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Chapel, Chinley and Bugsworth

Allegation Bonds for Marriage Licences


My thanks to Anne & David Bailey for these Allegations

ALLEGATION BOND TO THE MARRIAGE LICENCE OF WILLIAM BAILEY AND HANNAH REDDISH 25TH JULY 1758

KNOW all Men by these Presents that WE Ralph DAIN and of the Parish of Chapel in le frith in the County of Derby Blacksmith and Thomas MERRYMAN of the Parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby aforesaid Joiner are held and firmly bound to the Rev. John Addenbrooke  &ldots;. Dean of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield and the Chapter of the same Church Lawfully appointed in one hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Dean and Chapter their successor or their certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Assigns 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 and each of us firmly by these Presents.  Sealed with our Seals Dated the Twenty Fifth Day of July in the Thirty Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second 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 Fifty Eight

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 Seven Hundred and fifty four Consanguinity, Affinity or any other lawful Means whatsoever but that William BAILEY of the Parish of Chapel in le frith in the County of Derby Batchelor & Hannah REDDISH of the same Parish & County aforesaid Widow may lawfully solemnize Marriage together and in the same afterwards lawfully remain and continue for Man and Wife according to the Laws in that behalf provided And moreover if there be not at this present Time any Action, Suit, Plaint, Quarrel or Demand  moved or depending before any Judge Ecclesiastical or Temporal for or containing 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 William BAILEY 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 Ralph DAIN and Thomas MERRYMAN do save harmless the said Dean and Chapter their Surrogates and other their Officers whatsoever by Reason of the Premises Then this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and Virtue

Ralph DAIN

Thomas MERRYMAN

SEALED and delivered in the Presence of Jno. Byron

At Chapel in le frith the Twenty fifth Day of July in the Year of our Lord 1758

On which Day appear’d Personally William BAILEY of the Parish of Chapel in le frith in the County of Derby & within the Peculiar of the Revd the Dean & Chapter of Lichfield Batchelor & being sworn on the Holy Evangelists alleged & made Oath as follows - That He is upwards of Twenty one Years of Age & a Husbandman & intends to Marry Hannah REDDISH of the Parish of Chapel in le frith in the County of Derby & within the Peculiar of the Revd the Dean & Chapter of Lichfield aforesd Aged upwards of Twenty one Years & a Widow -  Not knowing or believing any lawful let or Impediment by reason of any Precontract entered into before the 25th Day of March 1754. Consanguinity Affinity or any other Cause whatsoever to hinder the said intended Marriage – And He pray’d a Licence to Solemnize the said Marriage in the Parish Church of Chapel in le frith aforesaid – In which said Parish of Chapel in le frith the said William BAILEY further made Oath that He & She had had their usual Abode for the space of four Weeks last past -

Same Day the said William BAILEY was Sworn before me Jno. Byron Surrogate

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ALLEGATION BOND TO THE LICENCE FOR THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM BAILEY AND HANNAH LOMAS 1793

KNOW all Men by these Presents that We William BAILEY of Disley in the County of Chester Weaver and Isaac LOMAS of Thornelee in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith & County of Derby, Farmer are held and firmly bound to the Reverend the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield in one hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Dean and Chapter on their certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Assigns 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 and each of us firmly by these Presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the twelfth Day of March in the thirty third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defend of the Faith and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety 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 Seven Hundred and fifty four Consanguinity Affinity or any other lawful Means whatsoever but that William BAILEY of Disley in the County of Chester Batchelor and Hannah LOMAS of Thornelee in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith & County of Derby Spinster aged 21 years & upwards may lawfully solmnize Marriage together and in the same afterwards lawfully remain and continue for Man and Wife according to the Laws in that behalf provided And moreover if there be not at this present Time any Action Suit Plaint Quarrel or Demand moved or depending before any Judge Ecclesiastical or Temporal for or containing 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 him sworn to before Samuel Grundy Surrogate the twelfth Day of March One Thousand seven hundred and ninety three

And lastly if the same Marriage shall be openly solmnized 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 William BAILEY and Isaac LOMAS do save harmless the said Dean and Chapter their Surrogates and others their Officers whatsoever by Reason of the Premises Then this Obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and Virtue

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Samuel Grundy

William BAILEY

Isaac LOMAS

Chapel en le Frith March 12th 1793

On which day appeared personally William BAILEY of Disley in the County of Chester Batchelor; and being sworn on the Holy Evangalists made Oath as follows; that he is of the age of Twenty one years & upwards and a Batchelor, has lived at Disley for the space of four weeks last past and intends to marry Hannah LOMAS of Thornelee in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith & County of Derby, Spinster aged Twenty one years & upwards; not knowing or believing any lawful Lett or Impediment whatsoever to hinder the said intended marriage.  Therefore he prayed a Licence to be granted to solemnize the said Marriage in the Parish Church of Chapel en le Frith aforesaid; in which said Parish of Chapel en le Frith the said William BAILEY further made oath that the said Hannah LOMAS has had her usual abode for the space of four weeks last past

William BAILEY

The said William Bailey was sworn the Day & Year above mentioned before me

S. Grundy Surrogate

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