Smith/Knight Marriage


Submitted by Charolette “Chocy” Brown

“Marriage Bonds-Frederick County Virginia”

William SMITH to Margaret KNIGHT


Know all men by these presents, that we William SMITH and James LITTLE 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 3rd 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 SMITH and Margaret KNIGHT Daughter of William KNIGHT of Said 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 SMITH             Seal

                                                                James LITTLE               Seal

                Thomas McKEWAN

                Fee pd J PEYTON Esq.

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