3 Oct 1805
25 Dec 1805
First-cousin-once-removed David King Udall believed
in 1877 that Thomas and his brother William and sister
Elizabeth had all died in 1828. It is tempting to believe the
deaths were related, but very little is known about him for certain. There is a bastardy bond from
1828, made in
Parish Records for
Thomas son of Edward & Sarah Giles, christened 25 Dec 1805, born 3 Oct 1805
The order of the Honorable James William King and Richard Walter Forbes esquire, two of his majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said county, one whereof is of the quorum, and both residing next unto the limits of the parish church of Cranbrook in the said county, made the 2 Oct 1828 concerning a male bastard child lately born in the parish of Cranbrook aforesaid, of the body of Elizabeth Foreman, single woman.
Whereas it hath appeared unto us the said Justices, as well upon the compliant of the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of said parish of Cranbrook as upon the oath of the said Elizabeth Foreman that the said Elizabeth Foreman on the 4 Aug 1828 now last past was delivered of a male bastard child in the said parish of Cranbrook, and further that Thomas Giles of Goudhurst in the said county, laborer, did beget the said bastard child on the body of her the said Elizabeth Foreman. And whereas the said Thomas Giles, being now present before us doth not show to us any sufficient cause why he should not be adjudged the reputed father of the said bastard child.
We therefore, upon due examination of the cause and circumstance of the premises, as well upon the oath of the said Elizabeth Foreman as otherwise, do hereby adjudge him the said Thomas Giles to be the reputed father of the said bastard child.
And thereupon we do order, as well for the better relief of the parish of Cranbrook as for the sustentation and relief of the said bastard child, that the said Thomas Giles shall and do forthwith, upon the notice of this our order, pay or cause to be paid to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of Cranbrook or to some or one of them, the sum of 2 pounds and 16s for and towards the lying-in of the said Elizabeth Foreman and the maintenance of the said bastard child, to the time of making this our order, and also the sum of 16s 6p for the costs of apprehending and securing the said Thomas Giles and of this present order.
And we do also hereby further order, that the said Thomas Giles shall also pay, or cause to be paid, to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of Cranbrook for the time being, or to some or one of them, the sum of 2s weekly and every week from the present time, for and towards the keeping, sustentation, and maintenance of the said bastard child shall be chargeable to the said parish of Cranbrook.
And we do further order, that the said Elizabeth Foreman shall also pay or cause to be paid to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of Cranbrook for the time being, or to some or one of them, the sum of 6p weekly and every week, so long as the bastard child is chargeable to the said parish of Cranbrook in case she shall not nurse and take care of the child herself.
Given under our hands and seals at
J. W. King
R. W. Forbes
Note: This is not necessarily our Thomas, though
family members were known to be at
Thomas Giles, b
Note: David King would have been his "Grand" cousin, since David King's father David was his cousin. We would call them first cousins once removed.
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