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Entries from the King County Marriage License Register containing transcriptions of affidavits submitted in application for a marriage license, 1880-1894. In each affidavit a witness attests to being acquainted with the prospective bride and groom, to knowing they are of lawful age, and to knowing of no legal impediment to their marriage. For under-aged applicants, a parental consent form may accompany the witness affidavit.
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King County was created in 1852 from Thurston County by the Oregon Territorial Legislature. The county’s western borders extended to the Pacific Ocean, but in 1857 the portion of the county west of Puget Sound was taken with the creation of Kitsap County by the Washington Territorial Legislature. Originally named after Vice President Rufus King, the county was renamed by the Washington State Legislature in 2005 in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The county seat is Seattle.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
The King County Marriage Records from the King County Archives were imaged and transcribed by Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch staff, Eastern Washington University student interns, Puget Sound Regional Branch staff and volunteers, and Historic Records Project volunteers.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], King County Auditor, Marriage License Register, 1880-1894, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/, [date accessed].
Source: King County Marriage License Register, 1866-1917, Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch, Bellevue, WA.
Original records held at the Puget Sound Regional Branch, Washington State Archives; for information or to learn about related records, contact the branch at 425-564-3940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.. Related records are also held at the King County Archives. Seattle, WA. For more information or to learn about related records, contact the King County Archives at 206-296-1538.