Protestation Oath

 

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The Protestation Oath was an oath of loyalty essentially to the Church of England and the King (Charles 1st). It was administered in front of a number of local notables (including the rector of the parish) in 1642.

Below are the names of both those who took the oath and those who refused it, from Coppull.

1 Edward Chisnall esq
2 Justinian Chisnall husbandman
3 John Meare ? husbandman
4 Brian Chisnall  
5 Edmund Chisnall  
6 Hugh Pilkington  
7 Richard Pilkington  
8 Roger Haydock  
9 John Haydock  
10 John Ashton  
11 William Bibby  
12 Lawrence Nightgall  
13 Alexander Wilde  
14 Edmund ? Heskin  
15 Roger Bibby  
16 Peter Bibby  
17 Richard Nightgall  
18 Thomas Nightgall  
19 James Booth  
20 James Boare ?  
21 Roger Standanought
22 John Lucas  
23 John Grimshaw  
24 Matthew Worthington
25 James Bradshawe
26 Geoffrey Prescott  
27 Lawrence Bibby  
28 William Dicconson
29 Robert Dicconson
30 Richard Dicconson
31 Roger Dicconson
32 John    
33 Seth Taylor  
34 James Winstanley
35 Richard Bibby  
36 John Naylor  
37 Lawrence Bailey  
38 Richard Waring  
39 Thomas Nightgall  
40 Marmeduke Bannister  
41 Thurstan Taylor  
42 John Galthouse ?
43 Thomas Bolton  
44 John Bolton  
45 James Sharrock  
46 Roger Grimshaw  
47 John Dicconson
48 William Machin  
49 Robert Silcocke  
50 Lawrence Vauxe  
51 Thomas Nightgall  
52 William Felton  
53 Roger Daber ?  
54 Thomas Daber ?  
55 William Prescott  
56 Thomas Fell  
57 William Richardson
58 James Bibby  
59 George Bibby  
60 Thomas Benson  
61 John Rigby  
62 Hugh Rigby  
63 William Clayton  
64 Humphrey Chisnall  
65 ?? ??  
66 Robert Baron  
67 William Merson ??
68 Alexander Rigby  
69 James Browne  
70 Alexander German  
71 Robert Almond  
72 Ralph Lowe  
73 John Roscowe  
74 Roger Slater ?  
75 John Haworth  
76 William Haworth  
77 George Abbott  
78 William Slater  
79 Anthony Worthington
80 Edmund Worthington
81 John Slater  
82 Roger Williamson
83 Thomas Williamson
84 Thomas Johnson senior
85 Thomas Bibby junior
86 William Heskin  
87 Thomas Taylor  
88 William Worthington refused oath
89 Thomas Booth refused oath
90 Thomas Worthington refused oath
91 Richard Moore refused oath
92 Richard Booth refused oath
93 Edward Fisher refused oath
94 Thomas Naylor constable
95 Richard Merson Township
96 William Rogerson Overseer