Yesterday's Journey's by Michael Spencer

Bastardy Papers

BASTARDY PAPERS record the efforts the Overseers made in ensuring fathers of illegitimate children paid for the upkeep of the child. It will record name of mother, the child, usually described as male or female, and not necessarily by name and the putative father. Occupation sometimes given of the father and place of abode. Also may name those who stood surety.

Parishes and Townships

Alfreton Allestree Alvaston
Appleby Ashbourne Ashford in the Water
Ashover Aston on Trent Atlow
Ault Hucknall    
Bakewell Barlborough Barlow
Barton Blount Barrow on Trent Baslow
Beeley Beighton Belper
Biggin Bolsover Bonsall
Boulton Boylestone Bradbourne
Bradley Brailsford Brampton
Brassington Breadsall Breaston
Bretby Buxton  
Calke Calow Calver
Carsington Castleton Chaddesden
Chapel en le Frith Chellaston Chesterfield
Chinley, Bugsworth and Brownside Church Broughton Church Gresley
Clay Cross Clifton Clowne
Crich Croxall Cubley
Dalbury Dale Abbey Darley Abbey
Darley Dale Denby Derby
Derby All Saints Derby St. Alkmund Derby St. Peters
Derwent Doveridge Dore
Dronfield Duffield  
Eckington Edale Edlaston
Egginton Elmton Elton
Elvaston Etwall Eyam
Fenny Bentley Findern Foremark
Glossop Great Longstone Gresley
Hartington Hartshorne Hasland
Hathersage Hayfield Heanor
Heath Hogaston Holmesfield
Hope Horsley  
Idridgehay Ilkeston Ingleby
Kedleston Kirk Hallam Kirk Ireton
Kirk Langley Kniveton  
Little Eaton Littleover Litton
Long Eaton Longford Lullington  
Mackworth Mapperley Mappleton
Marston Montgomery Marston on Dove Matlock
Measham Melbourne Mellor
Mickleover Middleton By Wirksworth Morley
Morton Muggington  
Netherseal Newbold Newton Solney
Norbury Normanton North Wingfield
Ockbrook Oakthorpe Osmaston By Ashbourne
Packington Parwich Peak Forest
Pentrich Pleasley Quarndon
Radbourne Repton Ripley
Risley Rosliston  
Sandiacre Sawley Scarcliffe
Scropton and Foston Shardlow Shipley
Shirland Shirley Shottle
Smalley Smisby Snelston
Somerall Herbert South Normanton South Wingfield
Spondon Stanley Stanton by Bridge
Stanton by Dale Stanton (Youlgreave) Stapenhill
Staveley Stretton Stretton en le Fields
Sturston Sudbury Sutton Cum Duckmanton
Sutton on the Hill Swarkestone  
Tibshelf Ticknall Tideswell
Tissington Trusley Turnditch
Upper Langwith Walton upon Trent Weston upon Trent
Whittington Whitwell Willington
Wilne Winshill Winster
Wirksworth Youlgreave  
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