Lisbon College Oaths
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About the creator
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Catalogue
Lisbon College Oaths

Reference code: GB-0298-LC/A13
Title: Lisbon College Oaths
Dates of creation: 1635-1772
Extent: 4 files
Held by: Ushaw College Library
Origination: Lisbon College
Language: Latin

About the creator

The English College of SS. Peter and Paul at Lisbon (or, as it is more commonly known, Lisbon College) was founded by Pedro Coutinho in 1624 as a college for English students training for the priesthood and mission work in England. As a pontifical college it was awarded the same privileges and rights as other colleges centrally controlled by Rome, such as the English College in Rome, whose aim was the maintenance of the Catholic faith in England, Scotland and Ireland. The driving force behind the college in its early years was William Newman. Although he was never to become president, Newman founded the college from property entrusted by the estate of the late Nicholas Ashton, a Catholic chaplain in Lisbon. Initial progress was slow until the arrival of a group of English students and teachers from the English College at Douai in 1628. The first president, albeit briefly, was Archdeacon Joseph Haynes who died the following year. The reputation of the college as a centre of academic excellence and its relevance as an English institution in Lisbon attracted patronage from varied sources during the seventeenth century, including Pedro da Costa and Maria de Oliveira Leitoa who transferred important funds to the College in exchange for daily masses for their special intention. In 1679, Pope Innocent XI granted the College the privilege of being considered as a High Altar of Christ on the Cross. In spite of its wealthy benefactors and papal patronage, the college faced a number of challenges in the following centuries. In 1755, Lisbon was shaken by a terrible earthquake in which 20,000 people died and 60,000 houses and 60 palaces and convents were destroyed. The college suffered badly both in terms of the physical devastation of its buildings and the mental well-being of many of its students and superiors who, like most of the population of Lisbon, chose to live under tents in the gardens of the college rather than risk being inside in fear of another quake. The college suffered another setback when it was occupied by French forces during Napoleon's invasion of Portugal in 1807 and, just days before the second French invasion, the president decided to close the college down, with all students being sent to an Anglo-Portuguese school in England until the war ended in 1814. The college was finally closed in 1973. Since the passing of the Roman Catholic Relief Act in Britain in 1829, the college's raison d'etre had ceased to exist although it's high reputation as a teaching and training establishment enabled it to survive for another 144 years.

Contents

Oaths written and signed by those student judged suitable to be an alumnus of the college

Accession details

Lisbon College closed in 1973 and this collection, along with the rest of the Lisbon Archive and Library, was transferred to Ushaw College by Mgr James Sullivan the following year.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Lisbonian Society and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

The papers follow the original arrangement of the collection which is broadly chronological.

Name Conventions

Signatories recorded with their English names. When entering a college, a seminarian often adopted an assumed name to protect their identity. This name is recorded in brackets where applicable.

