List of Catholic martyrs of the English Reformation


List of Catholic martyrs of the English Reformation

The Catholic martyrs of England are men and women who died for the Catholic faith in the years between 1535 and 1680. They have officially been recognized as martyrs by the Roman Catholic Church. The vast majority were executed under treason laws which were amended to make refusing to assent to the royal supremacy over the Church, or being (or harbouring) a Catholic priest, into treasonable offences. Those convicted were liable under the treason laws to be executed by a process of hanging, disembowelling while still alive, and the body then being hacked into quarters - and some of the martyrs were executed in this manner, although others were either hanged in the "normal" way or beheaded.They include:

*The Forty Martyrs of England and Wales (including Saint Edmund Campion and Saint Margaret Clitherow)

*The Eighty-five martyrs of England and Wales, beatified on 22 November 1987

*The 18 Carthusian Martyrs

*Saint John Fisher, an English bishop and cardinal

*Saint Thomas More, the patron of lawyers and statesmen

*Thomas Abel, an English priest martyred by King Henry VIII

*Robert Dalby (Blessed) , an English priest

*James Duckett (Blessed), an English layman

*John Duckett (Blessed), an English priest

*John Forrest (friar), an English friar

*George Gervase, an English priest

*Edward James (Blessed), an English priest

*Robert Johnson (Catholic martyr), an English priest

*Blessed John Nelson

*Blessed Thomas Pickering

*Maurus Scott, also known as William Scott

*Thomas Sherwood, a layman

*Thomas Thwing (Blessed), an English priest

*Robert Wilcox (saint)

*Peter Wright (Blessed), an English priest

List of Catholic clerics executed in England 1530 - 1680

1530 - 1560

* Thomas Abel, priest, 1540
* John Allen, priest, 1538
* George Ashby (Asleby), monk, 1537

* Ralph Barnes, monk, 1537
* Elizabeth Barton, Benedictine nun, 1534
* Ralph Bayle, bishop, 1559
* John Beche, Abbot, Chester, 1539
* Thomas Belohiam, Franciscan friar, 1538
* Arthur Bell, Franciscan friar, 1543
* Richard Bere, Carthusian monk, 1537
* Robert Bird, priest, 1540
* William Bird, priest, 1540
* Laurence Blonham, monk, 1537
* Edward Bocking, Benedictine, 1537
* Edmund Brindholme, priest, 1544
* Anthony Brookby, Franciscan, 1538
* Thomas Brownel, Brigittine brother
* Edward Burden, priest, 1538
* William Burraby, priest, 1537

* James Cockerell, Prior of Guisborough Abbey, 1537
* William Coe, monk, 1537
* Lawrence Cook, Carmelite. Prior of Doncaster Abbey, 1540
* Richard Coppinger, Benedictine, 1558
* Thomas Cort, Franciscan, 1537
* Martin Coudres, Augustinian monk, 1544
* William Cowper, monk, 1537
* George Croft, priest, 1538

* John Davy, Carthusian, 1537
* John Dering, Benedictine, 1537

* John Eastgate, monk, 1537
* Richard Eastgate, monk, 1537
* Thomas Empson, Benedictine, 1540
* William Exmew, Carthusian monk, 1535
* John Eynon, Benedictine monk, 1539

* Hugh Faringdon, Abbot of Reading, 1539
* Richard Featherstone, Archdeacon, 1540
* John Fisher, Saint, Bishop, 1535
* John Forrest, Franciscan friar, 1538
* John Francis, monk, 1537

* German Gardiner, 1548
* Henry Gold, priest, 1537
* William Greenwood, Carthusian brother, 1537
* William Gylham, monk, 1537

* John Hale (Haile), priest, 1535
* Richard Harrison, Abbot of Jervaulx, 1537
* William Haydock, monk, 1537
* Nicholas Heath, Prior of Lenton, 1537
* John Henmarsh, priest, 1537
* Robert Hobbes, Abbot of Woburn, 1537
* John Houghton, Saint, Carthusian prior, 1535

* John Ireland, priest, 1544

* Roger James, Benedictine, 1539
* Henry Jenkinson, monk, 1537

* Thomas Kendal, priest, 1537

* John Larke, priest, 1543
* Richard Laynton, monk, 1537
* Robert Leeche, layman, 1537
* Hugh Londale, monk, 1537

* Matthew Mackerel, Ord. Priem., bishop of Chalcedon, 1537
* James Mallet, priest, 1537
* Richard Masters, priest, 1537
* Humphrey Middlemore, Carthusian monk, 1535

