the father of her illegitimate child: defendant did not appear, and the court made an order on him for 1s. 6d. a week.

16 January 1852

Lincoln City Petty Sessions 10 January
Thos. HEWIT, one of the grooms of the Marquis of Titchfield, but at present engaged on the Burton hunt by Lord H. BENTINCK, the brother of the Marquis, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Mary WHEATLEY.

23 January 1852

Horncastle Petty Sessions 17 January
An order of affiliation was made upon Edw. WEST, of Tetford, blacksmith, for payment to Mary Ann OVERTON's bastard child the sum of 3s. per week for first six weeks from its birth, 2s. per week afterwards, 18s. 6d. costs, and 10s. for the midwife.

Lincoln (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 16 January
Mary HINDS, of Saxelby, applied for an order in illegitimacy against Joseph BRISTOW, of Harpswell, but the case failed for want of corroborative proof.

Wm. SNOWDEN, of Snitterby, was brought up in custody for the arrears in a case of illegitimacy, and the money was paid.

Thos. SHARP, of Glentworth, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Mary LEVERTON, of Welton.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 19 January
Robt. BLACKBURN was adjudged to be the father of an illegitimate child of Mary FALKINDER, of Bolingbroke, and ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week, and usual expenses.

John WHYDALE, of Spilsby, was adjudged to be the father of the illegitimate child of Mary TAYLOR, of Scremby, and ordered to pay 1s. per week, and expenses.

Alford Petty Sessions 21 January
Eliza ROBINSON, singlewoman, of Anderby, obtained a summons in bastardy against Farrow JACKLIN, of Mumby Chapel, whom she alleged to be the father of her child.

Gainsborough Petty Sessions 15 January
Epiphanes KILHAM, of Tetney Grange, was summoned by Eden ROBSON, of Scotter, singlewoman, to show cause why an order should not be made on him to support a bastard child. Upon his promising to marry her within a month she withdrew the summons.

30 January 1852

Horncastle Petty Sessions 24 January
Mary WINN, of Revesby, singlewoman, applied for an order of affiliation on Sam. Stephen WADLOW, of March, in the Isle of Ely: order made for 2s. per week, and 2.15.6. costs.

Louth Petty Sessions 19 January
Robt. WILSON, ostler at the New Reindeer inn, was charged by Charlotte ATKIN with being the father of her illegitimate child. This case stood adjourned from the 16th inst. Ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week, with costs.

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 6 February 1852

Spalding Petty Sessions 3 February
Eliza LAWSON swore her child to Harbutt MITCHELL, of Weston. He admitted his liability and was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week.

Boston Petty Sessions 28 January
Wm. STUBBLEDAY, of Swineshead, labourer, appeared to a summons charging him with being the father of Eliza PARKER's bastard child, and after hearing the case was adjourned for a week, to give time for Parker to produce her corroborative testimony.

13 February 1852

Lincoln (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 6 February
Mary HINDS, of Saxelby, made a second application for an order in bastardy against Jos. BRISTOW, of Harpswell: dismissed. Charlotte BARKER, of Willoughton, applied for an order in bastardy on Frank BINGLEY, of Bishop's Norton: order for 1s. 6d. per week.

Lincoln City Petty Sessions 12 February
Mary CROFT applied for an order of affiliation against Mr. Herbert BIRD, farmer, of Farcet, Hunts. The girl lived as servant with the Rev. Mr. BEETHAM, of Farcet. Mr. S. TOYNBEE appeared for the complainant: the defendant did not appear. He was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. weekly, and the usual costs.

20 February 1852

Louth Petty Sessions 13 February
Thos. ASHTON, gun-smith, was adjudged to be the putative father of Hannah EMMERSON's bastard child, and was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week towards its support, with costs. The girl, who belongs to Theddlethorpe, had lived as servant with Ashton's mother. A solicitor was employed to deny the paternity, but the bench seemed fully satisfied with the evidence adduced, and unhesitatingly decided in favor of the girl.

