Bastardy Bond

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  1. Guy

    Guy Whose knowledge is boundless

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    I recently purchased an original 1853 bastardy bond as an example for my commercial website.
    That section of the website is to display samples of various historic documents and to let the researcher see what may be available to them.

    I have since been contacted by a g.g. granddaughter of the couple mentioned in the bond who wishes to buy it from me.

    As I don't have a personal interest in the bond I am only too happy to re-unite it with "its" family for the price I paid however I will have to check there are no restrictions on exporting it first.
    Cheers
    Guy
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Wow - that is fantastic news for the descendants Guy. Very generous of you.
     
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  3. Guy

    Guy Whose knowledge is boundless

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    Nah, not generous, generous is what you and Jan do in providing a forum.
    I am simply trying to help people discover what is available outside the usual sources of births, deaths marriages, etc.

    Newcomers often seem to think that the only original material is locked up in archives whereas a huge proportion, perhaps even the bulk is drifting about in private ownership.
    Cheers
    Guy
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Thanks Guy.

    Very true.
     
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  5. Philippa

    Philippa Always a lady.

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    Kind, generous, philanthropic, unselfish, moral, exemplary : just a few adjectives that spring to mind when I think of all of you.

    Whatever name you givel the motive, it's always a good one.

    Thanks, people. You are really worth knowing.

    Philippa
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Thank you, Guy

    As one of the names that I am researching is fairly uncommon, I also pop it into eBay from time to time. That is how I laid my hands on an indenture for my several great grandfather. A solicitor had died and their estate was being sorted out with some really old documents being sold off on eBay!
     
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    That's a great idea Jan I'm off to try it!
    anneb
     
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    Oh well, that put me in my place, not an unusual name after a, something like 15,000 odd found!! STill everything is worth a try:)
     
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    Absolutely! Leave no stone unturned as you never know what you might find. ;)

    Oh yes - I also pop back from time to time as new things turn up. I also plonk my names into the various search engines to see if there is anything out there - not my "Smith" line though.... :confused:
     
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    I would think a name like Smith would be a genealogists worst nightmare!!!:eek:
     
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    Try researching Williams and Jones in Wales! I'm still trying work out whether my husband's gg-grandmother (Jones) actually married two different Jones' men or whether she just had the children out of wedlock - one of my many challenges!
     
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    Wow, good luck with those names!!:eek::eek:
     

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