To me anyway. " Bond of Thomas Hartopp of Keysoe, yeoman, and Sarah Fisher of Keysoe, widow, to Churchwardens and Overseers, in the sum of £40, to indenify the parish against charges for a bastard child likely to be born to Mary Coles of Keysoe, "now great with child", of which Thomas Hartopp is the reputed father. To pay 40s. for lying-in, and 1s. 6d. a week for maintenance, support, clothing, and education of the child. P48/15/9 15 May 1795" National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=004-p48&cid=11#11 Why was Sarah Fisher required to pay? Was this an unusual occurrence?