Manuscript Collection

Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia - Accession 715 #56

Title

Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia - Accession 715 #56

Files

Download Marriage Records Amherst Co VA Foreword (97 KB)

Download Marriage Records Amherst Co Va Index (1.7 MB)

Identifier

Accession 715 #56

Inclusive Dates

1937

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 102 pages

Language

English

Historical Note

Amherst County was formed from Albemarle County and "certain islands in the Fluvanna River" in 1761. It was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst who was known as the "Conqueror of Canada."

Scope and Content Note

Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 compiled by William Montgomery Sweeny list the marriages in the county. The volume contains the names of the couples, the date, the surety, and by whose consent the couple was married. The bonds are arranged alphabetically by the names of the men. The index is arranged alphabetically by the names of the women. Please see the attached scan of the index.

Provenance

Winthrop purchased the book on September 13, 1940 from Direct for $5.00.

Keywords

Genealogy, State of Virginia Marriage Records, Amherst Co VA, 18th century Marriage Records

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia - Accession 715 #56

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