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

4.9.1722 (Tuesday 4 September 1722)

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Sam Clemence of Coggeshall Magna in the county of Essex woolcomber son of Clemence deceased and Sarah Drywood daughter of Jn Drywood clothier of Coggeshall Magna in the county of Essex singlewoman having declared their intentions of marriage before several meetings of the people of god called quakers at Halsted and Kelvedon in Essex according to the good order used amongst 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 cause were approved by the said meetings they appearing clear of all others now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this 4.9.1722 they the said Sam Clemence and Sarah Drywood appeared in a public assembly of the aforesaid people and others met together for that end in their public meeting place at Coggeshall Magna and in a solemn manner he the said Sam Clemence taking the said Sarah Drywood by the hand declared as followeth friends in the fear of the lord and in the presence of this assembly desiring you to be my witnesses that I take this my friend Sarah Drywood to be my wife promising to be unto her a loving and faithful husband till the lord shall please to separate us by death and then and there in the said assembly the said Sarah Drywood in like manner declared as followeth friends in the fear of the lord and in the presence of this assembly desiring you to be my witnesses that I take this my friend Sam Clemence to be my husband promising to be unto him a loving and faithful wife till the lord shall please to separate us by death and the said Sam Clemence and Sarah 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 other 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 Sam Clemence Sarah Drywood Mary Candler Rich Firks Mary Clarke Sarah Clarke Anna Osgood Eliz Cowley Eliz Fryitt Math Dello Isaac Buxton Benj Tayspill Robt Ludgater Wm Ludgater jun Jn Brightwen Mary Brightwen Francis Garrett Humph Smith Robt Ludgater Jn Dello Jn Evens Eliz Evens Joseph White relations Jn D rywood Eliz Salmon Prisc Drywood Jn Stacie Martha Drywood Isaac Ludgater Eliz Dello Anna Brightwen Mary Evens Mary Ludgater Mary Carter Mary Emerson Bethsheba Candler Mary Clark Wm Ludgater sen