The 1696 Association Oath Rolls for Cornwall transcribed and edited by Richard W Polkinghorne and Richard G Grylls
In 2016, the society accepted an offer to purchase sole copyright of the 1696 Cornish Oath Roll transcriptions, which are the culmination of years of work carried out by Richard G Grylls and Richard W Polkinghorne.
The transcriptions are presented by name, parish (including the Isles of Scilly) and also under the headings of Gentry, Tinners and Clergy of the Diocese of Exeter. Also included are the names of 29 Members of Parliament for Cornish constituencies who signed the Oath in Westminster, recorded in the Journal of the House of Commons for Thursday 27 February 1695/6.
When searching for records, please note that there are numerous variations in the spelling of surnames, so it is recommended that wildcards are used. For example:
Hawk** will find Hawk, Hawker, Hawkey, Hawking, and many others
**nkin will find Jenkin, Jenking, Ginking, Tonkin and others
Grill** will find Grill, Grills, Grilles
Polkin** will find Polkinghorn(e), but sadly not Pulkinghorn
Richard Grylls and Richard Polkinghorne have also a 144-page document which not only includes the list of names, but also historical information and background. A copy of this is available to purchase in our online shop and we are also working on producing a bound copy which will be available to purchase in the near future.