Replaced the index to marriage bonds in the years 1720-1724 with full details, so those 690 records are now instantly available. Bonds are missing for 9 Mar 1720 – 25 Mar 1721 and 26 Mar 1722 to 13 Mar 1723, having apparently been lost at some time in the past.
Marriage bonds often provide ages, occupations, and place of residence for the bride and groom during a period when marriage registers did not provide that information. Please read the Marriage Bonds section of the Transcription Samples page for a description of what information is found in bonds, allegations, and associated documents, and how we present that information. For example:
- 31 Dec 1724 William Burrell (clerk), of Chatton, Northumberland obtained a licence to marry Philadelphia Grey, directed to Kyloe, Northumberland
Surety: William Brown, merchant, of Alnwick, Northumberland
[Note: married 26 Jan 1725 at Kyloe]
Marriage bonds cover the entire Diocese of Durham i.e. Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire. There are a few licences in our collection that were issued by the Diocese of York. Because bonds cover the whole diocese, there is no way to limit your search of bonds to a single district. If you select a district from the District menu, your selection will be ignored when the marriage bonds database is searched.