Blandford-Clark 1820 Marriage Bond

wc-mar-1Know all men by these presents, that we, John R. Blandford and Robert Greenwell, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of Fifty Pounds, current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 2nd day of October, 1820.  The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas, there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John R. Blandford and Miss Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Joseph Clark, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void – else, to remain in full force and virtue in law.

John R. Blandford, Robert Greenwell

Teste.  Stephen C. Brown, Washington County Clerk

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Sir, you will please to grant license to John R. Blandford to gain the laws of matrimony with my daughter, Elizabeth Clark.

Joseph Clark

October 2, 1820

Robert Greenwell, Joseph Claton

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