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Clovelly Subscriptions to Oaths of Allegiance under the Act of 9 George I (1722)

From Quarter Sessions Records at the Devon Record Office, Ref 17/2/2/9

The 1722 Oaths of Allegiance records at the Devon Record Office constitute a little-known and little-used early 18th century record of what was supposed to be all the Devon inhabitants who were aged 18 or over at this time. The only information given for each individual is his or her name (and signature), and parish (presumably either of residence or birth). The records are in a set of rolls of sewn-together parchments, each of which seems to be a record of oaths made at a given Quarter Session hearing, and covers a sizeable area of the county. Though many of the names for each parish are grouped together, it is not easy to locate such groups of names for a given parish, leave alone the names of any other individuals from the parish that are scattered elsewhere in the records.
The list below records all the Clovelly names found in the parchment whose reference number is 17/2/2/9, which appears to relate to the area surrounding Buckland Brewer. (Dotted lines separate the names that were not adjacent in the original record.) The other parchments have been searched for other groups of Clovelly names - isolated names may well have escaped my attention.
Ackland, Sir Hugh, 49,
Thomasin Hammett
Bartholomew Cooke
Thomas Cleverdon
Anthony Cleverdon
Henry Prust
John Bryant
John Ball
Thomas Huxtable
John Prust
Phillip Littlejohns
James Burdon
Richard Lyle
Anthony Hamlyn Junr.
Archelaus Ball
George Reed
John Cooke
Robert Gifford
Hugh Rogerman
Anthony Hamlyn, Senr.
Richard Crews
Mary Saunders
Thomas Comer
John Palmer
Henry Higens
Anthony Hendon
Michael Chappelman

Brian Randell, 8 May 2008