1792 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, George Brengle and Isaac Dicken, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the 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 and severally, firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 31st day of December 1792.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound George Brengle and Susannah Burdyne, for which a license has issued.  Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation is to be void, or else to remain in full force.

George Brengle, Isaac Dicken

Witness, Peggy M. Reed

Sir, Please to grant the bearer license for marriage for George Brengle and Susanna Burdyne, as I have consented thereto.  Given under my hand this thirty-first day of December 1792.

Betty Burdyne

Test. Isaac Dicken, Charles Dicken

Washington County Clerk