Epworth Petty Sessions 13 February
Jane BASSINGDALE, of Belton, applied for an order in bastardy on Wm. RANSHAW, of Epworth: order for 1s. 6d. per week.

27 February 1852

Lincoln City Petty Sessions [no date]
Mr. John Hy. BROOKE, medical student, was ordered to pay 2s. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Sarah Willoughby WRIGHT. Mr. TOYNBEE appeared for defendant, and endeavoured to elicit from the woman that she partially earned her living by prostitution, but she denied it.

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 5 March 1852

Stamford Petty Sessions 28 February
Ann JELLEY, singlewoman, appeared to affiliate a child upon Edw. Burton HICKS, cabinet-maker, but for want of corroborative evidence the case was dismissed.

26 March 1852

Stamford Petty Sessions 20 March
An order of filiation was made upon Rt. BIRD, of Collyweston, farmer, towards the support of Bridget WRIGHT's illegitimate child.

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 2 April 1852

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 29 March
An order was made upon Thos. LEVERTON, of Nettleham, near Lincoln, labourer, for payment of 1s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Sarah KING, of Linwood, singlewoman.

Alford Petty Sessions 23 March
Eliz. DUNNINGTON, singlewoman, of South Reston, applied for an order of affiliation on Michael HOODLESS, of Welton: ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week from the date of the application, and £1 expenses.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 22 March
Ann ROBINSON applied for an order in bastardy against Geo. GUNNIS, farmer, of Bratoft. Applicant's witnesses did not appear, and the case was dismissed.

 9 April 1852

Lincoln Kesteven Petty Sessions 2 April
Sarah BELLAMY, of Navenby, applied for an order in illegitimacy against Geo: SMITH, but the case was dismissed for want of corroborative evidence.

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 5 April
An order was made upon Mumby BRADLEY, of Thornton le Moor, labourer, for payment of 1s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Hannah GREETHAM, of Binbrooke singlewoman.

A like order was made upon Geo. JOHNSON, of Middle Rasen, for the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Charlotte FARNSWORTH of Market Rasen; and a like order upon Thomas DAWSON, of Market Rasen, ostler, for the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Ann GOODYEAR, of the same place.

16 April 1852

Boston Petty Sessions 14 April
Edwin BAUMBER, of Skirbeck, shoemaker, was committed to Spilsby house of correction for three months, for disobeying an order in bastardy for the maintenance of a child of Eliza SIMPSON, of the Horncastle Fen Allotment.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 5 April
Thos. BRANDT, blacksmith, of Tathwell, was adjudged to be the putative father of the bastard child of Eliza PIMPERNELL, of Sibsey, and ordered to pay 2s. per week towards its maintenance.

23 April 1852

Horncastle Petty Sessions 17 April
An order was made upon Wm. EAST, farmer, of Goulceby for the payment of 2s. per week towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Sarah STEPHENSON, of Asterby.

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 19 April
An order was made upon Thomas OGG, of North Owersby, labourer, for payment of 1s. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Elizabeth FIELDSEND, the wife of Hy. Fieldsend, who is in America.

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 7 May 1852

Boston Petty Sessions 5 May
An order was made upon Wm. WELLS, of Sutterton, labourer, for payment of 2s. a week and costs, towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child of Charlotte BONNETT, singlewoman.

Stamford Petty Sessions 1 May
John NAYLOR appeared under a warrant to answer the charge of not obeying an order of filiation for the maintenance of Eliz. PALMER's illegitimate child: he paid the money due, with the expenses incurred.

Stamford Barron (St Martin) Petty Sessions 30 April
Mr. Jas. ATTER attended on behalf of Mr. Jas. PARKINSON, of Barceborough, farmer, to answer a charge in bastardy made by Eliz. GARFIT, singlewoman: the complaint not being sufficiently corroborated was dismissed.

