Monday, May 7, 2012

Holt-Allen Marriage, Nov 1823 - Amanuensis Monday

Thanks to John at Transylvanian Dutch who originated the Amanuensis Monday meme, providing a framework (and nudge) for transcribing family records, news clippings and other treasures.

This is another transcription of documents copied last summer at the Library of Virginia - two documents relating to the marriage of my 3rd great-grandparents Zebedie Holt and Eleanor Allen. 

Know all men by these presents: that we Zebedie Holt William Driskill are held and firmly bound unto James Pleasants Jun. Esquire, governor of Virginia, In the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment null and truly to be made, to the governor or his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, Jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 2nd day of Nov 1823    The condition of this obligation is such, that whereas, there is a marriage shortly intended to _ad and solemnized, between the above bound Zebedie Holt & Eleanor Allen
If therefore, there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, this obligation to __ void else, to remain in full force and virtue.
Witness                                                      his
Joseph Wilson                                Zebedie  X  Holt {seal}
                                                      Wm Driskilll {seal}
This is to certify to the Clerk of Campbell Court that he may issue license to Zebedie Holt to marry me I bing [sic] of lawful age and acting for myself
Wm Driskill                                  Eleanor Allen
Campbell County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds & Consents, 1782-1853, Holt-Allen, 1823; LVA Campbell microfilm #44, items 227 & 227a.

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