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

13.4.1690 (Sunday 13 April 1690)

document 9901070

whereas Thos Bowle and Hester Jeeps both of Kelvedon in the county of Essex did propound their intentions of marriage at two several meetings of the people of god called quakers in Coggeshall Magna and Earls Colne 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 said meetings gave their consent these are therefore to certify all people whom it doth or may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions of marriage the said Thos Bowle and Hester Jeeps aforesaid did come into our public meeting house in Kelvedon aforesaid upon the 13.4.1690 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 Thos Bowle taking the said Hester by the hand said in the fear of god and before you his people I Thos Bowle take Hester Jeeps to be my wife to live together as it shall please god till he separate us by death the the said Hester Jeeps taking the said Thos Bowle by the hand said friends in the fear of the lord and and before you his people I Hester Jeeps take Thos Bowle to be my husband and do promise to be unto him a loving wife until death separate us and for the further confirmation of this their said marriage the parties above named have to this present writing first subscribed their own names and we who were then and there present are witnesses that they were so married Thos Bowle Hester Bowle Robt Yardly Jn Ludgater Wm Wright Jn Deledike Robt Hutchinson Sam Clarke Jn Clarke Wm Ludgater Thos Drywood Jn Bell Eliz Chandler Sarah Ludgater Eliz Lawrence Mary Stamers Eliz Bell Ann Cooke