The Oath Book of Colchester

Colchester was one of the first places in the country to have a system of elected government.

Details of the  procedures, transactions and elections were recorded in the Colchester oath book.

Mention is made to a few people from Eastern Essex in the oath book.

Those people are listed below.

Parish

Year listed

Name

Occupation if given

Burnham on Crouch

1500

William Fowle

Mariner

Burnham on Crouch

1547

Robert Fraunceys

Butcher

Purleigh

1697

Samuel Hosemanden

 

Southminster

1380

William Coupere

 

Tillingham

1402

Thomas Osekyn

 

 

 

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