PROTESTATION RETURN 1641/2
In 1642 Parliament ordered all males in England and Wales over the age of 18 to take an oath “ to live and die for the true Protestant religion, the liberties and rights of subjects, and the privilege of Parliament”.
One of the purposes of the protestation was to identify Roman Catholics.
The Chardstock return lists those who signed and the district in which they were living. It does not include the names of those who refused to sign.