Reference numberQSJ/8
TitleSacrament certificates
DescriptionThe Test Act of 1673 required that everyone holding civil or public office should present to the Quarter Sessions a certificate signed by a minister, churchwarden and two witnesses acknowledging that he had received communion in the Church of England.

The collection of sacrament certificates covers the period 1673-1829 (every year except 1706, 1708, 1709 and 1828).
This is a full catalogue of 1673-94. The rest of the documents have not been catalogued, but a temporary box list is available, giving covering dates of the bundles and loose items, including some documents which are not sacrament certificates.
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Related materialSee also QSV/17
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