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agent of the master or mistress, then by R. S. of the said county, steward (manager or agent as the case may be) of A. M. of in the said county, the master (or mistress) of A. P. an apprentice to the said A. M.) on oath before me

one (or us

day of

and

two) as the case may be of his majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, the who saith that A. P. apprentice by indenture to the said A. M., and upon whose binding out no larger sum than 251. of lawful British money, to wit, the sum of was paid, or contracted to be paid, hath in the service of his apprenticeship been guilty of several misdemeanors, miscarriages, and of much misconduct and ill behaviour, towards him the said A.M., and particularly, (as the case shall be.)

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A. M.
(or R. S.

as the case may be.)

WARRANT thereon.

County of To

the constable of

WHEREAS Oath hath been made before me

in

one (or us and two as the case may be) of his majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, by A. M. of in the said county, husbandman, (or if the complaint is made by the steward, manager, or agent of the master or mistress, then by R. S. of) the said county, steward (manager or agent as may be) of A. M. in the said county, the master (or mistress) of A. P. (an apprentice by indenture to the said A. M.) that A. P. the said apprentice, upon whose binding out no larger sum than 251. of lawful British money, to wit, the sum of

was

paid, or contracted to be paid, hath committed divers misdemeanors against the said A. M. his master, and particularly (as the case shall be)* (or if the complaint is not made on oath of the master or mistress, or of the steward, or agent, but is made by the master, verified by the oath of another person, then as follows: Whereas complaint hath been made (as above to the asterisk) then add, ("`and which said complaint has been verified" before us by the oath of a A. W. of yeoman): These are therefore to require you forthwith to apprehend the said A. P., and bring him before us to answer unto the said complaint, and to be dealt with according to law: And you are to give notice to the

said A. M. that he appear before us at the same time, to make good the said complaint. Given under our hands and seals, &c.

COMMITMENT thereon by two Justices to the House of Correction.

County of To the constable of

in the said county, and to the keeper of the house of correction at in the said county.

WHEREAS Complaint hath been made before

and

one (or

before us two as the case was) of his majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, upon the oath of A. M. of in the said county, husbandman, (or if the complaint is made by the) steward, manager, or agent of the master or mistress, then by R. S. of

in the said county, steward, manager, or agent, (as the case may be) of A. M. of in the said county, the master (or mistress) of A. P. (an apprentice to the said A. M.) and upon whose binding out no larger sum than 251. of lawful British money, to wit, the sum of was paid, or contracted to be paid, hath committed divers misdemeanors against the said A. M. his master, and particularly (as the case shall be,)* or if the complaint is not made on oath of the master or mistress, or of the steward, or agent, but is made by the master, verified by the oath of another person, then as follows: Whereas complaint hath been made (as above to the asterisk,) then add (“ and which said complaint has been verified before us by the oath of A. W. of yeoman.")

And whereas upon examination thereof, and upon hearing the allegations of both parties, they having come before us, (if the original complaint was sworn before one justice, here add and ) two of his majesty's justices of the peace for the said county of for that purpose, and upon due consideration had thereof, it manifesly appears to us, and we do adjudge, that he the said A. P. 'is guilty of the premises so charged against him as aforesaid : We do therefore hereby command you the said constable to take and convey the said A. P. to the said house of correction, and to deliver him to the said keeper thereof, together with this warrant: And we do hereby command you the said keeper of the said house of correction, to receive the said A. P. into your custody in the said house of correction, there to remain and be corrected, and held to hard labour for

the space of (not exceeding one calendar month.) Given under our hands and seals the

day

&c.

WARRANT for an ASSAULT.

County of To the constable of in the said county.

did on the

day of

WHEREAS Complaint hath been made before me, J. P. esquire, one of his majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, upon the oath of A. J. of in the said county, tailor, that A. O. of aforesaid, butcher, violently assault and beat him the said A. J. at aforesaid, in the county aforesaid: These are therefore in his majesty's name to command you forthwith to apprehend the said A. O. and bring him before me, to answer unto the said complaint, and to be farther dealt with according to law. Given under my hand and seal the day of &c.

EXAMINATION of a WOMAN who has beeen delivered of a BASTARD by stat. 6 G. 2. c. 31.

