The names on this marriage license are difficult to read, but likely say "James Jex" and "Mary Tomlins." It was signed on July 18th, 1768 in the parish of Willesden in the county of Middlesex, England. The material is vellum, a type of parchment made from animal skin.
A large tax stamp is seen on the upper left hand corner, and there is a cut on the bottom edge—possibly made to cancel the license if one spouse died and the other wanted to remarry (divorce was nearly impossible in the 1700's). The document describes the groom as a "widower" and the bride as a "spinster," so it was likely the groom's second marriage already.
Measures 7.5 inches by 8 inches.
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