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

27.8.1676 (Sunday 27 August 1676)

document 9701030

1676 whereas Jn Garrit of Earls Colne in the county of Essex Kath Stow of Pedmarsh 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 all people whom it may concern that for the full determining of the intentions aforesaid this 27.8.1676 in an assembly of the people of god aforesaid at their meeting place in Halstead the said Jn Garritt 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 Kath Stow to be his wife and likewise she the said Kath Stow did then and there take the said Jn Garritt 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 set our hands witnesses unto the same the day and year aforesaid Robt Ludgater sen Wm Sewell Wm Allen Wm Buntin Thos Isaac Jn Henningham Wm Swan Jn Page Mary Harrington Eliz Kent Antho Stow Mary Stow Kath Stow Gamaliel Garritt Abrm Crismas Martha Allen Barbry Bridge Joseph Cooke Francis Hunwick Wm Newman Thos Webb Rich Norden Wm Barron Robt Ludgater jun Lucy Choppen Jas Allen Jn Sewell Ann Sewell Ame Richardson Eliz Harrington Sarah Coale Sarah Sewell Mary Edwin widow Jn Choppin Wm Kent