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1792 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, George Brengle and Isaac Dicken, 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 31st day of December 1792.

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

George Brengle, Isaac Dicken

Witness, Peggy M. Reed

Sir, Please to grant the bearer license for marriage for George Brengle and Susanna Burdyne, as I have consented thereto.  Given under my hand this thirty-first day of December 1792.

Betty Burdyne

Test. Isaac Dicken, Charles Dicken

Washington County Clerk

Daniel Dicken 1790 Mercer County Will

Another early will from Mercer County.  Notice that Mr. Dicken lists himself as of the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Kentucky, and County of Mercer.  I believe the ‘trusty friends’ listed in the will are actually Daniel’s older brothers.  He gives his estate to his younger brothers and sister, so evidently there were older siblings.

In the name of God, amen.  I, Daniel Dicken, of the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Kentucky, and County of Mercer, being of sound mind and memory, do make, declare and publish this to be my last will and testament.  I will all my estate, real, personal and mined to be equally divided between my three younger brothers and sisters, Charles Dicken, Winifred Dicken and Lot Dicken, after my just debts are all paid.  I do hereby appoint and nominate my trusty friends, Christopher Dicken and Isaac Dicken to be executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.  Signed, sealed and published in presence of:

Daniel Dicken

William Dicken, Joseph Dicken, William Batton

At a Court held for Mercer County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the 28th day of February 1792

This last will and testament of Daniel Dicken, deceased, was exhibited into Court and proved by the oaths of William Dicken and Joseph Dicken, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Test.  Thomas Allin, C. C.