Drake / Lawyer Marriage

Submitted by Charolette “Chocy” Brown


“Marriage Bonds-Frederick County Virginia”

Edward DRAKE and Catharine LAWYER

                Know all men by these Presents, That we Edward DRAKE and John LAWYER 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 1st day of October 1795.

                The condition of the above obligation is such, that, whereas there is a marriage suddenly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Edward DRAKE and Catharine LAWYER 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


 Edward DRAKE                          LS

 John (his + mark) LAWYER       LS


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