County of THE examination of A. M. of the parish of in the said county, single woman, taken one of his majesty's justices of

upon oath before me

the peace of the said county this Who saith, that on or about the

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day of day of now last past, she the said A. M. was delivered of a (male) bastard child in the said parish, and that the said bastard child is likely to become (or, is actually) chargeable to the said parish, and that A. F. of in the said county, weaver, did get her with child of the said bastard child. Taken and signed the day and year

first above written, before me,

J. P.

The mark of

† A. M.

WARRANT for apprehending the REPUTED FATHER after the
BIRTH: stat. 6 G. 2. c. 31.

County of To the constable of
Scers in the parish of

WHEREAS A. M. of the parish of

and all other peace-offiin the said county.

in the said county,

single woman, hath in her examination taken in writing, upon

oath, before me one of his majesty's justices of the peace of the said county, this day deposed, that on or about the day of now last past, she the said A. M. was delivered of a (male) bastard child in the said parish, and that the said bastard child is likely to become (or, is actually) chargeable to the said parish, and hath in the same examination charged A. F. of in the county of weaver, with having gotten her with child of the said bastard child; and whereas O. P. one of the overseers of the poor of the said parish, in order to indemnify the said parish in the premises, hath applied to me to issue my warrant for the apprehending of the said A. F.: I do therefore hereby command you immediately to apprehend the said A. F. and to bring him before me, or any other of his majesty's justices of the peace for the said county of To the intent that he may be committed to the common gaol, or house of correction of the same county, unless he shall give surety to indemnify the said parish, or shall enter into a recognizance with sufficient surety, with condition to appear at the next general quarter sessions of the peace, to be holden for the said county of and to abide and perform such order or orders as shall be made in pursuance of an act passed in the eighteenth year of the reign of her late majesty, queen Elizabeth, concerning bastards begotten and born out of lawful matrimony. Given under my hand and seal the

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COMMITMENT thereupon: by stat. 6 G. 2. c. 31.

To the constable of

County of and the keeper of the

common gaol) at

WHEREAS A. M. of the parish of

in the said county, house of correction (or, in the said county.

in the said county,

single woman, hath in her examination taken in writing,

upon oath, before me

one of his majesty's justices

day of

day of

now

of the peace of the said county, on the deposed, that on or about the last past, she the said A. M. was delivered of a (male) bastard child in the said parish, and that the said bastard child is likely to become (or, is actually) chargeable to the said parish, and hath in the same examination charged A. F. with having gotten her with child of the said bastard child: And whereas the said A. F. being now personally present before me, being brought pursuant to my warrant for that purpose, granted upon the application of O. P. one of the overseers of the poor of the said parish, doth refuse to give

security to indemnify the said parish, and doth also refuse to enter into a recognizance with sufficient surety, upon condition to appear at the next general quarter sessions (or general sessions) of the peace, to be holden for the said county of and to abide and perform such order or orders as shall be made in pursuance of an act passed in the eighteenth year of the reign of her late majesty, queen Elizabeth, concerning bastards begotten and born out of lawful matrimony, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided: These are therefore to command you the said constable to take and convey the said A. F. to the house of correction (or common gaol,) at in the said

county of and to deliver him to the keeper thereof, together with this warrant: And I do hereby command you the said keeper of the said house of correction, (or the said common gaol,) to receive the said A. F. into your custody in the said house of correction, (or the said common gaol,) and him there safely keep, until he shall give such security, or enter into such recognizance as aforesaid, or be otherwise lawfully delivered from thence. Given under my hand and seal the day of

&c.

No. 15. VOLUNTARY EXAMINATION of a WOMAN with child of a BASTARD: stat. 49 G. 3. c. 68. s. 2.

County of The voluntary examination of A. M. of the paSrish of in the said county, single woman, taken upon oath, before me one of his majesty's justices of the peace of the said county this

day of

182 Who declares that she is now with child, and that such child is likely to be born a bastard, and to be chargeable to the said parish, and that A. F. of in the county of

hath gotten her with child of the said child.

Taken and signed the day and year

above written, before me,

The mark of

† A. M.

J. P.

WARRANT for apprehending the REPUTED FATHER before the BIRTH: stat. 49 G. 3. c. 68. s. 2.

County of To the constable of

in the said county,

WHEREAS A. M. of the parish of single woman, hath in her voluntary examination taken in

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