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

18.6.1673 (Wednesday 18 June 1673)

document 9700281

18.6.1673 whereas Wm Allen of Halstead in the county of Essex and Martha Gibson of Colchester in the same county having declared their intentions of marriage at several public meetings of the people of god called quakers in Essex which was approved of by the said meetings now these are to certify to all people whom it may concern that for the full determining of the intentions aforesaid this 18.6.1673 in an assembly of the people of god aforesaid at their meeting place in Colchester the said Wm Allen did solemnly in the fear of god according to the example of the holy men of god recorded in the scriptures of truth take the said Martha Gibson to be his wife and likewise she the said Martha Gibson did then and there take the said Wm Allen to be her husband each of them promising to be faithful one to the other he as a loving and tender husband and she as a loving and obedient wife so long as they should live and we who were present at their taking each other have set our hands witnesses to the same the day and year aforesaid Jas Gibson Jas Potter Jas Gibson Jn Furly jun Steph Crisp Jn Tills Jon Bundock Thos Bayles Geo Weatherly Jn Garrett Wm Laye Jn Furly minimus Francis Collins Solomon Furmantill Jn Raven Thos Shortland Edw Fedam Jn Wood Rich Allen Jeptha Selly Thos Browne Jn Rell Thos Cheettam Wm Hadly Jn Gunnell Appollos Desbury Mary Steddall Margt Inman Abigail Furly Rebecca Ball Anna Furly sen Anna Furly jun Ann Furly Ann Tallcott Sara Newman Eliz Sewell Jane Raven Dorothy Crisp Mary Weatherly Mary Bray Frances Fuller Margt Martindale Mary Taylor Ruth Taylor Susanna Granbery Mary Cockerell Zach Wellch