John HAWKINS Ilminster to Taunton St Mary Magdalen SE/RO 1826 PS/ILM 6/17 5

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County of Somerset

To the Churchwardens, and others, the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Ilminster in the County aforesaid to convey: And to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen in the county aforesaid to receive and obey. These.

WHEREAS Complaint has been made by you the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Ilminster aforesaid, unto us, whose Hands and Seals are hereunto set, two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, in and for the County of Somerset aforesaid, (whereof one is of the Quorum,) that John HAWKINS and Harriet his wife and Charlotte their child now about eighteen months old lately intruded themselves into your said parish of Ilminster there to inhabit as Parishioners, contrary to the Laws relating to the Settlement of the Poor; and are become chargeable to your said Parish of Ilminster

We therefore upon due Examination and Enquiry made into the Premises aforesaid, and on the Oath of the said John HAWKINS this day taken before us in Writing, or otherwise, do find and adjudge the same to be true: And we do also adjudge that the last place of the legal settlement of them the said John HAWKINS and Harriet his wife and Charlotte their child was and is the parish of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen aforesaid.

These are therefore in his Majesty's name, to order and require you the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Ilminster aforesaid, that you, some, or one of you, do forthwith remove and convey them the said John HAWKINS and Harriet his wife and Charlotte their child from your said Parish of Ilminster to the Parish of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen aforesaid, and them deliver to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, or some, or one of them there, together with this our Order, or a true copy thereof.

AND you the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen aforesaid, are likewise hereby required, in his Majesty's name, to receive and provide for them the said John HAWKINS and Harriet his wife and Charlotte their child as Inhabitants of your said Parish of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen until from thence they shall be discharged by due course of law.Given under our Hands and Seals, the twenty second Day of February in the seven Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the FORTH, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of our Lord, one Thousand, eight Hundred and twenty six.

 

 

Document 2

 

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County of Somerset

 

Tailor

26 years old

Born Taunton Saint Mary Madgalen

Indenture 17 May 1810 lawfully bound apprentice to William YANDALL of parish of Taunton St Mary Magdalen Tailor for seven years.

2 years ago lawfully married to his present wife Harriet at parish of Bickenhall, Somerset.

Charlotte 18 months old.

 

 

The mark x of John HAWKINS

 

Sworn before

W. HAMMOND???

J. B. COLES