Horncastle Petty Sessions 1 May
An order was made upon Robt. TOMLINSON, of Goulceby, for the payment of 2s. per week towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Ruth FLINTOFF.

21 May 1852

Stamford Petty Sessions 15 May
An order of affiliation was made upon Jas. TRUSS, of Stibbington, servant, for the support of Sarah MOULD's illegitimate child.

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 17 May
James KEETLEY of Burton, near Lincoln, appeared to answer the complaint of Eliza ROBINSON, of Claxby, singlewoman, for an order upon him for the maintenance of her illegitimate child. Case dismissed for want of corroborative evidence.

28 May 1852

Spittlegate Petty Sessions 21 May
Ann DICKENSON, of Manthorpe, applied for an order upon John SENSECALL, of London, for the maintenance of her illegitimate child. Defendant had formerly lived as servant at Belton Hall, and had voluntarily paid 2s. 6d. per week for the support of the child during the first twelve months, since which he had ceased paying for a whole year. Constable WHITE had served the summons upon him, and he had paid his expenses, stating it was no use his appearing. An order was made for 2s. per week.

Gainsborough Petty Sessions 20 May
Sophia BEE, of Gainsburgh, single-woman, applied for an order on John HOBSON, of Westwoodside, labourer, to support a bastard child: order refused.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 24 May
Rd. COOKE, of Baumber, was adjudged to be the father of the bastard child of Ann HOLMES, of Addlethorpe, and ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week towards its maintenance.

Alford Petty Sessions 25 May
Eliz. HOUGHTON, single-woman, of Ulceby, obtained a summons in bastardy against Geo. HOBSON, of Saltfleet.

Lindsey (Lincoln) Petty Sessions 21 May
Mary ROBINSON, of Spridlington, applied for an order in bastardy against Wm. SKINNER, of Cainby, labourer: order made for payment of 1s. 6d. per week and costs.

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 4 June 1852

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 31 May
The application of Sarah FLINTHAM, of Binbrooke, singlewoman, for an order upon Geo. CROWSTON towards the maintenance of her illegitimate child, was dismissed, neither party appearing.

11 June 1852

Gainsborough Petty Sessions 3 June
Mary Ann BAYES, of Gainsburgh, singlewoman, applied for an order on John SHAW Gent., of Gainsburgh, to support a bastard child. Order made for 2s. per week from the date of the order and costs. Mr. Shaw immediately gave notice to appeal against the order, and entered into a recognizance to try the same at the next Kirton sessions.

Alford Petty Sessions 8 June
Ann CHEFFINS, of Sloothby, obtained a warrant against Wm. Kinsley WILEY, of Wainfleet, for refusing to pay arrears due towards the support of his bastard child.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 31 May
Rebecca SCRIMSHAW applied for an order of affiliation on Robert JOHNSON. Defendant acknowledged the paternity, and the Bench made an order of 1s. 6d. per week.

Horncastle Petty Sessions 29 May
An order was made upon John TAYLOR, farmer, of Revesby, for the payment of 1s. per week towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Mary Ann LEVERTON, of High Toynton.

18 June 1852

Boston Petty Sessions 16 June
An order was made upon John PILGRIM, of Quadring, farmer, for payment of 2s. a week, and costs, towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child belonging to Mary Ann ALLEN, of Quadring, singlewoman.

Epworth Petty Sessions 11 June
An information by Mary PLATTS, of Belton, against Thos. JACQUES, for non-payment of 19s. 6d. due for the maintenance of a bastard child was ordered to pay the amount, with costs.

25 June 1852

Alford Petty Sessions 22 June
Eliz. HOUGHTON, singlewoman, of Ulceby, obtained an order on Wm. HOBSON, of Saltfleet, for 2s. per week towards the maintenance of her bastard child.

