Marriage Records

Ravenscraft-Hinkson 1786 Marriage – Bourbon County

Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Ravenscraft and Robert Hinkson, of the County of Bourbon, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Patrick Henry, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry, Esquire, or his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this sixth day of September 1786.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County Court of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of the above bound Thomas Ravenscraft and Margaret Hinkson, of the county.  Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage and that no damage accrues by means of the said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Thomas Ravenscraft, Robert Hinkson

September the 6th 1786

Sir, you will please to issue license for my daughter Peggy to be married to Thomas Ravenscraft, from yours, John Hinkson

Witnesses, Robert Hinkson, John Edwards


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