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Quaker Quarterly Meeting - marriage certificates (PRO RG6/1379)

31.12.1691 (Saturday 31 December 1691)

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whereas Nath Man of Colchester in the county of Essex doctor of physic and surgery and Eliz Drywood daughter of Joseph Drywood of Coggeshall Magna in the county aforesaid having declared their intentions of marriage before several public meetings of the people of god called quakers in Halstead and Coggeshall in the county aforesaid according to the good order used among them whose proceedings therein after deliberate consideration thereof were approved by the said meetings they appearing clear of all others and having consent of parties and relations concerned now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this 31.12.1691 according to the english account they the said Nath Man and Eliz Drywood appeared in a public assembly of the aforesaid people in their public meeting house in Coggeshall aforesaid and according to the example of the holy men of god recorded in the scriptures of truth in a solomn manner he the said Nath Man taking the said Eliz Drywood by the hand did openly declare as followeth friends I desire you to take notice and also to be my witnesses that I Nath Man take this my most esteemed friend Eliz Drywood to be my wife promising by the assistance of god to be unto her a loving and faithful husband until it please the lord to separate us by death or to the same effect and then and there in the same assembly the said Eliz Drywood did in like manner declare as followeth friends in the fear of the lord and before you his people I Eliz Drywood take this my friend Nath Man to be my husband promising to be unto him a loving and faithful wife until it please the lord to separate us by death or to the same effect and the said Nath Man and Eliz Drywood as a further confirmation thereof did then and there to these presents set their hands and we whose names are hereunto subscribed being present amongst others at the solomnizing of their said m arriage and subscription in manner aforesaid as witnesses thereunto have also to these presents subscribed our names the day and year above written Nath Man Eliz Man Jospeh Drywood Thos Man Thos Drywood Jn Drywood Dan Pigget Thos Pigget Jas Haynes Jn Ludgater Hannah Havens Mary Purcass Eliz Chandler Ellen Clarke Alice Bird Eliz Smith Ann Child Rich Crane Jos Clarke Isaac Hubard Robt Ludgater jun Wm Mast Thos Went Jn Bowman Robt Yardly Eliz Piggitt Sarah Drywood Judith Drywood