Marriages – 1801

Marriage Bond of Nathan Godwin and Sarah Laitham (Latham) 1801

Contributed by Ginger Smith

 

State of NORTH CAROLINA )

Randolph County )

Know all Men by these Presents, that we Nathan

Godwin and Cornelius Laitham Jun ________________

are held and firmly bound unto Benjamin Williams _____

_______________ Esquire, Governor, &c. or his Successors in Office,

in the full Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, Current Money, to be paid to the said

Governor, his Successors or Assigns, for the which payment well and truly to be

made and done, we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators,

jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents, sealed with our Seals, and dated

this 10th Day of November Anno Domini 1801

THE Condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas the above

bounden Nathan Godwin hath made application for a Licence for Mar-

riage to be celebrated between him and Sarah Laitham of the County afore-

said: Now, in case it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful Cause or

Impediment to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above Obligation to be void;

otherwise to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered, Nathan X Godwin Seal

In the presence of (his mark)

H Branson Cornelius X Laitham Seal

(his mark)

Marriage Bond document acquired from the North Carolina State Archives, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC, 27699 on 11 March 2006; Randolph County Marriage Bonds. by Ginger Smith 12 March 2006. Note: On this type-written page, the “s” is typed as an “f”.

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