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Latimer-Parks 1842 Boyle County Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John B. H. Latimer and H. Jackman, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of 50 pounds, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our seals, and dated this 18th day of April 1842.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John B. H. Latimer and Elizabeth M. Parks, of this county.  Now, shall it always hereafter appear, that there is no cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

John B. H. Latimer, Houston Jackman

Test, Duff Green, Clerk, Boyle County Courthouse, protem

I certify that the consent of Moses Parks, father of Elizabeth M. Parks, to the within mentioned marriage is as expressed in a certificate from him which was proved by the oath of Houston Jackman, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto – April 18th 1842.

Duff Green, Clerk, Boyle County Courthouse, protem

Ignatius Layton – Elizabeth Miles 1799 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents, that we, Ignatius Layton and Nicholas Miles, 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 16th day of November 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ignatius Layton and Elizabeth Miles, 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, or else to remain in full force.

Ignatius Layton, Nicholas Miles

Witness, Moses Rice

This is to let you know that I have no objection against Ignatius Layton marrying my daughter, Elizabeth Miles, and by so doing you will much oblige your humble servant.

Joseph Miles, Mark Manning, James French

Washington County, Kentucky

 

Wilson-Lindsey 1863 Marriage Bond

Marion County was formed from Washington County in 1834, so earlier records will be found there.  During the Civil War, John Hunt Morgan and his raiders came through Marion County in 1863, and during the Battle of Lebanon, his brother, Lt. Tom Morgan was killed.  In retribution much of the town of Lebanon was torched, including the courthouse where the historical records went up in flames.  This occurred July 5, 1863.  This marriage bond is one of the first recorded after that date.

Marriage Bond
The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be it known, that we, Fletcher Wilson as principal, and John R. Thomas as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of one hundred dollars.

The Condition of This Bond is as follows:

That, whereas Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound Fletcher Wilson and Catherine H. Lindsey.  Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Lebanon, Marion County, this 22nd day of September 1863.

Fletcher Wilson, J. R. Thomas

Attest:  John R. Wheat, Deputy Clerk, Marion County Court

  1. Date of marriage – Wednesday, September 23rd
  2. Name of groom – Fletcher Wilson
  3. Residence of groom – Marion County
  4. Age of groom – thirty-seven years
  5. No. of marriage of groom – second time
  6. Occupation – farmer
  7. Birth-place of groom – Washington County, Kentucky
  8. Birth-place of groom’s father – Washington County, Kentucky
  9. Birth-place of groom’s mother – Washington County, Kentucky
  10. Name of bride – Catherine H. Lindsey
  11. Residence of bride – Marion County
  12. Age of bride – thirty-eight years
  13. No. of marriage of bride – first time
  14. Birth-place of bride – Washington County, Kentucky
  15. Birth-place of bride’s father – U.S.
  16. Birth-place of bride’s mother – Washington County, Kentucky
  17. Remarks, bride’s consent proven by oath of J. R. Thomas

To be married at the residence of the bride on 23rd day of September 1863.

I certify that the above is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  Witness my hand, this 22nd day of September 1863.

Fletcher Wilson

Attest:  John R. Wheat, Deputy Clerk

 

Isaacs – Moore 1783 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John Isaacs and Walker Daniel, are held and firmly  bound to his Excellency, the 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 28th day of October 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 Isaacs and Polly Moore, for which a license has issued.  If therefore there be no lawful cause to obstruct  the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

John Isaacs, Walker Daniel

Sealed and delivered in presence of Willis Green

Lincoln County, Virginia (later Kentucky)

Hill-Hamilton 1798 Marriage Bond and Consent

Thomas Hill and Thomas Hamilton are the fathers of our bride and groom.  Both came from Maryland in the latter part of the 18th century to settle in Washington County, Kentucky.  Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton are said to have been the parents of seventeen children!  Think of the number of their descendants now!

Know all men by these presents that we, Clement Hill and John B. Speaks, 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 9th day of November 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Clement Hill and Polly 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.

Clement Hill, John B. Speaks

Witness, Moses Rice

The Clerk of Washington County is hereby directed to issue a license for Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton to be married.  Given under my hand and seal this 9th day of November 1798.

Thomas Hamilton

Teste.  John Speaks, Jeremiah Harbert

 

Wood-Patterson 1795 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, Avery Wood and James Patterson, 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, or successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of November 1795.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Avery Wood and Sarah Patterson, 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.

Avery Wood, James Patterson

Witness, Peggy Reed

Washington County, Kentucky

Cook – Routt 1786 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John Cook and John Wallen(Waller), are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry, Esq., 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 Patrick Henry, Esq., or his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our and each of our Heir, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th 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 John Cook and Winifred Routt.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and no damages accrue by means of said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain n full force, power and virtue.

John Cook, John Wallen(Waller)

Bourbon County, Kentucky