Coats / Graves Marriage

Submitted by Charolette “Chocy” Brown

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“Marriage Bonds-Frederick County Virginia”

Elijah COATS and Mary GRAVES

                Know all men by these Presents, That we Elijah COATS and John GRAVES are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Robert BROOKES Esq. Governor of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made, to the said Governor, or his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and feverally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seal, and dated this 8th day of Feby. 1796.

                The condition of the above obligation is such, that, whereas there is a marriage suddenly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Elijah COATS and Mary GRAVES now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered

in presence of

Isaac BEALL

Elijah COATS   LS

John GRAVES  LS

 

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