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

13.6.1684 (Friday 13 June 1684)

document 9801088

whereas Joseph Stacy of Colchester in the county of Essex baymaker and Anna Ashpoole of Coggeshall Magna in the county aforesaid widow propounded their intentions of marriage unto several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Halsted and Coggeshall 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 signify unto all whom it doth or may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions the said Joseph Stacy did come into our public meeting place in Coggeshall Magna upon the 13.6.1684 and in a public assembly then and there met in our presence did signify their then taking each other in marriage pronouncing these words with an audible voice viz the said Joseph Stacy taking the said Anna Ashpoole by the hand said friends in the fear of the lord and before you his people I Joseph Stacie take Anna Ashpoole to be my wife and do here promise to be unto her a true loving and faithful husband until death separate us then the said Anna Ashpoole taking the said Joseph Stacie by the hand said friends in the fear of the lord and before his people I Anna Ashpoole take Joseph Stacie to be my husband and do promise to be unto him a loving tender wife till death separate us and for the better confirmation of this their said marriage the parties have first subscribed their own names and we who were then present are witnesses that they were so married Joseph Stacie Anna Stacie Rich Pemberton sen Rich Pemberton jun Jn Stacie Mathias Cooke Wm Cooke Wm Rawling Robt Ludgater jun Jn Fryitt Xoph Hawkings Wm Ludgater Jn Garritt Robt Evens Mark Cowell Jn Drywood Sarah Pemberton Mary Stacie Ann Stacie Martha Cooke Ann Cooke Mary Hawings Eliz Rawling Mary Ludgater Judith Guyon