Marriage Records

1799 Shircliff – Booth Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Shircliff and James Brewer, 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 3rd day of September 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Shircliff and Jane Booth, 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.

John Shircliff, James Brewer

Witness, John Reed

Sir, this is to certify that you may grant a license to John Shircliff to marry Jane Booth, given under my hand and seal this 3 day of September 1799.

Jeremiah Booth, as guardian (?)

Attn.  John Reed, Clerk

Test. James Brewer, Ann Brewer

Washington County, Kentucky

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