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1799 Seal – Craven Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Barnett Seal and Charles Vessels, 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 15th day of August 1799.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Barnett Seal and Elizabeth Craven, 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.

Barnett Seal, Charles Vessels

Sir, please to grant license for the marriage of Barnett Seal and my daughter, Elizabeth Craven, and oblige your friend.

Jeremiah Craven

August the 15th 1799

Teste.  George Graves, John Gibson

John Reed, Clerk of Washington Court

Washington County, Kentucky

1786 Smith – Mosby Marriage – Bourbon County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Charles Smith Jr., and Daniel Mosby, of Bourbon County, are held and firmly bound unto Edmund Randolph, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his successors, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the which payment well and truly to be made to the said Randolph and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 26th day of December 1786.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County Court of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of the above bound Charles Smith, Jr., and Elizabeth Mosby of said county.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and no damage accrue by means of said license being issued, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.

Charles Smith, Jr., Daniel Mosby

Allin – McElroy Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Allin and John Reed, 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 17th day of August 1797.

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

Robert Allin, John Reed

Witness, Henry Hardin

We hereby certify that is with our consent that a marriage license shall issue for Polly McElroy and Robert Allin.  In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 7th of August 1797.

James McElroy, Peggy McElroy

Teste.  James Allin, Barbary Allin

 

Phillips – Cummins Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, James Phillips and Samuel Grundy, 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 12th day of September 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound James Philips and Winny Cummins 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.

James Phillips, Samuel Grunday

Sir, it is my opinion upon the statements made to you by James Phillips that you are bound to issue a marriage license for I do not think that a Clerk can legally take notice of any former marriage, the law having requested bond and security to answer that purpose.

F. Grundy

Washington County, Kentucky

Daniel McIlvoy and Matilda Hardin 1822 Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Daniel McIlvoy was born in Caldrain, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, January 1, 1800.  His parents were Alexander McIlvoy and Mary Magdalene McConley.   He and his sisters – Margaret, Catherine, Magdalene, Alice, Rose and Jane – came to America before this 1822 marriage.  It is possible the parents moved here at the same time.

Matilda Hardin’s parents were Benjamin Hardin and Agnes Elizabeth Clark.  Her father died just a year or two before this marriage.

Daniel and Matilda Hardin McIlvoy’s children were Ben, born October 23, 1823; Sarah Ann, September 2, 1825; Alexander, May 13, 1828; Charles, September 26, 1830; Elizabeth Magdalene, March 27, 1832; Mark Robert, February 20, 1834; Mary Jane, September 3, 1836; James Polin, November 23, 1839; Joseph Thomas, December 7, 1842; and Martha Ellen, November 24, 1846.

Daniel McIlvoy died April 13, 1875.  Matilda lived two years longer, dying March 15, 1877.

Know all men by these presents that we, Daniel McIlvoy and John Hayner, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be paid to the said Commonwealth.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day of April 1822.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a license hath issued from the clerk’s office of the Washington County Court to the above bound Daniel McIlvoy to intermarry with Matilda Hardin, daughter of Benjamin Hardin, deceased.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.

Daniel McIlvoy, John Hayner

Witness, Thomas Hughes

This is to certify that my daughter Matilda is twenty-one years of age, and of course qualified to choose a husband for herself, and as she wishes to marry Mr. Daniel McIlvoy you will be so good as to issue a license for them to marry and you will oblige yours.

Elizabeth Hardin

Mr. John Hughes, April 17th 1822

Teste. Mark Gilliam, John Hayner

Hogan – Hendrix 1783 Marriage Bond and Consent – Lincoln County

This marriage license is interesting in many ways.  In 1783 Kentucky was still part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Benjamin Harrison was Governor of said Commonwealth.  It mentions that Edward Hogan and Elizabeth Hendrix are both of ‘this Parish’ – I suppose that means Lincoln County.  The consent gives the name of Elizabeth’s father, John Hendrix, and it is also signed by Thomas Hendrix – Elizabeth’s brother or uncle?  In 1783 Kentucky County had been divided into three counties – Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln.  Lincoln comprised quite a bit of area at that time, not just the county we know today.

Know all men by these presents that we, Edward Hogan and Thomas Henry, are held and firmly bound unto Benjamin Harrison, Esq., Governor or chief magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds current money of Virginia, to be paid to the said Benjamin Harrison, Esq., and his successors, for payment of which we bind ourselves, jointly and severally, our, and out of our joint and several heirs, sealed with our seals and dated this twenty-fifth day of March 1783.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between said Hogan and Elizabeth Hendrix, both of this Parish.  It there shall appear no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

Edward Hogan, Thomas Henry

This is to certify that you should grant license for Edward Hogan and Elizabeth Hendrix.

To Mr. May, this from John Hendrix, March the 22 1783.

Test.  Thomas Hendrix

Lincoln County, Kentucky

Stout-Waters 1792 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Aaron Stout and Philemon Waters, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made to said Governor.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 4th October 1792.

The condition of this obligation is such that if there be no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Aaron Stout and Jenny Waters then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Aaron Stout, Philemon Waters

Witness, John Reed, Jr.