Year 1500 – 1800 – Child Marriage Licences In London

Child marriages has been happening from the ancients of times. Although girls (or boys) who hit puberty weren’t classed as a child when they hit “puberty”, from the 20th century on-wards things changed. As puberty was the factor for someone to get married, from the 20th century on-wards it was decided on age. The age factor did not look into whether the person hit puberty or it was safe for them to have relations, this was not and has never been discussed.

For example, in many Western countries, one can start have sexually relations (legally) at a very young age, but at the same time the person would not be able to legally drive a car or buy a box of cigarrates. You could join the military at the age of 18 or younger, but still unable to buy alcohol. Not saying that alcohol should be sold, it is a harmful drink and people should stay away from. These examples were given to show how contradictory these set of laws are.

Coming back to child marriages: pre-20th century there was no such thing as “child marriage”, as we understand it today. Girls/boys were deemed to be adults when they hit puberty.

Not long ago I was reading through a book, titled “London Marriage Licences”. I picked up the book just to see at what ages were people married. Were there differences in the age between the male and female? I was shocked to see how young some of the girls were compared to the men. These marriages were all done in Churches. The youngest case of marriage was between a 2 year-old “John” to 26-year-old (widow) Margaret Weston:

“WEST, John, of Drayton, in Hayles, co. Salop, gent., bachelor, about 2 (gone), and Mrs. Margaret Weston, of St. Bride, London, widow, about 26 – at St. Bride aforesaid, or in the Temple chapel, London. 2 March, 1677 (or 8). V.” (page 1439)

The second case of marriage licence given, was between 4-year-old George and a widow (no name given):

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“BRIGHAM, George, gent., of [destroyed], co. Herts, BACHELOR, AGED -4-, father dead, and Winifred Markham, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, WIDOW of Robert Markham, gent., deceased – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. 15 July, 1624. B.” (page 183)

Third marriage licence was given to 18-year-old William, to 9-year-old Dorthy Panton:

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“STANLEY, William, of Chelsea, Middlesex, esq., bachelor, about 18, his father’s consent and Mrs. Dorthy Panton, spinster, about 9 years, daughter of Thomas Panton, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, who alleges – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. 1 May, 1675. V.” (page 1277)

Fourth marriage was between 30-year-old Thomas to 11-year-old Anne Richardson:

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“SWYNBORNE, Thomas, of Gray’s Inn, esq., bachelor, 30, and Anne Richardson, of Christchurch, London, spinster, about 11, daughter of William Richardson, of same, esq., who consents – at St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, or Christchurch, London. 12 May, 1690. F.” (page 1308)

The above are just few of the marriages I picked up from the book. There are another 200 similar cases documented further down in this article.

The above examples should be not shocking to our modern readers. These type of marriages were consummated and very common in ancient of times. The Bible and non-Biblical sources have many instances where such marriages were consummated.

King David who was a Prophet in the Bible was 70-years-old when he married 12-year-old Abishag (See here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Moses and his soldiers married prepubescent girls who did not even hit puberty, as the verse, Numbers 31:18 states: “A Detailed Historical Examination Of Numbers 31:18“.

Biblical Prophet Isaac, his daughter, Dinah, was no older than 7-years-old when she was married off to Shechem: “Bible: How Old Was Dinah When She Was Married To Shechem?“.

There is the famous marriage of the mother of Jesus. Mary was 12-years-old when she was married off to 8o – 90 year old Joseph the carpenter. This marriage has been attested by all ancient church fathers: “Marriage of Mary To Joseph the Carpenter!

Ancient Israelite used to marry off their daughters at a very young age. Isaac was 40-years-old when he married 3-year-old Rebecca, as ancient Rabbis have reported: “Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times“.

Last but not least, age of consent in America and Europe in the 1800s was 10 in all countries. In fact, in the state of Delaware the age of consent was as young as 7: “Age of Consent in European & American History” and “The Age Of Consent Laws In America, 1800s“.

We will leave readers with more quotes on marriage licences given in London. Their names, and the age of the couples are most of the time documented below.

NOTE: Those highlighted in red, have big age differences or are very young at the time of their marriage.

1.

“ADAMS, Henry, of St. Michael, Cornhill, scrivener, bachelor, 33, and Elizabeth Newman, of same, MAIDEN, 17, daughter of Thomas Newman, of same, deceased, her mother’s consent – at St. Michael, Cornhill, aforesaid. 12 Dec. 1601. B.” (page 6)

2.

“AISHE, Christopher, of Lincoln’s Inn, gent., BACHELOR, ABOUT 22, and Mrs. Penelope Peedle, of Stow-in-the-World, co. Gloucester, SPINSTER, ABOUT 15, consent of mother, Mrs. Anne Fletcher, alias Peedle – at Upper Swell, co. Gloucester. 20 Dec. 1673. V.” (page 12)

3.

“ALEXANDER, Nicholas, of St. Gregory, London, BACHELOR, 29, and Johanna Smith, SPINSTER, 16, daughter of Stephen Smith, of Blackmore, co. Essex, esq., who consents – at Blackmore or Stoneden, co. Essex. 15 Sept. 1663. F.” (page 15)

4.

“ALINGTON, the Right Hon. William, Lord of Alington, widower, ABOUT 30, and Julian Noel, SPINSTER, ABOUT 16, daughter of the Right Hon. The Lord Viscount Campden, who consents – at …. In co. Northampton or Rutland. 30 July, 1664. F.” (page 16)

5.

“AMY, Samuel, of St. Margaret, Westminster, gent., BACHELOR 33, and Mary Ingram, of same, SPINSTER, AGED 17, consent of father, Richard Ingram, yeoman – at St. Antholin, London. 21 June, 1666. V.” (page 25)

6.

“ ANDERSON, Stephen, jun., esq., BACHELOR, 20, son and heir of Stephen Anderson, sen., of Eyworth, co. Beds, esq., who consents, and Mary Glynne, SPINSTER, 15, daughter of Sir John Glynne, knight, H.M.’s Serjeant-at-law, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, who consents – at … 1 June, 1664. F.” (page 27)

7.

“ ARNOLD, Thomas, of Ivill, Sussex, gent., BACHELOR, ABOUT 30, and Anne Ladds, of Croydon, Surrey, SPINSTER, ABOUT 16, consent of father, Thomas Ladds, tanner – at Croydon aforesaid. 22 Nov. 1666. V.” (page 37)

8.

“ ASHE, Benjamin, of Fleshford, co. Somerset, gent., BACHELOR, ABOUT 26, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stoakes, of Chippenham, Wilts, SPINSTER, ABOUT 16, consent of mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Stoakes, of same, widow – at Chippenham aforesaid. 6 May, 1670. V.” (page 40)

9.

“ATKINS, Sir Robert, of Lincoln’s Inn, Knight, bachelor, about 21, his father’s consent, and Mrs. Lovise de Carterett, of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Middlesex, spinster, about 15, consent of father, Sir George de Carterett, knight – at St. Andrew, Holborn. 5 July, 1669. V.” (page 46)

10.

“AVERY, Dudley, of St. Michael Bassishaw, citizen and merchant taylor, of London, bachelor, 23, with consent of his father, the Right Worshipful Samuel Avery, alderman, of Lond and Jane Large, of Camberwell, Surrey, spinster, above 16, daughter of Thomas Large, late of same, esq., deceased, with consent of her mother, Elizabeth Whorwood – at Camberwell or St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, or St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf, London. 28 Feb. 1647(or 8). F.” (page 54)

11.

“AYLETT, Robert, Bachelor, about 15, son of John Aylett, of Much Braxted, Essex, esq., and Margaret Aylett, of same spinster, about 13, her parents dead, with consent of said John Aylett, her guardian – at Great or Little Braxted, or Rivenhall, co. Essex. 11 Nov. 1662. F.” (page 56)

12.

“AYLETT, Robert, of Great Braxsteed, co. Essex, gent., about 18, and Margaret Aylett, of same, spinster, about 15, consent of Thomas Roberts, of Little Braxsteed, said county, esq., guardian to both said parties, their parents being dead – at St. Gregory, or Little St. Bartolomew, London, or St. James, Clerkenwell. 17 March, 1664 (or5). V.” (page 56)

13.

“BAILY, Abraham (Bailey), of Lincoln’s Inn, esq., bachelor, about 26, and Mrs. Joyce Perkins, of much Baddow, Essex, spinster, about 16, consent of father, Thomas Perkins, of same, esq. – at Great Baddow aforesaid. 10 Dec. 1674. V.” (page 62)

14.

“BAKER, John, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, gent., bachelor, about 35, and Elizabeth Strugmell, of St. Stephen, Coleman Street, spinster, about 16, consent of father, Stephen Strogmell, of St. Botolph aforesaid – at St. Gregory, London, or ye parish of … ., Dowgate. 7 Aug. 1663. V.” (page 65)

15.

“BALE, Gratian, of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, bachelor, 24, and Dorothy Roberts, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex, spinster, 16, her parents dead, with consent of her uncle, Roberts Fenn, esq. – at Stoke Newington, or St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex. 21 Sept. 1676. F.” (page 68)

16.

“BARCROFT, Charles, of St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, merchant tailor, bachelor, 23, and Dorothie Crosby, spinster, 15, daughter of John Crosby, late of St. Albans, Herts, gent., deceased, with consent of her mother, Mary Crosby, of same, widow – at parish church of St. Albans aforesaid. 20 Feb. 1632 (or 3). F.” (page 74)

17.

“BARNES, John, of Malby, co. York, gent., bachelor, about 30, and Mrs. Frances Masday, of Stanton, said county, spinster, about 16, consent of father, Richard Masday, of same gent. – at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, London. 12 Nov. 1673. V.” (page 82)

18.

“BARNES, William, jun., of Marlborough, co. Wilts, gentleman, bachelor, about 28, and Mary Smith, of Alton, said county, aged 16, consent of mother, Margery Smith, of same, widow – at Overton or Preshutt, said county. 6 May, 1665. V.” (page 84)

19.

“BATEMAN, James, of St. Martin Orgar, London, bachelor, about 31, and Esther Searle, of St. Michael Basishaw, London, about 17, daughter of Dame Anne Hedges, who consents – at St. Michael aforesaid, or … 3 Dec. 1691. F.” (page 95)

20.

“BAYNES, John, of Inner Temple, esq., bachelor, about 26, and Mrs. Lucy Lee, of South Fleet, co. Kent, spinster, about 16, consent of her father, John Warner, alias Lee, D.D. – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. 5 Feb. 1675 (or 6). V.” (page 102)

21.

“BEAUCLERCK, the Right Hon. Lord William, aged 22, second son of the Most Noble Charles, Duke of St. Albans, and Mrs. Charlotte Werden, spinster, 15, daughter of Sir John Werden, of Holyport, parish of Bray, co. Berks, who consents – special licence to marry at any time or place. 10 Dec. 1722. F.” (page 105)

22.

“BELASYSE, Sir Henry, Knight of the Bath, son and heir to the Lord John Belasyse, of Worlaby, co. Lincoln, widower, 23, and Mrs. Susanna Armyne, daughter of Sir William Armyne, of Osgodby, co. Lincoln, knight, deceased, spinster, aged about 13 years, her mother also dead, with consent of said Lord Belasyse, to whom the tuition, &c., of said Susanna was left by her mother, attested also by Thomas Harrison, of St. Paul, covent Garden, gent. – at St. Mary Bothaw, St. Peter, Paul’s Wahrf, or at Kensington. 20 Oct. 1662. B.” page 110)

23.

