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John Bell & Pheby Ferguson, Quaker Records, 1719
PRONI Film MIC/16/18

Note in margin:
were married at Mullanclogher ye 23d Day of ye 12/mo 1719 at by certificate may appear -

John Bell & Pheby Ferguson both of Ballyhaes meet? having appeared & declared y? Intentions of marriage wth one another before this meeting & upon enquiry find yt there is a great disparity in ye age of ye Sd John being much older yn ye Sd Pheby & therefore not so equal as friends contd define, neverthelefs for several reafons, this meeting thinks propper to permit ym to go together if all appear clear, & yt the friends appointed to take care to fee ye same to be orderly accomplished, are desired to mind to Incert in ye Certificate of marriage yt it is rather permitted yn approved, or some remarkable distinction according to advice given from ye National meet? in yt cafe Jno Love & Jno Crawford, Margaret Love & Jane Crawford being appointed by ye men & womens meetings held at ye Sd John Bells to make Inquiry concerning y? clearnefs proceedings consent of parents & relations conecrned, have returnd their anfwers yt they made inquiry & finds nothing to obftruct ym but yt they may lawfully marry & because the father & mother of ye Sd Pheby are not friends, they have got certificates from them of their consent & willingnesfs yt their daughter should marry ye Sd Jno Bell, wch Certificates are amongst ye province papers so its appointmt of this meet? yt ye Sd Jno Bell do publifh or caufe to publifh yr said Intentions in 2 several meeting held at Jno Bells houfe & if nothing yn appear agait ym, they may in a convenient seafon take each other in marriage Jno Love & Jno Crawford are defired to fee ye said marriage perfected in good order to get y? certificate recorded & to whom a copy thereof to ye next province meeting.

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