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

11.8.1680 (Wednesday 11 August 1680)

document 9701608

a copy of Jn Ludgater's and Sarah Yardley's marriage certificate whereas Jn Ludgater of Coggeshall singleman in the county of Essex did upon 2.8.1680 propound his intention of taking Sarah Yardley of Ipswich singlewoman to be his wife unto an assembly or monthly meeting of friends of the people of god called quakers met together at the public meeting house in Ipswich and likewise did at another meeting of the said people of god met and assembled together at Ipswich upon 4.10.1680 at the public meeting house in Ipswich and friends having made inquiry concerning the said parties finding them clear from all others did give their consent that they might come together in god's ordinance of marriage and for the full accomplishment of their said intentions the said Jn Ludgater and Sarah Yardley did upon this 11.10.1680 did come into a public assembly of the aforesaid people in their public meeting house in Ipswich and did there solemnly in the presence of god and before us his people take each other in marriage he the said Jn Ludgater taking the said Sarah Yardley to be his wife and likewise the said Sarah Yardley did take the said Jn Ludgater to be her husband and them both for to live together as man and wife until such time as it shall pl ease god for to separate them by death and as a further confirmation thereof the parties above named have hereunto set their hands and we being present as witnesses thereunto have subscribed our names the day and year last mentioned Thos Millsupp Edw Millsupp Joseph Clarke Abrm Vangaver Arth Goddard Jas Church Edm Taylor Eliz Millsupp Susan Colman Ann Foster Anna Betten Eliz Story Eliz Gosling Robt Yardley Robt Ludgater Jun Wm Ludgater Robt Bowle Thos Bowle Jon Bowle Jn Ludgater Sarah Yardley