Non-White Marriage Licenses of Tyrrell County, North Carolina
We are deeply indebted to Mike Schoettle and Chuck Sawyer for their outstanding work in
transcribing these marriage licenses.|
The non-white marriage licenses of Tyrrell County begin in 1877. We have transcribed the existing licenses and compared
them to marriage register entries to find missing licenses. Then we transcribed those marriage register entries for which
no license exists. The project to transcribe these licenses and marriage register entries terminates at
the year 1920 to avoid living persons.
A consolidated index of all brides, grooms, mothers and fathers listed in the
marriage licenses and all brides and grooms listed in the marriage register has been completed. (Parents
are not shown in the marriage register, but may be listed in a transcription of parental
consent where the bride or groom was under 18 years of age.) Witnesses, applicants, the county Register of Deeds, Justices of the
Peace and Ministers are not indexed. The index also shows the type of the surname for
females and the source of the surname. Entries for type surname indicate whether
a female's surname appears to be a MAIDEN surname or a MARRIED surname based on age and other
information in the marriage license or marriage register. Entries for source are
either LICENSE, REGISTER, IMPLIED, CENSUS or DEATH CERT. The source LICENSE means the surname is as written on the license.
The source REGISTER means the surname is as written on the marriage register. The source IMPLIED means the surname is
implied from other data on the license. Examples are:
You may read through the marriage licenses and register entries by using the table below.
All pages are linked to the next page and previous page. If you are searching
for a specific person or surname, use the index.
The licenses you will view are virtual copies of the actual licenses. The only thing
missing is the numbered superscripts to each blank, underlined area on the license
where information was to be entered and the legend to the superscripts explaining what
information to enter in the blanks. These were omitted to save space. A facsimile of
a complete blank license with superscripts and legend may be viewed by clicking
here. A few licenses were hand written. These have been
transcribed as if a form was used and annotated below the license. Marriage register
entries contain all information in the actual register.
|MALE||A - D||E - O||P - Z|
|FEMALE||A - B||C - I||J - O||P - Z|