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Names Of Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance in Pennsylvania, 1727-1775

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The following list of foreigners who took the oath of allegiance to the crown of Great Britain and the Providence of Pennsylvania, from the year 1727 to 1775, with those to the State from the close of the Revolution, have been in part printed. The originals in the possession of the Commonwealth having been badly mutilated by searchers for untold fortunes, it has been deemed advisable to publish the entire world under the authority of the State and the lists have been carefully compared and collated. To make the same of permanent value a complete index of surnames is given. In some few cases, the entire list of ship's passengers is preserved with the ages of all. Originally these were furnished the proper authorities, but unfortunately one by one they have been abstracted.

All males over sixteen years of age were obliged to take this oath and declaration, as soon after their arrival as possible being marched to the Court House, although in a number of instances they were qualified at the official residence of the magistrate.

Immigrants to Pennsylvania

Source: "Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, With the Foreign Arrivals, 1780-1808, Edited by, William Henry Egle, M. D., Harrisburg: Edwin K. Meyers, State Printer, 1892.