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RELATIVE TO TUB
DUTY AND OFFICE
3usttce of tfie $eare.
COMPRISING ALSO THE AUTHORITY OP
BY THOMAS WALTER WILLIAMS, ESQ.
Or THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.
CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED, INCLUDING THE STATUTES ARB
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
PRINTED TOR W. CLARKE AND SONS; J. WALKER; VERNOR
RELATIVE TO THE
DUTY AND OFFICE
& justice of tt)t $eace.
SETTLEMENTS AND REMOVALS.
J. Settlement of the poor.
II. Removal of the poor.
I. Settlement of the poor.
Of this very important subject it is proposed to treat ia thfi following order:
J. Settlement by birth.
III. Settlement by apprenticeship.
IV. Settlement by hiring and service.
V. Settlement by marriage.
VI. Settlement by notice, and forty days re- r sidence.
VII. Settlement by renting a tenement of 10\K
a year. Vol. IV. B
VIII. Settlement by paying public taxes.
IX. Settlement by serving an office.
X. Settlement by having an estate.
XI. Concerning persons whose settlements cannot be discovered.
1. The settlement by birth.
i. The settlement hy birth of bastards.
i. The settlement by birth of bastards.
,Vt"d'se,"'d Illegitimate children must be kept by the parish in which
ere rn. ^ey are Dorn^ fQT tne piacc 0f the birth of a bastard child ii
the place of its settlement, ex necessitate; being nullius JUiui.
Bulsttode,349. Carthew,433. 3 Salk. 166.1 Lord Raym. 567.
Ex t'on But this settlement by birth may be defeated several ways.
the rule. First; it may be defeated if it be procured in any particular
l. Butardi parish by fraud and contrivance; for where an unmarried sec
bom in a place 'ant girl, being with child and near the time of her delivery,
by fraud and was conveyed, by practice, out of the parish into an out-housc
contrivance, situated in the outermost confines of the adjoining parish, and
the child was there born; the question being, which of these
two parishes was to keep the child? It was held, that though
illegitimate children must be kept by the parish in which they
are born; yet if any improper practice appears, then this rule
doth fail, and the child shall be kept and prorided for by the
parish where the mother did dwell, and where she was got
with child, and which had used the practice to have the chile
born in another parish. Texzkabury v. Ttcining, Bulstrode
So in Masters r. Child, Hil. 10 Wil. 3. it was ruled, tha if a woman, big with child of a bastard, and settled in one pa rish, is persuaded by the parish officers to go into another pa rish on purpose to be there delivered, this Iraud will make th parish chargeable where the mother was settled, though th child was not born there. But if a woman with child of bastard come accidentally into one parish, and is persuaded b tome of the parishioners to go into another parish and there delivered, this shall not charge that parish which persuaded he 3Salk. 66. So also if a woman with child be removed to a place, as