“BONFAY, Nicholas, of St. Helen, London, merchant, bachelor, 31, and Mary Shepheard, spinster, 16, daughter of Nicholas Shepheard, of Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, gent., who consents – at All Hallows-in-the-Wall, London. 5 Oct. 1650. F.” (page 150)

24.

“BOOTHBY, Robert, of Chinckford, Essex, gent., bachelor, 28, and Mary Hyer, spinster, 15, daughter of George Hyer, esq., of Sheene, Surrey, who consents – at Chinckford aforesaid. 18 Aug. 1621. B.”
(page 153)

25.

“BREWSTER, Samuel, of St. Michael-le-Querne, London, bachelor, 22, and Anne Horne, spinster, 15, her father dead, with consent of her mother, Mary Horne, now wife of John Milborne, of same – at Lambeth or St. Mary, Newington, co. Surrey. 25 Aug. 1663. F.” (page 179)

26.

“BRIGGINSHAW, Richard, of Hayes, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, 35, and Elizabeth Justice, spinster, 17, daughter of William Justice, of St. Lawrence, Jewry, London, esq., who consents – at Stoke Newington, Middlesex. 21 July, 1665. F.” (page 183)

27.

“BRIGHAM, George, gent., of [destroyed], co. Herts, BACHELOR, AGED -4-, father dead, and Winifred Markham, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, WIDOW of Robert Markham, gent., deceased – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. 15 July, 1624. B.” (page 183)

28.

“BROWNE, Edward, gent., of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, widower, 37, and Anne Willoughby, spinster, 17, daughter of Richard Willoughby, gent., of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, who consents – at St. Botolph aforesaid. 6 May, 1630. B.” (page 197)

29.

“BROWNE, Edward, of Whitefriars, London, doctor in physic, bachelor, about 28, and Mrs. Henrietta Susanna Ferne, of Lyre Street, London, spinster, about 17, her father’s consent – at St. Andrew Undershaft. 29 April, 1672. V.” (page 198)

30.

“BROWNE, Mun, of London, merchant, bachelor, about 30, and Mrs. Mary Benn, of St. John Zachary, London, spinster, about 16, consent of her father and mother, Sir Thomas Bloodworth, Knight, and Dame Mary Bloodworth, alias Benn, his wife – at St. Botolph, Aldersgate. 1 March, 1670 (or 1). V.” (page 200)

31.

“BUCKERIDGE, William, of Westham, Essex, merchant, bachelor, 34, and Mary Hornby, of St. Edmond-the-King, London, spinster, 17, daughter of Joseph Hornby, of same, goldsmith, who consents, alleged by Nicholas Buckeridge, of Westham aforesaid, clerk – at St. Edmond aforesaid. 28 April, 1688. F.” (page 208)

32.

“BUCKLE, Lewis, of Inner Temple, gent., bachelor, about 21, and Mary Lewis, of Banstead, Surrey, spinster, about 14, consent of Christopher Buckle esq., father of said Lewis Buckle, and executor of the last will &c., of her grandfather, Sir William Lewis, Knight, deceased, who did leave her what portion she hath, her parents dead – at Banstead aforesaid. 14 Dec. 1677. V.” (page 209)

33.

“BULLER, Francis, jun., of Iselam, co. Cambridge, esq., bachelor, about 19, and Mary Maynard, spinster, about 13, daughter of Sir John Maynard, deceased, with consent of the parents of said parties, alleged by John Pengelly, of Iselam aforesaid, gent. – at Iselam Cheevely, or Lauvard, co. Cambridge. 5 Dec. 1670. F.” (page 213)

34.

“BULLER, George, esq., of Middle Temple, bachelor, 33, and Mary Hanger, of St. Dunstan-in-the-East, spinster, 15, daughter of George Hanger, of same, merchant, who consents – at Enfield, Middlesex, or St. Dunstan-in-the-East. 3 April, 1643. B.” (page 213)

35.

“BURGESS, Thomas, of Barnard’s Inn, gent., bachelor, about 30, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hewes, of Hodsdon, Herts, spinster, about 16, consent of mother, Jane Simpson, widow – at Stepney, Middlesex. 21 Oct. 1667. V.” (page 218)

36.

“BURRARD, John, of Lemington, co. Southampton, gent., bachelor, about 21, and Mrs. Elizabeth Button, of same, spinster, about 15, consent of her mother, Mrs. Mary Button, of same, widow – at parish church of Lemington aforesaid, or either chapel in said parish. 4 Dec. 1666. V.” (page 221)

37.

“CAMPE, William, gent., of St. Andrew, Holborn, widower, 57, and Anne Gregory, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, spinster, 16, daughter of Valentine Gregory, gent., who consents – at St. Andrew, Holborn. 1 Oct. 1635. B” (page 238)

38.

“CARLETON, Samuel, of St. Martin Outwich, grocer, bachelor, 24, and Martha Wright, of St. Olave, Old Jury, spinster, 14, daughter of Edmund Wright, alderman of London, who consents – at St. Olave aforesaid. 15 July, 1633. B” (page 243)

39.

“Carterett, Sir Phillippe De, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, bart., bachelor, bout 25, and Mrs. Elizabeth De Carterett, of St. Margaret, Westminster, spinster, about 13, her father’s consent – at St. Mary, Savoy. 25 April, 1676.” (page 250)

40.

“CAUSTON, Peter, jun., of St. Mary Abchurch, London, bachelor, 31, and Rebecca Hayes, of Greenwich, Kent, spinster, 16, daughter of James Hayes, of same, esq., who consents, attested by Peter Causton, sen., of St. Mary Abchurch aforesaid – at Charlton, Greenwich, Eltham, or Woolwich, co. Kent. 4 July, 1687. F.” (page 256)

41.

“Champneys, Mr. Arthur, of Love Lane, London, bachelor, 30, an Mrs. Hannah Ingram, one of the daughters of Sir Arthur Ingram, late deceased, late of St Andrew, Holborn, spinster, 16, consent of her mother, Lady Ingram – at St. Bennet Fink, alleged by Robert Rogers, of St. Benet Fink, gent. 13 Feb. 1687 (or 8). B.” (page 262)

42.

“CHESTE, Charles, of Broadwas, co. Worcester, gent., bachelor, aged 24, and Penelope Chamberlaine, spinster, 15, daughter of Thomas Chamberlaine, of same, gent., who consents – at Great Malvern, co. Worcester. 29 Jan. 1632 (or 3). F.” (page 272)

43.

“COOKE, William, esq., of Hynam, co. Gloucester, bachelor, 28, and Anne Rolles, of Chiswick, Middlesex, spinster, 16, consent of her mother, the Lady Margaret Cholmley, of same, widow, alleged by Peter Coxe, of same, clerk, widow, alleged by Peter Coxe, of same, clerk – at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish street, or St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf. 30 March, 1648. B.” (page 324)

44.

“COPLEY, Lionel, of Wadworth, co. York, esq., bachelor, 27, and Anne Boteler, spinster, 16, daughter of Sir Philip Boteler, knight of the Bath, of Wotton Woodhall, Herts, who consents – at Watton or Wotton Woodhall, or … ., Herts. 8 June, 1676. F.” (Page 329)

45.

“CRAWLEY, John, of Gray’s Inn, Middlesex, esq., bachelor, about 23, and Mary Lambert, spinster, about 14, daughter of William Lambert, late of the town of Buckingham, gent., deceased, she being a ward to his majesty, with consent of her guardian, the Right Worshipful Sir Francis Crawley, knight, of his majesty’s justices of the Court of common Pleas, as attested by said John Crawley, and Francis Crawley, of Gray’s Inn, gent., and with consent also of her mother, Dame Mary Richardson, wife of the Right Worshipful Sir Edward Richardson, knight, of Buckingham aforesaid – to marry at St. Dunstan-in-the-West or St. Andrew, Holborn. 10 Nov. 1632. F.” (page 351)

46.

“CRUMPE, John, of Barnard’s Inn, gent., bachelor, 32, and Elizabeth Rawlins, of St. James-in-the-fields, Middlesex, spinster, above 16, daughter of Mr. Francis Rawlins, who consents – at St. James aforesaid, or … 28 March, 1699. F.” (page 363)

47.

“CURSON, Nathaniel, of the City of London, merchant, bachelor, about 30, and Mrs. Sarah Penn, of Penn, co. Bucks, spinster, about 16, consent of father, William Penn, esq. – at St. Mary, Savoy, 5 July, 1671. V.” (page 367)

48.

“DAWES, John, of St. Olave, Hart Street, London, esq., bachelor, 30, and Christian Hawkins, spinster, 16, her parents dead, she living with her aunt, the wife of – Richard, of St. Olave aforesaid, merchant, who consents – at the Church of the Inner Temple. 21 April, 1663. F.” (page 386)

49.

“DISBROWNE, Cromwell, ofWestham, Essex, bachelor, 24, and Cornelia Vandenanker, of Downham, said county, spinster, about 13, her parents dead, with consent of her surviving guardian, Benjamin Dishbrowe, of Downham aforesaid, esq. – at Downham aforesaid or in the chapel of Frimnalls, in the said parish. 16 Oct. 1696. F.” (page 404)

50.

“DIX, Samuel, of St. Mary, Aldermary, London, tallow-chandler, bachelor, about 26, and Mrs. Elizabeth Greensmith, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, spinster, about 15, with consent of her brother, her parents dead – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, or St. Clement Danes, Middle-sex, or St. Mary, Aldermary, London. 25 Feb. 1678 (or 9). V.” (page 404)

51.

“DRAKE, Francis, of Middle Temple, gent., bachelor, about 30, and Mrs. Ann Woodward, of Stratton Audley, co. Oxon, spinster, about 16, her father’s consent – at Stratton Audley aforesaid. 28 Jan. 1673 (or 4). V.” (page 418)

52.

“DUCKETT, William, gent., of Gray’s Inn, bachelor, 34, and Cicely Daling, 17, daughter of Richard Daling, of Witham, Essex, gent., who consents, as well as her mother, Mrs. Mary Daling – at Witham or Little Braxted. 8 April, 1630. B.” (page 424)

53.

“DUNCH, Hungerford, of Downe – Ameny, co. Gloucester, bachelor, about 36, and Mrs. Catherine Oxton, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, spinster, about 16, her mother’s consent – at St. Mary, Savoy. 18 April, 1677. V.” (Page 426)

54.

“ELFORD, Walter (Elforde), of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, London, merchant, bachelor, about 36, and Anne Chambers, of same, spinster, 17, daughter of Richard Chambers, alderman of London, who consents – at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, or St. Olave, Silver Street, London, or Tottenham, Middlesex, 15 July, 1647. F.” (Page 447)

55.

“FALDO, Thomas, of North Mims, Herts, esq., bachelor, 25, and Elizabeth Constable, spinster, 15, daughter of Marmaduke Constable, late of Winthorpe, co. York, esq., deceased, with consent of her mother, Thomasine Constable, of St. Mary, Whitechapel, Middlesex, widow – at Little Ilford, co. Essex. 6 March, 1632 (or 3). F.” (page 469)

56.

