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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1733-1735
Volume 846, Page 156   View pdf image
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           June Court                    1734                156

all Costs Charges troubles and Burthens whatsoever for and by reason of the birth maintainance Nourishing
and bringing up of the said Child and from all suits troubles Charges and demands whatsoever touching
or Concerning of the same &a

His Lordship
Samuel Atkinson
Somerset County ss     The Jurors for the Right Honourable the Lord proprietary
that now is for the body of Somerset County afd upon their oath do present
that Samuel Atkinson Late of Coventry parish in the County afd
planter the Last day of November in the Year of Our Lord God One thousand seven hundred &
thirty three at the parish afd in the County afd within the Jurisdiction of this Court did Committ
fornication with a Certain Eliz.a Fittne and of her body then and there had Carnall Knowledge and a bastard
Child on the body of her the same Eliz.a then and there did begett 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 id his good rule and Government and against the form of the act
of assembly in Such Case Lately made and provided &a
Test Eliza Fittne         On the back side of the foregoing bill of Indictment it was thus Endorsed

       Billa Vera      Nicholas Fountain Foreman

Thereupon Command was given to the sherriff of Somerset County that he should take the said Samuel
Atkinson 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 now here
held at dividing Creek in and for the County afd Came the afd Samuel Atkinson in his proper person
and being Instantly demanded how he would acquitt himselfe of the premisses afd above upon him
Imposed says that he is Guilty thereof and is willing to pay his fine for the fact afd
    whereupon all and Singular the premisses by the Court here Seen heard and fully understood   It is
Considered by the Court here that the afd Samuel Atkinson pay unto his Lordship the Lord
Proprietary for his fine by the Court hereupon him Imposed for and by Occasion of the
Premisses afd whereof in form afd he is Convict thirty shillings Currant Money of Maryland for the
Use of the County afd and that the said Samuel Atkinson be taken to Satisfie his said Lordship of
the fine afd   whereupon the said Samuel Atkinson is Ordered to give Security for the payment
of the Severall Officers Fees due by Occasion of the premisses afd upon the Indictment afd thereupon
a Certain Francis Allen of Somerset County Gent present herein Court undertook for the
said Samuel Atkinson and acknowledged himselfe in five pounds Sterling of his body goods
and Chattells Lands and tenements to be made and Levied  In Case he doth not pay and

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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1733-1735
Volume 846, Page 156   View pdf image
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