Register of marriages, Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1853

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1947
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.


Microfilm of original records at the Virginia State Library in Richmond, Virginia.

Copied by Eugenia Eleanor Hall of the Virginia State Library in 1929.

Includes index.

Contents: item 1. Index (265 leaves, typescript) -- item 2. Register of marriages, 1763-1852 (497 p., handwritten) (Dates are wrong in title as bonds go to 1853 and returns to [1854?].)

Register contains copies of marriage bonds 1763-1853 (p. 1-429), marriage bonds (not dated, p. 428-429), miscellaneous consent papers (not dated, p. 430-431), ministers' bonds 1795-1816 (p. 432-435), ministers' returns 1798-[1854?] (p. 436-447), and a photostat copy of original marriage register 1791-1852 (p. 450-497).

Marriage bonds and consents give date of bond, names of husband and wife, names of parents or guardians if known, names of securities and witnesses, and name of the minister. The ministers' bonds, which gave the minister the right to perform marriages, give the minister's name, denomination, and names of securities or bondsmen. The ministers' returns give date of marriage, names of husband and wife, minister's name, and sometimes denomination. The photostat copy of the marriage register gives the same information as the ministers' returns. Information is not always complete.

Typed index is faint in some places.

Entries were copied from marriage bonds, marriage licenses, minister's returns, and marriage registers.



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