“FINCH, the Hon. Leslie, esq., bachelor, 30, and Barbara Scroope, of St. Martin aforesaid (sic), spinster, 16, with consent of her mother, Elizabeth Aspin, alias Scroope, alleged by John Aspin, of Emberton, Bucks, esq. – attested by William Aspin, of Gray’s Inn, esq. – at St. Martin aforesaid, or … 22 May, 1699. F.” (page 485)

57.

“FITCH, Thomas, bachelor, aged 15, son of Gilbert Fitch, of Wolvey, co. Warwick, gent., who alleges, and Sarah Smallbrooke, spinster, about 13, daughter of Elizabeth Fitch, alias Smallbrooke, wife of said Gilbert Fitch and with her consent – at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, or St. Michael, Cornhill, London, or Stepney, co. Middlesex. 29 June, 1682. F.” (page 489)

58.

“FORESTER, William (Forrester), esq., of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, bachelor, 26, and the Right Hon. The Lady Mary Cecil, of Christchurch, London, spinster, 15, daughter of ye Right Hon. Ye Earl of Salisbury, deceased, no curators opposing – at Islington. 23 April, 1684. B.” (page 500)

59.

“FORSTER, Steward, of the Middle Temple, esq., bachelor, 23, and Susanna Wild, spinster, 15, daughter of Thomas Wild, of Fulham, Middlesex, gent., who consents – at Fulham aforesaid, or St. James, Clerkenwell. 2 Jan. 1662. F.” (page 501)

60.

“FORTESCUE, Valentine, of St. Paul, Covent Garden, esq., bachelor, about 28, and Mrs. Elizabeth Reventon, of same, spinster, about 14, her parents dead, consent of guardian – at St. James, Clerkenwell, St. Pancras, Kensington, or St. Mary, Savoy. 13 March, 1666 (or 7) V.” (page 502)

61.

“FOULIS, Mr. James, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, merchant, bachelor, about 32, and Mrs. Agnes Turner, of same, spinster, about 17, her parents dead, consent of her guardian, James Kynnier – at St. Botolph, Aldgate, St. Katherine, near Tower, or Paddington Chapel, Middlesex. 17 Oct. 1666. V.” (page 504)

62.

“FREEMAN, Ralph, bachelor, aged about 10 years, and Dorothy Dycer, spinster, aged 8 years and upwards, her parents dead, with consent of her grandfather, Richard Goulston, of Widdiall, co. Herts, esq., who alleges – at Widdiall, Austy, or Aspeden, Herts. 5 July, 1676. F.” (page 512)

63.

“FROST, Henry, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, gent., bachelor, about 30, and Margaret Smart, of Lambeth, Surrey, spinster (?), about 15, consent of father, Christopher Smart, of same, baker – at Lambeth aforesaid. 30 Dec. 1661. V.” (page 516)

64.

“GERARD, the Hon. Charles, Lord Brandon, bachelor, about 24, eldest son of the Right Hon. Charles Earl of Macclesfield, who consents, and Mrs. Anne Mason, spinster, about 15, daughter of Sir Richard Mason, knight, of Whitehall, who consents – at St. Lawrence, Jewry, London, the Lord of Bridgewater’s chapel, or Lincoln’s Inn chapel. 17 June, 1683. F.” (page 538)

65.

“GIBBON, Edward, esq., of St. Helen-the-Great, London, bachelor, 30, and Catherine Acton, of same, spinster, 16, consent of uncle and guardian, Francis Acton, of St. Andrew Undershaft, merchant, brother and the exor. Of Richard Acton, deceased, father of said Catherine – at St. Paul’s Cathedral, or St. Helen-the-Great. 16 April, 1705. B.” (page 541)

66.

“GIFFORD, Thomas, of Eynsford, Kent, bachelor, about 17, and Anne Rolt, of Dorrant, said county, spinster, about 12, her parents dead, consent of her guardian, George Gifford, of Eynsford aforesaid, esq., father of said Thomas Gifford – at St. Alphage, London, Eynsford aforesaid, or St. Mary-le-Bow, London. 21 April, 1663. V.” (page 544)

67.

“GOODWIN, Benjamin, (Goodwyne), of St. Bennett, Gracechurch, London, leatherseller, bachelor, 27, and Mary Cicile (?Cecil), spinster, 15, daughter of one Cicile, clerk, late rector of Much Eason, co. Essex, deceased, with consent of her mother, Frances Tarling, widow (sic, but query if not Francis Cicile, of Tarling) – at Tarlinge, co. Essex. 21 Dec. 1633. F.” (page 565)

68.

“GOULD, James, of St. Stephen, Walbrook, London, merchant, bachelor, about 34, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kay, of Islington, Middlesex, spinster, about 17, consent of father, John ay, of same, gent. – at St. James, Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex. 4 July, 1676. V.” (page 571)

69.

“GRIFFIN, Edward, esq., of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, 17, son of Sir Thomas Griffin, knight, late of Dingle, co. Northampton. Deceased, consent of his guardian, the Right Worshipful Sir William Uvedale, knight, and Mrs. Frances Uvedale, spinster, 13, daughter of Sir William Uvedale – at St. Michael-le-Querne, London. 8 July, 1622. B.” (page 589)

70.

“GROSVEENOR, Sir Thomas, bart., of Eaton, co. Chester, bachelor, 21, and Mary Davis, of St. Margaret, Westminster, spinster, about 13 – at St. Clement Danes or elsewhere in the diocese. 8 Oct. 1677. B.” (page 594)

71.

“GUYBON, Francis, of Thursford, co. Norfolk, esq., widower, about 32, and Isabella Mathews, of St. Andrew, Holborn, spinster, about 17, her mother’s consent – at St. Andrew, Holborn, St. Giles, or St. Martin-in-the-Fields, or Trinity, Minories. 15 Feb. 1674 (or 5). V.” (page 599)

72.

“HARCOURT, Charles, bachelor, about 17, son of Godfrey Harcourt, esq., of Llangottock, co. Brecon, who alleges, and Mary Parsons, of the town of Brecon, spinster, about 14, her parents dead, with consent of her uncle and guardian, George Lewis, of the town of Carmarthen, gent. – at Llangottock aforesaid, or … 15 July, 1693. F.” (page 622)

73.

“HARVEY, Michael, of Clifton, co. Dorset, esq., widower, 28, and Agnes Yeoman, spinster, 16, her parents dead, with consent of her uncle and guardian, John Humfrey, of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, London – at St. Foster, London. 1 Sept. 1664. F.” (page 641)

74. Dorothy Dicer aged 13 is a widow, who is getting marriage again:

“HARVEY, William, son of Sir Eliab Harvey, knight, of Chigwell, co. Essex, bachelor, about 18, and Dorothy Dicer, alias Harvey, of same, “AGED ABOUT 13 YEARS, AND A WIDOW” – at St. Peter-le-Poor, alleged by Sir Eliab Harvey. 14 July, 1681. B.” (page 643)

75.

“HASSARD, John, of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, vinter, widower, about 30, and Mary Hunt, of same, spinster, about 16, with consent of her father, Thomas Hunt, of same, vintner – at St. Clement Danes aforesaid. 19 April, 1679. V.” (page 646)

76.

“HATTON, Richard, of St. Gregory, London, bachelor, and Grace Hatton, of same spinster, 15, her parents dead, with consent of her uncleaned guardian, Robert Hatton, esq., of same parish – at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, London, or … 14 Feb. 1687 (or 8). F.” (page 649)

77.

“HEIGHAM, Edmund, of Ichingham, co. Sussex, gent., widower, 36, and Helen Harman, spinster, 15, daughter of John Harman, of Pedfont, co. Middlesex, gent., whose consent is attested by Robert Harman, of Pedfont, gent., brother of said Helen – at Pedfont aforesaid. 28 Dec. 1632. F.” (page 665)

78.

“HENDEN, Sir John, knight, of Beddenden, co. Kent, bachelor, about 28, and Northamptona Haward, spinster, about 15, daughter of Sir William Haward, of Tandridge, Surrey, knight – at St. Gregory, London, or Streatham, or Tandridge, Surrey. 20 Aug. 1660. V.” (page 667)

79.

“HERBERT, Thomas, senior, of Hanley Castle, co. Worcester, gent., alleges the marriage of his son Thomas Herbert, of same, bachelor, aged 12 years, and Mary Norris, of St. Sepulchre, London, spinster, about 11, her parents dead, and she at the disposal of said Thomas Herbert, senior, her father-in-law and guardian, assigned by will – at St. Mary, Islington, Middlesex, St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, or St. Mary Somerset, London. 16 June, 1679. F.” (page 670)

80.

“HERNE, Joseph, of St. Olave, Old Jury, London, merchant, bachelor, about 32, and Mrs. Elizabeth Frederick, of same, spinster, about 17, consent of father, Sir John Frederick, knight – at St. Alphage or St. Peter-le-Poor. 22 July, 1672. V.” (page 671)

81.

“HILTON, John, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 25, and Elizabeth Benninge, spinster, about 15, daughter of John Benninge, of same gent., who consents – at St. Martin aforesaid or St. Clement Danes, Middlesex. 7 July, 1671. F.” (page 686)

82.

“HOLFORD, Richard, of Lincoln’s Inn, gent., bachelor, 29, and Sarah Crew’s, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, spinster, about 16, her father dead, and she in custody of her aunt Jane Struttey, of Westonsurt, co. Gloucester, who consents – at St. Paul, Covent Garden, Middlesex. 14 Jan. 1664 (or 5). F.” page 697)

83.

“HOLLIER, Thomas, of Christchurch, London, surgeon, widower, 29, and Lucie Knowles, of St. Andrew, Holborn, spinster, 16, consent of father, Thomas Knowles, of same, linendraper – at Stoke Newington or Tottenham High Cross, Middlesex. 29 Dec. 1638. B.” (page 699)

84.

“HOLMAN, Michael, of Inner Temple, esq., bachelor, about 30, and Ellinor Gascoigne, of Chatteris, Isle of Ely, co. Cambridge, spinster, about 16, consent of mother, Dorothy Gascoigne, widow – at St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf. 24 April, 1661. V.” (page 701)

85.

“HOWARD, Obadiah, of Whitechapel, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 29, and Mrs. Joanne Warren, of same, spinster, about 17, consent of her uncle, Sir William Warren, of same, knight, her guardian, her parents dead – at St. Mary, Abchurch, London. 30. Nov. 1675. V.” (page 716)

86.

“HUBBERT, William, gent., of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, 34, and Elizabeth Fayrbarne, of same, spinster, 17, daughter of Gervase Fayrbarne, late of same, gent., deceased, consent of her mother, Mary fayrbarne, widow – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields aforesaid. 18 Feb. 1621 (or 2). B.” (page 721)

87.

“HUGHES, Thomas (Huges), of St. Margaret, Westminster, widower, and Sarah Tuffnell, of same, spinster, 17, daughter of John Tuffnell, of same, mason, who consents – at Yoell, Leatherhead, or Headley, co. Surrey. 21 June, 1690. F.” (page 724)

88.

“HUSSEY, Peter, of Lincoln’s Inn, esq., widower, about 42, and Mary Fearnes, of St. Margaret, Lothbury, spinster, about 18, consent of mother, Katherine Rowles, alias Fearnes, of same, widow – at St. Andrew, Holborn, St. Benet Fink, or St. Bride. 24 Oct. 1661. V” (page 733)

89.

