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Mercer County, KY, Marriages 1786-1794

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  • Title Mercer County, KY, Marriages 1786-1794 
    Publisher LDS Microfilm 0191840 
    Source ID S53 
    Text Loose papers with the records. Handwritten on side of sheet of paper: "Know all men by these Presents that we William Basset & John Mcquire are held & firmly bound unto Patrick Henry Esq Govr of Virginia in the sum of fifty pounds Current Money to the payment Where of to be made to the said Governor or his Successors We bind ourselves our Heirs Ex'ors Adm'ors jointly & severally firmly these presents Sealed with our seals & dated this 22nd day of Novemver 1786. The condition of the above Obligation is such that [whereas a]* marriage shortly intended to be solemnized Between William Basset & Margret Mcquidy for Which a License has issued now if there {be}** no Lawful Cause to obstuct the Marriage then this Obligation to be Void or Else to Remain in full William Bassett {seal} John Mcquidy {seal} Sealed & Delivered in Presence of John Warren.
    (* Illegible on the original, wording shown is from similar bonds found in the same source. ** Word missing on original, word taken from other bonds in same source)
    Handwritten on a separate scrap of paper: " I fully give my Consent for Mr. Wm Basset to get licence to Marey my Daughter Marget given under my hand this 22 November 1786. Mary Mcquidey."
    The Mercer County Marriage Register, Vol. 1, pg 4 (LDS film 0192267) has: "1786, Nov. 22 - William Bassett + Margaret McQuiddy, by James Smith." 
    Linked to William Bassett, Sr. 

  •  Notes 
    • Note from Merritt Mullen, G-G-gtrandson of Nancy ROE Bassett: " It is interesting that the Bond was made by William Basset and John Mcquire, but was signed by William Bassett and John Mcquidy. I suspect the Mcquire was just a mistake. Was John the brother of Margaret? The consent given by Margaret's mother, Mary, indicates that Margaret was underage and that her father was dead, both consistant with the data we have."