The names of
children were rarely included in Bastardy Bonds, however, it is
sometimes possible to compare the names of the mothers and the dates
with Apprenticeship records to determine the child’s name because
most illegitimate children were required to be bonded out.
Listed across with Father’s name, amount posted (where noted), and
A few entries have other specific info as noted.
Nov. Ct.1779. GILES CARTER - 1,000 Pds. - for male child of JANE
Nov. Ct.1779. ROBERT CALLER, Jr.- 1,000 Pds.- for child of SARAH
Nov. Ct.1779. MILLENNER SAINSING - 500 Pds. - her base born male
Nov. Ct. 1782. FRANCIS MYRICK – child with LUCY SHEARIN; also in
Oct. Ct. 1784. WILLIAM ALLEN – child with JUDA PATTERSON.
Oct. Ct. 1784. WILLIAM HOUSE – child with ANN or NANCY THORN; also
appearances in Jan. 1785 & Apr. 1786.
Jan. Ct. 1785. WILLIAM GREEN – child with HANAH LANCASTER; also Oct.
Jan. Ct. 1785. REUBEN PATRICK - child with ELISABETH ALLEN.
April Ct. 1786. HERBERT HARRIS - child with ELISABETH PATTERSON;
also Oct. 1786, Feb. 1787, & May 1787.
Oct. Ct. 1786. THOMAS WHITMELL ALSTON – child with SALLY CROSLAND.
(Court appearances each year thru August 1791)
Oct. Ct. 1786. BENJAMIN POWELL – child with LURANY CAPPS; also Feb.
Feb. Ct. 1787. BRITAIN JONES – child of MARY HUDSON.
May Ct. 1790. BENJAMIN ELLIS – child with SARAH ALLEN.
Also Court appearance Aug. 1791.
May Ct. 1790. WILLIAM EMMERSON – child with CLOE MADDRAY. Court
appearances thru Feb. 1793 – later records indicate name as CLOE
Aug. Ct. 1790. JOHN LAMONT - 75 Pds.- child by EDITH CLANTON, single
Feb. Ct. 1791. STERLING MYRICK – child with NANCY RAGSDALE.
Feb. Ct. 1791. WILLIAM SHEARIN, Jr. - child with SALLEY MEADOWS.
Feb. Ct. 1791. GEORGE VANLANDINGHAM – child with ELSEY SMITH;
appearances also each February thru 1796.
Feb. Ct. 1792. WILLIAM EMMERSON – child with SUSANAH SINSING.
Nov. Ct. 1794. RANSOM DUKE - 50 Pds. - child with AMELIA PRICE, a
Feb. Ct. 1795. BENJAMIN POWELL - 50 Pds. – child with SUSANAH
SINSING, a single woman.
May Ct. 1796. THOMAS BOBBETT – child with MARTHA HAITHCOCK.
Aug. Ct. 1795. JESSE BECKHAM - 50 Pds. - child with ELIZABETH RENN,
a single woman.
Aug. Ct. 1796. JESSE BECKHAM - 50 Pds.- child with ELIZABETH RENN, a
Nov. Ct. 1797. HENRY HUDSON - 50 Pds. - child with BETSY HARPER.
Nov. Ct. 1798. NANCY FLOOD, of full age, binds herself as servant to
WILLIAM SMITH for life & to keep her child from being a Parish
Nov. Ct. 1798. HENRY HUDSON – child with BETSY HARPER; also Nov.
May Ct. 1800. PINK HARPER, - 4 Pds plus, 10 Pds yearly - child with
SUCKEY HARRIS; (HARPER was in custody until he secured bond).
Feb. Ct. 1801. JESSE BECKHAM – child with BETTY KIMBELL.
May Ct. 1801. AGA JONES to EADY CARTER. Hire of a negro for her
lifetime, for 5 Pds. VA. money.
[note: Eady Carter was the mother of at least nine illegitimate
children; perhaps the above was done in regards to that in some way]
May Ct. 1801. HOWELL LASHLY to REBECCA ARNOLD. Gift of a negro for
maintaining her 2 children NANCEY & JOHN ARNOLD which she swore to
him, & is to belong to the children at her death or marriage.
May Ct. 1801. WILLIAM ROWLAND, dec’d. –his admr. DUDLEY CLANTON –to
pay for child with PEGGY BAKER. Same for Nov. 1802.
Nov. Ct. 1801. JAMES BASFORD - child with NANCY ROWLAND.
Feb. Ct. 1802. FRANCIS CARTER- child with BETSEY MABRY.
Nov. Ct. 1802. JESSE BECKHAM – child with ELIZABETH RENN.
Aug. Ct. 1803. WILLIAM BROGDEN – child with POLLY OSWALD.
