Pickering/Wilson Marriage

Submitted by Charolette “Chocy” Brown


“Marriage Bonds-Frederick County Virginia”



Know all men by these presents, that we William PICKERING and James WILSON are held and firmly bound unto John PAGE Esquire 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 and each of our heirs, executors and administration, jointly and feverally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 17th day of February 1803.


                The Conditions of the above Obligation is such, that whereas there is a Marriage shortly intended be solemnized between the above bound William PICKERING and Mary WILSON Daughter of the above bound James WILSON of Frederick County now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

                Signed, Sealed, and delivered

                In the presence of}                  William PICKERING            SL

                                                                James WILSON                     SL

                Tho’s TIDBALL

                Fee pd J PAYTON Esq’r




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