Under what circumstanes would a female be gaoled for bastardy? Would it be defaulting on a bond payment of some sort? Or encouraging a liason that resulted in the birth of an illegitimate child? I'm sure I've read about it somewhere but have forgotten details. I have just found the record of a possible relative who was gaoled for 12 months hard labour for bastardy in 1811. She received a much harsher sentence then the males who received sentences of 2 to 3 months.