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John Boyle – Brunetta Arnold 1836 Marriage Bond and License

Know all men by these presents, that we John Boyle and John Arnold, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, current money, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents – sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of February 1836.

The conditions of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John Boyle and Brunetta Arnold, of Garrard County.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Boyle, John Arnold

Attest, A. M. McKee

State of Kentucky, Garrard County, Sct.

To any person legally authorized to celebrate the rites of Matrimony:

These are to License and permit you to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, Mr. John Boyle and Miss Brunetta Arnold of the county aforesaid, the said John Boyle having entered into bond conditioned as the Law directs.

Given under my hand as Clerk of the Court for the county aforesaid, this 2nd day of February 1836.

James H. Letcher, Clerk

Thompson – Green 1804 Marriage Bond

This is a very beautifully written marriage bond!  John Reed, the County Clerk of Washington County, is top notch at the scrolling handwriting of the period.  Tried to find more information on the couple, but had no luck.

Know all men by these presents, that we, Thomas Thompson and Henry Boone, 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 May 1804.

The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Green, 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.

Thomas Thompson, Henry Boone

Witness, John Reed

This may certify to the clerk that I am willing that marriage license should issue between Thomas Thompson and my daughter, Eleanor Green.

Thomas Green, Henry Hadin

Test. Henry Boone

Huston-Feland 1783 Lincoln County Marriage

Happy to share this old marriage bond with you.  I wanted to bring to your attention the way Stephen Huston spelled his name, and the way the county clerk, Willis Green, spelled it – Hughston.  A prime example of how clerks spelled names as they thought it should be, not necessarily how they were spelled!  But we must compliment Mr. Green on his beautiful handwriting!  Quite lovely!

Although he signed his name Stephen Huston, he was named Stephenson, his mother’s maiden name.  Stephenson was the son of Archibald Huston and Mary Stephenson.  He fought in the Revolutionary War with the Augusta County Militia, from Virginia.  In 1779 he served in Captain Logan’s company in Lincoln County, which made him one of the earliest settlers of the county.  The town of Hustonville is named after Stephenson Huston and his two sons.

Know all men by these presents that we, Stephenson Hughston and James Feland, are held and firmly bound to Thomas 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 2nd day of June 1783.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Stephenson Hughston and Jane Feland, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Stephen Huston, James Feland

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Willis Green

Lincoln County Courthouse

John Steel and Ann Portwood 1788 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, John Steel and Page Portwood, are held and firmly bound unto Edmond Randolph, Esq., Governor of this Commonwealth [Virginia] in the just and full sum of fifty pounds to which payment will and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successor, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 1st of October 1788.

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

John Steel, Page Portwood

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Will Devine

Madison County, Kentucky [Virginia]

Blandford-Clark 1820 Marriage Bond

wc-mar-1Know all men by these presents, that we, John R. Blandford and Robert Greenwell, 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 made to the said Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 2nd day of October, 1820.  The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas, there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John R. Blandford and Miss Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Joseph Clark, 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.

John R. Blandford, Robert Greenwell

Teste.  Stephen C. Brown, Washington County Clerk

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Sir, you will please to grant license to John R. Blandford to gain the laws of matrimony with my daughter, Elizabeth Clark.

Joseph Clark

October 2, 1820

Robert Greenwell, Joseph Claton

John Berry – Elizabeth Harris 1797 Madison County Marriage

mar-1Know all men by these presents that we, John Berry and Nimrod Duncan, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esq., 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, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 12th day of April 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had solemnized between the above bound John Berry and Elizabeth Harris, both of Madison County, if there are no lawful claims to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.

John Berry, Nimrod Duncan

mar-2This shall indemnify you to grant marriage license between John Berry and Elizabeth Harris as witness my hand this 12 day of April 1797.

Robert Harris

Test.  James Berry, Nimrod Duncan

To the Clerk of Madison Court

 

George Helm and Frances Coppage 1783 Marriage Bond

marriage-helm-coppageKnow all men by these presents that we, George Helm and Samuel Givens, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Benjamin Harrison, Esquire, Governor of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment whereof well and truly 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 15th 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 George Helm and Frances Coppage, for which a license has issued.  If therefore there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

George Helm, Samuel Givens

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Willis Green

County Clerk, Lincoln County, Virginia (Kentucky)