Starling Robertson – Hester Smith 1800 Marriage Bond and Consent

Starling Robertson and Hester Smith were married February 18, 1800, in Washington County, Kentucky.  Flemming (or Flemon) Sterling was bondsman.  Samuel Robertson and Hannah Robertson signed the marriage consent for their son.

I found a marriage later in the year – July 9, 1800 – between Flemon Robertson and Mary Smith, probably Hester’s sister.  Samuel Robertson was listed as Mary’s guardian.

Know all men by these presents that we, Starling Robertson and Flemming Robertson are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment whereof well and truly to be made unto 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 18th day of February 1800.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Starling Robertson and Hester Smith, for which a license has issued.  Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Starling Robertson, Flemon Robertson

I hereby certify that we have no objection to the Clerks issuing of a marriage license for Starling Robertson and Hester Smith to be married.  Given under our hands and seals this 18th day of February 1800.

Samuel Robertson, Hannah Robertson

Teste.  Solomon Robertson, Pleasant Robertson

Washington County Marriage Records