On this date in our family history . . . the 25th day of August . . . in the year 1649 . . . the marriage of Hester Blakely and John Bonde is recorded in the Massachusetts Town Vital Records Collection (compiled by the New England Historic Genealogical Society) . . . this John and Hester (Esther) are 10th great-grandparents of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .