Bourbon County, KY
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Bourbon County Marriage
Consents and Bonds Book #1

Pages Submitted by Mary Hatton
Transcriptions by Crystal Dingler, Ongoing Effort

Marriage bonds can be ordered at:
Bourbon County Courthouse
http://www.bourboncountyclerk.ky.gov/
301 Main Street, Suite 106, Paris, KY 40361
859-987-2142
or
Richard Eades, County Clerk
P.O. Box 312
Paris, KY 40362-0312

If the scan is not sufficiently clear, please email me and I can either email you a higher resolution scan or a paper copy.

Marriage Records Bonds cleaned bonds, encased in a protective cover:
Marriage Records-Book #1-dated 1786-1789
Marriage Records-Book #2-dated 1790-1791
Marriage Records-Book #3-dated 1792-1796
Marriage Records-Book #4-dated 1794-1795
Marriage Records-Book #5-dated 1796-1797
Marriage Records-Book #6-dated 1798-1800

Marriage Records-Book #7-dated 1801-1820. 1802-numerous bonds but it does not have the year, 1803-approx.-6, 1806-approx. 30-40 marriage bonds, 1808-1 marriage bond, and no marriage bonds for the following years 1801, 1805, and 1809-1820.  There are also numerous bonds down stairs in the vault.   Marriage Records-Book not numbered-dated-4/1837-3/1846.

1785












This is to sertify that my Dauter
Ann is of age and has my Consent
Feb'y 10th 1785
To: Tho's Arnold                                        Daniel Isgrig
1786















   This May Certify to Whom it May Concern
   That as there is intentions of Mattrimony
   Between Mr. Richard Brown and
   My Daughter Rachel Cressingberry
   Both of lawful age to Which I am
   Freely consented there to given under
   My hand this 23 day of Septr 1805(?)
   Sept  Elias Tolen        William Cressingberry
Know all Men by these presents that we William Stein and Adam
Brinton ……………. Of Bourbon County are held and firmly
Bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth and his Successors in the penal sum of fifty Pounds to he which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry Esq or his Successors we bind ourselves one and each of our Heirs Exectrs and Admins Jointly and Severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this first …day of…December 1786.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I John Edward Clark of the County of Bourbon have this day issued a license for the marriage of William Stein & Anne Brinton … of this County …
If therefore there is no lawful cause to obstruct the Said Marriage and that no damage accrue by means of Said License being Issued, then the above obligation to be Void otherwise to remain in full force and Virtue.
Sealed and Delivered                                        Wm. Stein (seal)
In  presence of …                                              Adam Brinton (seal)

This is to sertify that Ann Brinton
has fairly given her consent to wed with
William Stein  this 23rd Day of
of November 1786             her
Tests                        Ann     a    Brinton
John Miller                        mark
Alexander McCinzey

                               September the 6th 1786
Sir)  you will please to Isue lysons for my
Daughter Peggy to be Married to Thomas
Ravencraft from yours Mr. John Hinkson
Witness Robert  Hinkson
Colo. John Edwards

Know all Men by these presents that we Thomas Ravencraft and Robert Hinkson of the County of Bourbon are held and firmly bound to his Excellency Patrick Henry Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the penal sum of Fifty Pounds current Money to the which payment will and truly to be owed to the said Patrick Henry Esq 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 as Clerk of the county of Bourbon have this day Issued a license for the Marriage of the above Bound Thomas Ravenscraft and Margaret Hinkson of this County
Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage and that no damage accrued by means of the said License being issued then the above Obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & Virtue
Signed & Sealed                                                Thos Ravencraft (seal)
In presence of …                                                Robt Hinkson (seal)

Know all Men by these presents that we John Waller and William Routt of ………. are held and firmly bound to his Excellency Patrick Henry Governor of the State of Virginia 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 heirs Executors and Admors Jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed our seals and dated this 16th…day of August…1786.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas I john Edwards Clerk of the County of Bourbon have this day Issued a License for the Marriage of John Waller and Garner Routt of this County (Spinster)
If therefore there is no lawful cause to Obstruct the said Marriage and that no damage accrue by means of the said License being issued Then the above Obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & Virtue
Signed Sealed & Delivered                                Waller (seal)
In presence of …                                                WRoutt (seal)

Know all Men by these presents that we Daniel Earlywine & Gilbert Fight  …. of Bourbon County are held and firmly __(?)ing to his Excellency Patrick Henry 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 Governor and his Successors we bind ourselves one and each of our Heirs Executors and administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this nineteenth day of July 1786.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas I john Edwards as Clerk of the county of Bourbon have this day Issued a license for the Marriage of the above Bound Daniel Earlywine  ______and Mary Fight ______ of this County (Spinster)   If therefore there is no Lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and that no damages accrue by means of the said license being issued Then the above Obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & Virtue
Testes                                                                           his
Sealed & Signed                                                Daniel      Earlywine (seal)
                                                                       mark
In presence of …                                                         his
                                                               Gilbert      Fight  (seal)
                                                                       mark

This certifies to whom it may concern that
I have consented that Abjah North may
Marry my Daughter Sally
Bourbon County  July 12th 1786
Samuel Tharp                        William Marsh
David Tharp


Know all Men by these presents that we Abijah North & David Tharp …. of County of Bourbon are held and firmly bound to his Excellency Patrick Henry Esq Govr 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 his Excellency the Govr or his successors we bind ourselves one and each of our Heirs Execrs and Admors Jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this twelfth day of July ……. 1786.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas I john Edwards as Clerk of the County of Bourbon have this day Issued a license for the Marriage of the above Bound Adijah North  ______and Sarah Marsh ______ of this County (Spinster) 
If therefore there is no Lawful cause to Obstruct the said Marriage and that no damages accrue by means of the said license being issued then this above Obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & Virtue                                                       
Sealed & Signed                                        Abijah North (seal)
In presence of                                                David Tharp (seal)

I have consented to Cass(?) of matrimony With Henry
Dewitt with the consent of my _aranty & __(?)__
that he must obtain a lisence for the
Same 4th Nov 1786                                
                               Margret Earlywine (seal)
James Randoll
George Earlywine


Know all Men by these presents that we Henry Dewitt & George Earlewine are held and firmly bound to Patrick Henry Governor of Virginia and his successors  in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money to the which payment well and truly to be made and ___ to the said Patrick Henry Esqr or his [sic] we bind ourselves Heirs Executors and Administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals and dated this tenth(?) day of November 1786.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas I john Edwards Clerk of the County of Bourbon have  Issued a license for the marriage for Henry Dewitt ___ ___ing Earlewine of this County
If therefore there is no lawful cause to Obstruct the and that no damages accrue by means of the said license that the above obligation to be void and therefore to remain in full force & virtue 
Signed Seal'd & Delivered
In perform of
        John Edwards   E Bly(?) Henry Dewitt (seal)
                                       George Earlewine (seal)


Making Bond;  Charles Smith & David Mosby
Dated:  26 December 1786
Groom:  Charles Smith Jun
Bride: Elizabeth Mosby

                               December 26th, 1786
I do hereby Certify that I as guardian of Elizabeth
Mossebey have given my consent to her Entering
into the state of matrimony with Charles Smith 
Both of this county  given under my hand and
Seal   ____      ______                       John Grant (Seal)
Test
Ja Sanders
Daniel Mosby

Sir
       Mr John Cook will Apply to you for a marriage
License Between himself & my Sister Winnford of whom I am Guardian
which License you have my consent to give.
To                                                        I am in your ___
The Clark of Bourbon
Test                Court                                                        A Roath(?)
        John Waller

Making Bond: John Cook & John Wallen
Dated:  18 December 1786
Groom: John Cook
Bride: Winefred Roath

July 4, 1786            Whereas Zachariah Masterson
will apply to your office for License in order to get
Married to a Daughter of mine named Anne
Simpson  you may grant said License a it is
agreeable to me and not without my _______.
                                                            G____ Simpson
Col Edward Clarke of
  Berbon Cort

Making Bond: Zachariah Masterson & John Machie
Dated:  5 July 1786
Groom: Zachariah Masterson
Bride: Anne Simpson (spinster)

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1787
Sir  this is to Certify that I James KinSauly
and Sary KinSauly my wife are well agreed to
the miarig of Ellis Parmer and Sary KinSauly.
To the Clark Bourbon County                James KinSauly
James A Oka                     July the 28 1787
Sack Dasly