“I’ANSON, Thomas (sic subs.), of Clement’s Inn, gent., bachelor, about 21, and Mrs. Mary Rowland, of St. Clement Danes, spinster, about 14, consent of mother, Mrs. Mary Change alias Rowland, of same – at Marybone, St. Clement Danes, or St Paul, Covent Garden. 7 July, 1673. V” (page 741)

90.

“INGRAM, Arthur, of St. Dionis Backchurch, London, widower, 42, and Anne Lowfield, spinster, 17, daughter of Hannah Lowfield, of All Hallows, Lombard Street, said city, widow, who consents – at St. Botolph, Aldersgate, London. 15 Feb. 1660 (or 1). F.” (page 742)

91.

“ISHAM, Gregory, gent., of St. Andrew, Holborn, bachelor, 37, and Elizabeth Moore, of Stepney, spinster, 17, daughter of John Moore, late of same, mariner, deceased, consent of her mother, Elizabeth Moore, attested by Mr. Richard Pulley – at Asheldon, Essex. 4 Aug. 1635. B.” (page 745)

92.

“JACOB, Philip, of Lambeth, co. Surrey, gent., bachelor, about 30, and Mrs. Elizabeth Rolleston, of same, spinster, about 17, with consent of her mother, Mrs. Jane Rolleston, widow – at Lambeth aforesaid. 20 Feb. 1678 (or 9). V.” (page 750)

93.

“JEMMETT, William, of Stepney, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 19, and Mary Browne, of the city of Canterbury, spinster, about 14, consent of guardian, her parents dead, alleged by Warham Jemmett, of Stepney, gent. – at St. Paul or Christchurch, in Canterbury aforesaid. 23 Oct 1668. V.” (page 756)

94.

“JENNINGS, Charles (Jennyns), gent., of Dunmow, Essex, bachelor, 25, and Ellinor Butcher, of the city of Westminster, spinster, 15, daughter of William Butcher, gent., deceased, consent of her mother, Joanne Butcher, and her brother John Butcher, executors of her father’s will; the said John Butcher, of St. Margaret, Westminster, gent., attests – at St. James, Clerkenwell, or St. Bartholomew-the-Less. 5 June, 1644. B.” (page 759)

95.

“JORDAN, Thomas, gent., of St. Clement Danes, bachelor, 32, and Martha Gunter, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, spinster, 16 or 17, daughter of George Gunter, of same, gent., who consents – at St. Bennett, Sherehog. 8 July, 1633. B.” (page 778)

96.

“KENDALL, George, of St. Mary, Abchurch, merchant taylor, 32, and Elizabeth Elwes, spinster, 17, daughter of John Elwes, gent., of Woodford, Essex, who consents – at Woodford aforesaid. 10 Oct. 1633. B.” (page 786)

 

97.

“KINASTON, Thomas (Kynaston), of St. Paul, Covent Garden, bachelor, 32, and Mrs. Mary Bayley, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, spinster, 15, consent of her mother, Mrs. Judith Bayley, widow – at St. Giles aforesaid. 17 April, 1697. B.” (page 793)

98. A 23-year-old widow:

“KING, Thomas (Kinge), gent., of Inner Temple, bachelor, 23, parents dead 10 years past, and Dorothy Glascocke, of St. Clement Danes, 23, WIDOW of Richard Glascocke, of Roxwell, Essex, gent., deceased, some 4 months past – at St. Bennet, Paul’s Wharf. 29 Nov. 1598. B.” (page 797)

99.

“LANGFORD, Richard, of Stepney, bachelor, 35, and Mary Brewer, of same, spinster, 17, daughter of John Brewer, deceased, consent of her mother, Barbara Southerne, alias Brewer, attested by John Southerne, of same husband of said Barbara – at Stepney. 6 July, 1636. B.” (page 814)

100.

“LANDSDOWNE, the Hon. Charles (Granville), Lord, bachelor, about 17, son and heir of the Right Hon. Earl of Bath, and the Right Hon. Lady Martha Osborne, spinster, about 14, daughter of the Right Hon. Thomas, Earl of Danby, Lord High Treasurer of England, with consent of her parents, alleged by Marmaduke Hopkins, clerk, chaplain to said Earl of Danby – at the chapel at Wimbledon, or …. 18 May, 1678. V.” (page 818)

101.

“LANT, Thomas, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 17, with consent of his mother, Dame Anne Bromfield, now wife of Sir Edward Bromfield, and Mrs. Joyce Bromfield, of same, spinster, about 15, with consent of her father, said Sir Edward Bromfield – in the parish church or chapel of Knightsbridge, Middlesex. 9 April, 1679. V.” (page 818)

102.

“LANY, John, of Gray’s Inn, esq., bachelor, 28, and Anne Cage, of Tuen, co. Herts, spinster, 17, daughter of Anthony Cage, D. D., deceased, with consent of her grandfather, John Montford, D.D. – at Tuen or Barkhamsted, Herts. 18 Aug. 1647. F.” (page 818)

103.

“LARGE, John, of Rotherfield, Sussex, clerk, widower, about 70, and Elizabeth Couch, of Horsmonden, Kent, spinster, about 22, consent of father, – Couch, clerk – at St. Martin, or St. Giles-in-the-Fields, or St. Clement Danes. 3 Oct. 1668. V.” (page 818)

104.

“LAWRENCE, John, of St. Margaret, Westminster, gent., bachelor, 25, and Ann Kidder, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, spinster, about 14, with consent of her mother, Mrs. Ann Kidder, her father being absent for about seven years last past – at St. Giles aforesaid. 21 Feb. 1698 (or 9). F.” (page 822)

105.

“LEESON, John, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, 24, and Annr Dover, of Barton-on-the-Heath, co. Warwick, spinster, about 15, daughter of John Dover, of same, gent., who consents – at Barton or St. Martin aforesaid. 7 June, 1675. F.” (page 833)

106.

“LENTHALL, Thomas, of Hornchurch, co. Essex, gent., bachelor, about 26, and Mrs. Mary Eastbrooke, of Dagenham, said county, widow, about 17 – at St. Andrew, Holborn. 20 March, 1674 (or 5). V.” (page 836)

107.

“LESLEY, Robert, esq., of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 30, and Catherine Basset, of same, spinster, 16, consent of father, Edward Basset, esq., now in Ireland – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. 4 Nov. 1633. B.” (page 837)

108.

“LEWEN, William, of St. Swithin, London, merchant, bachelor, 28, and Mrs. Susannah Taylor, of Chiswick, Middlesex, spinster, 16, daughter of Richard Taylor, of Turnham Green, Middlesex, esq., who consents – at Chiswick aforesaid. 27 July, 1685. F.” (page 841)

109.

“LEWIS, John, of St. Ann, Blackfriars, clerk, bachelor, about 28, and Mrs. Anne Altham, of Eastwick, Herts, spinster, about 16, consent of father, Michael Altham, of same – at Eastwick aforesaid. 12 April, 1678. V.” (page 842)

110.

“LEWKENOR, John, of West Deane, Sussex, esq., bachelor, 24, and Anne Minne, of Epsom, Surrey, spinster, 15, daughter of John Minne, esq., deceased, with her mother’s consent – at St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf, or St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, London, or St. George, Southwark, co. Surrey. 19 April, 1649. F.” (page 843)

111.

“LILBORNE, Robert, of Huckley, co. Durham, gent., bachelor, 34, and Margaret Beake, of Haddenham, Bucks, spinster, 17, daughter of Henry Beake, esq., who consents – at Haddenham aforesaid. 26 May, 1649. F.” (page 846)

112.

“LISTER, Samuel, gent., bachelor, 33, son of Sir John Lister, late of Hull, co. York, knight, deceased, and Elizabeth Parker, spinster, 16, consent of father, William Parker, citizen and grover, of London – at Edmonton, Middlesex. 11 Jan. 1647 (or 8). B.” (page 849)

113.

“LITTLETON, Sir Charles (Lyttelton), knight, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, widower, about 36, and Mrs. Anne Temple, of same, spinster, about 17, consent of father, – Temple, esq. – at St. Margaret, Westminster. 23 May, 1666. V.” (page 849)

114.

“LITTLETON, Thomas (Littleten), of Jesus College, Oxford, gent., bachelor, 17, consent of father, Adam Littleton, esq., and Anne Littleten, of St. Clement Danes, spinster, 12, consent of her father, Sir Edward Littleten, night, his Majesty’s solicitor general – at St. Martin-in-the-Vintry. 6 Oct. 1637. B.” (page 851)

115.

“LONE, Richard, gent., of Clifford’s Inn, bachelor, 31, and Sarah Page, of St. Mildred-in-the-Poultry, spinster, 15, consent of her father, Matthew Page, of same, draper – at St. Mildred aforesaid. 28 May, 1632. B” (page 857)

116.

“LORISTON, George, of Meeting House Alley, Stepney, mariner, bachelor, 25, and Elizabeth Adams, of Bett Street, Stepney, spinster, 16, her mother’s consent – at Stepney. 20 Sept. 1697. B.” (page 859)

117.

“LOVELACE, the Right Hon. John, Lord Baron, of Hurley, in co. Berks, bachelor, 22, at own disposal, and the Hon. Lady Anne Wentworth, daughter of the Right Hon. Thomas, Earl of Cleveland, spinster, 15, and with her father’s consent, alleged by Mr. William Witton, clerk, chaplain to said Earl of Cleveland – at St. Bennet, Paul’s Wharf, Chelsea, Middlesex, or St. Giles-in-the-Fields. 9 July, 1638. B.” (page 861)

118.

“LUCAS, Sir Thomas, knight, of St. Giles, in Colchester, bachelor, 31, and Mrs. Anne Byron, of city of Westminster, spinster, 16, daughter of Sir John Byron, knight, deceased, consent of her mother, Lady Anne Byron, widow – at ST. Andrew, Holborn. 27 Jan. 1628 (or 9). B.” (page 866)

119.

“LUMLEY, Martin, of Great Bardfield, Essex, esq., bachelor, 21, and Elizabeth Dawes, of All Hallows Staining, London, spinster, about 15, her father dead, with consent of her mother, the Lady Anne Dawes – at St. Dionis Backchurch, st. Peter, Cornhill, or St. Helen, London. 2 June, 1683. F.” (page 869)

120.

“LYNCH, Ithiell, of North Weld Bassett, co. Essex, gent., bachelor, 28, and Blanche Hanbury, spinster, about 14, (? 19), daughter of Thomas Hanbury, late of Burington, co. Southampton, esq., deceased, the consent of her mother, wide of Thomas Tailor, of Bradley, co. Southamton, attested by Nathaniel Lynch, of London, gent. – at Bradley, or Alton, co. Southampton. 7 Feb. 1632 (or 3). F.” (page 871)

121.

“LYTCOTT, Giles, of Wimbledon, Surrey, gent., bachelor, 28, and Sarah Culling, of same, spinster, 16, her parents dead, with consent of her aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Hill – at Wimbledon aforesaid. 16 Oct. 1661. F.” (page 874)

122. “About” means nearly 18, but not there yet, in other words she is 17:

“MAPLETOFT, John, of St. Helen, London, doctor of physic, bachelor, 50, and Rebecca Knightley, about 18, daughter of Lucy Knightley, of St. John, Hackney, Middlesex, merchant, with the consent of her parents – at Hackney aforesaid or …. 11 Nov. 1679. F.” (page 883)

123.

