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

31.10.1680 (Sunday 31 October 1680)

document 9800077

whereas Jas Potter of Markes Taine in the county of Essex husbandman son of Jas Potter late of Earls Colne in the aforesaid county husbandman deceased and Sarah Sewell of Althamston daughter of Jn Sewell late of Althamston in the said county of Essex husbandman deceased propounded their intentions of marriage unto several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Colchester and Colne and the said meetings having made inquiry concerning them and finding them clear and free from all other persons and nothing appearing to hinder their proceedings in their said intentions of marriage the said meetings gave their consent in the matter these are therefore to certify all whom it doth or may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions the said Jas Potter and Sarah Sewell did come into our public meeting place in Earls Colne aforesaid upon the 31.10.1680 and in a public assembly then and there met in our presence did signify their then taking each other in marriage pronouncing these words following with an audible voice viz the said Jas Potter taking the said Sarah Sewell by the hand said friends in the fear of the lord and in a sense of his goodness and before this assembly whom I take to be my witnesses that I Jas Potter take Sarah Sewell to be my wife promising to be a faithful and loving husband until it shall please god to separate us by death then Sarah taking Jas by the hand and said friends I Sarah Sewell take Jas Potter to be my husband and promising to be a loving and tender wife until it shall please god to separate us by death and for the better confirmation of this th eir said marriage the parties have hereunto first subscribed their names and we who were then present are witnesses that they were so married Jas Potter Sarah Sewell Thos Potter Jeff Potter Wm Potter Wm Ball Barth Wells Joseph Bott David Chapman Joseph Sewell Jn Sewell Jn Garritt Hen Abbutt Jn Crow Jas Jay Wm Kent Eliz Kent Jn Pattricke Jon Bundock Jn Brett Isaac Mole Thos London Antho Stow Martha Allen Rebecca Ball Sarah Bott Mary Potter Susanna Potter Ann Burton Mary King Kath Stow Ann Crow