Family:Clement Weaver and Rachel Andrews (1)

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Marriage? 26 Sep 1677 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
Children
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 -Oct. 24, 1677 Indictment by Gen'rl Aturny against Clement Weaver Jr. for declareinge himselfe married to Rachill Andress in the presence of the Majestrate Mr. Joseph Clarke although forewarned by the said Majestrate.   The said Clement Weaver Enters Traverce, and beinge in Court Called and his charge read he ownes Guilty.  The Court upon consideration fo the Matter, and findeinge the said Case doubtfull in the law, doe referr the case to the Generall Asembly for their advice therein.   Upon Indictment by the Gen'rl Aturney against Rachell Andress of Newport for the on the 26th of September last, at the house of Mr. Joseph Clarke that she tooke Clement Weaver to be her husband &c.  The said Rachell Enters Traverse, and beinge in Court Cald, and her charge read she ownes Guilty.  The Courts Centance is that the said Clement Weaver and Rachell Andress are bound to the good behavior, asunder, and if it shall be found in that time they doe accompany together without Legall proceeds in the law of Marriage It shall be deemed and accounted in them fornication, as the law hath detirmined.      [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 57-8]
 -May 6, 1678  Clement Weaver Jr. of the Towne of Newport beinge bound by the last Cour of Tryalls to appeare at this Court, and in this Court Indicted for ffornication with Rachill Andress -- he being in court called apeared, and the Indictment Read, and he askt whether Guilty or Not Guilty of the charge owns Guilty and leaves himselfe to the mercy of the Bench:  The centance of the Court is that the said Clement Weaver shall according to law be whipt with 15 stripes in the Towne of Newport on the 16th on this instant May, or Else he shall pay a fine of 40 shillings to the Generall Treasurer, at or before the last of June next, and is still to stand bound in the Injunctions of his former Bond in October last untill the Court of Tryalls in October next at Newport, and shall alsoe pay all present ffees to Officers.

Rachell Andress of Newport being bound by the last Court of Tryalls to appeare at this Court and in this Court Indicted for fornication with Clement Weaver Jr.. She being in Court called apeared, and the Indictment Read and she askt whether Guilty or not Guilty of the charge ownes Guilty and Referrs her selfe to the mercy of the Bench: The centance of the Court is that the said Clement Weaver shall according to law be whipt with 15 stripes in the Towne of Newport on the 16th on this instant May, or Else he shall pay a fine of 40 shillings to the Generall Treasurer, at or before the last of June next, and is still to stand bound in the Injunctions of his former Bond in October last untill the Court of Tryalls in October next at Newport, and shall alsoe pay all present ffees to Officers. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 61-2]