The case of JACKLIN v. LILL, in bastardy, was dismissed for want of corroborative evidence; and also that of PHILLIPS v. RIDALL, for the same cause.

The further hearing of the case of TAYLOR of Sutton v. WARD of Anderby, in bastardy, was adjourned until the 29th

Martha WARD, of Markby, obtained a summons in bastardy against Moses PAYNE, of Huttoft.

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 9 July 1852

Boston Petty Sessions 7 July
John FOWLER, of Quadring Fen, farmer, appeared to answer a summons obtained by Mary DOWSE, of Quadring, charging him with being the reputed father of her illegitimate child. After hearing, the Magistrates dismissed the application.

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13 August 1852

Louth (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 4 August
Eliz. SPEED, of North Somercotes, singlewoman, applied to have an order made upon Arthur TACEY, yeoman, for the maintenance of her illegitimate child: order refused.

Lincoln (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 6 August
It was ordered that John TALBOT, of Sturton, brickmaker, should pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Catherine REVILL.

Lincoln Kesteven Petty Sessions 6 August
Robt. NEWTON, higgler, of Boothby, was adjudged to be the father of the illegitimate child of Mary PRIESTLY, and was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards its maintenance.

Alford Petty Sessions 10 August
Emily HOFF, singlewoman. Of Withern, applied for an order for the support of her bastard child on Vickers WALKER, of Theddlethorpe. Ordered to pay 2s. per week from the date of application, and 15s. expenses.

Eliz DONINGTON, singlewoman, obtained a warrant against Mahaleel HOODLESS, of Blyton, near Gainsboro', for neglecting to pay towards the support of a bastard child.

20 August 1852

Market Rasen Petty Session 11 August
An order was made upon Wm. ANSON, of Wyham, for payment of 1s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Mary KITCHEN, of Binbrooke.

A like order was made upon Thos. DALTON, of Covenham, for payment of 1s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Sarah DANBY, of Binbrooke.

27 August 1852

Stamford Petty Sessions 21 August
An order of filiation was made upon Robt. SIMPSON, of Edenham, shepherd, for the support of Mary Ann WALDEN's illegitimate child.

Spittlegate Petty Sessions 20 August
Charlotte ALDRIDGE, of Claypole, obtained an order of affiliation and 1s. 3d. per week upon Jas. SCHOLEY, for the maintenance of her illegitimate female child.

Frances SCARBOROUGH, of Braceby, applied for an order in bastardy upon Wm. FRANCE. Mr. JOHNSON conducted the case, and Mr. WAGSTAFFE defended. For want of sufficient corroborative evidence the application was refused.

Alford Petty Sessions 24 August
Susan TAYLOR, singlewoman, of Sutton, obtained an order of 1s. 6d. per week, for the support of her bastard child on John WARD, of Anderby.

In the case of DONINGTON v. HOODLASS, in bastardy, respondent paid the amount claimed, with costs.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 23 August
Phoebe CLOVER, of Bolingbroke, charged John FORMAN, of West Keal, with being the father of her bastard child. The intercourse was said to have taken place at Mr. SPURR's, of Bolingbroke, where the parties had lived together in service. There was a great deal of cross-swearing in the case, and the Bench, after commenting severely upon the disregard of truth evinced by the witnesses, dismissed the application.

Louth (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 18 August
An order was made for the payment of 2s. weekly upon John FOSTER, for the maintenance of Ann CLAYTON's illegitimate child, of North Somercotes, and 1. 10s. expenses.

Eliza LAKING, of Grainthorpe, singlewoman, applied for an order upon Geo. HOLTBY, labourer, for him to support her illegitimate child. Order refused.

Epworth Petty Sessions 20 August
Mary ELLIN, of Crowle, applied for an order in bastardy on Wm. HILL, of the same place. Order for 1s. 6d. per week.

Alice SPINKS, of Haxey, also applied for an order in bastardy on Robt. WALLS, of the same place. Order for 2s. per week.

