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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Victorian Newspaper Article - Maintenance of a Child



Parish Church at Swanmore

Kate Titheridge was the 6th of nine children born to William Titheridge and Sarah Ann Keeling.  She was born in Swanmore by Droxford in1866 and can be found there on the census living with her parents in 1871, 1881 and 1891. She was five times great grandchild of John Titheridge and Ann Quallat of Cheriton.

On 10 September 1888 Kate gave birth to a daughter Georgina Kate Titheridge out of wedlock.

This is the article that then appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 3rd November 1888

"Droxford: Maintenance of a child

George Cooper, labourer of Bishops Waltham, was summoned by Kate Titheridge of Swanmore to show cause why he should not contribute to support of her child born on 10th September of which she alleged him to be the father.  Full collaborative evidence was given and the defendant was ordered to pay two shillings per week (10p per week in new money) until the child attained the age of 15 years and costs of 23 shillings (£1 15p)"

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