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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1733-1735
Volume 846, Page 152   View pdf image
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       June Court                   1734                152

And their Successors for the time being as also the Inhabitants of the Same County of and from all Costs
Charges troubles and burthens whatsoever for and by reason of the birth maintainance Nourishing and
bringing up of the Child afd and from all Suits troubles Charges and demands whatsoever touching
or Concerning of the Same &a

The Same
Eliza Fittne
Somerset County ss
                                   The Jurors for the Right Honrble the Lord proprietary that now
is for the body of Somerset County afd upon their Oath do present that Eliza Fittne
Late of Coventry parish in the County afd widdow the Last day of November in the
    Year of Our Lord God Seventeen hundred and thirty three at the parish afd in the County afd
    within the Jurisdiction of this Court did Committ fornication with a Certain person to the Jurors
    afd unknown and did permitt the Same unknown person then and there to have Carnall knowledge
    of her body and to begett then and there a bastard Child on the body of her the same Eliz.a to the
    high displeasure of almighty God to the evill Example of all Others in Such Case Offending Contrary
    to the peace of the said Lord proprietary that now is his good rule and Government and
    against the form of the act of assembly in Such Case Lately made and provided &a
Test   Joshua Merrill
                                        On the back side of the foregoing bill of Indictment it was thus Endorsed
    in these words following Vizt Billa Vera   Samuel Wilson Foreman

          Thereupon Command was given to the Sherriff of Somerset County that he should take the said
Elizabeth Fittne if &a to answer &a and afterwards to witt the Eighteenth day of June anno Dom one
thousand Seven hundred and thirty four before the Justices of his Lordships County Court of
Somerset here held at dividing Creek in and for the County afd Came the afd Eliz.a Fittne and in her
proper person and being by the Sherriff set to the bar is thereupon Instantly demanded how she
and would acquitt herselfe of the premisses afd says that of the premisses afd she is Guilty thereof
and makes Oath that a Certain Samuel Atkinson is the father of the Child she stands Indicted for and
is willing to pay her fine for the fact afd &a                         whereupon all and Singular the premisses
afd being seen heard and fully understood   It is Considered by the Court here that the afd Eliz.a
Fittne pay to his Lordship the Lord proprietary for her fine by the Court hereupon her Imposed
for and by Occasion of the premisses afd whereof in form afd she is Convict thirty shillings Currant
money to the Use of Somerset County afd and that the Same Elizabeth Fittne be taken to satisfie
the fine afd      whereupon the said Eliz.a Fittne ^is ordered to^ give Security for the payment of the Severall officers
their Fees due upon the Indictment afd &a    Whereupon a Certain Littleton Townsend of Somerset
County planter present here in Court acknowledged himselfe to be Indebted unto his Lordship the Lord
proprietary in five pounds sterling to be levied &a    In Case ^he^ the Said Littleton Townsend doth
not pay unto the ^severall^ Officers of Somerset County Court their fees due by Occasion of
the premisses afd upon the Indictment afd &a

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