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

14.11.1678 (Thursday 14 November 1678)

document 9701463

1678 whereas Geo Guyon and Martha Bowman both of Great Coggeshall in the county of Essex having declared their intentions of marriage in a public meeting of the people of god called quakers in Essex aforesaid and afterward the said Geo did at two other public meetings of the people aforesaid declare the same 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 14.11.1678 in an assembly of the people of god called quakers at their meeting place in Great Coggeshall the said Geo Guyon 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 Martha Bowman to be his wife and likewise she the said Martha did then and there take the said Geo Guyon 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 separate them and we who were then and there present have set our hands as witnesses to the same that they were so married the day and year aforesaid Robt Ludgater sen Robt Adams Geo Harvey Jn Garritt R Cox Robt Clarke Jn Ludgater Rich Amy Mary Bowman Eliz Bowman Martha Smyth Mary Bowman Mary Ludgater Eliz Evens Mary Adams Sarah Clarke Mary Mines Sarah Ludgater Martha Ludgater