This collection comprises an index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the diocese of Cork and Ross, Ireland. The original rolls from which the printed index was created are held in the National Archives of Ireland (formerly the Public Record Office of Ireland). A Marriage Licence Bond was entered into before a Bishop, prior to the granting of the Marriage Licence, with the purpose of ensuring that the impending Marriage was legally sound. Two solvent individuals (one of which was usually the bridegroom) entered into the bond for a stated sum.
What can I find in these records?
You may be able to find the following information (where available):
- Name of Spouse
- Year of Marriage
- Place of Marriage