In 1810, John Danson, aged 21 and eldest son of Henry Danson and Elizabeth Brown of Carleton, Lancashire was served with an affiliation order ordering him to contribute to the upkeep of his “said bastard child” - a daughter by Ann Butler of Marton. The poor child was repeatedly given this tag in the document below which is fascinating on its choice of language:
In 1810, £1 18s 0d would have the same spending power of today's £64.52 with 2s 0d being worth today £3.40. (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency). - not much for bringing up a child!
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