Papists

Scope and Content

Under the Act 1, Geo.l, s.2, c.55 (1715) every papist was obliged to register his name and real estate with the clerk of the peace of the county in which the property lay and to subscribe the entry at quarter sessions, personally or by attorney. The Act 9 Geo.l, c.24 (1722/3), requiring everyone over the age of 18 to take the oaths of allegiance, extended the registration provisions to all refusing to take the oath.

Under the Act 3 Geo.l, c.18 (1716-17) deeds and wills of papists had to be enrolled within six months of their execution.

The list names the papists whose estates are registered and the parishes in which the property was situated