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Transcribed and Contributed By Harold Lloyd



1851 Clerk Of Superior Court’s Affidavit On Missing Granville Marriage Bonds

Transcribed By Harold A. Lloyd

The following affidavit is a part of the War of 1812 bounty land application filed by Johnson Loyd’s widow Elizabeth Langford Loyd.  For those who have searched in vain for an early Granville marriage bond, this affidavit may provide an explanation.   It  shows that early Granville marriage bonds were already missing by 1851 and attempts to explain why.  Because of the loss of Elizabeth Langford Loyd’s bond, she had to rely on individuals’ affidavits proving her marriage.  The affidavit is transcribed as written with errors not corrected.

J. H.  ?ham

                                                            Oxford NC  November 21, 1851

Dear Sir

     By your request I have examined the marriage Bonds filed in my office from the year 1790 to the year 1806 for the marriage Bond of Johnson Loyd and Elizabeth Langford and failed to find any such Bond   the marriage Bonds from 1780 to 1800 were not all returned to this office as the Clerk himself lived some 12 miles from the Court House and Blank licenses were Kept in different parts of the County by the Justices of the Peace


                                                As witness my hand and seal

                                                Of office at office in Oxford

                                                The 21st November 1851


                                                A Landis Clerk of

                                                Granville County Court


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