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

11.5.1699 (Thursday 11 May 1699)

document 10100745

whereas Abrm Bell of Fearing son of Jn Bell of Felsted in the county of Essex yeo and Mary Candler daughter of Lawrence Candler of Fearing in the county aforesaid maltster having declared their intentions of taking each other in marriage before several public meetings of the people of god called quakers in Earls Colne and Halsted in the county of Essex according to the good order used among them whose proceedings therein after a deliberate consideration thereof with regard unto the righteous law of god and example of his people recorded in the scriptures of truth in that case where approved by the said meetings they appearing clear of all others and having consent of parents and relations and other parties therein concerned now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this 11.5.1699 they the said Abrm Bell and Mary Candler aforesaid both appeared in a public assembly of the aforesaid people and others met together for that purpose in their public meeting place in Kelvedon in the county of Essex and in a solemn manner he the said Abrm Bell taking the said Mary Candler aforesaid by the hand did declare as followeth friends in the fear of the lord ye are my witnesses that I Abrm Bell take this my friend Mary Candler to be my wife promising by the lord's assistance to be unto her a loving and faithful husband until the lord please to se parate us by death and then and there in the said assembly the said Mary Candler aforesaid did in like manner declare as followeth friends ye are my witnesses in the fear of the lord I Mary Candler take my friend Abrm Bell to be my husband promising to be unto him a loving and faithful wife until the lord please to separate us by death and the said Abrm Bell aforesaid and Mary Candler aforesaid as a further confirmation thereof did then and there to these presents set their hands and we whose names are hereunto subscribed being present among others at the solemnizing of their said marriage and subscription in manner aforesaid as witnesses hereunto have to these presents subscribed our names the day and year above written Abrm Bell Mary Candler Wm Drewett Jn Rallet Edw Etney Jn Deledike Jn Hails Jn Raven Jones Cockerton Jn Bell Jn Perry Wm Cook Susanna Raven Ann Deledike Wm Candler Jn Bell Eliz Bell Hannah Knigh Eliz Stammers