Ramey/ Ebney (Elsey?) Marriage

Submitted by Charolette “Chocy” Brown


“Marriage Bonds-Frederick County Virginia”

Asa RAMEY to Dorcas EBNEY (ELSEY?)


Know all men by these presents, That we Asa RAMEY and John EBNEY (ELSEY?) are held and firmly bound unto John PAGE 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 and each of our heirs, executors and administration, jointly and feverally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 19 day of September 1803.


                The Conditions of the above Obligation is such, that whereas there is a Marriage shortly intended be solemnized between Asa RAMEY and Dorcas EBNEY 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}          

                                                       Asa RAMEY                                    seal

                                                         John (his ! mark) EBNEY (ELSEY)  seal

                Ja’s M ROBER_AN(?)

                Fee pd _. P. R.

NOTE: Other sources list the name as ELSEY. The spelling on this Marriage Bond looks more like EBNEY.

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