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

10.3.1681 (Thursday 10 March 1681)

document 9800178

whereas Jn Wright and Rebecca Sewell both of Little Coggeshall 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 this 10.3.1681 in an assembly of the people of god called quakers at their meeting place in Great Coggeshall the said Jn Wright 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 Rebecca Sewell to be his wife and likewise she the said Rebecca Sewell did then and there take the said Jn Wright 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 Robt Ludgater sen Rich Sewell Geo Harvey Thos Sewell Sarah Wright Robt Evens Jon Bowle Jn Ludgater Wm Ashpoole Wm Curtice Jn Fryitt Geo Clarke Jn Clarke Wm Cooke Mary Ludgater Eliz Fryitt Sarah Clarke Ann Beckwith Eliz Marsh Ann Cooke Sarah Ludgater Sarah Lawrence Rebecca Ludgater Hannah Yardly Frances Clarke Ann Wright