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Holt – Maddox 1829 Marriage Bond and Consents

Know all men by these presents that we, Valentine Holt and John Darnall, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made unto said state.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of May 1829.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between the above bound Valentine and Nancy Maddox.  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.

Valentine Holt, John Darnall

Teste.  Thomas Allin, D. C.

I do hereby authorize the Clerk of Mercer County to issue marriage license for my daughter, Nancy, and Valentine Holt to marry April 28th 1829.

William Maddox

Witness, John Darnall, William Goodlett

Mercer County

This day John Darnall appeared before me, William Bohon, a Justice of the Peace for said County, and made oath that he had frequently heard from different persons that Nancy Maddox was twenty-one years of age and that he is personally acquainted with her and to the best of his belief said girl is of that age.  Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1829.

William Bohon, JP

Mercer County, Kentucky

George Holt and Easter Royalty Marriage Bond and Consents

October 13, 1833, a marriage bond was written for George Holt and Easter Royalty in Mercer County, Kentucky.  Consents were written by both mothers – Hannah Holt and Elizabeth Royalty.

Know all men by these presents that we, George Holt and Joel Royalty, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky 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, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 19th day of October 1833.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between said George Holt and Easter Royalty.

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.

George Holt, Joel Royalty

Witness, Thomas Allin, County Clerk

This is to certify that I have no objections against my son, George Holt, marrying to Easter Ann Royalty.  Also this is to authorize you to issue a marriage license for the purpose of their marrying.  Given under my hand this 18th day of October 1833.

Hannah Holt

Attest.  Jesse Guess, Valentine Holt

This is to certify that I have no objections to my daughter, Easter Ann Royalty, marrying to George Holt, and this is to authorize you to issue a marriage license for the purpose of their marrying, given under my hand this 19th day of October 1833.

Elizabeth Royalty

Attest.  Jesse Guess, Joel Royalty

 

1795 Doom-Stephens Marriage in Washington County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Jacob Doom and Jeremiah Gough, 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 23 day of May 1795.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Jacob Doom and Polly Stephens, 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.

Jacob Doom, Jr., Jeremiah Gough

Sir, My sister Polly is of age and her parents are dead and I am her guardian.  Therefore please to grant unto Jacob Doom, Jr., license to be married to her her and I will esteem it a favor done to your friend and humble servant.  Solomon Stephens

May 22, 1795

Test. Chester Herald, James Herald

Washington County, Kentucky

1813 Leonard – Thompson Marriage in Mercer County

It was my great delight to discover an ancestral relationship with my dear friend, Debbie Hise.  Her husband has long joked that we were related, and to his amazement we are.  Debbie is my fourth cousin once removed – we descend from John Leonard and Deborah Thompson.  They are my fourth great-grandparents, Debbie’s third.  After being friends for 30+ years, it is nice to have that unexpected connection!

Know all men by these presents, that we, John Leonard and James Thompson, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, 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 23rd day of November 1813.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intending to be solemnized between the above bound John Leonard and Deborah Thompson.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Leonard, James Thompson

Teste.  Thomas Allin

 

1801 Marriage of Clement Buckman and Martha Mudd

Know all men by these presents that we, Clement Buckman and Luke Mudd, are held and firmly bound unto his excellency, James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, and his successors, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment 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 19th 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 Clement Buckman and Martha Mudd, daughter to Luke Mudd, he having given his consent, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Clement Buckman, Luke Mudd

Washington County, Kentucky

John Dawson and Susannah Moore 1799 Marriage Bond

Another old marriage bond to share with you today.  Notice the clerk wrote Virginia instead of Kentucky – and marked it out!  Kentucky had been a state for seven years!  This bond is from Madison County.

Know all men by these presents, that we, John Dawson and Thomas Clay, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia 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 and dated this 8th day of October 1799.

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 Dawson and Susannah Moore, both of Madison County.  If there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.

John Dawson, Thomas Clay

Signed, sealed and dated in the presence of:

1808 Marriage of Giles Allegy and Betsy Southern

The Jesse Hill that is bondsman for this couple is my 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Jane Southern, also in 1808, and I am sure this Betsy Southern is her sister.  Perhaps the parents of the two girls were deceased, since Jesse gives oath of Betsy’s age, rather than having a parental consent.  Marriage bond is from Garrard County.

Know all men by these presents that we, Giles Allegy and Jesse Hill, do promise to pay Christopher Greenup, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, the sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Governor or his successors for the use of the Commonwealth.  We bind ourselves and each of our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated the 3rd day of May 1808.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there has been a license issued from the clerk’s office of Garrard County for a marriage intended between the above bound Giles Allegy and Betsy Southern; now should there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Giles Allegy, Jesse Hill

Test.  M. Letcher

Garrard County

This day Jesse Hill came before me, a Justice of the Peace for said county, and made oath that Betsy Southern is above the age of 21 years.  Given under my hand the 3rd day of May 1808.

John Ham, Justice of the Peace