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

11.11.1677 (Sunday 11 November 1677)

document 9701281

whereas Rich Ellis of Halstead and Sarah Rainer of Pebmarsh 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 determining of the intentions aforesaid on the 11.11.1677 in an assembly of the people of god called quakers at their meeting place in Halstead the said Rich Ellis 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 Sarah Rainer to be his wife likewise she the said Rainer did then and there take the said Rich Ellis to be her husband each of them promising to be faithful one unto the other as long as they 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 Wm Barron Wm Swan Edw Morly Jn Isaac Wm Barron sen Joseph Topp Thos Ellis Jn Page Thos Barde Jn Ellis Mary Prigmore Eliz Morly Mary Clarke Jn Rainer Mary Rainer Wm Newman Thos French