Source:Headley, Robert K. Married Well and Often

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Source Married Well and Often
Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800 : marriages and marriage references for the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Old Rappahannock, Richmond, and Westmoreland
Author Headley, Robert K.
Coverage
Place Virginia, United States
Lancaster, Virginia, United States
Northumberland, Virginia, United States
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
Essex, Virginia, United States
Year range 1649 - 1800
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Genealogical Pub. Co.
Date issued 2003
Place issued Baltimore, Maryland
Citation
Headley, Robert K. Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800 : marriages and marriage references for the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Old Rappahannock, Richmond, and Westmoreland. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2003).
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Family History Libraryhttp://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatal..Family history center
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Libraryhttp://www.mbwm.org/Other
Ancestry.comhttp://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5..Paid website

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This work contains a list of 7,000 marriages and boasts an additional 16,000 index entries. It contains all marriage references--including licenses, bonds, mentions in wills, deeds, order books, and Bible records--that the author could locate in both published and unpublished sources, and because it is so well sourced it offers far more than a simple list of marriages.

Starting with marriage license bonds for Northumberland County (1783-1800), Westmoreland County (1772-1800), Richmond County (1750-1800), and Lancaster County (1701-1800), the author added marriages from scattered licenses, fee books, ministers' returns, family bibles, and notes in various volumes of court records, finalizing his research in the will books and deed books for Northumberland, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Old Rappahannock, and Richmond counties, as well as in standard publications.

The result is a work with many unusual features. Besides the names of husband and wife and the date of marriage, entries may contain the names of parents, grandparents, former spouses, children of previous marriages, and other relations, as well as names of persons connected with the marriage such as securities for the groom, guardians, and clergymen. In addition, parent and children relationships are spelled out, as are sibling relationships, and there is a wealth of incidental detail concerning illigitimate children, places of birth and residence, putative marriages, dates of death of one or more parents, exact spellings of names, and precise dates of marriage.

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Available at Ancestry under the name "Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800."

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