Quaker Friends
Marriage Certificates

Part IV 

 

Contributed by Stefani Evans

Marriage Certificate of William Palmer and Lydia Davis

South Kingston MM R.I. Marriages 1740-1892, Box NE-137, p. 48; Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, PA

Whereas William Palmer Son of William Palmer and Mary Palmer of Stonington the County of New London & Colony of Conectticut and Lydia Davis Daughter of Peter Davis and Mary Davis of Westerly in the County of King County & Colony of RhodIsland haveing Declared their Intention of taking Each other in marriage before Several Publick meetings of the people Called Quakers at South Kingstown and Westerly in said Colony whose proceedings after a Delibrate Consideration there of whith Regard to the Righteous Law of God and Example of his people Recorded in the Scriptures of the Truth in that Case they appearing Clear of all others and having Consent of parents and others concerned were approved of by Said people now these are to Certifie all whome it may Concern that, for the full accomplishing their Said Intention this Eight Day of the Twelth month according to the English accounts A.D.:1749 They the Said William Palmer and Lidya Davis appeared in a publick meeting of the afore said people and others met together on that purpose at their publick meeting house in Westerly in ye Colony aforesaid He the said William Palmer Taking the Said Lidya Davis by the hand publickly Did in a Solmn manner openly Declare as followeth Friends I Desire you to be my witnesses that I take this my friend Lidya Davis to be my wife Promising through the Lords assistance to be unto her a faithful and loving Husband untill it Shall please God by Death to Seperate us and She the said Lidya Davis Did then and there Declare as followeth Friends I Desire you to be My witnesses that I take this my friend William Palmer to be my husband promising through the Lords assistance to be unto him a faithfull and Loving wife untill it Shall please God by Death to Seperate us and they the said William Palmer and Lidya according to the Suctom of Marriage now Lidya Palmer as a further Confirmation thereof Did then and there to these presents set their hands and we whose names are hereunto Subscribed being present with others at the Solmnizing of their Said Subscription in manner aforesaid as witnesses hereunto have also to these presents subscribed our names the Day and year above written.

William Palmer
Lydia Palmer

Peter Davis Peter Davis Jun Content Davis
Sarah Weaver John Weaver Jun Sarah Parke[Darke?]
Mary Hull Martha Congdon Mary Stanton
Sarah Sheffield Jun Prisillea Richmond Lot Tripp
John Parkes Wm Congdon Wm Gifford
Saml. Collins Elisha Lewis James Screven
John Robinson Hezekiah Collins John Collins Jun
Jane Sheffield Zeblon Hoxsie -

Marriage of Isaac Sutton and Dorcas Palmer

Swarthmore Friends Library, Cornwall MM Mens Minutes 1788-1800; Box NY-21:

21st of 1 Month 1799: Isaac Sutton and Dorcas Palmer appeared in this meeting and informed that they continued their intentions of marriate with each other and nothing appearing to hinder they are left at liberty to accomplish their marriage according to the order of friends. Benjamin Wood and John Dean are appointed to attend the marage and see that it be orderly conducted and hand the marage certificate to the recorder & report.

25th of 2d Mo. 1799: The friends apointed to attend the marage of Isaac Sutton and Dorcas Palmer report that they attended it and did not see but it was orderly conducted the marage certificate not being handed to the recorder they are continued and to report.


Marriage Certificate of Daniel Marshall and Freelove Carpenter

Swarthmore Friends Library, Chappaqua MM Vital Records 1756-1886; Box NY-11,
p. 20

Whereas David Marshall Son of Daniel Marshall and Rebeccah his wife of Northcastle in the County of Westchester and State of New York And Freelove Carpenter Daughter of Abraham Carpenter deceased and Lydia his wife of the Town County & State above and Haveing declared Their Intentions of Marriage With Each Other before two MMeetings of The people Called Quakers Held at Shapaqua In the County & State aforesaid, According to the good Order Used amongst them and They having Consent of parents and parties Concerned & Nothing Appearing to Obstruct these said Proposals Were allowed of by said Meeting. Now These are to Certify all Whome It may Concern that for The full Accomplishment of their said Intentions this 16th day of 12th M. 1790 They the Said Daniel Marshall and Freelove Carpenter Appeared In a publick Meeting of the said people at Shapaqua In the County & State aforesaid And the said Daniel Marshall takeing the Said Freelove Carpenter By the hand did In a Solemn Manner Openly Declare that he took the said Freelove Carpenter to be his Wife Promiseing thru divine Assistance to be unto her a faithrull and Loving husband Untill death Separate them or words to that Effect and then & there In the Said Assembly the Said Freelove Carpenter did in Like Manner Openly declare that She took the Said Daniel Marshall to be her husband promiseing thru divine assistance to be Unto him a faithfull & Loving Wife Untill death [...] Them or Words to that Import. and Moreover they the Said Daniel Marshall & Freelove Carpenter She according to the Custom of Marriage Assuming the name of her Husband as a further Confirmation there of did then & there to these presents Set there hands and we whose names are here [...] subscribed being present at the Solomnization of Said marriage did Subscribe those as witnesses here Unto Set our hands The day and year above Written.