“MAR, John, Earl of, in the kingdom of Scotland, bachelor, 25, and Margaret Hay, of St. James, Westminster, 16, consent of parents, attested by her father, Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplen, in the kingdom of Scotland – at Twickenham, Middlesex. 6 April, 17303. B.” (page 883)

124.

“MARCH, Francis, gent., of Stepney, bachelor, 26, and Elizabeth Ivatt, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, spinster, 15, daughter of John Ivatt, deceased, consent of Hugh Bourman, her father-in-the-law – at Westham, Essex. 20 Aug. 1629. B.” (page 884)

125.

“MATHEW, George, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, bachelor, 19, son of George Mathew, of same, esq. (who alleges), and Mrs. Martha Eaton, of same, spinster, 15, consent of her mother, a widow – at St. James, Garlick Hithe, or St. Bride. 27 Dec. 1697. B.” (page 902)

126.

“MAXWELL, William, of St. Mathew, Friday Street, London, gent., bachelor, about 26, and Sarah Rothwell, of same, spinster, aged 16, consent of mother, Mary Rothwell, widow – at Walton-on-Thamas, co. Surrey, or St. Nicholas, Cole Abbey, London. 7 July, 1663. V.” (page 907)

127.

“MAYNE, Stephen, of Wickham, co. Southampton, gent., bachelor, 29, and Mary Blundell, spinster, 15, daughter of Thomas Blundell, late of St. Andrew, Holborn, London, gent., deceased, her mother also dead, with consent of William Blundell, of St. Margaret, gent., her kinsman, and her said father’s executor – at Hartley Winkney, Shalden, or Evetham, co. Southampton. 25 Dec. 1633. F.” (page 910)

128.

“MIDDLETON, Charles (Myddelton), esq., of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, widower, about 25, and Jane Nedham, of Lambeth, Surrey, spinster, about 15, consent of father, Sir Robert Nedham, of same, Knight – at Lambeth aforesaid, or St. Gregory, London. 16 Oct. 1660. V.” (page 919)

129.

“MIDDLETON, Robert, of Buckstead, Sussex, clerk, bachelor, about 29, and Mary Gilbert, of Conden, Kent, spinster, about 16, consent of mother, Sibilla Knight, alias Gilbert, of same, at Lingfield, co. Surrey, or Hartfield, co. Sussex, 27 April, 1661. V.” (page 920)

130.

“MILLER, Nicholas, of Wrotham, Kent, esq., bachelor, about 28, and Margaret Polhill, of Riverhead, parish of Sevenoaks, said county, spinster, about 16, consent of mother, Jane Polhill, widow – at Chevening or Sevenoaks, Kent. 10 May, 1666. V.” (page 924)

131.

“MOORE, George, gent., of St. Olave, Southwark, bachelor, 23, and Anna Waynewright, of Lambeth, spinster, 15, daughter of John Waynewright, of same, woodmonger, who consents – at St. Mary-at-Hill. 10 May, 1628. B.” (page 936)

132.

“MOORE, Nicholas, of St. Gregory, London, doctor of physic, bachelor, about 32, and Mrs. Mary Hedge, of St. Catherine Coleman, London, spinster, about 16, consent of father, Samuel Hedge – at St. Dunstan-in-the-East. 19 Dec. 1670. V.” (page 937)

133.

“MOORE, Sir William, Knight and bart., of St. Margaret, Westminster, bachelor, 27, and Abigail Snellgrove, of St. Mary, Whitechapel, spinster, 16, her parents consent – at St. James, Duke’s Place. 16 Sept. 1701. B.” (page 938)

134.

“MOSTYN, Sir Roger, bart., of Mostyn, co. Flint, bachelor, above 27, and the Right Hon. The Lady Essex Finch, spinster, aged 15, daughter of the Right Hon. Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, who consents – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex. 9 July, 1703. F.” (page 948)

135. Frederick Nassau de Zuylestein, 3rd Earl of Rochford (1683–1738) was 31 when he married 15-year-old Mrs. Bessy Savage:

“NASSAU, the Right Hon. Fredrick, Earl of Rochford, and Mrs. Bessy Savage, of Ealing, Middlesex, spinster, 15, her father dead, consent of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Colleton – at chapel in Somerset House. 3 Aug. 1714. B.” (page 959)

136.

“NELSON, Brian, gent., of Inner Temple, bachelor, 33, and Elizabeth, daughter of William Robinson, of Ayskarth [Askirth in vic. – Gen.’s book], co. York, gent., who consents – at St. Andrew aforesaid. 29 April, 1619. B.” (page 962)

137.

“NICKSON, Edmund, of St. Dunstan-in-the-East, merchant, butcher, about 34, and Mrs. Dorothy Gregory, of Eastham, Essex, spinster, about 17, consent of father, John Gregory, gent. – at St. Olave, Old Jury, London. 10 May, 1677. V.” (page 976)

138.

“NORBURY, George, of Gray’s Inn, gent., bachelor 21, and Mary Claxton, of St. Mary Aldermary’ London, spinster, about 15, with consent of her mother, – Claxton, alias Norbury, and also of the Court of Orphans – at St. Mary Aldermary aforesaid, or Watford, co. Herts. 23 June 1648. F.” (page 980)

139.

“NORMAN, Alexander, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, citizen and cooper of London, widower, 56, and Francis Tradescant, daughter of John Tradescant, of South Lambeth, gent., who consents, about 19, his consent attested by his wife, Hester Tradescant – at Little St. Bartholomew or St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street. 27 Jan. 1644 (or 5). B.” (page 980)

140.

“NORTHLEIGH, Jeffery, of London, merchant, bachelor, 32, and Dorothy Lowther, about 17, daughter of Robert Lowther, of same, merchant – at Barking, Little Ilford, or Orsett, co. Essex. 31 Aug. 1650. F.” (page 984)

141.

“NYAN, William, of Lincoln’s Inn, gent., widower, about 27, and Mrs. Susan Easty, of Stepney, Middlesex, spinster, about 16, consent of William Archer and Sarah, his wife, her guardians, her parents dead – at Stepney, or Fulham, Middlesex, or Wimbledon, Surrey. 6 Aug. 1669. V.” (page 988)

142.

“OGLETHORPE, William, gent., of St. Lawrence, Old Jury, bachelor, 26, and Sarah Coys, of North Ockingdon, in co. aforesaid (sic), spinster, 16, consent of father, Giles Coys, esq., – at North Ockington or Upminster, in co. aforesaid. 12 Dec. 1638. B.” (page 993)

143.

“OSBORNE, Rt. Hon. Edward, of Westminster, esq., bachelor, about 21, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett, of Claverton, Bucks, spinster, about 15, consent of father, Simon Bennett, esq. – at chapel of Wallingford House, Middlesex. 23 May, 1674. V.” (page 998)

144.

“OVERMAN, Thomas, gent., of Westham, Essex, widower, 36, and Elizabeth Rosse, of Lamborne, Essex, spinster, 17, her father dead, consent of guardian, John Bromfield, of Lamborne aforesaid, gent. – at Thoydon Boys, Woodford, or Greensted, near Ongar, co. Essex. 26 July, 1647. B.” (Page 1002)

145.

“OVERTON, Robert, gent., of Easington, in Holderness, co. York, bachelor, 23, and Anne Gardiner, of Stratford, Bow, Middlesex, spinster, 16, daughter of Jeremey Gardiner, of same, gent., who consents – at Little St. Bartholomew, London. 27 June, 1632. B.” (page 1002)

146.

“OXINDEN, Sir James [so signed], knight, of Deane par. Wingham, co. Kent, bachelor, about 30, and Elizabeth Choute, spinster, about 17, daughter of Elizabeth Choute, alias Westrew, who consents – at Wingham, Gravesend, Rochester, Sittingbourne, or Adisham, co. Kent. 17 May. 1673. F.” (page 1004)

147.

“PALMES, John, of Lumber Street, St. Nicholas Acons, London, gent., bachelor, 25, and Anne Taylor, spinster, 16, daughter of William Taylor, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, gent., who consents – at St. Christopher or St. Gregory, London. 13 June, 1661. F.” (page 1013)

148.

“PARGITER, Robert, of St. Martin, Ludgate, grocer, bachelor, 24, and Sarah Norncourt, of St. Dunstan-in-the-West, spinster, 16, her parents dead, consent of Lord Mayor and court of Aldermen of London, she being an orphan of the City of London – at the chapel in the Inner Temple. 19 Sept. 1642. B. [Married in the Temple Church, 22nd, she called Normecott.] (page 1014)

149.

“PARKER, William, of Hackney, Middlesex, widower, and Grace Bird, spinster, 15, daughter of William Bird, of same, gent., who consents – at St. Mary, Savoy, St. Mary, Islington, or St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. 9 Sept. 1678. F.” (page 1019)

150.

“PARKHURST, Nathaniel, of Catesby, co. Northampton, bachelor, 23, and Mrs. Althamia Smith, of Kensington, Middlesex, spinster, 16 and upwards, consent of her father, Altham Smith, of Gray’s Inn, esq., alleged by John Parkhurst, esq., of Catesby aforesaid, father of said Nathaniel – at Kensington. 6 March 1699 (or 1700). B.” (page 1020)

151.

“PARNELL, Hugh, of Hadham Magna, co. Herts, gent., bachelor, about 28, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hide, of Misden, said county, spinster, about 17, consent of her guardian, William Jordan, of Anstey, said county, yeoman, her parents dead – at Bearden, co. Herts, or Essex. 2 Dec. 1675. V.” (page 721)

152.

“PARTRIDGE, Henry, gent., of St. Andrew, Holborn, bachelor, 29, and Elizabeth Holder, of same, spinster, 15, consent of her parents attested by her father, Thomas Holder – at St. Botolph, Aldgate. 21 Oct. 1701. B.” page 1024)

153.

“PAYNE, John, gent., of Cheshunt, Herts, bachelor, 21, consent of father, Edward Payne, of same, and Fridiswith Savill, of Enfield, Middlesex, spinster, 15, daughter of John Savill, late of Netherton, co. York, esq., who died about three years since, consent of her guardian, Sir Hugh Wyrrall, knight, of Enfield – at Enfield aforesaid. 13 April, 1611. B.” (page 1029)

154.

“PEARSE, William, gent., of Stepney, bachelor, 35, and Anne Bailey, of same, spinster, 17, daughter of Thomas Bailey, of same, merchant tailor, who consents – at St. Giles, Cripplegate. 3 Nov. 1634. B.” (page 1034)

155.

“PELHAM, Edward, of Brocklesby, co. Lincoln, esq., bachelor, aged 24, and Dame [or lady] Diana Fane, aged 16, daughter of the Earl of Westmoreland, who consents – at Merworth, co. Kent. 8 Aug. 1648. F.” (page 1038)

156.

“PENGRY, Jeremiah, of Middle Temple, bachelor, about 24, and Mrs. Margaret Paulet, of St. Clement Danes, spinster, about 14, her mother’s consent – at St. Dunstan-in-the-East, or St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London. 14 May, 1677. V.” (page 1040)

157.

“PENHALURICKE, John, of Exeter House, in ye Strand, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 27, and Mrs. Theodosia Perse, of St. Paul, Covent Garden, spinster, about 16, her parents dead – at St. Margaret, Westminster, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, or St. Mary, Savoy. [Entered between 18 and 19 Feb.] 7 March, 1666 (or 7). V.” (page 1041)

158.

