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

7.4.1687 (Thursday 7 April 1687)

document 9900419

1687 whereas Jn Rallett of Hungdon in Hertfordshire and Martha Guyon of Coggeshall Magna in the county of Essex did propound their intentions of marriage unto several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Coggeshall Magna and Earls Colne in the county aforesaid and the meetings made inquiry concerning them and finding them clear and free from all other persons and nothing appearing to hinder 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 of marriage the said Jn Rallett and Martha Guyon aforesaid did come into our public meeting house in Coggeshall Magna upon the 7.4.1687 and in a public assembly then and there met in in our presence did signify their then taking each other in marriage pronoun cing these words following or words to the like effect with an audible voice viz the said Jn Rallett taking the said Martha Guyon by the hand said friends ye are my witnesses this day that in the fear and presence of the lord and in the presence of you his people I take this my friend Martha Guyon to be my wife promising through the lord's assistance to be unto (her) a loving and faithful husband until god please to separate us by death then the said Martha Guyon taking the said Jn Rallett by the hand said friends in the fear of the lord and in the presence of you his people I take this my friend Jn Rallett to be my husband promising to be unto him a loving and faithful wife until it please the lord to separate us by death and for the better confirmation of this their said marriage the parties above mentioned have hereunto first subscribed their own names and we who were then and there present are witnesses that they were so married Jn Rallett Mar tha Rallett Jn Bowman Hannah Bowman Eliz Abbott Robt Ludgater sen Robt Ludgater jun Jn Ludgater Robt Evens Wm Ludgater Jn Fryit Robt Ludgater Eliz Evens Sarah Ludgater Hannah Fryit Eliz Salmon sen Eliz Salmon jun Jas Barber Eliz Barber Sarah Gredly Eliz Chandler Eliz Bacon Mary Stammers Jn Salmon Sam Fox Sam Waldenfield Jn Raven Abrm Coleman Benj Dikes Thos Purcas Jn Chandler Jeptha Child Thos Stammers Jn Isaac Thos Bacon Wm Chapman Jn Glenn Benj Love Jn Deledike Jonas Cockerton Jn Baker Edm Raven Joseph Bott Jn Clarke Edw Mines Martha Ludgater Kath Wright Francis Clarke