Making Bond: Ellis Parmer and Absolom Craig
Dated: 30 July 1787
Groom: Ellis Parmer
Bride: Sary Kinsauly

This is to Sertify that you may grant
Licens of m_____  ___ Thomas Morris
And my Daughter Jemimah Thomas Given
Under my hand this __d day of __tober 1787
To                                        Wm Thomas (seal)
Colol
Edwards Clark for Bourbon County
Robert Green(?)
Ro Aradasmith

Making Bond: Thomas Morris and Richard Ardasmith(?)
Dated: 3 October 1787
Groom: Thomas Morris
Bride: Jemimah Thomas

You Are Hereby Athurised to Issue Lysence for my Marriage to John
Trimbel Given Under my hand and Seal            Margaret Matthews (seal)
Robt Hinkson
James Logan
Colo Jno Poisand

Making Bond: John Trimble and Robert Hinkson
Dated: 17 Feby 1787
Groom: John Trimbel
Bride: Margaret Matthews

I Do hereby Certify that I have no
Objection against  ___ Branston Polard
Obtaining a Licens to Marry my daughter
__ Elizabeth Brown as witness my
Hand this 24 day Feby 1787
Teste: Jno Maching(?)
William Hutchison                          Jno Brown (seal)

Making Bond: Branston Pollard and William Hutchison
Dated: 24th day of January 1787
Groom: Branston Pollard
Bride: Elizabeth Brown

         September 5  Day 1787
Sir I Right this a Line to inform you that
I fairly give my Consent to  the marrage
In and __ to wit James Little and my daughter
Milia witness my hand _ my seal
William Arnold                        Aquila Standiford (seal)
Nathan Standiford

Making Bond: James Little, William Arnold & Nathan Standiford
Dated: 5 September 1787
Groom: James Little
Bride: Mileah Standiford

Sir  aftr __ My compliments to you  I desire that
You Would Grant Licenses to Noah Humber from Mercer county to Marry With my Daughter Catharine Cain
Living in Bourbon County and your compliance Will
Greatly Oblige Yours                        ??-??
Test                                                James Cain (seal)
James Hinch                                July the 25rd - 1787
John Robison

Making Bond:  Noah Humble of Mercer Co. & Samuel Hinch
Dated: 23 July 1787
Groom: Noah Humble
Bride: Catharine Cain(?)

Sir                                December the 4   1787
My Respects to you - ?? ????????         that you
Are well -- -- as I culd not Come with Mr. Michal
Rybolt you will plese to give him Lisance for Marriage
Between him and My daughter Rachel this given from
Under our hands                        Christopher Zumwald (seal)
Test                                        Lisabeth Zumwald (seal)
Jacob Zumwalt
Achison(?) Zumwalt

Making Bond: Michael Rybolt and Elias Jones
Dated: 4 Dec 1787
Groom:  Michael Rybolt
Bride: Rachel Zumwald

Making Bond: George Aulywine and John Smith
Dated: 13th day of February 1787
Groom: George Arlywine
Bride: Mary Snapp

February the 13th 1787
This is to sertify that I am __ and will
Ing to be married to george arliwine and
I desire you to grant the Lisanse unto
Him by my request                        her
Test                                        Mary          Snapp
Henry Dewitt                                mark
John Smith

Making Bond:  Thomas Gardiner and Robert Downning
Dated:  1(?) December 1787
Groom: Thomas Gardiner of Jefferson County
Bride: Elizabeth Downning

Making Bond: David Thompson and John Adams
Dated: 31 October 1787
Groom: John Adams
Bride: Mary Thompson
Includes David Thompson Consent

                               At Lees Station Octr. 4. 87
Sir,
  I hereby give my consint that a
Licence should issue for the marriage
Of my Daughter Lusanna to John Con:
noley. ------ Jan   Your ______(?)
  To ____
The Clerk of                Silas Dexter
   Bourbon
T___
Abraham Leforge

Making Bond: John Connoley and Abraham Leforge
Dated: 5th day of October 1787
Groom: John Connoley
Bride: Lusanna Dexter