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 3 September 1852

Boston Petty Sessions 1 September
An order was made upon Jas. BARSLEY, of Frampton, for payment of 1s. 6d. a week, and costs, towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child belonging to Eliza TENNY, of Kirton, singlewoman.

10 September 1852

Lincoln (Kesteven) Petty Sessions 3 September
Chas. DIXON, of Thorpe on the Hill, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Ann KING.

Thos. PEARSON, of Metheringham, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Ann ANDERSON.

Lincoln (Kesteven) Petty Sessions 27 August
The County Magistrates made an order against Jos. DENMAN, farmer, of Torksey, for the payment of 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Betsy PEDGE, of Saxilby.

Spittlegate Petty Sessions 3 September
Eliz. DAWN applied for an order of affiliation upon John SQUIRES, both of Gelston. Mr. WAGSTAFF appeared in support of the application, and Mr. BURNABY, of Newark, against it. The former called the girl's master (J. E. BAILEY, of Gelston), his servant man (Chas. SOMERFIELD), and Mary PRATT, as witnesses, but as their evidence did not corroborate the fact in any material points the application was dismissed.

Eliz. BRISTOW, of Spittlegate, applied for an order for the maintenance of her illegitimate child upon H. W. MORE, of Little Gonerby. Mr. HEALY appeared for the latter. Several witnesses were heard on both sides at great length, the case being exceedingly complicated. It is unnecessary to detail particulars, as they will probably be reheard. The magistrates present [named] being equally divided in opinion, the application was dismissed, each party to pay costs, with power to the applicant to bring her case before the court at a future sitting.

17 September 1852

Alford Petty Sessions 7 September
Susan KEIGHTLY, singlewoman, of Ulceby, applied for an order for the support of her bastard child on Sam. AZZLE, servant to Mr. CARTWRIGHT, of that place. Ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week from the date of application, and £1 expenses.

24 September 1852

Horncastle Petty Sessions 18 September
An order was made upon Edw. JOHNSON, of Mareham le Fen, for the payment of 2s. per week and costs towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Susanna RANSHAW.

Spilsby Petty Sessions 20 September
Charles SHARP, of Keal, was ordered to pay 1s. per week towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Eliza DAWSON.

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 1 October 1852

Spalding Petty Sessions [not dated]
An order was made upon Jas. WORTH for the payment of 1s. 3d. per week towards the support of Mary Ann HEALY's illegitimate child.

 8 October 1852

Lincoln Lindsey Petty Sessions 1 October
It was ordered that Jos. BAKER, of Glentworth, should pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Sarah MARSHALL, of Willoughton.

22 October 1852

Louth (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 13 October
Eliza DALES, of North Somercotes, singlewoman, applied for an order upon John PEARSON, servant, for him to maintain her illegitimate child. In consequence of the summons being improperly served the case was dismissed. Another application was made, and a fresh summons issued.

Spittlegate Petty Sessions 15 October
Alice HAYNES obtained an order upon Geo. CLARK for 2s. a week for the maintenance of her illegitimate female child.

Horncastle Petty Sessions 16 October
An order was made upon Mr. Edw. BROWN, farmer, of Woodhall, late of Woodthorpe, for the payment of 2s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Ann daughter of Mr. S. MOYER, of Horsington; also for the payment of costs £4.16s.6d., and 10s. for midwife. Mr. SKETCHLEY appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. S. INGOLDBY, jun., of Louth, for defendant.

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 5 November 1852

Boston Petty Sessions 3 November
An order was made upon Wm. BELL, of Boston, engine smith, for payment of 2s. per week towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child belonging to Mary Ann MABLETHORPE, of Wigtoft, singlewoman.

An order was made upon John DOWSE, of Langrick Ville, farmer, for payment of 2s. 6d. per week and costs towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child belonging to Susan BRADLEY, of Wyberton, singlewoman.

