1797 Hagan – Hamilton Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Ignatius Hagan and Clement Hamilton, 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 22nd day of November 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Hagan and Annastacia Hamilton, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Ignatius Hagan, Clement Hamilton

Witness, Moses Rice

Sir, you’ll be pleased to grant license to unite in matrimony Mr. Ignatius Hagan and my daughter Annastacia.  Your obedient servant.  Leonard Hamilton, November 21st 1797.

Test. Clement Hamilton, George A. Hamilton

Washington County, Kentucky

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