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Worcestershire Quarter Sessions: 1611

Petitions to the Worcestershire Quarter Sessions.

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John Baylyes and Isabell Baylyes, two poor children. Ref.110 BA1/1/11/30 (1611)

The humble petition of John Baylyes and Isabell Baylyes twoe poore children

Humblie sheweth that Elizabeth Baylyes [illegible] widow their mother havinge goodes to the value of x pounds or theraboutes was about xvi monethes sithence married to John Hornyblow of Crowle with whom she lyved about one yeare and did carefully provide by her labor for his lyvynge and her owne now the said Elizabeth beinge dead the said Hornyblow refuseth to gyve any allowance to the twoe poore children but leaveth them to the be releeved by the parishes where they were borne whereas they might both be well placed and releeved yf the said Hornyblow wold allow unto them goodes to the value of iiii pounds forth of their mothers goodes which they humbly pray may be considered and pray relief for Godes love

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To be brought before one justice to answere and shew cause etc.

The parishioners of Hartlebury. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/78 (1611)

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of peace for the county of Wigorn, now present.

The humble peticion of the parishoners of Hartlebury

Humbly sheweth that whereas one Robert Yarnold of Oddingley husbondman, for the unlawfull begettinge of a man child of the bodye of Joane Preston of Hartleburye spinster, was for the same offence brought before the reverend father in God Gervase Lord Bushopp of Wigorn, and thereuppon was bounde over for his apparaunce at this quarter sessions, your peticioners most humbly beseech your worshipps that the sayd Yarnold may be bound to free the parishe from the keepinge of the said child, and that the said Joane Preston may have satisfaccion for her great charge shee hath susteyned theis vi weekes, the rather for that it shall appeare by certificatt under divers honest weomens handes, that the sayd Yarnold is the supposed father of the said child or to take such other order therein, as in your worshipps discretions shalbe thought most fytt.

And as dutye bindeth wee shall dailye pray to allmightye God for your worships prosperityes.