Those whose names are published doe promise and Ingage and saludt to be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now established without King or house of Lordes. [April ye 11th 1652].
Simon Arnard Sen
[illeg] Cox Esq
Note: The above signatures were certified and signed by the clerk, but both the three lines of text and his name are difficult to read. ed.
These signatures were first transcribed independently, to the best of the ability of this researcher. Some names were then confirmed from a listing in Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers as having owned land, or named as a headright by landowners of Northumberland County at that time. Some names have been confirmed with the listing in Fleet, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720. Several of the names of persons who signed were not found in Fleet's listing. Some names remain indecipherable, or perhaps misread. VLHD.
Northumberland County Deeds and Orders, 1650-1652. pp.60[-60a].
From TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FAMILIES: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 4, pp 243-244