Marriage Bond of Cuthbert Waller and Elizabeth Compton



This old marriage bond was made October 21 1805. I donít know what a marriage bond is all about, but is seems that Cuthbert and Elizabethís brother, Thomas, have promised to pay the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia the sum of one hundred fifty dollars. Is this to be paid if the wedding does not happen?



The father of the bride certifies, by his hand and seal, that he has no objection to the intended marriage.