QS17/1/15/5e

Oaths sworn at The Castle, Exeter, 15 January 1716/17 before Thomas Putt bart, John Burrington and Andrew Quick esqs

William Sanford, rector of Butterleigh [Signed]
Josias Harwood, esq of Wembury (Down Thomas) [Signed]
Thomas Holberton, gent of Yealmpton [Signed]
Thomas Copleston, esq of Yealmpton (Bowdon) [Signed]
Hugh Copleston, gent of Modbury [Signed]
John Everatt (Everatt), excise officer of Molton, North [Signed]
John Miller, excise officer of Heavitree [Signed]
Moses Tozer, gent of Ashburton [Signed]
Nicholas Butson, excise officer [Signed]
William Chapple, gent of Barnstaple [Signed]
George Gill, portreeve of Silverton [Signed]
Thomas Barker of Winkleigh [Signed]
Thomas Trevillian, gent of Littleham [Marked "T"]
Andrew Taylor of Harpford [Signed]
John Elworthy of Clyst St. George [Signed]
John Lewis of Swimbridge [Signed]
William Palmer, gent of Bradninch [Signed]
Thomas Harvey, bailif of Crediton [Signed]
Joshua Yerrard (Yeatherd), portreeve of Crediton [Signed]
John Asterley, gent [Signed]
Edward Bentley, gent [Signed]
Richard Elliott, gent [Signed]
Daniel Hall, gent [Signed]
Francis Drake, gent of Buckland Monachorum [Signed]
John Whitchurch, woolendraper of Tavistock [Signed]
John Champernowne, rector of Harpford [Signed]
Arthur Kimpland, excise officer of Chagford [Signed]
Thomas Trevilian [Marked "T"]

[Thomas Trevilian subscribed to the following declaration against transubstantiation:]

I Thomas Tevilian of Littleham in the County of Devon Gent do solemnly & sincerely in the presence of God profess testify and declare that I do believe that in the sacrament of the Lords supper there is not any transubstantiation of the elements of bread & wine into the body & blood of Christ at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever and that the Invocation or advocation of the virgin Mary or any other Saint and the sacrefice of the Mass as they are now used in the Church of Rome are superstitious and Idolatrous And I do solemnly in the presence of God profess testify and declare that I do make this Declaration with every part thereof in the plain & ordinary sense of the words read unto me as they are co[m]monly understood by English protestants without any evasion equivocation or mental reservation whatsoever and without any dispensation already granted me or this purpose by the pope or any other authority or person whatsoever or without any hope of any such dispensation from any person or authority whatsoever or without thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or man or absolved of this Declaration or any part thereof although the pope or any other person or persons or power whatsoever should dispense with or annull the same or declare that it was null and void from the beginning.

the mark of

Thomas Trevillian [Signed with the letter T]