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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

Ravenscraft-Hinkson 1786 Marriage – Bourbon County

Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Ravenscraft and Robert Hinkson, of the County of Bourbon, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Patrick Henry, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry, Esquire, or his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this sixth day of September 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 Thomas Ravenscraft and Margaret Hinkson, of the county.  Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage and that no damage accrues by means of the said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Thomas Ravenscraft, Robert Hinkson

September the 6th 1786

Sir, you will please to issue license for my daughter Peggy to be married to Thomas Ravenscraft, from yours, John Hinkson

Witnesses, Robert Hinkson, John Edwards

 

Crain-Reynolds 1836 Marriage Bond and Consent – Garrard County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Eli B. Crain and James H. Sterman, 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 30th day of January 1836.

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 Eli B. Crain and Mary Jane Reynolds of Garrard County.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void, else to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Eli B. Crain, J. H. Stirman

This is to certify that the Clerk of the Garrard County Court is hereby authorized to issue license to Eli B. Crain to marry my daughter, Mary Jane Reynolds, given under my hand this 30th January 1836.

David Reynolds

Attest.  James H. Stirman, Moses Reynolds

I certify that the foregoing certificate was known to be the act and deed of David Reynolds by the oath of James H. Stirman, a subscribing witness thereto, January 30, 1836.

A. N. McKee, D. C

Harris-Mitchell 1799 Marriage Bond and Consent – Jessamine County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Zephaniah Harris and Merriman Hightower, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, 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 to be made.  We bind ourselves, heirs, severally and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of December 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Zephaniah Harris and Joann Mitchell.  Now if there should be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Zephaniah Harris, Merriman Hightower.

Teste.      Sam. H. Woodson

I do hereby certify that I am of lawful age and am willing that you should grant Zephaniah Harris a license for he purpose of solemnizing a marriage between us and sufficient warrant given under my hand this 18th day of December Anno Domini 1799.

Joann Mitchell

Test. Daniel Mitchell, Sr., Merriman Hightower

Wathen-Spalding 1798 Marriage Bond – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we,Henry H. Wathen and John B. Wathen, 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 11th day of April 1798.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Henry H. Wathen and Mary Spalding, 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.

Henry H. Wathen, John B. Wathen

John Reed

Sir, you may issue marriage license between Henry H. Wathen and my daughter, Mary Spalding, and am your servant.

Benedict Spalding, 14th April 1798

John Reed, Clerk, Washington County, Kentucky

John B. Wathen, Thomas Spalding

Although married in Washington County, when Marion County was formed in 1834, Henry Hudson Wathen and wife Mary Spalding were living in that area – now known as the Calvary area of Marion County.  In the 1850 census of Marion County Henry H. Spalding, 84, born in Maryland, is living with son Richard Wathen, his wife Mary Sophia, and their seven children – Benedict J., Harriet E., Susan A., John B., William H., Richard M. and Mary C.  Mary Spalding Wathen died in 1847, and Henry Hudson Spalding died in 1851.  They lived as man and wife for 49 years.

West-Burdyne 1799 Washington County Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, Lewis West and George Edelen, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made, to the said Governor or 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 Lewis West and Elizabeth Burdyne, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Lewis West, George Edelen

Witness, Moses Rice

Mr. Reed, will please issue marriage license for Lewis West to marry Elizabeth Burdyne, my ward.  Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of November 1799.

Elizabeth Burdyne, guardian

Teste.  David Hughes, George Edelen