Booklet published by the Westbourne Local History Group in 1996, 50 pages. A5 size booklet (N4552)
Westbourne is a small village in the Chichester area of West Sussex, and lies close to the border with Hampshire, and this booklet provides a fascinating short history of illegitimacy in the village in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
From the preface: In days when a parish was responsible for its own poor, illegitimacy caused much concern to the overseers of the poor. Various laws were passed for the regulation of bastardy, and documents were developed to enable individual cases to be processed in accorance with those laws...
Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.