Catalogue

Lisbon College Oaths
LC/A13/1   9 January [?1635]
Charles Jennyns
2f
LC/A13/2   29 June 1635
Francis Byshop (Victor)
2f
LC/A13/3   29 June 1635
John Johnson (Keelinge)
1f
LC/A13/4   29 June 1635
Robert Manley (Charnock)
2f
LC/A13/5   29 June 1635
Thomas Proger (Powell)
2f
LC/A13/6   29 June 1635
John Smith
2f
LC/A13/7   29 June 1635
John Vaughan (Price)
2f
LC/A13/8   29 June 1636
Thomas Blount
2f
LC/A13/9   29 June 1636
William Floyd (Lloyd)
2f
LC/A13/10   29 June 1636
Anthony Martin (Smith)
2f
LC/A13/11   29 June 1636
Hugo Parry
2f
LC/A13/12   29 June 1636
Thomas Peregrin (Short)
2f
LC/A13/13   29 June 1636
John Robinson
2f
LC/A13/14   29 June 1636
Phillip Ward (Parry)
2f
LC/A13/15   23 February 1638
Henry Starky
1f
LC/A13/16   24 February 1638
Matthew Ayleworth
2f
LC/A13/17   31 March 1641
Gilbert Blount
2f
LC/A13/18   25 July 1641
Francis Fitter
2f
LC/A13/19   25 July 1641
John Parry
1f
LC/A13/20   29 June 1644
James Blount
2f
LC/A13/21   29 June 1644
Thomas Godden (Tilden)
2f
LC/A13/22   29 June 1644
John Holland (Sergeant)
2f
LC/A13/23   29 June 1644
Jerome Jenning
2f
LC/A13/24   29 June 1644
Peter Robinson
2f
LC/A13/25   29 June 1644
Thomas Sugar (Morgan)
2f
LC/A13/26   20 September 1646
William Nanfan
1f
LC/A13/27   11 December 1651
Robert Eyre (Fitzherbert)
2f
LC/A13/28   12 December 1651
Daniel Fisher (Fitter)
2f
LC/A13/29   12 December 1651
Peter Giffard
2f
LC/A13/30   12 December 1651
Charles Williams
1f
LC/A13/31   12 December 1651
John Williams
1f
LC/A13/32   28 March 1653
John Barnesley (Perrott)
2f
LC/A13/33   28 March 1653
William Bodenham
2f
LC/A13/34   11 September 1653
Matthew Watkinson
2f
LC/A13/35   17 September 1654
William Salisbury
2f
LC/A13/36   10 October 1655
George Martin
2f
LC/A13/37   10 October 1655
William Skrimshier (Skinner)
2f
LC/A13/38   10 October 1655
William Standley (Leighton)
2f
LC/A13/39   24 August 1656
Robert Sutton
2f
LC/A13/40   15 August 1661
John Gildon
2f
LC/A13/41   5 September 1663
Edward Barlow
2f
LC/A13/42   5 September 1663
Robert Edwards
2f
LC/A13/43   5 September 1663
George Hesketh
2f
LC/A13/44   5 September 1663
Roger Hesketh
2f
LC/A13/45   5 September 1663
John Reynold (Allanson)
2f
LC/A13/46   6 August 1666
Peter Gooden
2f
LC/A13/47   6 August 1666
John Langton
2f
LC/A13/48   6 August 1666
Edward Parry
2f
LC/A13/49   6 August 1666
John Pugh
2f
LC/A13/50   6 August 1666
William Raynold
2f
LC/A13/51   6 August 1666
Thomas Salisbury
2f
LC/A13/52   5 August 1667
Daniel Fisher
2f
LC/A13/53   1 September 1670
John Hows[?er]
2f
LC/A13/54   1 September 1670
Nicholas Metcalfe
2f
LC/A13/55   1 September 1670
William Reynold
2f
LC/A13/56   1 September 1670
John Smith
2f
LC/A13/57   1 September 1670
James Underhill
2f
LC/A13/58   9 January 1672
Andrew Bromwich
2f
LC/A13/59   9 January 1672
John Egerton
2f
LC/A13/60   9 January 1672
Henry Harnage
2f
LC/A13/61   9 January 1672
Charles Penrice
2f
LC/A13/62   9 January 1672
Charles Townsend
2f
LC/A13/63   9 January 1672
John Venables
2f
LC/A13/64   9 January 1672
John Woolfe
2f
LC/A13/65   8 September 1677
Francis Benville
2f
LC/A13/66   8 September 1677
Francis Haldaway
2f
LC/A13/67   8 September 1677
Robert Langley
1f
LC/A13/68   8 September 1677
Lawrence Mason
1f
LC/A13/69   8 September 1677
Henry Mawdesley
2f
LC/A13/70   8 September 1677
Richard Mawdesley
2f
LC/A13/71   8 September 1677
Robert Smith
2f
LC/A13/72   8 September 1677
Thomas Yonge
1f
LC/A13/73   30 October 1678
Robert Woodruffe
2f
LC/A13/74   30 October 1678
William Colston
2f
LC/A13/75   15 September 1680
John Anderton (Gislington)
2f
LC/A13/76   15 September 1680
Thomas Hall
2f
LC/A13/77   15 September 1680
William Hall
2f
LC/A13/78   30 December 1682
William Grene
2f
LC/A13/79   30 December 1682
William Pierce
2f
LC/A13/80   30 December 1682
Jerome Pryme
2f
LC/A13/81   30 December 1682
Martin Pue
2f
LC/A13/82   30 December 1682
Richard Taylor
2f
LC/A13/83   30 December 1682
Christopher Tuttell
2f
LC/A13/84   15 January 1684
Roger Brockholes
2f
LC/A13/85   7 September 1686
Christopher Bird
1f
LC/A13/86   7 September 1686
James Eden
2f
LC/A13/87   7 September 1686
James Griffith
2f
LC/A13/88   7 September 1686
Francis Petre
1f
LC/A13/89   7 September 1686
