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

2.3.1682 (Thursday 2 March 1682)

document 9800571

whereas Sam Jaye of Headingham Sible in the county of Essex butcher and Susanna London of White Colne daughter of Thos London of White Colne in the county aforesaid cooper propounded their intentions of marriage unto several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Earls Colne and Halstead 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 intentions of marriage the said meetings gave their consent in the matter these are therefore to certify all people whom it doth or may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions the said Sam Jaye and Susanna London did come into our public meeting place in Earls Colne aforesaid upon the 2.3.1682 and in a public assembly then and there met in our presence did signify there then taking each other in marriage pronouncing these words following with an audible voice viz the said Sam Jaye taking the said Susanna London by the hand said friends in the presence of god I take Susanna London to be my wife promising to be unto her a loving wife (sic) until death separate us then the said Susanna taking the said Sam said friends in the fear of the lord and before you his people I Susanna London take my friend Sam Jaye to be my husband promising to be a loving wife till death separate us and the better confirmation of this their said marriage the parties above named have hereunto first subscribed their names and we who were then present are witnesses that they were so married Sam Jaye Susanna London now the wife of Sam Jaye Thos London sen Thos London jun Jn London Jas London Wm London Jas Jaye Jn Pattrick Abrm Vangaver Ed Mines Thos Wright Jn Fryitt Thos Isaac Josiah Frith Rich Norden Wm Barron Susanna London sen Sarah Ive Martha Vangaver Susanna Potter sen Susanna Potter jun Ann Allen