Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.Original data: Egle, William Henry. Names Of Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance To The Province And State Of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, With The Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. Harrisburg, PA, USA: E. K. Meyers, 1892.
This database lists the names of immigrants who took the oath of allegiance to the province and state of Pennsylvania from 1727-1775. All males over sixteen years of age were obliged to take this oath and declaration, as soon after their arrival as possible. Taking an oath of allegiance was a process undergone during early colonial emigration. In this oath, immigrants declared they would be faithful to King George II.