The Examination
of Moses Redford 1774

We who are Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Kempsford In the County of Gloucester do own and Acknowledge Moses Redford Residing in the Parish of Chedworth in the County aforesaid To be an Inhabitant legally Settled in our Parish and Will own him as Such and if he Should become Troublesome or Chargeable to the Parish of Chedworth we will Receive and Take to the Said Moses Redford & his Wife without Puting the Parish of Chedworth to any Trouble or Expense But having made a Promise among our Selves to grant no more Certificates are not Willing to alter our Resolution And have Sent this to Satisfy you that You Shall Come by No Damage in Leting the Said Moses Redford continue at Chedworth
In witness whereof we have Set our hands this 13th day of
March 1774

Humphrey Pope Churchwarden
Thomas Pope Junr Churchwarden
Robert Pope Overseer
Thomas King Overseer
John Hiscock Witness

Moses Redford now residing in ye Parish of Chedworth in ye said County maketh oath that he was borne in ye Parish of Kempsford in ye said County and that he hath not been hired for a year or served a year in any Parish whatsoever nor otherwise gained Legal Settlement in any other place than as above said
Sworne & Examined before J. Smith
March 29 1771
The mark of Moses Redford

Courtesy of Mike Tovey