John Philips (Samuel Golty)
1f
LC/A13/90   17 April 1688
John Danby
2f
LC/A13/91   17 April 1688
Thomas Goode
2f
LC/A13/92   17 April 1688
Eduard Jones
1f
LC/A13/93   17 April 1688
John Pearson
2f
LC/A13/94   17 April 1688
Henry Preston
2f
LC/A13/95   17 April 1688
George Slaughter
2f
LC/A13/96   [?7] April 1688
Francis Smythe
1f
LC/A13/97   17 April 1688
Nicholas Waldegrave
2f
LC/A13/98   17 April 1688
Francis Wortley
2f
LC/A13/99   9 November 1692
Roland Adams
1f
LC/A13/100   9 November 1692
Roland Cross
2f
LC/A13/101   [?8] November 1692
Thomas Cross
2f
LC/A13/102   9 November 1692
William Errington
2f
LC/A13/103   9 November 1692
Henry Fuller
2f
LC/A13/104   9 November 1692
Toby Gibbons
2f
LC/A13/105   9 November 1692
John Jones (Vane)
2f
LC/A13/106   9 November 1692
James Nicklos
2f
LC/A13/107   9 November 1692
Thomas Salkeld
2f
LC/A13/108   12 July 1693
John Booth
2f
LC/A13/109   12 July 1693
Anthony Brierley
2f
LC/A13/110   12 July 1693
Francis Dodd
2f
LC/A13/111   12 July 1693
John Goad
2f
LC/A13/112   12 July 1693
Peter Key
2f
LC/A13/113   12 July 1693
Thomas Liddell
2f
LC/A13/114   12 July 1693
William Mawdesley
2f
LC/A13/115   12 July 1693
Richard Turner
2f
LC/A13/116   30 March 1697
Joseph Blacoe
2f
LC/A13/117   30 March 1697
Peter Braylsford
2f
LC/A13/118   30 March 1697
Charles Higgs
2f
LC/A13/119   30 March 1697
John Hill
2f
LC/A13/120   30 March 1697
John Thorp (Manley)
2f
LC/A13/121   31 March 1697
Thomas Revell
2f
LC/A13/122   30 November 1697
Nicholas Bix
2f
LC/A13/123   21 December 1701
Robert Bolney
2f
LC/A13/124   21 December 1701
Joseph Gildon
2f
LC/A13/125   21 December 1701
William Hunt
2f
LC/A13/126   21 December 1701
Christopher Jenkinson
2f
LC/A13/127   21 December 1701
John Shepperd
2f
LC/A13/128   15 September 1707
John Floyd
2f
LC/A13/129   15 September 1707
Richard Grene
2f
LC/A13/130   22 February 1711
Peter Lostock
2f
LC/A13/131   21 December 1711
John Askew
2f
LC/A13/132   21 December 1711
James Hackett
2f
LC/A13/133   22 December 1711
James Skelton
2f
LC/A13/134   23 May 1715
Ferdinand Ashmall
1f
LC/A13/135   23 May 1715
John Evans
1f
LC/A13/136   23 May 1715
Thomas Hesketh
1f
LC/A13/137   23 May 1715
Richard Shimell
1f
LC/A13/138   15 December 1718
Peter Tatershall
2f
LC/A13/139   31 October 1720
John Williams
1f
LC/A13/140   28 October 1723
John Entick
1f
LC/A13/141   28 October 1723
William Harrison
1f
LC/A13/142   28 October 1723
William Prichard
1f
LC/A13/143   28 October 1723
James Shirley
1f
LC/A13/144   28 [?October] 1723
George Whittaker
1f
LC/A13/145   23 December 1725
Richard Locke
2f
LC/A13/146   21 December 1733
Richard Bertwisle
1f
LC/A13/147   21 December 1733
Thomas Greenwell
1f
LC/A13/148   21 December 1733
John Preston
1f
LC/A13/149   21 November 1735
John Carter
1f
LC/A13/150   21 November 1735
John Sheppard
1f
LC/A13/151   15 September 1737
Joseph Ainsworth
2f
LC/A13/152   15 September 1737
Edward Duvall
1f
LC/A13/153   15 September 1737
Martin Houndshill
2f
LC/A13/154   15 September 1737
Thomas Liddell
2f
LC/A13/155   15 September 1737
Thomas Mason
2f
LC/A13/156   15 September 1737
David Morgan
2f
LC/A13/157   15 September 1737
James Stick
2f
LC/A13/158   15 September 1737
John Williams
2f
LC/A13/159   13 December 1747
Peter Parry
2f
LC/A13/160   25 March 1747
Robert Newton
1f
LC/A13/161   25 March 1747
Henry Joseph Nicholls
1f
LC/A13/162   6 December 1747
Henry Allen
2f
LC/A13/163   6 December 1747
Christopher Hodgson
2f
LC/A13/164   6 December 1747
John Milner
2f
LC/A13/165   6 December 1747
Thomas Wagner
2f
LC/A13/166   19 December 1750
James Blevin
2f
LC/A13/167   19 December 1750
Christopher Croucher
2f
LC/A13/168   19 December 1750
Joseph McCarty
2f
LC/A13/169   19 December 1750
James Parkinson
2f
LC/A13/170   13 March 1756
Samuel Hodgson
1f
LC/A13/171   13 March 1756
Michael Wharton
2f
LC/A13/172   23 June 1761
James Barnard
2f
LC/A13/173   23 June 1761
Joseph Glover
1f
LC/A13/174   23 June 1761
Thomas Postlewhite
1f
LC/A13/175   1 November 1763
Richard Martin
1f
LC/A13/176   1 November 1763
Robert Taylor
2f
LC/A13/177   7 September 1767
Thomas Parkinson
1f
LC/A13/178   16 March 1772
Thomas Swinburne
2f
LC/A13/179   16 March 1772
Phillip White
2f