Treasure Chest Thursday: Tucker-Blakey Marriage Certificate

by Tonia Kendrick on October 7, 2010 in And More,Research

Tucker Blakey genealogyTranscript

A 6062

State of North Carolina

Surry County

KNOW  all men by these presents, That we Branch Tucker Edward Moore in the State aforesaid, are held firmly bound unto the Governor of the State of North Carolina for the time being, in the just and full sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current money of this state, to be paid to the said Governor, or his successors or assigns.  To the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, [illegible], and administrators.  Sealed with our seals and dated this Twelvth day of June 18 Anno Dom. 1803 ——–

The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas the above bounden Branch Tucker hath made application for a License for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Lucy Blakey of the county aforesaid Now in [illegible] it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful cause to destruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered

in the presence of us

Branch x  Tucker {seal}

Edward x Moore {seal}

[illegible]

Commentary

I had the date and place for this marriage, but it was unsourced.  Thanks to @editor1130 for sending me this marriage license!  In reviewing my information for Branch Tucker, I see that he was about 48 years old at the time of this marriage.  This would be unusual for a first marriage, so I should look for a prior marriage for him.  It was also interesting to compare the boilerplate in this license to that of Branch’s son, Churchwell Tucker, who was married in North Carolina twenty-five years later.

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