Chelsea Settlement and Bastardy Examinations, 1733-1766

Edited by Tim Hitchcock and John Black. London Record Society, volume 33. Settlement examinations were enquiries into the legal settlement of paupers who had applied for relief. Bastardy examinations attempted to establish the paternity of illegitimate children and could advance the rights of a mother and child against the father. This volume is a transcription of the records of examinations held in the parish of Chelsea in the mid-eighteenth century.

London Record Society. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1999.

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