Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.12.1657 (Thursday 15 December 1657)

document 70010685

15. Mrs Margaret Harlakenden married to Mr John Eldred , her father kept the wedding three days, with much bounty. it was an action mixed with piety, and mirth, die. 18. the company departed the priory . god gave an eminent answer of prayer to him and me in providing her so good an husband beyond expectation. oh great desire is, god would fit her for her relation and bestow his blessing on them therein(.) Mr Bridegroom gave me 1li. and Mr H. 1li. god in mercy requite their love and bounty.