Somerset To wit} To the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Batcombe in the said County of Somerset to execute and convey, And to the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Beckington in this County of Somerset to Receive and Obey.
For as much as Complaint hath been made unto Us, whose Hands and Seals are hereunto subscribed and set, Two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, of and for the said County of Somerset (whereof one is of the Quorum) by you the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said parish of Batcombe in the said County of Somerset That George Rossiter and Elizabeth his wife lately came and intruded into the said Parish of Batcombe endeavoring there to settle as inhabitants thereof, contrary to Law, not having any Way acquired or obtained any legal Settlement therein, and are likely to become chargeable thereunto : We do, upon due Examination, adjudge the said Complaint and Premises to be true, And we do farther, upon the Examination of the said George Rossiter taken upon his Oath, adjudge, that the said George Rossiter and Elizabeth his wife last legally settled in the said parish of Beckington in the County of Somerset aforesaid.
These are therefore, in his Majesty’s Name, to Require, Order and Command you, the said Church-Wardens, and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Batcombe or some or one of you, forthwith to Remove and Convey the said George Rossiter and Elizabeth his wife from the said Parish of Batcombe unto the Parish of Beckington aforesaid, and them to deliver to the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor there, or to some or one of them, (together with this Order or Duplicate, or a true Copy hereof) who is, and are hereby required to Receive and Provide for them as the Law directs. And hereof you are not to fail. Given under our Hands and Seals the 28th Day of October in the 30th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great-Britain, and so forth : and in the Year of our Lord 1756
Tho.s Coward [Snr?]