After the English Civil War (164249), Parliament abolished the monarchy and the House of Lords. An important step in that process was the abolition of the oath of allegiance to the monarch. With the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, oaths of allegiance returned, and they sometimes had a religious focus, as a way of debarring practising Catholics or secret Catholic sympathisers from holding office. The Popish Recusants Act, 1672, required office-holders to take the oaths of supremacy and allegiance. Those who did were - as with other oaths - entered on "oath rolls".
no. in roll
extracted from an index at NRO - original records at National Archive, Kew