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William Webster
Settlement Examination
13th April 1778

Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds in the County of Suffolk

The Examination of William Wesbser[sic] a private Soldier in his Majesty's 7th Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Sir George Howard and now residing in the parish of Saint Mary in the said Borough Taken on Oath this 13th Day of April 1778 Before us Joseph Maulkin Gentleman Alderman and William Symons Esqr two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said Borough one whereof is of the Quorum.

Who on his Oath saith that he is of the Age of 31 Years or thereabouts and was born in the Parish  of Stoke Albany in the County of Northampton. That about 13 Years since he went to live with one Thomas Morris of Desborow in the said County of Northampton Farmer as an hired Servant at 3 pounds a year Wages with whom he lived one year and received all his Wages due for the said Service. And about 11 years since he enlisted himself as a private Soldier in the said Regiment. That about 8 years since he intermarried with one Sarah Hayward of the City of Coventry Singlewoman his now Wife by whom he had 4 Children now living (namely) Hannah an Infant of the Age of 6 years and upwards Mary of the Age of five years or thereabouts William of the Age of 3 years or thereabouts and Sarah of the Age of 6 Months or therebouts. And lastly on his Oath saith he has done no Act to gain a Settlement in any other parish or place since the said Service.

Subscribed & taken on Oath, accordingly
this 13th Day of April 1778 Before us

William Webster
Jos: Maulkin Aldn
Wm Symons

This is a true Copy of the original Examination examined there with this 13th Day of April 1778 By us Pell Heigham, Town Clerk.  A.S.Revett Clerk to the said Pell Heigham

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