Protestation Returns of 1641-1642

The Protestation Returns of 1641-1642 are lists of English males over the age of 18 who took, or did not take, an oath of allegiance “to live and die for the true Protestant religion, the liberties and rights of subjects and the privilege of Parliaments.” These lists were usually compiled by parish, or township, within hundred, or wapentake.

Source: Wikipedia

The declaration, or Protestation, read:
I, _ A.B. _ do, in the presence of Almighty God, promise, vow, and protest to maintain, and defend as far as lawfully I may, with my Life, Power and Estate, the true Reformed Protestant religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England, against all Popery and Popish Innovations, within this Realm, contrary to the same Doctrine, and according to the duty of my Allegiance, His Majesties Royal Person, Honour and Estate, as also the Power and Privileges of Parliament, the lawful Rights and Liberties of the Subjects, and any person that maketh this Protestation, in whatsoever he shall do in the lawful Pursuance of the same: and to my power, and as far as lawfully I may, I will appose and by all good Ways and Means endeavour to bring to condign Punishment all such as shall, either by Force, Practice, Councels, Plots, Conspiracies, or otherwise, doe any thing to the contrary of any thing in this present Protestation contained: and further, that I shall, in all just and honourable ways, endeavour to preserve the Union and Peace betwixt the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland: and neither for Hope, Fear, nor other Respect, shell relinquish this Promise, Vow and Protestation.

Signatories of the Protestation 1641 for New Fishbourne

William Cromwell
John Carpenter
Thomas Cole
Robert Shrugneil
Richard Shrugneil
Nathaniel Burnam
Robert Holbrooke
John Hare
Robert Fisher
John Alwyn
Thomas Alwyn
Nicholas Alwyn
George Hersie
Thomas Wady
Richard Wady
Richard Bowley
Thomas Cooper
John Vallor
Richard Hall
Thomas Smith
Will Woods
Richard West
Will Helior
Richard Greene
John Mills