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Albemarle County (Va.) Marriage Bond

Albemarle County (Va.) Marriage Bond, 1805 Nov. 4
Albemarle County (Va.) Marriage Bond
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1805 Nov. 4
Albemarle County (Va.) Marriage Bond, 1805 Nov. 4, of Drury Shepherd and Reuben Elsom to Governor John Page (1744-1808) for Shepherd's marriage to Nancy Elsom
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  • Albemarle County was named for William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle and governor of the Virginia colony from 1737 to 1754. It was formed from Goochland County in 1744, and part of Louisa County and certain islands in the Fluvanna River, now called the James, were added later.
  • Prior to 1853, when the Commonwealth began recording vital statistics, Virginia marriages were recorded at the county or city level. Beginning in 1661, in order to be married by license, the groom was required to go before the county clerk and give bond with security that there was no lawful reason to prevent the marriage. The license, issued then by the clerk, was given to the minister who performed the service. Written consent from a parent or guardian was needed for individuals younger than twenty-one years.
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  • Additional Albemarle County Marriage Records and Vital Statistics can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" on the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Albemarle County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Albemarle County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the "Lost Records Localities Database" found at the Library of Virginia web site.
Albemarle County (Va.) Marriage Bond
This item came to the Library of Virginia under accession number 44139
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