RECORD GROUP: County Clerk
RECORD SERIES #: 8500
SERIES: Illegitimate Children (Bastardy)
VOLUME: 5 cubic feet
In some cases but not all, the case includes the supposed father’s appearance in court and the verdict reached by the court. The file may include how much the accused father was to pay for the maintenance of the bastard child.
The child’s name is NEVER given but the date of birth and sometimes the sex is noted.
Two indexes, the first sorted by mother’s name and the other by father’s name, are available in the Archives research room. The indexes contain the following information: Name of Mother
Residence of Mother
Name of Father
Date of Complaint
Child (sometimes refers to male or female)
Location of Document
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan NJ 07726