Marriage Records

1799 Rutter-Phillips Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

You may have noticed I haven’t posted a blog in a few days.  Am doing serious research on the Prather family of Prince George’s County, Maryland.  And took the day off yesterday to visit Whitefish Point and Iroquois Lighthouse in Brimley, Michigan – about 15 minutes away.  Whitefish Point was about 63 miles from where we live.

Today I share the Edmund Rutter and Betsy Phillips 1799 marriage bond and consent.

Know all men by these presents that we, Edmund Rutter and Benjamin Phillips 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 18th day of May 1799.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Edmund Rutter and Betsy Phillips, 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.

Edmund Rutter, Benjamin Phillips

These are to authorize you to issue marriage license for Edmund Rutter and my daughter, Betsy, and I have no objections to the match as witness my hand and seal this 18th day of May 1799.

John Phillips

Teste.  Benjamin Phillips, John Casey

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