Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Marriage Bonds of Free African/Americans
1813 - 1838


Notes: These bonds have been transcribed from records filed in the Isle of Wight County Clerk of the Court's office. The bonds are handwritten and sometimes difficult to read especially initials. In addition, there are many variations in the spelling of names , i.e. Corbet, Corbett, Corbit and Montford, Mountford, Montfort. Any and all mistakes are as a result of my transcriptions.

The bonds have been sorted by husband surname. To find women by their maiden name, click on "Edit", select "Find on this Page" and enter the name. A description of the role of "Surety", The . . . surety, was often a brother or uncle to the bride, not necessarily a parent. The surety, less often, could also be related to the groom, or even be a neighbor or friend. For a more complete description of the marriage bond, see the source of this information at:   About.com: Genealogy

Joyce Whitehead


Husband Wife Dt of Bond Surety Witness Parent/Guardian
Aylor, Shannon (FN) Pope, Dolly (FN) 26 Jul 1836 Newsom Johnson (FN) ----- -----
Bailey, Ben (FN) Gwaltney, Rebecca (FN) 19 Oct 1823 Ned Gwaltney ----- -----
Bailey, Benjamin (FN) Pretlow, Tiny (FN) 12 Aug 1833 William Mingo, Jr. Joseph Baker -----
Bailey, Robert (FN) Parnold, Irena (FN) 16 Dec 1833 Levy Parnold ----- -----
Bailey, William (FN) Shelly, Lucy (FN) 12 Apr 1834 James Gardner E.D. Jones, James D. Backhurst -----
Barlow, Abraham (FN) Davis, Hannah (FN) 6 May 1826 Bartholomew Lightfoot ----- -----
Branch, Peter (FN) Jones, Airy (FN) 4 Dec 1817 Pleasant Carey Shadrack Griffin -----
Brown, Herbert (FN) Bell, Catharine (FN) 26 Sep 1837 Allson Gwaltney (FN) ----- Residence of parties: Parthena Bell (probably parent of Catharine) was born in Surry County.
Blizard, John (FN) Holloway, Averila (FN) 17 May 1838 Mike Holloway ----- -----
Butler, Jacob (FN) Bradshaw, Beady (FN) 4 Jan 1835 ----- James Bridger -----
Butler, Willis (FN) Small, Nancy (FN) 9 Jul 1830 Nathan Butler Allen Duck and Lottey Small -----
Eley, David (FN) Branch, Chloe (FN) 3 Aug 1812 Henry Coggin ----- -----
Elliott, Winslow (FN) Bowzer, Mary (FN) 29 Dec 1830 Isaac Elliott ----- -----
Folk, Methusalah (FN) Small, Eliza (FN) 12 Dec 1835 Norris Johnson ----- Charlotty Small
Godwin, Richard (FN) Edwards, Mourning (FN) 22 Nov 1830 George Minyard ----- -----
Gwaltney, Peter Wilson, Winnefred (FN) 20 May 1812 Mark Bailey, Samuel Schwart ----- Consent of James Gwaltney
Hamlin, Soloman (FN) Tynes, Lydia (FN) 31 Jul 1819 Lewis Uzzell ----- -----
Hollowell, Mike (FN) Jones, Cherry (FN) 23 Dec 1812 Charles Tynes ----- -----
Hollowell, Titus (FN) Wood, Martha (FN) 12 Nov 1817 Essex Hollowell ----- Jonathan Wood
Johnstin, John (FN) Hollowell, Peggy (FN) 2 Jul 1833 Lucy Hollowell ----- Lucy Hollowell
Lawrence, Edward (FN) Mears, Nancy (FN) 11 Mar 1831 Ned Mears (FN) ----- -----
Lawrence, Jesse (FN) Hill, Lucinda (FN) 2 May 1833 Sam Lawrence ----- -----
Lawrence, Juba (FN) Randolph, Emily (FN) 25 Feb 1830 Juba Randolph ----- -----
Newby, Gibson (FN) Butler, Polly (FN) 3 Apr 1827 Billy Jackson ----- -----
Levi of Picks (FN) Emily of Lawrence (FN) 7 Nov 1833 James of Hines (FN) ----- -----
Randolph, Robert (FN) Lawrence, Chloe (FN) 12 Jan 1831 Juba Randolph (FN) ----- -----
Rix, Arnold (FN) Bradshaw, Lucy (FN) 12 Jan 1820 Hartwell P. Fulgham ----- Honour Bradshaw (parent)
Rix, Isaac (FN) Jones, Hetty (FN) 18 Jan 1817 Freeman Tynes ----- -----
Scott, Joseph (FN) Tynes, Sealy Ann (FN) 26 Dec 1829 Nero Hunter William Lightfoot -----
Small, Jerry (FN) Butler, Sally (FN) 9 Sep 1828 Nathan Butler Allen Duck -----
Smith, Howell (FN) Wood, Willy (FN) 8 Nov 1833 Jonathon Wood ----- Jonathon Wood
Tynes, Benjamin (FN) Holloway, ? (FN) 1 Jul 1833 Dillam Holloway ----- -----
Tynes, Charles (FN) Wilkinson, Jane A. (FN) 14 Mar 1831 Allen Baker (FN) ----- -----
Tynes, David (FN) Wilson, Lucy (FN) 15 Jan 1813 Dick Joyner ----- -----
Tynes, Dolphin (FN) Travis, Mary (FN) 1 Sep 1830 ----- Edward D. Jones, William Atkinson, Charles Tynes -----
Tynes, James (FN) Ballentine, Charlotte (FN) 28 Feb 1831 Benjamin Tynes E.G. Stringfield -----
Tynes, Joseph (FN) Holloway, Louisa (FN) 29 Oct 1824 ----- ----- Sam and Dolly Holloway (parents)
Tynes, Moses (FN) Tynes, Elizabeth (FN) 26 Dec 1833 Richard Joyner ----- -----
Tynes, Moses (FN) Tynes, Ashia (FN) 30 Oct 1835 Jessie Wills Moses Atkins, Polly Atkins -----
Wilson, Randall (FN) Davis, Mary (FN) 2 Aug 1832 George Wilson (FN) ----- Hannah Barlow, mother of Mary
Tynes, Robert (FN) Davis, Selah (FN) 22 Dec 1822 ----- ----- James Tynes, Jeny Davis (parents)