Record of a Michael Thomas(Black) & Ann Brandley (White) being married in Southwark on November 5th, 1770. This Morning Michael Thomas, a black, and Ann Brandley, a white, were married at St. Olave’s, Southwark; but while the ceremony was performing a preƒs-gang interupted the minister in the celebration of his office;
upon which a conteƒt aroƒe, and the clergyman received a blow upon the breaƒt, but a conƒtable being called immediateley, the Lieutenant was ƒecured and carried before a magiƒtrate, but after proper ƒubmiƒƒion, was, by the generoƒity of the miniƒter, was releaƒed without farther proƒecution. The poor black, with his bride, made his escape in the fray.
http://Annual Register VOL.13 Dec 1770 Page 161. (Chronicle)