Marriage Records

Three Early Marriage Bonds of Jefferson County

Know all men by these presents that we, Henry Walker and Elias Beddell, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Isaac Shelby, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment whereof 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 21st day of March 1794.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Henry Walker and Rachel Beddle, for which a license hath this day issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in force.

Henry Walker, Elias Beddell

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Stephen Ormsley, Clerk, Jefferson County Court

Know all men by these presents that we, Cornelius Lucas and Moses Grier, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Isaac Shelby, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current and lawful money of the State of Kentucky, to which payment 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 8th day of April 1794.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Cornelius Lucas and Miss Sarah Phelps, for which a license hath this day issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in force.

Cornelius Lucas, Moses Grier

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of R. Breckinridge

Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Beasley and Joseph Neel, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Isaac Shelby, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors.  We, and each of us, do bind ourselves, each and every of our heirs, executors, administrators, jointly, severally, firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our seals and dated this 19th day of September 1795.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Thomas Beasley and Elizabeth Shipman for which a license has this day issued.  Now therefore if there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Thomas Beasley, Joseph Neel

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