Sus­sex il­le­git­i­macy records on the web

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

De­tails of chil­dren born out of wed­lock be­tween 1793 and 1834 in East Sus­sex have been up­loaded to the web. Kerry Bald­win, who vol­un­teers at The Keep near Brighton, has added de­scrip­tions of more than 800 bas­tardy bonds held by the ar­chive cen­tre to its on­line cat­a­logue. Cov­er­ing cases heard at Bur­wash mag­is­trates’ court, the en­tries can re­veal the mother’s name, sex of the child and in­for­ma­tion about the al­leged father. Ex­plore the en­tries now at bit.ly/1SicDR9.

The orig­i­nal bas­tardy bonds can be viewed at The Keep in East Sus­sex

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