“PENNOCK, Robert, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, gent., bachelor, about 23, and Mrs. Anne Andrewes, of same, spinster, about 15, consent of mother, Mrs. Anne Andrewes, widow – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. 21 Dec. 1675. V.” (page 1042)

159.

“PERROTT, James, of Northley, co. Oxon, esq., bachelor, about 25, and Mrs. Anne Dawtrey, of Petworth, Surrey, spinster, about 16, consent of father, William Dawtrey, of same, esq. – at St. Mary, Savoy, or St. Martin-in-the-Fields. 23 Nov. 1667. V.” (page 1046)

160.

“PESHALL, John, esq., of St. Margaret, Westminster, bachelor, 21, and Madame Charlotte Culpepper, of St. James-in-ye-Fields, Middlesex, spinster, 15, consent of her mother, Madam Susanna Welden, alias Willis – at St. Edmund, Lombard Street. 15 May, 1690, b.” (page 1048)

161.

“PETER, Charles, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, widower, 54, and Frances Jefferys, of same, spinster, 18, consent of her aunt, Margaret Townsend, under whose care she is – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. 5 April, 1703. B.” (page 1048)

162.

“PHILLIPPS, James, esq., of Targabby (?), co. Cardigan, widower, 24, and Catherine Fowler, of St. Mary Woolchurch, spinster, 16, daughter of John Fowler, merchant, deceased, consent of her mother, Dame Catherine Phillipps, of Picton Castle, co. Pembroke, widow – at St. Gabril, Fenchurch. 23. Aug. 1648. B.” (page 1054)

163.

“PORTMAN, George, gent., of Lambeth, Surrey, bachelor, 30, and Sara Bicklie, of Marlow, Bucks, spinster, 16, consent of her mother, a widow – at Hillingdon, or chapel at Uxbridge. 22 Jan. 1630 (or 1). B.” (page 1078)

164.

“POVALL, Richard, of St. Michael-le-Querne, London, gent., bachelor, 22, and Hannah Manby, of Bethersden, Kent, spinster, 15, her parents dead, and she in government of John Povall, of St. Gregory, London, citizen and leather-seller, who consents – at Bethersden aforesaid. 27 Aug. 1662. F.” (page 1080)

165.

“POWELL, Rowland, of Lincoln’s Inn, gent., bachelor, about 25, and Elizabeth Hazelocke, of Newington Butts, Surrey, spinster, about 16, her parents dead, consent of her uncle, Richard May, of Limehouse, Middlesex, mariner – at St. Olave, Hart Street, London. 18 Jan. 1661 (or 2). V.” (page 1083)

166.

“PRESTWICH, Thomas, about 24, son of Sir Thomas Prestwich, bart., of Holme, co. Lancaster, and Maru Hunt, of Mortlake, Surrey, spinster, about 13, daughter of Edward Hunt, esq., deceased, with consent of her grandmother, Elizabeth Child, widow, alleged by Repent Savage, of St. Dunstan-in-the-West, gent. – at Mortlake aforesaid. 29 Nov. 1649. F.” (page 1090)

167.

“PRIAULX, John, of the Isle of Guernsey, bachelor, 24, and Anne Blondell, spinster, about 16, daughter of Leonard Blondell, gent., deceased, now living with her mother, Cecilia Brehault, of said Island, who consents, alleged by Peter Priaulx, of said island, gent., brother of said Jhn – at any parish church in said island. 22 June, 1665. F.” (page 1090)

168.

“PYERS, William, of the Inner Temple, esq., bachelor, 29, and Frances Howell, spinster, 16, daughter of Sarah Hickes, late relict of Richard Howell, of London, who consents, alleged by Edward Hickes, D. D., rector of St. Margaret Pattens, London – at St. Margaret Pattens, or St. Gabriel, Fenchurch, London. 27 Feb. 1678 (or 9). F.” (page 1104)

169.

“RASHLEIGH, John, of the Middle Temple, gent., bachelor, 26, and Mary Gamlin, spinster, 15, daughter of Hugh Gamlin, of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, gent., who consents – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields or Southampton chapel, Middlesex. 2 Aug. 1671. F.” (page 1112)

170.

“RAYMOND, Sir Jemmett, Knight, bachelor, 23, son of Sir Jonathan Raymond, Knight, alderman of London (who alleges), and Elizabeth Browne, of Woolverton, co. Southampton, spinster, about 15, her parents dead – at St. Paul, Covent Garden, Middlesex. 26 March, 1687. F.” (page 1117)

171.

“RAYNTON, Nicholas, of St. Andrew Undershaft, London, gent., bachelor, 30, and Rebecca Moulson, spinster, about 16, daughter of John Moulson, of Nantwich, co. Chester, gent., who consents – at St. Martin Outwich, London. 22 Oct. 1632. F.” (page 1119)

172.

“REYNOLDS, Thomas, of St. Catherine Creechurch, gent., bachelor, about 25, and Mrs. Grace Bull, of same, spinster, about 15, her parents dead – consent of her uncle, Alderman Cliffe, her guardian – at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Stepney, or Hackney. 24 May, 1667. V.” (page 1128)

173.

“RICH, the Hon. Charles, Lord, bachelor, 19, son and heir of the Right Hon. Charles, Earl of Warwick, and Dame Anne Cavendish, spinster, about 15, daughter of the Right Hon. William, Earl of Devonshire – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, or Rowhampton, Surrey. 28 July, 1662. F.” (page 1129)

174.

“RICH, Elias, esq., bachelor, 24, son of Peter Rich, Chamberlain of the City of London, and Sarah Knight, spinster, 16, her father dead, with consent of the Lord Mayor and Alderman of London, at whose disposal she is – at St. Andrew, Holborn, or Great All Hallows, London, or Newington, co. Surrey. 18 Feb. 1686 (or 7). F.” (page 1129)

175.

“RICH, Sir William, bart., of Sunning, co. Berks, bachelor, about 18, and Dame Anne Bruce, spinster, about 13, daughter of the Right Hon. Robert, Earl of Aylesbury, who consents – at St. James, Clerkenwell, or in the chapel of St. John of Jerusalem, in co. Middlesex. 28 May, 1672. F.” (page 1129)

176.

“RICHARDS, William, esq., of Middle Temple, 30, and Elizabeth Norgate, spinster, 16, daughter of Edward Norgate, esq., of the city of Westminster, who consents – at St. Alphage. 28 Jan. 1633 (or 4). B.” (page 1130)

177.

“RIDGE, Robert, of Whitechapel, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 23, and Mrs. Anne Hicks, of same, spinster, about 16, her mother’s consent, her father dead – at St. Mary, Savoy. 19 Feb. 1666 (or 7). V.” (page 1134)

178.

“RIVERS, George, of Hadlow, co. Kent, esq., bachelor, 25, and Mary Pease, of Covent Garden, Middlesex, spinster, 15, daughter of Richard Pease, of Wicken, co. Northampton, esq., who consents – at Hadlow aforesaid, Chelsea, co. Middlesex, or St. Andrew, Holborn, London. 3 Feb. 1675 (or 6). F.” (page 1137)

179.

“ROBINS, Sommersett, of Ashton Keynes, co. Wilts, yeoman, bachelor, about 21, and Elizabeth Cooper, of Waltham-on-Thames, Surrey, spinster, about 15, her parents dead, alleged by Edward Robins, of St. Saviour, Southwark, cheesemonger – at St. George, Southwark, or St. Clement Danes. 8 Oct. 1666. V.” (page 1142)

180.

“ROWLAND, Thomas, of St. Saviour, Southwark, gent., bachelor, about 26, and Elizabeth Warter, of same, spinster, about 16, consent of father, John Warter, of same, gent. – at St. Saviour aforesaid, Battersea, co. Surrey, or Brainford, or Chelsea, co. Middlesex. 2 June, 1666. V.” (page 1160)

181.

“ROWLAND, John, clerk, rector of Foot Cray, co. Kent, widower, 30, and Anne Holt, spinster, 15, daughter of George Holt, of same, deceased, her mother’s consent – at St. George, in Eastcheap, or All Hallows-in-the-Great, London. 8 Aug. 1634. B.” (page 1162)

182.

“RUSSELL, Delionell, gent., of All Hallows Barking, bachelor, 45, and Elizabeth Chilton, of Little All Hallows, London, spinster, 17, daughter of Richard Chilton, of same, freemason, who consents – at St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf, London. 6 June, 1622. B.” (page 1167)

183.

“RYE, George, of Lincoln’s Inn, gent., bachelor, 24, and Elizabeth Tipping, spinster, 16, daughter of Sir Thomas Tipping, knight, of Wheatfield, co. Oxon, who consents – at St. Martin, Ludgate, London. 21 May, 1661. F.” (page 1171)

184.

“SADLER, Mr. Ralph, son and heir to Sir Thomas Sadler, Knight, of Standon, Herts, about 20, and Ann Cooke, maiden, daughter of Mr. Edward Cooke, her Majestie’s Attorney-General, about 16, consent of both fathers, attested by Robert Kercher, B. D., chaplain to said Attorney-General – at Savoy Church. 11 Sept. 1601.” (page 1174)

185.

“ST. JOHN, Oliver, of the Inner Temple, gent., bachelor, 37, and Elizabeth Hammond, of Nunnington, Kent, spinster, 15, daughter of William Hammond, of same, esq., who consents – at St. Dunstan-in-the-West or the Temple church, London. 6 Aug. 1680. F.” (page 1176)

186.

“SAINTLOE, George, of St. Paul, Covent Garden, bachelor, 25, and Elizabeth Cheffinch, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, spinster, 14, mother’s consent, father dead – at St. Dunstan-in-the-West. 29 Nov. 1683. B.” [Her mother, ‘A. Cheffinch,’ signs a written consent attached on loose slip.] (page 1176)

187.

“SALISBURY, Thomas, of Bedbrooke, co. Flint, esq., 22, father dead, and Judith Rowe, daughter of Thomas Rowe, of Muswell Hill, Middlesex, knight, spinster, 16, consent of father, alleged by Thomas Rowe, esq., his son and heir apparent – to marry at Marybone, or Fulham, or chapel of Hammersmith. 15 July, 1663. B.” (page 1178)

188.

“SANCTA CECILIA, George (Sanctacilia), gent., of Bexley, Kent, bachelor, 22, and Dorothy Hayes, spinster, 15, consent of father, Richard Hayes, of Cobham, Kent, yeoman, testified by Thomas Santacilia, of Bexley aforesaid, esq. – at St. Faith or St. Bride. 7 Oct. 1641. B.” (page 1182)

189.

“SANDYS, William, of Flatbury, co. Worcester, esq., bachelor, 26, and Cicily steed, spinster, 16, daughter of Sir John Steed, of Steed Hill, Harrisham, co. Kent, knight, deceased, and her mother also, and she under governance of William Steed, doctor of laws, and others, who consents – at Harrisham, Stockbury, or the chapel of Hucking, co. Kent. 24 April, 1633. F.” (page 1184)

190.

“SAVILE, John, of Methley, co. York, esq., bachelor, 22, and Sarah Tryon, of Lysse, co. Southampton, spinster, 15, daughter of Peter Tryon, deceased, with consent of her mother, Judith Cole, wife of Thomas Cole, with whom she liveth – at St. Andrew, Holborn, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, or St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex. 2 June, 1666. F.” (page 1191)

191.