* Sebastian Newdigate, Carthusian monk, 1535

* Owen Oglethorpe, bishop, 1559

* John Paslew, Abbot of Whatley, 1537
* Paul of Saint William, Augustinian monk, 1544
* William Peterson, priest, 1540
* John Pickering, Benedictine, prior of York, 1537
* John Pickering, priest, 1537
* Walter Pierson, Carthusian, 1537
* Edward Powell, priest, 1540

* Thomas Redforlh, priest, 1537
* Hugh Rich, Franciscan friar, 1534
* William Richardson, priest, 1540
* Richard Risby, Franciscan friar, 1534
* John Rochester, Carthusian monk, 1537
* John Rugg, monk, Reading, 1539

* Adam Sedbar, Abbot of Jervaulx, 1537
* Robert Singleton, priest, 1544
* Thomas Slythurst, priest, 1560
* John Stone, Saint, friar, 1538
* William Swale, monk, 1537

* John Tenant, monk, 1537
* John Thorne, monk, Glastonbury, 1539
* William Thyrsk, Cistercian, 1537
* William Trafford, Abbot of Sawley, 1537
* John Travers, monk, 1539
* Cuthbert Tunstall, bishop, 1559

* Richard Wade, monk, 1537
* Friar Waire, Franciscan, 1539
* James Walworth, Carthusian monk, 1537
* Augustine Webster, Saint, Carthusian monk, 1535
* John White, bishop, 1560
* Sister Isabel Whitehead, Benedictine nun
* Richard Whiting, Abbot of Glastonbury, 1539

1561 - 1600

* John Ackridge, priest, 1585
* Thomas Ackridge, Franciscan, 1583
* John Adams, priest, 1586
* Thomas Alfield, priest, 1585
* John Almond, Cistercian, 1585
* John Amias, priest, 1589
* Robert Anderton, priest, 1586
* William Andleby, priest, 1597

* William Baldwin (Bawden), priest, 1588
* Christopher Bales, priest, 1590
* Thomas Bedal, priest, 1590
* George Beesley, priest, 1591
* William Blackburne, priest, 1586
* John Bodey, priest, 1583
* Edmund Bonner, bishop, 1569
* John Boste, Saint, priest, 1594
* Gilbert Bourne, bishop, 1569
* Richard Bowes, priest, 1590
* John Boxall, priest, 1571
* Alexander Briant, Jesuit priest, 1581
* James Brushford, priest, 1593
* Christopher Buxton, priest, died Canterbury, 1588

* Edmund Campion, Jesuit priest, 1581
* William Chedsey, priest, 1561
* James Claxton (Clarkson), priest, 1588
* James Clayton, priest, 1588
* [Henry Cole (priest)|Henry Cole] , priest, 1580
* Laurence Collier, Franciscan, 1590
* John Collins, priest, 1584
* Henry Comberford, priest, 1584
* John Cornelius, Jesuit priest, 1594
* Thomas Cotesmore, priest, 1584
* Thomas Cottam, Jesuit priest, 1582
* Richard Creagh, archbishop of Armagh, 1585
* Ralph Crockett, priest, 1588
* Alexander Crowe, priest, 1587
* Thomas Crowther, priest, 1585

* Robert Dalby, priest, York, 1589
* William Davies, priest, 1594
* William Dean, priest, 1588
* Richard (Robert) Dibdale] , priest, 1586
* Francis Dicconson, priest, 1590
* Roger Dicconson, priest, 1591
* George Douglas, priest, 1587
* Anthony Draycott, priest, 1570
* Edmund Duke, priest, 1590

* Edward Edwardes (alias Campion), priest, 1588

* John Feckenham, Benedictine, abbot of Westminster, 1585
* Thomas Felton, Franciscan, 1588
* James Fenn, priest, 1584
* John Fenwick, Jesuit priest, 1579
* John Finch, 1584
* John Finglow, priest, 1586
* William Freeman, priest, 1595

* Thomas Gabyt, Cistercian, 1575
* Nicholas Garlick, priest, 1588
* Miles Gerard, priest, 1590
* Nicholas Grene, priest, 1571
* - Gretus, priest
* John Griffith (alias Jones), Saint, Franciscan friar, 1598
* William Gunter, priest, 1588

