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

6.10.1687 (Thursday 6 October 1687)

document 9900711

whereas Simon Bayly and Mary Harinton both of Earls Colne 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 6.10.1687 in an assembly of the people of god aforesaid at their meeting place in Earls Colne in the aforesaid county the said Simon Baily did solemnly in the fear of the lord according to the example of the holy men of god in ancient days recorded in the scriptures of truth take Mary Harrington to be his wife and likewise the said Mary Harington did then and there take the said Simon Bayly to be her husband each of them promising before us whose names are hereunder written to be faithful one unto the other he as a loving and tender husband and she as a loving wife so long as they both should live and we who were then present at their taking each other have set our hands witnesses unto the same the day and year aforesaid Abrm Vangaver Josiah Frith Thos Wright Thos London Jas Jay Wm Kent Jn Garritt Sarah Jay Joseph Bayly Susan London Martha Vangaver Fran Burtton Eliz Kent Eliz Frith Kath Stow Mary Baily Ann Baily