1745, Gilbert Harrold of Northumberland County, VA
10 Apr 1745
On the presentment of the grand jury versus Margaret Burn for having a bastard child in St. Stephen’s Parish in this county, the s’d Margaret being called and not appearing, on the motion of ___________ (name of person not stated), gen’t, one of the Churchwardens of afores’d Parish, judgment is granted against the s’d Margaret & GILBERT HARROLD, her security, for five hundred pounds of tabacco, being the fine inflicted by Law for the afors’d offence which the Margaret and GILBERT are ordered to pay at the laying of the next levy for s’d Parish to use of the poor thereof with Costs. OB 174-49.
This explains why Gilbert named Samuel Burn in his will. Samuel was his son.