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

2.2.1688 (Thursday 2 February 1688)

document 9900825

whereas Math Dellow of Little Coggeshall in the county of Essex woolcomber and Mary Harvey of Black Notly in the county aforesaid did propound their intentions of marriage at two several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Reigne and Stebing in the county aforesaid and the meetings having 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 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 Math Dellow and Mary Harvey aforesaid did come into our public meeting house in Brantree upon the 2.2.1688 and in a public assembly then and there met in our presence did signify their then taking each other in marriage pronouncing these words following with an audible voice viz the said Math Dellow taking the said Mary Harvey by the hand said friends you are my witnesses this day that I Math Dellow take this my friend Mary Harvey to be my wife promising through god's assistance to be unto her a faithful and loving husband until death separate then the said Mary Harvey taking the Math Dellow by the hand said friends you are my witnesses that I Mary Harvey take this my friend Math Dellow to be my husband promising through god's assistance to be unto him a loving and faithful wife until death separate and for the better confirmation of their said marriage the parties above named have hereunto first subscribed their own names and we who were then and there present are witnesses that they were so married Math Dellow Mary Dellow Jn Rallett Jn Salmon Robt Turell Chas Meriton Thos Satterthwaite Wm Kent Jn Glean Joseph Chandler Moses Davey Isaac Green Hen Smith Sarah Bangs Eliz Bell Eliz Salmon Rich Harvey Mary Burd etc