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Questions tagged [illegitimate]

A child born to unmarried parents.

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Why might someone be listed amongst “Additional Individuals Bounded” in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

On 24 Nov 1806, my 4th great grandfather Joseph Billin was listed amongst the "Additional Individuals Bounded" in the Helston Bastardy Papers 1729-1823. At the time "JENKIN Elizabeth, Helston, ...
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Linking Sojourners to Illegitimacy at Launceston, Cornwall in 1790s?

I've traced some relatives to Cornwall in the late 1790s,1800's. If I'm right, the first children born to the couple in question were born illegitimately in St Thomas by Launceston, and the remainder ...
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Finding archival records for tracing father of illegitimate child in mid 1880s County Down, Ireland?

In a couple of weeks, I will be travelling to Ireland for a two-week vacation. Part of my trip will be spent in the Belfast area, visiting both the General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI)...
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Reading information about illegitimate children in Brackenhammer family, Kirchheim, Germany

There was a lot of information about many different illegitimate children in family, however it is hard to read. Can anyone help? The father had two wives, the first 10 kids are from his first wife, ...
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Verifying illegitimacy of 1911 German birth?

In trying to trace my grandfather's immigration I have discovered that my grandmother (his wife) bears the same surname as her mother. She was born in 1911, but I can't find her birth record at the ...
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What are spurious baptisms?

In the Parish Records for Lapley, Staffordshire, England, there are a number of baptisms followed by the word "spurious". Is there any interpretation possible other than "illegitimate" for these? ...
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If mother's maiden name is listed as same as child's last name, is child illegitimate?

If the Tennessee death certificate for John Tindell (1836-1915) leaves the father's name blank and fills in the mother's maiden name as Jane Tindell, should I infer that John was illegitimate, or is ...
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How to reach out to strangers that could be relatives from an illegitimate birth?

I am trying to determine the best approach to reach out to a group of people that may be related to my immediate family but these people could be surprised by the news. After my grandparent's death, ...
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Looking for information on fathers of children born out of wedlock

My aunt had a baby out of wedlock in Florida in the late 1930s or as late as 1941. My cousin has asked me to find out who his father is. Were mothers required to name the father back then, and that ...
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How were illegitimate sons raised in Scotland in the late 1800s?

My great grandfather was apparently an illegitimate child, the oldest of the family, and it has been said that back in the day (1877, Scotland) it was common practice for such children to be raised by ...
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Tracing fathers of illegitimate children in Scotland in the 1870's?

In the Scottish Borders in the 19th Century, a significant percentage of children were illegitimate (no father was named on the birth certificate). What sources (courts, churches, etc) exist for ...