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

5.12.1675 (Tuesday 5 December 1675)

document 9700835

whereas Joseph Bott (may be Joseph Bott) of Colchester and Joanna Hutly of Earls Colne both 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 whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their intentions aforesaid upon 5.12.1675 in an assembly of the people of god aforesaid in our public meeting house in Earls Colne the said Joseph Bott (may be Joseph Bott) solemnly in the fear of god according to the example of the holy men of god recorded in the holy scriptures of truth take Joanna Hutly to be his wife and likewise she the said Joanna Hutly did then and there take the sa id Joseph Bott (may be Joseph Bott) to be her husband each of (sic) promising to be faithful one to the other he as a loving and tender husband and she as a loving and obedient wife until the lord shall please by death to separate them and we who were there present at their taking each other have hereto set our hands witnesses of the same the day and year above written Sarah Sewell Susanna Lay Martha Allen Sarah Isaac Hannah Isaac Mary Potter Sarah Potter Mary Ramse Mary Stow Sarah Jay Ann Burten (may be Ann Burten) Sam Ramse Wm Lay Jas Gibson Jn Garrit Wm Bunting Jn Furley jun Jn Woodwards Jn Isaac Humph Smith Edw Morley Jon Bundock Robt Ludgater jun David Chapman