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From: bob moore <>
Subject: Re: [UPPER-CANADA] Marriage Bonds
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:09:40 -0400
marriage was in London district marriage records Do not list parents
but do witnesses
I understand most Gore district records are lost
info on bond was in collectioncanada.ca
At 06:28 PM 6/30/2007, you wrote:
>Thanks for your response. I understand the rationale behind a marriage
>bond, but in this case I'm looking for evidence of the names of the parents
>and the bond gives no clue. I'm hoping there would be a record of the
>actual marriage in addition to the bond. In your situation, how did you
>find that the marriage occurred two days after the date of the bond, and who
>performed the marriage? (I don't quite understand your comment regarding
>[mailto:]On Behalf Of bob moore
>Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:04 PM
>Subject: Re: [UPPER-CANADA] Marriage Bonds
> > The bondtwas money put up by the groom where he declared that
> > there was no reason they could not be wed. He also officially
> > declared that he would marry the bride. If he changed his mind then
> > he forfeited the bond.,
>He needed a couple of fellows as bondsmen who were "pillars of the
> who would pay the bride off if the groom to be skipped town.
>no minister often performed the ceremony and of course JPs
>In the case I was working on the marriage occurred a couple of days
>after the-bond was "registered" the marriage was Sept 1836 and the
>bride born c 1771
>The bride had out lasted at least 2 husbands and at least 10 kids
>still trying to find out abt the groom.
>The bride was provided for by her late husband who died abt Nov 1834 .
>His will stated that she had use of property etc but when she
>died or remarried the kids would divey up the remainders
>I wondered if the kids made sure that Ma remarried so they could get the
> >If a marriage bond was issued to a couple, ca. 1840's in the Gore District,
> >would that generally preclude marriage by a minister? I assume the other
> >option would be marriage by a Justice of the Peace. In that case, were any
> >records kept and if so, where would they be?
> >Thanks for any leads.
>see Upper Canada Genealogy & Resources at
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