Anyone have any other information of this or this family? I am researching the McMullin/ McMullen line but do not know who this child or her mother are.
Rootsweb.com, Botetourt Co, VA archives:
Date March 1773.
The Church Wardens agst. James Wright reheard, and it is the opinion of the
Court that the Defendant is the father of said Bastard Child. Therefore it is
considered by the Court that the said James Wright pay to the Church Wardens
annually the sum of eight pounds for the maintenance of said child until the
Court shall think proper to bind her out.
James Wright and Peter Wright come into court & acknowledge themselves
jointly and severally indebted to our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the
Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith
&c. in the sum of twenty four pounds of their respective goods, chattels, lands
and tenements, to be levied and to our said Lord the King rendered, but upon
this condition: that if the said James shall abide by and perform an order of
this court directing him to pay to the Church Wardens annually the sum of eight
pounds for the maintenance of Jane McMullin alias Wright, a bastard child of
Margaret McMullin, of which the court hath adjudged the said James the father,
then this recognizance to be void.
It seems James and Peter were sons of Adam Wright and unknown wife. Peter was married to a Jane Hugart.
Would love to hear from you.
Robin McMullen LandgrenDlandgren@aol.com