Daniel Marshall
Freelove Marshall

 

Rebecah Marshall  David Marshall Judith Marshall 
Thomas Baker Elizabeth Carpenter Frances Marshall
Mary Fowler  Stephen Carpenter Hannah Deen 
Robert Runals Elizabeth Quinby Aaron Marshall



Marriage Certificate of Aaron Marshall and Mary Halstead

Swarthmore Friends Library; Chappaqua MM Vital Records 1756-1886; Box NY-11,
p. 33

Whereas Aaron Marshall Son of David and rebecah Marshall of New Castle in the County of Westchester & State of New York and Mary Hallsted daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Hallsted of Stephen Town in the County and State aforesaid having declared their Intentions of Marriage with Each other before two Monthly Meetings of the people Caled Quakers held at Shapaqua & Amewalk according To the good order Used amongst them and they haveing Consent of parents and nothing Appearing to Obstruct their said proposals Wear Allowed of By said Meeting. Now these are to Certify all Whome It May Concern that
for the full Accomplishment of their said Intentions of Marriage This 15th day of the tenth Month in the Year 1794 they the said Aaron Marshall & Marh Hallsted Appeared in a Publick meeting of said people & others at Amewalk & the said Aaron Marshall takeing the said Amy Mary Hallsted by the hand did in a Solemn manner openly declare that he took her to be his wife promiseing through divine assistance to be unto her a true and Loveing husband untill Death Separate them or words to that effect. & There and therin the Said assembly the said Mary Hallsted did In Like manner openly declare that She took the Said Aaron Marshall to be her husband promesing Through divine Assistance to be unto him a true and Loving Wife Untill death Separate them or Words to that Import and moreover They the Said Aaron Marshall and Mary Hallsted She according to the Custum of marriage Assuming the name of her husband as a Further Confirmation thereof did their and then to these prsents Set their hands and we whose names are hereunto Subscribed being present at the Solemnization of said Marriage & Subscription have as Witnesses hereunto set our hands the day and year above Written

Aaron Marshall
Mary Marshall

Elizabeth Powell  David Marshall Phebe Frost 
Samuel Hallsted Rebecah Marshall  Henry Hunter
Sarah Hunter Stephen Hallsted Amy Hallsted
Daniel Marshall Rebeca Cock Obediah Frost
Mary Hallsted  Joshua Hallsted Phebe Right
Moses Marshall [Jonne?] McKeal William Adee


Marriage Certificate of Henry Carpenter and Phebe Underhill

Marlborough Quaker Records 1804-1863; FHL Film 4015 p. 136 ; Transcription by
E.Olney

Whereas Henry Carpenter, son of Henry Carpenter and Pheabe his wife dec'd of Lankill county of Ulster, state of NY and Phebe Underhill, daughter of John Underhill and Sarah his wife of the town, county and state aforesaid declair their intentions of marriage to each other before two monthly meetings of the people called Quakers held at Marlborough and the valley in the state aforesaid, and having consent of parents and parties concerned and nothing appearing to obstruct their proposals were allowed of by the meeting. Now
these are to certify to all whom it may concern that the full accomplishments of the intentions this 3rd day of the 9th month in the year of our Lord 1806 they the said Henry Carpenter and Phebe Underhill appeared in the public meeting of said people at Plattekill...[deleted]...

Henry Carpenter 
Phebe Carpenter

John Underhill  Sophia Sutton David Sutton 
Sophia Underhill Isaac Underhill Clement Eaton
Sarles Miller Charity Cornell Adna 
Sarah Cornell Samuel Adams Phebe Sutton
Samuel Field Thomas Lawrence Samuel [crossed out] Thorne
Nathaniel Thorne Thomas Thorne -

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