“SAXBY, Thomas, of All Hallows, in Mark Lane, London, clerk, M. A., bachelor, 27, and Elizabeth Bunbury, spinster, 16, daughter of John Bunbury, of St. Mildred, Poultry, grocer, who consents – at St. Mildred aforesaid. 14 Jan. 1632 (or 3) F.” (page 1192)

192.

“SCOTT, Thomas, of Scott’s Hall, co. Kent, esq., bachelor, about 20, and at own disposal, and Dame Carolina de Carterett, about 15, consent of father, the Right Hon. Sir George de Carterett, vice-chamberlain to his Majesty – at French church, in ye Savoy. 16 July, 1663. V.” (page 1197)

193.

“SCROOPE, Adrian, gent., of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, 24, consent of his father, Mr. Robert Scroope, and Mary Waller, spinster, 16, daughter of Robert Waller, deceased, consent of her mother, Anne Waller, widow – at St. Giles-in-the-Fields aforesaid. 27 Nov. 1624. B.” (page 1198)

194.

“SEBRIGHT, Sir Edward, bart., of Besford, co. Worcester, about 20, and Elizabeth Knightley, of Fawseley, co. Northampton, widow, about 15, parents and guardians of both consenting – at Gray’s Inn chapel. 15 Feb. 1664 (or 5). B.” (page 1202)

195.

“SEDGWICK, Joseph, of St. Catherine Coleman, London, bachelor, 32, and Sarah Grace Moore, of St. Andrew, Holborn, spinster, 16, her parents dead, and she at the disposing of the Right Hon. Ralph, Earl of Mountague, who consents – at St. Andrew, Holborn, or …. 26 Oct. 1696. F.” (page 1203)

196.

“SELLWOOD, John, of Abingdon, Berks, bachelor, 25, and Martha Ayscombe, of Lyford, said county, spinster, 15, with consent of her brother, Oliver Ayscombe, esq., and of her guardian, Robert Greenaway, her parents dead, alleged by Robert Sellwood, of Abingdon aforesaid – at Cromish, co. Oxon, or …. 17 July, 1695. F.” (page 1205)

197.

“SHAA, Edmund, gent., of Tarling, Essex, bachelor, 25 or 26, and Elizabeth Waddesworth [‘Wordsworth’ in Vic. – Gen.’s book], of Much Tey, Essex, maiden, 15, daughter of Robert Waddesworth, [‘Wordsworth’ in Vic. – Gen.’s book] of Brightlinsey, co. Essex, gent., deceased; consent of her mother, Ann Waford, widow, of Much Tey, attested by Mr. John Radcliffe, of Lexden, Essex, gent., who is to marry said mother – at St. Mary Mounthaw, London. 27 March, 1609. B.” (page 1208)

198.

“SHAW, John of Colchester, Essex, esq., bachelor, about 28, and Mrs. Anne Brome, of Tuppenden, Kent, spinster, about 16, her parents dead, consent of her guardian – at St. Magnus-the-Martyr, or St. Margaret, New Fish Street, London. 27 Aug. 1677. V.” (page 1213)

199.

“SHAW, Sir John, bart., of Eltham, Kent, bachelor, 25, and Margery Peake, daughter of Sir John Peake, Knight, of St. Benet, Gracechurch, spinster, 16, her father’s consent – at …. 12 May, 1684. B.” (page 1213)

200.

“SHENTON, William, of Gray’s Inn, gent., bachelor, 25, and Sarah Meggs, spinster, 15, daughter of Catherine Bromhall, of St. Catherine Creechurch, London, widow, who consents – at St. Martin Outwich, London. 5 Feb. 1661 (or 2). F.” (page 1216)

201.

“SIMPSON, John (Sympson), gent., of St. Matthew, Friday Street, bachelor, 35, and Elizabeth Swift, of St. James, Duke’s Place, spinster, 17, consent of father, Richard Swift, of same, merchant – at St. Peter, Cornhill. 20 Feb. 1639 (1640). B.” (page 1228)

202.

“SINGLETON, Thomas, of Mile End, Stepney, gent., bachelor, 28, and Mary Dawes, of same, spinster, 16, her mother’s consent – at Stepney. 18 Sept. 1698. B.” (page 1230)

203.

“SKIPWITH, Humberston, esq., of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, about 15, daughter of the Lady Coney, spinster, alias Skipwith, of same, with consent of the parents of both – at any parish church of St. Altans, Herts, or Gray’s Inn chapel. 16 July, 1675. F.” (page 1233)

204.

“SMITH, Bartholomew, of Brasted, Kent, clerk, bachelor, about 30, and Mary Dirking, of Titsey, Surrey, spinster, about 15, her parents dead, consent of her grandmother, Jane Whiting, widow – at Titsey aforesaid. 3 July, 1663. V.” (page 1239)

205.

“SMYTH, Ralph, esq., of St. James-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, 26, and Mrs. Anne Smyth, of same spinster, 13, consent of her mother, Mrs. Margaret Smyth, widow – at Stanwell, Middlesex. 26 June, 1704. B.” (page 1248)

206.

“SMYTHE, Roger, gent., of Lincoln’s Inn, widower, 27, and Anne Goodman, maiden, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, 15 or 16, consent of her father, Thomas Goodman, esq., of same, alleged by Richard Goodman, of St. Leonard, Shore-ditch, gent. – at St. Botolph, Aldgate. 17 Sept. 1601. B.” (page 1250)

207.

“SOMER, William, gent., of St. Margaret, near city of Rochester, bachelor, 26, and Mary Summer, spinster, 15, daughter of John Summer, gent., deceased, consent of her mother, Jane Swann (sic), widow – at St. Stephen, Coleman Street, or St. Bartholomew, Exchange. 7 Oct. 1644. B.” (page 1259)

208.

“SPAIGHT, Samuel (Speght), gent., of St. Antholin, London, bachelor, 35, and Joane Blake, of St. Stephen, Coleman Street, widow, 18 (sic), relict of Jeffery Blake, gent., deceased – at Great St. Bartholomew, or St. Lawrence, Old Jury. 29 June, 1639. B.” (page 1263)

209.

“STANLEY, William, of Chelsea, Middlesex, esq., bachelor, about 18, his father’s consent and Mrs. Dorthy Panton, spinster, about 9 years, daughter of Thomas Panton, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, who alleges – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. 1 May, 1675. V.” (page 1277)

210.

“STEERE, John, of Wootten, co. Surrey, gent., bachelor, about 26, son of John Steere, of same, gent., who alleges, and Mrs. Fiducia Lee, of Kirford, co. Sussex, spinster, about 16, consent of father and mother – at St. Mildred, Bread Street, or . . . . 30 Oct. 1675. V.” (page 1282)

211.

“STOUGHTON, Sir Lawrence, bart., of Stoughton, co. Surrey, bachelor, 23, and Mary Burnaby, spinster, 16, daughter of John Burnaby, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, brewer, who consents – at St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, London, or . . . . 17 Dec. 1691. F.” (page 1295)

212.

“STINGER, Walter [Stringer in Vic.-Gen.’s book], gent., of Chelsea, Middlesex, bachelor, 32, and Katherine Trumball, of St. Dunstan-in-the-West, spinster, 16, daughter of Emanuel Trumball, gent., deceased twelve years ago, consent of her mother, Emme Mandrell, of St. Dunstan aforesaid, wife of Henry Mandrell, esq. – at St. Faith, London. 17 Dec. 1614. B.” (page 1298)

213.

“STYLE, Thomas, of Waterbury, Kent, esq., bachelor, about 22, and Mrs. Mary Langham, of Crosby House, in St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, spinster, about 16, her father’s consent – at St. Hellen, London. 11 Dec. 1671. V.” (page 1302)

214.

“SWYNBORNE, Thomas, of Gray’s Inn, esq., bachelor, 30, and Anne Richardson, of Christchurch, London, spinster, about 11, daughter of William Richardson, of same, esq., who consents – at St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, or Christchurch, London. 12 May, 1690. F.” (page 1308)

215.

“TAYLOR, Richard, esq., of Clapham, Beds, bachelor, about 28, and Catherine Bosdon, spinster, about 16, consent of her father, Edmund Bosdon, esq., of the Middle Temple – at St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf, or St. Bartholomew-the-Less. 17 May, 1648. B.” (page 1320)

216.

“THORNBURGH, Gilbert, of St. Margaret, Westminster, bachelor, about 24, and Margaret Donkley, spinster, about 16, daughter of Thomas Donkley, of same, who consents – at Lambeth, co. Surrey. 24 Jan. 1688 (or 9). F.” (page 1335)

217.

“THORNBURGE, John, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, 23, and Elizabeth Durham, spinster, 15, daughter of Margaret Durham, of St. Margaret, Westminster, widow, who consents – at St. Margaret, Westminster, or New Windsor, co. Berks. 21 June, 1682. F.” (page 1335)

218.

“THORNE, Gabriel, of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, bachelor, 21, and Anne Hintson, spinster, 14, daughter of John Hintson, of St. James, Westminster, esq., who alleges – at St. James, Westminster, or St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex. 11 April, 1687. F.” (page 1336)

219.

“THOROTON, Thomas, esq., of Screveton, co. Notts, bachelor, about 21, and Roosilia Drake, of Belvoir Castle, co. Leicester, spinster, 16, with consent of her guardian, elected by herself, viz., the Most Noble John, Duke of Rutland, she alleging, ‘I have not any legitimate parent, or other legitimate relation whomsoever’ – to marry at any time or place. 23 July, 1751. F.” (page 1338)

220.

“TICHBORNE, White, of Aldershot, co. Southampton, gent., widower, and Anne Supple, spinster, 15, daughter of James Supple, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, gent., who consents – at St. Mary, Westminster, St. James, Clerkenwell, or St. Bartholomew-the-Great or Less, London. 27 April, 1668. F.” (page 1342)

221.

“TOOKE, Charles, of Inner Temple, esq., bachelor, about 35, and Mrs. Elizabeth Weston, of Ockham, co. Surrey, spinster, about 17, consent of mother, Mrs. Katherine Weston, widow – at Ockham aforesaid. 10 Feb. 1669 (or 1670). V.” (page 1348)

222.

“TRENCHARD, John, of Bedford Row, Middlesex, esq., widower, and Anne Blackett, of St. Andrew, Holborn, spinster, 15, with consent of her mother, Dame Julia Blackett, alias Thompson, wife of Sir William Thompson, knight, of St. Andrew, Holborn – at St. James Westminster, or St. George’s Chapel, co. Middlesex. 19 Nov. 1719. B.” (page 1357)

223.

“TREVOR, Thomas, esq., of St. Bride, bachelor, 20, son and heir of Sir Thomas Trevor, knight, one of the barons of the Exchequer, who consents, and Anne Jenner, of St. Leonard, Foster Lane, spinster, 15, daughter of Robert Jenner, of same, esq., who consents – at St. Leonard aforesaid or St. Bennet Sherehog. 15 May, 1632. B.” (page 1358)

224.

“TUFTON, Sackvile, esq., bachelor, 40, and Elizabeth Wilbraham, of Newbottle, co. Northampton, spinster, 17, with her mother’s consent – at St. Mary, Savoy, Middlesex. 10 June, 1686. F.” (page 1364)

225.

“TURNER, Charles, of Kirkleatham, co. York, esq., bachelor, about 23, and Mrs. Margaret Chomley, of Chipsted, Kent, spinster, about 15, her mother’s consent, alleged by Sir William Turner, of London, knight – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Mary, Savoy, St. Paul, Covent Garden, or St. Botolph, Aldersgate. 27 June, 1676. V.” (page 1366)

226.

