[APG Public List] Question about a marriage bond

Fredric Z. Saunders fzsaund at ix.netcom.com
Sun Oct 3 11:25:16 MDT 2010

In 1856 the standard amount was $1000 (penalty) for a NC marriage bond.  I
just answered a similar question on another list a couple days ago.  The
original bond penalty in 1741 was 50 pounds, raised to 500 pounds in 1778,
and $1000 in statutes of  1836-1837.  Here are a couple sites that discuss
NC marriage bonds:
Rick Saunders


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Ok, you both have addressed the purpose of the marriage bond, but I did not
think that was the question.  What is the significance of a large bond being
required when all (at least many) are much, much less. 


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