This compilation was originally undertaken at the request of the Board of Supervisors of Brunswick County, who suggested that Miss Fothergill copy and index the Brunswick County marriage bonds from 1752, when they first appear among miscellaneous papers, until the commencement of vital records in 1852. When once she set to the task, Miss Fothergill discovered that she could improve the basic list of marriages by adding inferential marriage proofs from estate settlements, wills, and deeds. The resulting compilation, running from 1730 to 1852, is a composite of more than 3,000 marriage records. As is customary in such compilations, men are listed in alphabetical order, with an index of brides comprising a separate section. Incidental information found among the records, and employed here, includes references to places of residence and to guardians, sureties, and parents. All told the work indentifies 7,500 brides, grooms, parents and sureties, and the exact date of the marriage or bond. With an improved index.