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

15.4.1708 (Thursday 15 April 1708)

document 10201103

Math Dilloe of Great Coggeshall in the county of Essex clothier son of Math Dilloe of the same place and county deceased and Eliz Clay of Great Coggeshall in the county of Essex relict of Wm Clay late of Great Coggeshall in the county aforesaid having declared their intentions of taking each other in marriage before several public meetings of the people of god called quakers in Coggeshall and Earls Colne in Essex according to the good order used among them whose proceedings therein after 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 by the said meetings they appearing clear of all others and having consent of parties concerned now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this 15.4.1708 they the said Math Delloe and Eliz Clay appeared in a public assembly of the aforesaid people and others met together for that end in their public meeting place at Coggeshall in the county of Essex and in a solemn manner he the said Math Dilloe taking the said Eliz Clay by the hand did openly declare as followeth friends ye are my witnesses this day that I Math Dilloe take this my most esteemed friend Eliz Clay to be my wife promising to be unto her a loving and faithful husband till it shall please the lord to separate us by death and then and there in the said assembly the said Eliz Clay did in like manner declare as followeth friends ye are my witnesses this day that I take this my friend Math Dilloe to be my husband promising with god's assistance to be unto him a loving and faithful wife till it shall please the lord to separate us by death and the said Math Dilloe and Eliz Clay 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 the ir said marriage and subscription in manner aforesaid as witnesses hereunto have also to these presents subscribed our names the day and year above written Math Delloe Eliz Clay Wm Harvy Edw Turner Thos Cooper Joseph Turner Jn Dow Jn Thorne jun Thos Thurgood Joseph Whitaker Jeremy Summers jun Susanna Lark Eliz Clark Joshua Bangs Robt Whaley (names inserted in box at the head of the list) Thos Turner Benj Holme Edw Davey Sam Clark Jn Drywood Sarah Drywood Lionel Eues Hen Turner Francis Hunwick jun Joseph Woodward Edw Nucomb Wm Haward Arth Bentall Geo Baker Jn Perry (name written large) relations Robt Ludgater Jn Ludgater Robt Evens Eliz Evens Sam Clark Eliz Dello Isaac Ludgater Mary Purcas Hannah Fryitt Jn Ludgater jun Jn Fryit sen Math Dellow jun Hannah Ludgater Wm Ludgater Robt Purcass