2 Dec, 1799
This is the marriage bond of James Going and Rebecca (Becky) Ailstock which took place in Albemarle County. Michael Ailstock put up one hundred and fifty dollars for the marriage bond. The question remains if this is Michael Ailstock, Becky's grandfather or father?
"Know all men by events shall we James Going and Michael Ailstock are held and firmly bound unto the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and to his Successors in Office in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to which payment well and truly to be made to the said James Wood and his Successors in office we bind ourselves and joint and several heirs executed and administered firmly by the presents seal with our seal and dated this day, 2 December 1799.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage suddenly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound, James Going and Becky Ailstock ----no if there shall be no lawful cause impediments to Obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and value..
James Going (seal) and mark
Michael Ailstock (seal) and mark
Teste Alex Garret,