Marriage Records

Glover – Young 1799 Jessamine County Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, John Glover and James Johnston, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current  money of Kentucky, which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of July 1799.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Glover and Sary Young, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Glover, James Johnston

Teste.  Sam H. Woodson, County Clerk

This is to certify that I am willing that a license should issue for an intermarriage between myself and John Glover, given under my hand this 11th day of July 1799.

Sary Young

Teste. Abner Young, Ambrose Young

Jessamine County, Kentucky

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  1. These marriage bonds are in a lot of my Kentucky ancestors records. Were these bonds actually paid? 50 pounds seems like a lot of money. What did people do that weren’t able to afford the bond?

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