New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

B. Certificate of Marriage

Whereas A.B., of (City or Town), County of (County), and State of (State) 
son of C.B., and E., his wife, of (City or Town), 
and D.E., of (City or Town), County of (County) and State of (State), 
daughter of H.E. and K., his wife, of (city or Town), 
having declared their intentions of marriage with each other to Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends held at (City or Town), (State) ,according to the good order used among them, their proposed marriage was allowed by that Meeting.
 

NOW THESE ARE TO CERTIFY that for the accomplishment of their marriage, this day of the (Month) month, in the year nineteen hundred and (Year) they, the said A.B. and D.E., appeared in a duly appointed meeting held at (City or Town), (State), under the oversight of Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and A.B., taking D.E. by the hand, did on this solemn occasion declare that he took her to be his wife, promising, with divine assistance, to be unto her a loving and faithful husband as long as they both should live; and thereupon D.E. did in like manner declare that she took him, A.B., to be her husband, promising, with divine assistance, to be unto him a loving and faithful wife as long as they both should live.
 

And in further confirmation thereof, they, the said A.B. and D.E., [she, according to the custom of marriage, adopting surname of her husband*] did then and there to these presents set their hands.
 

A.B.

D.E.[B*]

AND WE, having been present at the solemnization of the said marriage, have as witnesses thereto, set our hands.

(Witness)

(Witness)

(Witness)

(Witness)

* Optional</p>

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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