Making Bond: Edmund Mountjoy and John Gregg
Dated: 11th day of July 1787
Groom: Edmund Mountjoy
Bride: Mary Gregg

Making Bond: John Robeson and Sam'l Hinch
Dated: 2nd day of July 1787
Groom: John Robison
Bride: Bridget Custer

Making Bond: John Gregg and Ralph Hughs
Dated: 12 August 1787
Groom: John Gregg
Bride: Ann Hughes

               August the 11th 1787
Sir
          You will please to Give Lysince for
My marriage to James McCoy as I am
Of age and Capable to make Choice for
Myself.                        Elizabeth Donald
To The Clark of the Court
For Bourbon County
Test  Rob.t Hinkson

Making Bond: James McCoy and Thomas Donald
Dated: 11 August 1787
Groom: James McCoy
Bride: Elizabeth Donald

Sir   I hereby permit you to issue a licence for my
Daughter Jane Edwards marriage with William Rains
& for so doing this shall be your warrant
Witness:                                James Edwards (seal)
Isaac Halburt
Thomas Williams                        October th22-1787

Making Bond: William Reins and Jacob Edwards
Dated: 22nd day of October 1787
Groom: William Reins
Bride: Jane Edwards        

Return to Marriage Index
1798

Gerrard Morgan & Sarah Saunderson [Sanderson]
[Back]  To certify that the above Sarah Saunderson [Sanderson] is 21 yrs of age. John Saunderson
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents, that we Daniel Leary and Alexander Scott are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency James Garrard esquire, Governor of Kentucky ....
                                                  18 day of April 1798.
   The condition of this obligation is, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solumnied between the above bound Daniel Leary and Elizabeth Scott of the County of Bourbon....
Teste: L. Arnold              Daniel Leary (seal)
                                       Alexander Scott (seal)
Daniel Leary and Elizabeth Scott
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents, that we Gerrard Morgan and John Saunderson [Sanderson} are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency James Garrard esquire, Governor of Kentucky ....
                                                  1_ day of March 1798.
   The condition of this obligation is, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solumnied between the above bound Jerrard Morgan and Sarah Saunderson [Sanderson] of the County of Bourbon....
Teste: L. Arnold                              Gerrard Morgan (seal)
                                                       John Sanderson (seal)
 
 
Andrew Scott & Polly Graham
24 June 1806
Back of Bond
John Chipley Marriage
[Bride: Talbott (?)]
No Marriage Listed in Register
 
 
Mason Talbott and Susan Leach  11/20/1811
and
Samuel Talbott and Ann Leach 6/15/1811 (not in register)
 
John Endicott and Anna K. D. Sadler
Sept 4, 1811
Bondsmen: John Endicott & Memorial Forrest
Back of Bond (below)
Father:  Jesse Sadler
 
Samuel Penn & Philadelphia Foster
1 January 1817
submitted by Kathie
Bondsmen:
Sam'l Penn &
Jesse Foster

 
John Davis and Lucy Moore
1812

 
William Sutton and Nancy Elgin
1812
 
1812
Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Childers and John Landrum - 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.     each of us bind ourselves and every of our heirs, Executors and Admins jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated the 10th day of August 1812.
   The Condition of the oabove obligation is such that whereas a Marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Joseph Childers and Polly J. Landrum -
of Bourbon County. Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to re = main in full force
Att                                Joseph Childers
Thos Smith DEBC           John Landrim

1812
Henry Curtright and Ambrose Buford
Eighth  Feb: 1812
Henry Curtright and Betsy Stip
                                   Henry Curtright
Thos Smith                 Ambrose Buford

1812
Daniel Lake and Cinlius Calvert
17 Nov 1812
Dan'l Lake and Elizabeth Mazorge
                                Daniel Lake
Thos Smith            Cinlius Calvert

1812
James Ward and Aquilla Tucker
twenty fourth March 1812
James Ward and Priscilla Tucker
                            James Ward
Thos  Smith         Aquilla Tucker




 
 
 
 

Richard Adair and Mary Tarr marriage Bond dated January 11, 1812.  Bondsman, Charles Tarr. Attest: Thomas Smith.
Copy provided by Marry Hatton.  See corresponding Marriage Return on Marriage Book 2 of page 43.