WARREN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
EARLY MARRIAGE BONDS



Warren County Marriage Bonds
State of North Carolina



Know all men by these presents that we, Charles Allen, Jr., and John Jenkins, of the county of Warren, in the State of North Carolina, are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Burk, Esq., Governor and Captain- General, in and over the said State, in the sum of two thousand pounds current money. To which payment well and truly to be made to the said Thomas Burk and his successors in office, we do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals, and dated the 19th day of September, Anno Dom.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas, there is a marriage shortly to be solemnized and had between the above-bound Charles Allen, Jr., and Patty Jenkins, both of the above county. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
Charles Allen, Jr. (Seal.)
John Jenkins. (Seal.)


There are other bonds on file in Warren County, a few of which are as follows:

December 22, 1780 John Blackwell and Ann Plummer Security, John Willis
October 1, 1781 William Lancaster and Jane Jimerson Sec, Lawrence Lancaster
____ __, 1779 John Ellis and Annie Gibson Sec, William Parks
_____ _, ____ John Oglby and Anne Thornton Sec, William Park
(Given to "Lord King George the Third)
October 19, 1775 John Tanner and Dorcas Peekville Sec, Nimrod Williams
October 24, 1781 John Towns and Francis Simms Sec, Elisha Townes
November 24, 1779 William Johnson and Martha Person Sec, Thomas Maclen
February 9, 1781 Thomas Gardner and Betty Waller Sec, Robert Waller
November 9, 1780 John Horties and Peggy Horties Sec, Robert Caller
January 6, 1782 William Cunningham and Nancy Bell Sec, John Mayfield
December 19, 1778 James Carlile and Rebecca Johnson Sec, James Collins
June 3, 1780 John Wood and Betty Oakley Sec, Philemon Hilliard
November 6, 1775 Drewry Jones and Amey Kimball Sec, Benj. Kimball
November 28, 1778 James Mitchell and ___ _______ Sec, William Durham
November 11, 1778 Joseph Freeman and Aggy Freeman Sec, John Ross,
June 10, 1773 Michael Collins and Elizabeth Drake Sec, William Bridgers
July 5, 1775 John Bailey and Judith House Sec, Andrew Bailey
April 1, 1778 Randolph Fitts and Rebecca Bobbitt Sec, Nathaniel Harris
April 12, 1774 John Jones and Elizabeth Brown Sec, John Brown

Source: North Carolina Baptist Historical Papers, Volume three, January 1899 to January 1900, North Carolina Baptist Historical Society, 1900.


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