Robert BRISTER Shepton Beauchamp to Kingsbury Episcopi SE/RO 1826 PS/ILM 6/17 21
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County of Somerset
To the Churchwardens, and others, the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Shepton Beauchamp in the County aforesaid to convey: And to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi 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 Shepton Beauchamp 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 Robert BRISTER Rebecca his wife and Harriet about one year and three quarter old and Eliza about three months old their children lately intruded themselves into your said parish of Shepton Beauchamp 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 Shepton Beauchamp
We therefore upon due Examination and Enquiry made into the Premises aforesaid, and on the Oath of the said Robert BRISTER 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 Robert BRISTER and Rebecca his wife and Harriet and Eliza their children was and is the parish of Kingsbury Episcopi 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 Shepton Beauchamp aforesaid, that you, some, or one of you, do forthwith remove and convey them the said Robert BRISTER and Rebecca his wife and Harriet and Eliza their children from your said Parish of Shepton Beauchamp to the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi 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 Kingsbury Episcopi aforesaid, are likewise hereby required, in his Majesty's name, to receive and provide for them the said Robert BRISTER and Rebecca his wife and Harriet and Eliza their children as Inhabitants of your said Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi until from thence they shall be discharged by due course of law.† Given under our Hands and Seals, the thirty first Day of May in the seventh 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.
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About 30 years old
Born in Kingsbury Episcopi
Labourer in Kingsbury Episcopi residing with his parents til he was about 20 years old then hired himself with Mr Joseph LARRY??? Of Hambridge in parish of Curry Rivell as a weekly servant at eight shillings a week.
Served him for 6-7 years.
About 3 years ago married Rebecca at Shepton Beauchamp.
Two children Harriet and Eliza.
The mark x of Robert BRISTER
V? B. UTTERMARE