Nicholas Ray and Prudence Taylor 1802 Marriage Bond

Scan_Pic1725Know all men by these presents that we Nicholas Ray and Samuel Ray are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, James Garrard Esquire, Governor of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly, severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of November 1802. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Nicholas Ray and Prudence Taylor, both above 21, for which a license has issued. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force.

Nicholas Ray

Samuel Ray

Witness – John Reed

Washington County

3 thoughts on “Nicholas Ray and Prudence Taylor 1802 Marriage Bond”

  1.  Phyllis and hubby,  

        Thank you so much for you devotion and dedication to family history.  I read every post that comes to me and once in awhile there will be, right in front of me, a piece of our family history in Kentucky. Today, Nicholas Ray’s marriage bond.  There are a couple of the same named men in the family but I think, and now have something else to work with, that this is the son of Nicholas Ray and Susanna Sheckles, his birth date is 1802 which would make him over 21 when married to Prudence Taylor.    Some of these family members in Washington then Marion County are brick walls but as I do the Ray’s I feel I will get closer to the family of Joseph Spencer who married Louisa Ray, granddaughter of Nicholas & Susannah Sheckles Ray, daughter of Francis & Roseanna Foster Ray.  One step at a time and you provide some of those steps by your research and postings. As Ever, Patty Hocker Ryker

      1. Thank you but I goofed. Prudence Peters Taylor married Nicholas Sr. She was his third wife, they were parents of Samuel Taylor Ray. I got a little too excited there but I am thrilled to have the document for reference. I admire your constant efforts and dedication to the ancestors. I also loved your Thanksgiving post. I do believe you were meant to be. 😉 God bless you.

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