From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
STATE PAPER OFFICE, - SCOTLAND.*
6 JAS. I,
MY alleigeaunce to the Kings Majestie of England, and my former oathes accordinge to the Lawes there, Reservyd, I sweare to bee true to the Right heyres of this Isle, and wyll pforme all such duties unto them as belong unto my place beeing Bishop heere, And to my power shall maintayne and defend the auncient Lawes, statutes, and Customes, prop and belonge to this Isle, and the prerogatyves due to the heyres thereof, and with my best advise, and counsell, bee aydinge, and assistinge to the Captaine of this Isle, or governoure for the tyme beinte for furtherance of the governement, and benefytte of the sayd Isle, so god healpe mee, and by the Contents of this booke.
Examined by John halsall, Clerke of the Roules.
6 JAS. I.
MY alleigeaunce to the kings Roiall Matie of England, Reservyd, I sweare to be true to the righte honorable lld Robert Earle of Salisburie, Lo. highe Treasurer of England, and Thomas Earle of Suffolke, Lo. Chamberlaine by Reason of their interest from his Roiall Maiestie in ye state, and governement of this Isle, for tearme of Certaine yeres yet to comme : And I do furthr sweare to bee true, to the Right honorable Wylliam Earle of Derbie and his heires, in whom is the title of the inheritance of the said Isle And wyll pforme all such duties unto all, and everie of the honorable Lld aforesayd as beelonge unto my place beeinge Bishop heere, and to any power shall maintayne and defend, the auncient Lawes, statuts, and Customes, prop and belonging to this Isle, and the prerogatives due to the Lo. thereof, so god mee healpe, and by the Contents of this booke.
Examined by John Halsall, Clerke of the Roules.
The Coppies of the oathes. The 2 oaths in question for the Isle of Man.
*Vol. 32, Art. 83.