Transcribed and Contributed By Harold Lloyd
Clerk Of Superior Court’s Affidavit On Missing Granville Marriage
By Harold A. Lloyd
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
J. H. ?ham
NC November 21, 1851
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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