I don’t know, but it looks like it’s the first one in the Quaker community, in Chester County, outside Philadelphia, in 1689. It’s the case of Mary Tuberfield, an indentured servant, who claimed she got pregnant in a boat on the Delaware River.
What did the court conclude about widow Anne Richards’ two children who were born out of wedlock?
She was used by a certain John Bradshaw and then mistreated by her father-in-law in a sexual way. Of course when a woman in those days had sex, licit or illicit, she was likely to have children, due to inadequate birth control.
Richard Buffington was a prominent member in the community, often serving on the jury and passing over and receiving deeds (land records). His wife Anne was not quite as stable or upstanding.