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

1.2.1675 (Monday 1 February 1675)

document 9700638

1675 whereas Edw Poole and Mary Bateman 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 to all people whom it may concern that for the full determining of the intentions aforesaid this 1.2.1675 in an assembly of the people of god aforesaid at their meeting place in Coggeshall the said Edw Poole did solemnly in the fear of god take according to the example of the holy men of god recorded in the holy scriptures of truth the said Mary Bateman to be his wife and likewise she the said Mary Bateman did then and there take the said Edw Poole 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 then present at their taking each other have hereunto set our hands unto the same the day and year aforesaid Joseph Townsend Robt Ludgater sen Nath Sparrow Rich Pemberton Jn Drywood Geo Harvey Edw Mines Geo Hurrell Robt Ludgater jun Corneius Curtis Nath Gage Jn Ludgater Mark Cowell