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Association Oath Rolls: Surrey 1695
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Association Oath Rolls: Surrey 1695
Oath rolls are an underused (though often difficult to use in their original formats) source of individuals' names in the 16th to early 18th centuries. They could contain the names of a substantial proportion of the adult male population within the areas which they covered, and so offer a valuable pre-19th century "census substitute".

Oaths of allegiance were used to secure the loyalty to the sovereign and to help identify potential opponents. They were relatively common in in post-Reformation and revolutionary England.

For more see About Association Oath Rolls and Cliff's Webb Background to the Documents.