Document referenceQDO
TitleRecords of oaths : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-fonds relates to records of enrolment, registration, deposit and returns. It consists of records relating to oaths, including:

- sacrament certificates [1755-1810]
- oaths of allegiance, supremacy and abjuration [1689-1877]
- dissenting ministers' declarations against popery [pre 1688-1818]
- papists' oaths [1691-1851]
- ex-officio oaths of allegiance [1953-1960]
Datepre-1688- 1960
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyOaths were required by the Test Act of 1672 (25 Charles II cap. 2) and other post-Restoration Acts which were aimed at excluding from positions of influence papists, nonconformists, Jacobites, and others whose loyalty to the government and the established Anglican Church was suspect.
Further information relating to the administrative history of these oaths can be found within individual sub-series.
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