Catalog of Holdings
Government Records Collection
The Government Records Collection consists of many original official documents of Bosque County governmental offices, some microfilmed documents, and some indexes compiled by Collection volunteers. Provided below is a brief summary of each type of record followed by a table with a more detailed listing of the records contained in the Collection.
Notice of Intention to Marry - These are documents giving the names, ages, and residences of couples that intended to marry; 1929-1933, two original volumes, each volume individually indexed.
Affidavits for Marriage Licences - These are affidavits stating that there are no legal objections for a couple to marry. If a couple is under age (21 for the groom; 18 for the bride), the parents must give their approval. Many of these affidavits contain the original attached letters and notes signed by the parents; 1894-1903, 1908-1909, original volumes 1-3, 5 (volume 4 is missing), volume 3 is indexed, remaining volumes are not indexed. The affidavits ARE NOT unclaimed marriage licenses and remain the property of the Collection. They may, however, be copied.
Deed Records - These are the early deed books for Bosque County. The deeds are ordered by the date they were recorded, not executed, so earlier deeds may be contained in later volumes; 1854-1888, original volumes 4A, A-1, A-2, B-I, K-Z, 2-9 (there was no volume A or J), direct and reverse indexes; microfilm records of all deed books and other original deed books (including A-3, 1, and subsequent volumes) are available at the County Clerks office in the Courthouse (volume 27 contains deeds transcribed from McLennan County, 1850-1855).
Ledgers and Receipt Books
Sheriff's Civil Docket and Fee Book
|Type of Record||Volume||Dates|
|Affidavits for Marriage License||1||03 Dec 1894 - 22 Nov 1897|
|Affidavits for Marriage License||2||22 Nov 1897 - 28 Feb 1901|
|Affidavits for Marriage License||3||05 Mar 1901 - 19 May 1903|
|Affidavits for Marriage License||5||25 Apr 1908 - 15 Mar 1909|
|Notice of Intention to Marry||1||17 Jun 1929 - 20 Dec 1931|
|Notice of Intention to Marry||2||04 Jan 1932 - 23 May 1933|
|Deed Records Index||Direct|
|Deed Records Index||Reverse|