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

1.11.1674 (Sunday 1 November 1674)

document 9700583

1674 whereas Xoph Hawkens and Mary Guyon both of Coggeshall in the county of Essex 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 all people to whom it may concern that for the full determining of the intentions aforesaid this 1.11.1674 in an assembly of the people of god aforesaid at their meeting place in Coggeshall the said Xoph Hawkens did solemnly in the fear of god according to the example of the holy men of god recorded in the holy scriptures of truth take the said Mary Guyon to be his wife and likewise she the said Mary Guyon did then and there take the said Xoph Hawkens to be her husband each of them promising to be faithful one unto the other he as a loving and tender husband and sh e as a loving and obedient wife so long as they should live and we who were then present at their taking each other have hereunto set our hands witnesses of the same the day and year aforesaid Robt Ludgater sen Math Dallow Thos Larke Jn Drywood Rich Pemberton Geo Harvey Jn Clarke Judith Guyon Robt Adams Geo Chadkirke Jn Ludgater Edw Poole Wm Ashpoole Edw Mines Thos Perry