Ignatius Layton – Elizabeth Miles 1799 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents, that we, Ignatius Layton and Nicholas Miles, 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 16th day of November 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Layton and Elizabeth Miles, 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.

Ignatius Layton, Nicholas Miles

Witness, Moses Rice

This is to let you know that I have no objection against Ignatius Layton marrying my daughter, Elizabeth Miles, and by so doing you will much oblige your humble servant.

Joseph Miles, Mark Manning, James French

Washington County, Kentucky

 

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