12 November 1852

Lindsey (Lincoln) Petty Sessions 5 November
Mary CLAYTON, of South Carlton, applied for an order in bastardy against John DAUBNER, of Lincoln, laborer: order made for 1s. 6d. per week, and costs.

Gainsborough Petty Sessions 4 November
Martha BEVERLEY, of Kirton, singlewoman, applied for an order on Edw. WOOD, of Sheffield, to support a bastard child. Defendant did not appear. Order made for 1s. 6d. per week.

19 November 1852

Spalding Petty Sessions 16 November
Mary Ann LANE swore her illegitimate child to Rd. NURSE, of Sutton St. Edmunds. Ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week.

Louth (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 10 November
An order was made for the maintenance of Eliza DALES' bastard child upon John PEARSON, of North Somercotes, labourer, at the rate of 1s. per week, and costs £2.

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 3 December 1852

Horncastle Petty Sessions 27 November
An order was made upon Thos. ALCOCK, of Woodhall Moor, for the payment of 1s. per week and 15s. costs towards the maintenance of the bastard child of Sarah COOPER.

Boston Petty Sessions 1 December
An order was made upon Robert ELLIS, ostler, of Skirbeck Quarter, for payment of 2s. per week towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child belonging to Eliza ROBBINS, singlewoman of Leake.

Stamford Petty Sessions 27 November
An order of filiation was made upon Lewis BAKER, of Stamford, carver and gilder, towards the support of Rebecca BLOODWORTH's illegitimate child.

10 December 1852

Lincoln (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 3 December
Wm. STORR, plumber, of Dunham, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Mary BALDWIN, widow, of Welton.

Gainsborough Petty Sessions 2 December
Epiphanes KILHAM, late of Tetney Grange, but now of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, was brought up in custody charged with refusing to pay the weekly sum payable under an order in bastardy to support a child of Ellen ROBSON. Ordered to pay £1. 14s. arrears of maintenance and costs, and in default committed to Kirton house of correction for three months.

17 December 1852

Spilsby Petty Sessions 6 December
On the application of Eliz. HANDSLEY, of Burgh, Jos. HOLMES was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week towards the support of her bastard child.

Spalding Petty Sessions 7 December
Mary SNUSHALL, of Sutton St. James, charged Mr. PRIDMORE, farmer, with being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr. CAPARN appeared for the plaintiff, and prayed that the Magistrates would make the highest order the law allowed. The young woman, who was respectable, had been betrayed under a promise of marriage. The facts being clearly proved by evidence, the Magistrates ordered the defendant to pay 2s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the child.

24 December 1852

Spittlegate Petty Sessions 17 December
Rebecca CARTER, of Brant Broughton, applied for an order in bastardy upon Geo. GARLAND, of Mapleby, Notts. Garland, who daid that when in work he only received 9s. a week, consented to an order being made upon him for 1s. a week.

Lincoln (Lindsey) Petty Sessions 17 December
Sarah BARKER, of Willoughton, applied for an order in illegitimacy against Samuel BARKER, of Martin. The order was refused for want of corroborative proof.

John COULSON, joiner, of Lincoln, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. weekly towards the support of the illegitimate child of Mary Ann FOGG, of Glentham.

Market Rasen Petty Sessions 20 December
David SHEPHERD, of Linwood, labourer, was ordered to pay 1s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Betsy MEDLEY, of Middle Rasen, singlewoman.

At Spalding Petty Sessions on Tuesday last,
Barbara ROGERS charged Geo. ROSE with being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr. CAPARN, for the complainant, said this was a case of seduction: the poor girl had been betrayed under a promise of marriage: the parties were in an equal position in life, and he hoped the Bench would award the highest allowance the law allows. Mr. PERCIVAL appeared for defendant, who, after hearing the evidence, said he could offer no defence, and left the matter to the Bench. The Magistrates ordered the defendant to pay 2s. per week.

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