Nov. Ct. 1803. WILLIAM BELL – child with SALLEY POPE.
Nov. Ct. 1803. BENJAMIN POWELL – child with MARTHA PARISH.
Aug. Ct. 1805. WARD PASCHALL -100 Pds. - child with ELIZABETH
WILSON, single woman.
May Ct. 1806. POLLY EDWARDS ,single woman - 200 Pds. to indemnify
the County from support of her child in esse.
Aug. Ct. 1806. BURWELL PITCHFORD - 100 Pds. - child with ELIZABETH
PASCHALL, single woman.
Aug. Ct. 1807. WILLIAM POWELL - 500 Pds. - child with PATSY PARISH,
a single woman.
Aug. Ct. 1807. WILLIAM POWELL - 120 Pds. – child with PATSY PARISH .
Nov. Ct. 1807. GEORGE SMITH - 100 Pds. - base born boy of REBECCA
HIX, single woman.
Feb. Ct. 1808. EDMOND WHITE - child with NANCY BREEDLOVE.
May Ct. 1812. RANSOM ACOCK - child with NANCY TUCKER, starting 16
Aug. Ct. 1812. HEZEKIAH PITCHFORD - child with SALLY GRAYARD (?).
Feb. Ct. 1813. HENRY PASCHALL - child with POLLY CAPPS.
May Ct. 1813. DEBEREAUX MUSTIAN - child with BETSY BISHOP.
May Ct. 1813. JESSE WALKER - child with DELILAH LANGFORD.
Aug. Ct. 1813. GEORGE SMITH - REBECCA HICKS , also Aug Ct. 1810, Feb
Ct. 1812. Record mentions payment should have started 24 December
1807 and continued until the death of the said child.
Aug. Ct. 1813. HEZEKIAH PITCHFORD - child with ELIZABETH WOOD.
Nov. Ct. 1813. JAMES PAINE - child with POLLY ADAMS.
Nov. Ct. 1813. AMEY KIMBELL posted a bastardy bond to keep a base
born child (father unnamed).
Feb. Ct. 1823. DANIEL BURCHETT - base born child with FANNY BEARD,
beginning 22 January 1822.
Feb. Ct. 1823. JAMES BURGESS - child with MARTHA SAINTSING.
Nov. Ct. 1823. JOHN MEALER(?) - child with MARTHA LANCASTER.
Nov. Ct. 1823. JOHN PASCHALL - child with POLLY EDWARD.
May Ct. 1824. FLEET J. SMITH - child with CATHARINE HICKS.
Aug. Ct. 1824. RALEIGH LANGFORD - child with FRANCES HAMILTON.
Aug. Ct. 1824. JOHN KING - child with FRANCES K. WHITE.
Nov. Ct. 1824. LITTLEBERRY HICKS - child with PATSEY COLVERY (COLVENY?).
Aug. Ct. 1827. REUBEN FLEMING - child with RACHEL WADKINS.
Nov. Ct. 1827. THOMAS V. DUKE - child with REBECCA HICKS.
Feb. Ct. 1828. WILIAM P. NEWELL- child with ELIZABETH PATTERSON.
May Ct. 1828. JOHN PASCHALL - child with RILLER DENNIS OMARY.
May Ct. 1828. JAMES T. SELBY - child with SALLY BISHOP.
May Ct. 1829. ISHAM H. DAVIS - child with ELIZABETH THOMPSON.
Aug. Ct. 1830. LANDY L. THURMAN - child with NANCY GOTTEN (?).
Nov. Ct. 1831. JORDAN CAPPS - $200 - child with ELIZABETH PATTERSON; security JORDAN & HILLARY CAPPS, CURTIS HARDY.
Feb. Ct. 1837. HEROD THOMPSON, Junr.- child with HARRIET REED.
Nov. Ct. 1837. JOHN SAINTSING - child with MARTHA WARRELL(?).
Feb. Ct. 1845. WILLIAM H. JAMES - child with MARTHA COLEY.
May Ct. 1846. RICHARD DUKE - child with PARTHENA DICKERSON.
Nov. Ct. 1848. JAMES COLCLOUGH - child with PERMELIA PIERCY.
May Ct. 1849. ELBERT BRAME - child with ANN KING.
Aug. Ct. 1849. ZACHARY SHEARIN - child with DICEY SHEARIN.
May Ct. 1850. DWELLY(?) DARNALL - child with MARGARET BISHOP.
May Ct. 1855. MASON CAPPS - child with ELIZABETH ANN CATHERINE
Nov. Ct. 1867. RANSOM VAUGHAN (person of color) denied he was the
father of a child by (woman's name not given) and the issue was put
to a jury, who decided he was not the father.