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From: "Annie Barnes" <>
Subject: [DEV] Fw: Bastardy Bonds for Bradford Parish
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:19:08 -0000
Thank you for the link. I didn't know about this website but I can see it's
going to be useful.
I'm wondering whether the document at this link will be helpful at all:
I will have to make the effort to get to Exeter some day.
>> Have you also tried the Devon Record Office & North Devon Record Office
>> online catalogue? http://app-calmview.devon.gov.uk/CalmView/default.aspx
>> The catalogue indicated bastardy bonds in quite a number of parishes, but
>> none - seemingly - for Bradford. Where they do survive they are usually
>> (but not invariably) amongst the parish records. Many bonds will have
>> lost over the years; a few may have strayed into other collections - it's
>> often a matter of luck.