MARRIAGE CONTRACT
JOHN RUMBOLD
and
MARGARET THORRINGTON
18 December 1845
Liber WGN-B Folio 92-93

 


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This Indenture made this Eighteenth day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and forty five by and between John RUMBOLD of Caroline County and State of Maryland of the one part and Margaret THORRINGTON of the same County and State aforesaid of the other part ~

Whereas a Marrage is agreed upon and intended to be had and Solemnized between the said John RUMBOLD and the said Margaret and upon the treaty of said marrage it hath been agreed by & between the said John & the said Margaret that in case the said Margarett outlived and survived the said John that the said Margarett should not claim Dower either at common law or by any other law out of the estate of the said John either real personal or mixed but that she should have a sum of money agreed upon and hereinafter expressed in lieu thereof and as a full bar of any claim of dower therein

Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said John in consideration of the premices and also of divers other good causes and considerations him thereunto moving doth by these presents for himself his heirs executers and administraters and assigns covenant promice and agree to and with the said Margarett her heirs executors administrators and assigns in manner following to wit That in case the said intended marriage shall take effect and the said Margarett shall outlive and survive the said John He the said John shall by his last will bequeath to or otherwise secure for the said Margarett the sum of two hundred dollars current money to be in her own proper right and at her absolute disposal and in case the said John shall not by his last will bequeath to or otherwise secure for the said Margarett the said sum of money the heirs executors or administrators of the said John shall within a reasonable time to be computed from the death of said John pay and satisfy unto the said Margarett her heirs executors administrators or assigns the said sum of two hundred dollars current money to be in her own proper right and at her absolute disposal as aforesaid And the said John is consideration of the premices doth further hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said Margarett her heirs executors and administrators and assigns that in case the said intended marriage shall take effect and the said John and the said Margarett shall have issue lawfully born to them during the said said intended coverture and the said Margarett with one or more of said issue shall happen to outlive and survive the said John Then he the said John shall by his last will bequeath to or otherwise secure for the said Margarett the rents proffits and income of a farm & premises situated in Caroline county which the said John purchased from one Batchelder G. CHANCE and William CHANCE to have and to hold the said rents profits and income of the said land and premices to the said Margarett in her own right and at her own disposal for and during her natural life And the said Margarett in consideration of the premices and of the benefits and advantanges likely to arrive to her from the said intended marriage doth on her part expressly covenant promice and agree to and with the said John his heirs executors and administrators that she the said Margarett will consent to accept and take the said sum of money the provision herein before made for her in lieu bar and full satisfaction of all such dower and thirds at the common law or by any other law which she should or might have had claimed or been entiled to out of any land temements or Hereditaments whereof the said John now is or at any time during the coverture or said intended marriage between them shall be seized of any estate of inheritance and also in lieu bar and full satisfaction of any Dower or of all such part or share of the personal estate of the said John which she the said Margarett may claim or be intilted to by Law

In testimoney whereof the said John and the said Margarett have hereto sett their hands and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed John Rumbold
Margarett X Thornton

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of John F. ELLIOTT and Paul CONAWAY


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