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From: Judith Heald <>
Subject: Re: Quaker Marriages
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 10:13:09 -0400
It depended on lots of things. A bit like some modern day questions :-)
Was there a meetinghouse nearby that guests could get to easily? What
weather could be anticipated? How many people might be attending and could
the home hold this? Was the bride's mother capable of handling this event,
our was someone else willing to host? Could be an Aunt, the groom's
family, a close friend/Friend. (Even today we talk of capital F Friends
(Quakers) and little f friends)
I have Quaker wedding certificates from the mid-1800's that are both ways.
The request (intention) to marry had to be brought before the meeting for
business two months in a row (as still is the case today) with the wedding
generally in the third month.
Hope this helps. Judy
At 12:20 AM 7/23/99 EDT, wrote:
>I was wondering, did Quaker marriages in the past usually take place in
private homes or the meetinghouse?
>Thanks for any info.
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