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Mithlin – Thornton 1799 Marriage Bond – Jessamine County

I’ll have to admit the writing of the groom’s name is a little confusing.  The first time the clerk writes it at the top of the bond it looks like ‘Miller’, the second time perhaps ‘Milter’.  The groom’s signature looks like Mithlin or Mithlin.  What do you think?

Know all men by these presents that we, Frederick Mithlin and Benjamin Scott are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, and his successors, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money of Kentucky, to which payment well and truly we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 14th day of November 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above Frederick Mithlin and Elizabeth Thornton.  Now if there should be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Friederich Mithlin, Benjamin Scott

Teste.  John McMurry, Jr.

Jessamine County, Kentucky

1794 Marriage Bond of Thomas Boone and Susannah Marquis – Madison County

Madison County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Boone and George Marquis, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs and auditors, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 16th day of November 1794.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had solemnized between the above bound Thomas Boone and Susannah Marquis, both of Madison County.  If there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full form, force and virtue.

Thomas Boone, George Marquis

Dickerson – Covington 1799 Marriage Bond – Jessamine County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Dickerson and James Dudgeon, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, and his successors in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money 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 by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of July 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Dickerson and Polly Covington.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

John Dickerson and James Dudgeon

Teste.  Sam. H. Woodson

Robert Minor and Martha Skeen 1799 Marriage Bond and Consent

Robert Minor and Martha Skeen married in Jessamine County in October of 1799.  Their marriage bond was signed on October 7th and the marriage probably took place that day or shortly thereafter.

Elloner Skeen, Martha’s mother, gave consent for her daughter to marry Robert Minor.

Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Minor and John Moore, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of October 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Robert Minor and Martha Skeen, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Robert Minor, John Moore

Test. S. H. Woodson, Clerk

This is to certify that Elloner Skeen, do with my consent and will, allow my daughter, Martha Skeen to marry Robert Minor.

As witness my hand, please to give license, will oblige.  Elloner Skeen

Test. William Sheehan, John Moore

James McClellan and Susanna Ammon Marriage Bond

scan237Know all men by these present that we, James McClellan and Thomas Ammon are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky and his Excellency, in the sum of fifty pounds current money of the state aforesaid, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of September 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound James McClellan and Susanna Ammon for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

James McClellan, Thomas Ammon

Witness Samuel H. Woodson, Clerk

Jessamine County, Kentucky

1801 Marriage – Janes and Berry

Scan125Know all men by these presents that we, Berry Janes and Maurice Berry, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, and his successors in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs and executors, and administrators, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 4th day of November 1801.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Berry Janes, son to David Janes, and Gracy Berry, step-daughter to Day Williams, then this obligation to be void, else remain in full force.

Berry Janes, Maurice Berry

Scan126We do hereby certify that I am willing for a marriage to take place between Berry Janes and my daughter Gracy Berry, witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 4 day of November 1801.

Day Williams

Teste.  Calvin Berry, Jane Jorden

Washington County, Kentucky

Spalding-Hamilton 1801 Marriage

This marriage bond is from Washington County, Kentucky.  The Spalding’s and Hamilton’s came from Maryland in the 1790’s.  I have in my line a Richard Spalding who married Tabitha Edwards in 1805.  They had at least one child, Mary Magdalene Spalding, who was born in June of 1814.  Does anyone have more information on this family?

Scan087

Know all men by these presents that we, Richard Spalding and John Jordan Smith, are held and firmly bound unto his excellency, James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, and his successors in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 25th day of July, 1801. 

The conditions of this obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above abound Richard Spalding and Henrietta Hamilton, both above the age of twenty-one years, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

                                          Richard Spalding, John Jordan Smith

William Caldwell

Scan088Sir, Mr. Richard Spalding will apply to you for license to marry my daughter, Henrietta Hamilton, and this is to certify to you that I have no objections.  I am with esteem yours, Leonard Hamilton, July 24, 1801

William Caldwell