Simon's Family History

Marriage Bond
between John Turney
and John Randall
(as father of Elizabeth Randall)

Know all men by these Presents that the John Turney of Husband Crawley in the County of Bedford Butcher and John Randall of Lidlington in the aforesaid County Farmer and Butcher are held and firmly bound to the worshipful Thomas Beven LLD. Chancellor of the Diocese of Lincoln lawfully constituted in two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Thomas Bevan or his certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Asaigns for the true payment whereof We bind ourselves and each of us by himself for the whole and every part thereof and the Heirs Executors and Administrators of us each of us firmly by these Presents sealed with our seals dated the seventh day of June in the twenty third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and eighty three

The Condition of this obligation is such that if hereafter there shall not appear any lawful Let or Impediment by reason of any pre-contract entered into before the twenty fifth Day of March One thousand and Seven Hundred and fifty four Consanguinity Affinity or any other Lawful Means whatsoever but that the above bounden John Turney and Elizabeth Randall of Lidlington in the County of Bedford may lawfully solemnize Marriage together and in the same afterwards do lawfully remain and continue for Man and Wife attending to the Law in that behalf provided And moreover if there be not at this present time any Action Suit Plaint Quarrell or Demand moved or depending before any Judge Ecclesiastical or Temporal for or concerning any such lawful Impediment between the said Parties nor that either of them be of any other Parish or of better Estate or Degree than to the Judge at granting of the Licence is suggested and by John Turney sworn to -------

And lastly if the same Marriage shall be openly solemnized in the Church or Chapel in the Licence specified between the hours appointed in the Constitutions Ecclesiastical confirmed and according to the form of the Book of Common Prayer now by law established And if the above bounden John Turney do save harmless the said Thomas Bevan his Surrogates and others his Officers whatsoever by Reason of the Promises then this obligation to be void or thereto remain in full force and Virtue

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Acknowledgement to Beds & Luton Archives Service

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