Wheatley-Riney 1798 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, James Wheatley and Joseph Riney, 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 4th day of January 1798.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound James Wheatley and Susannah Riney, 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.

James Wheatley, Joseph Riney

Witness, John Reed

I am willing for a marriage intended between James Wheatley and my daughter, Susannah, given under my hand and seal this 4th day of January 1798.

Thomas Riney

Test. Joseph Riney, Stanish Langston

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