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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1735-1737
Volume 851, Page 94   View pdf image
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November Court           1735       (94)

Imposed says that of the premisses aforesaid above upon her
Imposed she is guilty thereof and is willing to pay her fine for the
fact aforesaid  Whereupon all and singular the premisses by the
Court here seen heard and fully understood and mature deliberation
thereupon had  wherefore it is Considered by the Justices here that
the aforesaid Mary Peirce pay unto his Lordship the right honrble
the Lord proprietary for her fine by the Court hereupon Imposed
for and by Occasion of the premisses aforesaid whereofore in form
aforesaid she is Convict thirty Shillings Current money of Maryland
for the use of the County aforesaid and that the said Mary Peirce
be taken to satisfie his said Lordship of the fine af.d &.a

Whereupon the said Mary Peirce is ordered to give Security for
the payment of the Severall Officers Fees due by Occasion of the
premisses af.d upon the Indictment af.d thereupon a Certain Robert
Auston of Somerset County planter present herein Court in his proper
person acknowledged himself indebted unto his Lordship the Lord
proprietary in the sum of five pounds Sterling of his body goods
or Chattells lands or tenements to be made and levied to the use
of the officers of Somerset County Court that hath any right to any
Fees upon the Indictment aforesaid &.a

If it happen that the said Robert Auston do not pay and satisfie
unto the Severall Officers their Fees due by Occasion of the premisses
aforesaid upon the Indictment aforesaid &.a

His Lordship
Mary Riggin
Somerset County ss.t    The Jurors for the right honourable
the Lord Proprietary that now is for the body
of Somerset County af.d upon their Oath do present that
Mary Riggin late of Somerset Parish in the County af.d Spinster
the thirtieth day of July Anno Dom Seventeen hundred thirty and
five at the parish af.d in the County af.d within the Jurisdiction of
this Court did commit fornication with a Certain person to the Jurors
af.d unknown and did permit the same unknown person then and
there to have carnal knowledge of her body and to beget then and
there a bastard Child on the body of her the same Mary to the hugh
displeasure of Almighty God to the evil Example of all others in
such Case offending contrary to the peace of the s.d 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 Cap.t John Scot            On the backside of the foregoing bill
of Indictment it was thus Endorsed Viz.t Billa Vera Sam.ll Wilson foreman

    Thereupon Command was given to the Sheriff of Somerset County
that he should take the said Mary Riggin if &a to answer &a  And
afterwards to witt the Eighteenth day of November Ann: Dom:

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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1735-1737
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