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

11.6.1706 (Tuesday 11 June 1706)

document 10200841

Thos Babbs of Buttels parish in Colchester in the county of Essex woolcomber son of Jas Babbs of the same place and trade and Ann Beckwith daughter of Thos Beckwith of Coggeshall Magna in the county of Essex deceased having declared their intentions of taking each other in marriage before several public meetings of the people of god called quakers in the parishes of Halsted and Coggeshall in 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 were approved of by the said meetings they appearing clear of all others and having consent of parents and relations concerned now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this 11.6.1706 they the said Thos Babbs and Ann Beckwith appeared in a public assembly of the aforesaid people and others met together for that end in their public meeting place at Coggeshall in Essex and in a solemn manner he the said Thos Babbs taking the said Ann Beckwith by the hand did openly declare as followeth friends I desire you to be my witnesses that take this my friend Ann Beckwith to be my wife promising through the lord's assistance to be unto her a loving and faithful husband till it shall please him to separate us by death and then and there in the said assembly the said Ann Beckwith did in like manner declare as followeth friends I desire you to be my witnesses that I take this my friend Thos Babbs to be my husband promising through the lord's assistance to be unto him a loving and faithful wife til l it shall please the lord to separate us by death and the said Thos Babbs and Ann Beckwith 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 also to these presents subscribed our names the day and year above written Thos Babbs Ann Beckwith Jn Furly Robt Ludgater Edw Davy Jas Snellock Francis Garrett Phil Skinner Robt Seabrook Wm Cook Math Dello Jn Evans Wm Mast Isaac Ludgater Robt Hewes Jas Horn Wm Hally Robt Evens Jn Turner Robt Lark Robt Whaley Wm Haward Jn Perry Hannah Fryett Mary Barritt Mary Chandler Mary Burton Martha Cowell Mary Mulling Mary Browning Sarah Levis Eliz Clark Eliz Deaye Susanna Lark relations Jas Babbs Ann Beckwith Sarah Babbs Jas Babbs jun Grizel Babbs Mary Simpson Joseph Simpson Eliz Went