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From: Bill Smith <>
Subject: Re: [UPPER-CANADA] Marriage Procedures and Bonds
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 12:36:45 -0400
This information may be of some help to you. My third great grandparents
William Thackeray & Margaret Brown were issued a Marriage Bond in
Cobourg Ontario Feb 19, 1834 and were married in Cobourg on Feb 22, 1834
by A. N. Bethune who was later the Bishop of Toronto. Their marriage was
recorded in the register of St Peter's Church of England. They were both
adherents of the Church of England but chose to be married by license
instead of banns. Possessors of a marriage bond could be married by
Minister or JP. In my case, the marriage was found in a church register
and also in a newspaper article.
Kirsten Bowman wrote>>>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 22:06:00 -0700
From: "Kirsten Bowman" <>
Subject: [UPPER-CANADA] Marriage Procedures and Bonds
To: "UPPER-CANADA-L" <>
I should have known better than to post a query to the Upper Canada list on
July 1. There was just one response, and that left a portion of my
question unanswered, so I'll try again . . .
I know that a marriage bond is simply a guarantee that the parties are
unencumbered by prior spouses, it's not a record of the marriage itself.
When a bond exists, specifically Wentworth County in 1832, would that
necessarily preclude marriage by a minister? Would it indicate that the
couple were married by a Justice of the Peace? And if by a JP, where might
the actual marriage record be?
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