Marriage Records of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 1795 - 1875, Volume 1

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Marriage Records of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 1795 - 1875, Volume 1. An index to the marriages recorded in the office of the County Clerk, at Flemington, N. J., compiled by Hiram E. Deats, Recording

Secretary and Librarian of the Hunterdon County Historical Society. The first marriage license act in New Jersey requiring license bonds to be filed in the Secretary of State's office was passed in 1719 (although by a previous practice earlier bonds were filed there), and this practically remained the law until 1795, when bonds were no longer required, although some were filed there as late as 1800. After 1975 all records of marriages were to be filed in the Clerk's office of the county wherein marriages were solemnized, and the Hunterdon county records begin with that year. In 1876 the Legislature provided that reports of marriages should be transmitted to boards of health, and, while changes have been made since as to the particular local official to whom the records should be sent, there has been no return to the older system of sending them to the County Clerk's office, and hence that sutom more or less ended with 1876.

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