Steen – Brenton 1786 Bourbon County Marriage

Know all men by these presents that we, William Steen and Adam Brenton, of Bourbon County, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of this Commonwealth, and his successors in the penal sum of fifty pounds, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry, Esq., or his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this first day of December 1786.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of William Steen and Ann Brenton, of this county.  If therefore, there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, and that no damages accrue by means of said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

William Steen, Adam Brenton

Sealed and Delivered in presence of . . .

This is to certify that Ann Brenton has freely given her consent to wed with William Steen this 23rd day of November 1786.

Ann Brenton, her mark

Test.  John Miller, Alexander McKinzey

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