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

6.9.1677 (Thursday 6 September 1677)

document 9701204

1677 whereas Jas Stokes of Dunmoore in the county of Essex and Mary Sewell 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 on this 6.9.1677 in an assembly of the people of god called quakers at their meeting place in Great Coggeshall the said Jas 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 Sewell to his wife and likewise she the Mary Sewell did then and there take the said Jas Stokes to be her husband each of them promising to be faithful one unto the other 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 Rich Sewell Thos Sewell Simon Bayley Robt Ludgater sen Robt Adams Thos Perry Wm Ashpoole Robt Clarke Jn Clarke Geo Guyon Robt Evens Jn Ludgater Jn Garritt Rich Amy Jn Radley sen Kath Sewell Mary Sewell Eliz Sewell Mary Ludgater Sarah Clarke Sarah Pemberton Mary Ludgater Ann Drywood Eliz Evens Margt Browning Ann Razen