“TURNER, Henry, of Putney, co. Surrey, esq., bachelor, 31, and Mary Frewen, spinster, 16, daughter of Thomas Frewen, of same, esq., who consents – at St. Peter, Cornhill, London. 8 Feb. 1687 (or 8). F.” (page 1366)

227.

“TWYSDEN, William, of East, Peckham, co. Kent, esq., bachelor, 27, and Frances, Crosse, spinster, 16, daughter of Frances Crosse, of St. Swithin, London, widow, who consents – at St. Swithin aforesaid or the collegiate church of St. Peter, Westminster. 8 June, 1665. F.” (page 1371)

228.

“TWISLETON, John, of St. Margaret, Westminster, bachelor, 24, and Susanna Hammond, of same, spinster, 16, daughter of Richard Hammon, of tangmore, co. Sussex, gent., who consents – at St. Mary, Savoy, Middlesex. 9 Nov. 1686. F.” (page 1372)

229.

“VAUGHAN, Mr. John, esq., of St. Clement, near Temple Bar, 25, parents dead, and Margaret Merrick, of same, daughter of Sir Giles Merrick, Knight, whose consent is attested by his brother, Mr. John Merrick [who subs. ‘Meyrike’], aged about 14, St. Clement Danes aforesaid. 13 Feb. 1597 (or 8). B.” (page 1382)

230.

“VILLIERS, Sir John, Knight, of St. Martin, Middlesex, bachelor, 25, and Frances Coke, of St. Andrew, Holborn, spinster, 16, daughter of Sir Edward Coke, knight, of Stoke, co. Bucks, who consents – at . . . . 14 Aug. 1617. B.” (page 1388)

231.

“WAGSTAFFE, William, of St. Bennet, Gracechurch, London, bachelor, 40, and Averilla Bristow, spinster, 16, daughter of Robert Bristow, of St. Gabril, Fenchurch, London, who consents – at St. George, Botolph Lane, or All Hallows-in-the-Wall, London. 20 June, 1679. F.” (page 1394)

232.

“WALDERGRAVE, Edward, of London, gent., bachelor, 30, and Elizabeth Hardrett, of St. Clement Danes, spinster, 15, daughter of Martyn Hardrett, gent., deceased, consent of her mother, Rachael Hardrett, widow – at Twickenham, Middlesex. 5 Feb. 1615 (or 6). B.” (page 1396)

233.

“WALLACE, John, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, bachelor, 30, and Mary Watts, of same, spinster, 16, consent of her aunt, Alice Warren, of same, with whom she hath lived twelve years – at St. faith. 3 Nov. 1636. B.” (page 1403)

234.

“WALRAND, Alexander, aged 13, son of Henry Walrand, of the Barbados, esq., and Mary Cornelius, spinster, about 12, daughter of James Cornelius, of ye Barbados, merchant, both fathers consenting; alleged by Michael Hall, of Seething Lane, London, grocer – at . . . . 22 Sept. 1669. F [Not signed or noted in the margin.]” (page 1406)

235.

“WANDESFORD, William [Madesford in Vic. – Gen.’s book]. Gent., of Westham, Essex, bachelor, 26, and Margaret Paullin [in Vic. – Gen.’s book, Pamplyn], maiden, 13, daughter of Robert Paullin [in Vic. – Gen.’s book, Pamplyn], of same parish, gent., who consents – at Westham aforesaid. 8 June, 1603. B.” (page 1409)

236.

“WEST, John, of Drayton, in Hayles, co. Salop, gent., bachelor, about 2 (gone), and Mrs. Margaret Weston, of St. Bride, London, widow, about 26 – at St. Bride aforesaid, or in the Temple chapel, London. 2 March, 1677 (or 8). V.” (page 1439)

237.

“WHICHCOT, Benjamin, of Love Lane, London, merchant taylor, widower, about 31, and Mrs. Ann Enos, of same, spinster, about 16, with consent of her mother, Mrs. Susanne Enos, widow – at St. Lawrence, London. 27 Feb. 1678 (or 9). V.” (page 1447)

238.

“WHICHCOT, Sir Paul, of Hendon, Middlesex, knight, bachelor, about 26, and Mrs. Jane Gould, of St. Andrew, Holborn, spinster, about 14, her mother’s consent – in the parish church or chapel of Guildhall, London. 13 June, 1677. V.” (page 1447)

239.

“WHITE, Steven, of St. Bartholomew, Exchange, merchant, bachelor, about 30, and Easter Drake, of Burnham, Bucks, spinster, about 16, consent of father, Roger Drake, of same, gent. – at Burnham aforesaid. 16 June, 1663. V.” (page 1453)

240.

“WHITING, Thomas, of New Inn, St. Clement Danes, bachelor, 28, and Catherine Laurence, spinster, 16, consent of father, Thomas Lawrence, gent., of St. Dunstan-in-the-West – at Gray’s Inn chapel, Lincoln’s Inn, the Temple, or St. Andrew, Holborn. 9 Dec. 1687. B.” (page 1457)

241.

“WHITEMORE, William, of Balmes, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 10, express consent of father, William Whitemore, of same, esq., and Mrs. Frances Whitemore, of Bridgnorth, Salop, spinster, about 9, consent of father, Sir Thomas Whitemore, K. B., who alleges – at Hackney, Middlesex, or any church or chapel in the diocese of London. 25 Aug. 1675. V.” (page 1458)

242.

“WHITNEY, Eastace, of Clyrow, co. Radnor, gent., bachelor, 30, and Ursula Nelson, spinster, 16, daughter of Robert Nelson, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, esq., who consents – at St. Martin-in-the-Fields aforesaid. 14 June, 1664. F.” (page 1459)

243.

“WILBRAHAM, Randle, of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, bachelor, 20, son of Roger Wilbraham, who consents, and Elizabeth Wilbraham, spinster, 15, daughter of Ralph Wilbraham, of Newbottle, co. Northampton, esq., who consents – at St. Catherine, Coleman, London. 27 March, 1683. F.” (page 1465)

244.

“WILBRAHAM, Thomas, esq., son and heir apparent of Sir Richard Wilbraham, of Woodhey, co. Chester, knight, bachelor, aged about 11 years, and Elizabeth Wilbraham, maiden aged about 10 years, second daughter of Sir Roger Wilbraham, knight, of St. John, Clerkenwell, one of the masters of his Majesty’s Court of Requests, consent of both said fathers – at Great St. Bartholomew, London. 2 Feb. 1612 (or 3). B.” (page 1465)

245.

“WILFORD, Edward, of Hadley, Middlesex, gent., bachelor, about 25, and Elizabeth Searles, of same, spinster, about 15, daughter of Richard Searles, late of St. Martin, co. Middlesex, her parents dead, consent of Aldermen of London – at Hadley, or South Myms, co. Middlesex. 24 Feb. 1665 (or 6). V.” (page 1467)

246.

“WILLIAMS, Sir Edward, knight, bachelor, about 17, son of Sir Thomas Williams, of Elham, Kent, bart., who alleges, and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, of Bentley Hall, co. Stafford, spinster, about 13, consent of mother, Dame Abigail Williams, alias Lane, ux. Thomas Lane, esq. ; alleged by Sir Thomas Williams – at Wolverhampton, co. Stafford. 9 July, 1675. V.” (page 1472)

247.

“WILLIAMS, Sir John, knight, of Elham, co. Kent, bachelor, about 20, and Mrs. Mary Powell, of Fulham, Middlesex, spinster, about 13, consent of father, Sir William Powell, of same, bart. ; alleged by Sir John Williams, of Elham aforesaid, knight and bart. – at Fulham aforesaid. 8 Feb. 1674 (or 5). V.” (page 1473)

248.

“WISEMAN, Sir William, bart., of Much Canfield, Essex, widower, 33, and Arabella Hewyrr, spinster, 17, daughter of Dame Margaret Hewytt, of Pissaberry, Herts, widow, who consents ; alleged by Edmund Wiseman, of St. Martin, Ludgate, citizen and clothworker, of London – at St. martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, or St. Dionis Backchurch, London. 16 May, 1664. F.” (page 1493)

249.

“WITHER, William, of Manydowne, co. Southampton, esq., bachelor, about 25, and Mrs. Mary Wither, of Winchester, said county, spinster, about 16, her parents dead, consent of her uncle and guardian, Gilbert Wither – at Deane Ash, Oakley, or Waltham, said county. 9 Oct. 1673. V.” (page 1494)

250.

“WOLSTENHOLME, John, of Edmunton, Middlesex, esq., bachelor, about 25, and Mary Raynton, of Enfield, said county, spinster, about 14, her father’s consent – at Enfield aforesaid. 19 March, 1674 (or 5). V.” (page 1496)

251.

“WOODING, Richard, of St. Bride, London, citizen and tallow-chandler, bachelor, about 25, and Mrs. Elizabeth Loggins, of same, widow, about 20 – at St. Mary Magdalene, Old Fish Street, London. 3 Oct. 1678. V.” (page 1503)

252.

“WOODYEARE, William, of Thorn, co. Kent, gent., bachelor, 21, and Sarah Greenhill, of St. Olave, Hart Street, London, spinster, 16, daughter of Henry Greenhill, gent., whose consent is attested by Dorothy Greenhill, mother of said Sarah – at St. Martin, Ludgate, London. 17 Dec. 1689. F.” (page 1506)

253.

“WOOLNOUGH, Henry, of Shelly, co. Essex, clerk, bachelor, 24, and Elizabeth Platt, of Godalming, Surrey, spinster 16, daughter of John Platt, of same, clerk, who consents – at All Hallows-the-Less, Thames Street, or St. Swithin, London. 3 Nov. 1663. F.” (page 1507)

254.

“WORSELEY, Thomas, gent., of St. Faith-the-Virgin, London, bachelor, 30, and Elizabeth Bosvile, of Rivenhall, co. Essex, maiden, 15, consent of her father, George Bosvile, of same, clerk ; attested by Otwell Worseley, of St. Michael Bassishaw, gent. – at Rivenhall aforesaid. 10 April, 1639. B.” (page 1509)

255.

“WRIGHT, James, of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, gent., bachelor, 21, and Katherine Gwyllyam, of the twon of Shrewsbury, spinster, about 15, her parents dead, with consent of Susanna Gwyllym, her mother-in-law and guardian – at St. Mary, in Shrewsbury aforesaid. 22 April, 1686. F.” (page 1513)

256.

“YALDEN, Robert, of St. Bartholomew, Exchange, London, citizen and merchant taylor, bachelor, about 25, and Mrs. Sarah Lewis, of same, spinster, about 15, with consent of her father, Mr. Charles Lewis – at St. Benet Fink, London. 6 June, 1679. V.” (page 1521)

 

If anyone is interested in the book’s name where these marriage quotes were taken from, the following is the full source:

“London Marriage Licences, 1521 – 1869 [Edited by Joseph Foster, author of ‘The British Peerage and Baronetage,’ ‘Members of Parliament, Scotland,’ ‘Our Noble and Gentle Families of Royal Descent,’ ‘Men at the Bar,’ and many other genealogical works. From the Excerpts By The Late Colonel Chester, D. C. L. With Memoir And Portrait – LONDON: Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, W. 1887].”

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