[APG Public List] Marriage bonds
debfamhist at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 3 11:38:54 MDT 2010
An answer to your question can be found on the Catawba County, North Carolina, Genweb site.
The bond amount was set by statute. It was a guarantee of sorts that there was no legal impediment to the marriage, punishable by that bond amount. The money would not have actually been paid unless it was shown that there was a legal impediment to the marriage.
Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm)
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