Prenuptial Agreement, John Norman to Sarah Corbin, Berkley County SC, 18 Aug 1752

South Carolina

Whereas Sarah Corbin of Charles Town in the said Province Widow late Wife of Francis Corbin Deceased having been asked to Marriage by John Norman Thought fit to be married to him, but before their Marriage hath thought it proper to get an Obligation under the Hand and seal of the said John Norman for the maintenance of Martha and Edmond Corbin Children of the Deceased Francis Corbin Deceased

TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall may concern Send Greeting I John Norman for my self, my Heirs, Executers and Administrators Do Covenant Promise and Agree to and with the said Sarah Corbin after my Marriage with her I will at my Proper Cost and Charges maintain Martha and Edmond Corbin, Children of the said Sarah Corbin and Francis Corbin Deceased as aforesaid in sufficient Schooling Cloathing and Victualling in the House until they shall attain the Age of twenty one years or be married. AND LIKEWISE do promise not to Diminish any thing that may fall to the Children abovesaid from the Society

IN WITNESS whereof the aforesaid John Norman to these Presents hath set his Hand and seal this eighteenth Day of August and in the Twenty sixth year of his Majesty's Reign. Annoq Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two [18 Aug 1752].

John Norman (LS)

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of

Jo [Joseph] Ellicott
Jno [John] Stone junr [Junior]

South Carolina )
Berkley County )
Personally came before me Jno Stone Junr one of the Witnesses to the within Instrument of Writing who being duly sworn saith that He was present and saw Jno [John] Norman sign, seal and as his Act and Deed Deliver the same to and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned That He signed His Name as a Witness thereto And also saw Joseph Ellicot [sic] do the same

Sworn before me this 18th January 1758 [18 Jan 1758]

John Murray J P.

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0481.Miscellaneous records (WPA transcripts). Series S213004, Volume 83B, Page 839.
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