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1822 Marriage Bond and Consent For William Montgomery and Mary Yates

William Peter Montgomery and Mary Yates are my 3rd great-grandparents.  They married January 21, 1822, and lived only eleven years together before William died during the cholera epidemic of 1833.  The couple had six children – Charles W., Martha E., Henry L., Mary Rebecca, Frances Edwina and William Peter Montgomery, my second great-grandfather, who was born two months after his father died.

Henrietta Yates, mother of Mary, was a Cambron before marriage to John Yates.  She had a brother, Raphael Cambron, who is probably the bondsman.  Her husband, John Yates, was deceased by this date.

Know all men by these presents that we, William Montgomery and Raphael Cambron, 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 21st day of January 1822.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound William Montgomery and Miss Mary Yates, daughter of Henrietta Yates, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue in law.

William Montgomery, Raphael Cambron

I do hereby certify that I give my consent freely to William P. Montgomery to marry my daughter Mary Yates, who is above twenty-one years old, as witness  my hand this 21st day of January 1822.

Henrietta Yates

Test.  Raphael Cambron, Will Yates

Washington County, Kentucky

1792 Denham – Trusnao Marriage Bond – Madison County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Denham and David White, are held and firmly bound unto His Excellency, the Governor, Isaac Shelby, Esquire, Governor or Chief Magistrate of this Commonwealth, in the sum of fifty pounds to the which payment well and truly to be made to said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 16th day of September 1792.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John Denham and Ellendar Trusnao, both of Madison County.  If there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.

John Denham, David White

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Will Irvine.

1797 Hagan – Hamilton Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Ignatius Hagan and Clement Hamilton, 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 22nd day of November 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Hagan and Annastacia Hamilton, 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.

Ignatius Hagan, Clement Hamilton

Witness, Moses Rice

Sir, you’ll be pleased to grant license to unite in matrimony Mr. Ignatius Hagan and my daughter Annastacia.  Your obedient servant.  Leonard Hamilton, November 21st 1797.

Test. Clement Hamilton, George A. Hamilton

Washington County, Kentucky

1783 Robison – Thompson Marriage Bond and Consent – Lincoln County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Robison and James Johnson, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Benjamin Harrison, Esq., Governor of Virginia, in the 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, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of December 1783.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Robison and Ann Thompson, 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.

John Robison, James Johnson

Sealed and delivered in presence of Willis Green

Sir, please let the recipient have license for to marry John Robison and Ann Thompson and I will stand betwixt you and all danger (?).  John Thompson.

Pirtle – Litching 1804 Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, George Pirtle and James Litching, 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 21st day of February 1804.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound George Pirtle and Polly Litching 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 and virtue.

George Pirtle, James Litching

Witness, John Reed

These are to certify that I give my full consent to a marriage shortly intended between George Pirtle and my daughter Polley and that license issue accordingly.  Given under my hand this 20 day February 1804.

Susannah Litching, Guardian

James Litching, Anthony Litching

To the Clerk of Washington County

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

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