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

16.8.1677 (Thursday 16 August 1677)

document 9700962

whereas Robt Adams of Little Coggeshall or hamlet in the county of Essex and Mary Ludgater of Great Coggeshall in the county aforesaid 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 determining of the intentions aforesaid this 16.8.1677 in an assembly of the people of god called quakers at their meeting place in Great Coggeshall the said Robt Adams 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 Mary Ludgater to be his wife and likewise she the said Mary Ludgater did then and there take the said Robt Adams to be her husband each of them promising to be faithful one unto the other as long as t hey should live he as a loving and tender husband and she as a loving and obedient wife until the lord by death shall please to separate them and we who were then present have set our hands witnesses unto the same that they were so married the day and year aforesaid Robt Ludgater sen Robt Ludgater jun Robt Evans Jn Ludgater Wm Ludgater Geo Harvey Robt Clarke Geo Guyon Jn Fryitt Wm Bogis Wm Ashpoole Jn Garritt Mary Ludgater sen Mary Ludgater jun Eliz Evens Frances Radley Mary Sewell Ann Drywood Sarah Clarke Eliz Fryitt Mary Purcass Martha Ludgater this certificate should have been recorded two leaves forward