Marriage Bonds for Tyrrell County, North Carolina
The marriage bonds of Tyrrell County, NC were compiled by the WPA. For the 250th
anniverary celebration of the county, volunteers extracted the WPA listing for
a commemorative publication. The extract was provided for use here by one of the
volunteers, Grady Gordon Brickhouse, whom I wish to thank for sharing it with us.
In checking the extract against the original WPA compilation, it has been found
that some pages were missed and that some of the volunteers standardized the
spelling of surnames in accordance with modern usage. This has been corrected
and all grooms have been posted. It will take a little more time before I can
produce a revised bride listing. This list also contains bonds that were missed
by the original WPA survey. Thanks to Melanie Armstrong, the Tyrrell County
Register of Deeds (and a "cousin" I might add) for providing us with the addendum
to the WPA survey.
The original marriage bonds extracted by the WPA also contain information such
as bondsmen, witnesses, etc. This data has been added to all records in this
listing as records were edited and missing records inserted. Bondsmen and
witnesses can be valuable indicators of relationships. Some day I will create
an index of bondsmen and witnesses. Until that time, you can search each list for
particular surnames by using the search capability of your browser. Because of
the size of the entire marriage bond listing, it has been broken into smaller
files based on the surnames of the grooms and the brides.
If you wish to order a copy of a marriage bond, they may be obtained from
the North Carolina State Archives, 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2807.
Please include the groom's name, bride's name, the date of the bond and the
county. There is an $8.00 search-and-copy fee if you live outside North
Carolina. If you live in North Carolina, there is no search fee and the fee
for a copy is usually around $2.00. A microfilm copy of the bonds and associated
papers may also be rented through any Family History Center of the Mormon church.
This usually costs $3.00 for a thirty-day period or $4.50 for a six-month period.
Copying costs vary, provided the Family History Center has a microfilm reader
that is capable of printing.
|FIRST LETTER OF BRIDE'S SURNAME
|FIRST LETTER OF GROOM'S SURNAME