* William Hambledon, priest, 1585
* John Hambley, priest, 1587
* Everard Hanse, priest, 1581
* Nicholas Harpsfield, priest, 1575
* William Harrington, priest, 1594
* John Harrison, priest, 1586
* William Harrison, priest, 1594
* William Hart, priest, 1583
* William Hartley, priest, 1588
* Thomas Harwood, priest, 1586
* Richard Hatton, priest, 1584
* George Haydock, priest, 1584
* Nicholas Heath, archbishop of York, 1578
* Thomas Hemerford, priest, 1584
* John Hewitt, priest, 1588
* Richard Hill, priest, 1590
* John Hogg, priest, 1590
* Thomas Holford, priest, 1588
* Richard Holliday, priest, 1590
* Robert Holmes, priest, 1584
* Richard Horner, priest, 1598

* Francis Ingleby, priest, 1586
* John Ingram, priest, 1594

* Edward James, priest, 1588
* Edmund Jennings (Genings), Saint, priest, 1591
* John Jetter, priest, 1585
* Lawrence Johnson, priest, 1582
* Edward Jones, priest, 1590

* Luke Kirby, Saint, priest, 1582

* Joseph Lambton, priest, 1593
* Richard Leigh, priest, 1588
* James Lomax, priest, 1584
* John Lowe, priest, 1586
* Robert Ludlam, priest, 1588

* William Marsden, priest, 1586
* Roger Martin, priest, 1592
* Cuthbert Mayne, Saint, priest, 1577
* Thomas Metham, Jesuit, 1592
* Anthony Middleton, priest, 1590
* Robert Morton, priest, 1588
* Thomas Mudde, Cistercian, 1583
* John Munden, priest, 1584

* John Nelson, priest, 1577
* George Nichols, priest, 1589
* John Nutter, priest, 1584
* Robert Nutter, priest, 1600

* Edward Oldcorne, Jesuit priest, 1561
* Edward Osbaldeston, priest, 1594

* Antony Page, priest, 1593
* Thomas Palasor, priest, 1600
* Richard Pate, bishop, 1565
* William Patenson, priest, 1592
* John Payne, Saint, priest, 1582
* Thomas Pilchard, priest, 1587
* Polydore Plasden, priest, 1591
* Thomas Plumtree, priest, 1570
* Edward Pole, priest, 1585
* David Poole, bishop, 1568
* Thomas Pormort, priest, 1592

* Alexander Rawlins, priest, 1595
* Christopher Robinson, priest, Carlisle, 1598
* John Robinson, priest, 1588
* John Roche, priest, 1588
* Stephen Rowsham, priest, 1587

* John Sandys, priest, 1586
* Montford Scott, priest, 1591
* Thomas Sedgwick, priest, 1573
* Richard Sergeant, priest, 1586
* Martin Sherson, priest, 1587
* John Shert, priest, 1582
* Peter Snow, priest, 1598
* Robert Southwell, priest, 1595
* William Spenser, priest, 1589
* Thomas Sprott, priest, 1600
* James Stonnes, priest, 1585
* John Story, Chancellor to Bishop Bonner, 1571
* Edward Stransham, priest, 1586
* Robert Sutton, priest, 1587
* Edmund Sykes, priest, 1587
* Robert Sympson (or Richard Sympson), priest, 1588

* Gabriel Thimelby, priest, 1587
* Richard Thirkeld, priest, 1583
* Thomas Thirlby, bishop, 1570
* James Thompson, priest, York, 1582
* John Thompson, Jesuit
* William Thomson, priest, 1586
* Hugh Taylor, priest, York, 1585
* Robert Thorpe, priest, 1591
* Edward Thwing, priest, 1600
* James Turberville, bishop, 1570

* Lawrence Vaux, priest, 1585

* Roger Wakeman, priest, 1584
* Sir Edward Waldegrave, 1561
* Henry Walpole, Saint, priest, 1595
* Edward Waterson, priest, 1593
* Thomas Watson, bishop of Lincoln, 1584
* William Way (alias May or Flower), priest, 1588
* Swithin Wells, priest, 1591
* Richard Weston, Jesuit
* Christopher Wharton, priest, 1600
* Eustace White, priest, 1591
* Robert Wilcox, priest, 1588
* Richard Williams, priest, 1592
* Thomas Wood, priest, 1588
* John Woodcock, Franciscan, 1646
* Nicholas Woodfen, priest, 1586

* Richard Yaxley, priest, 1589

1601 - 1680

* Placid Aldham (Adelham), Benedictine, 1679
* William Allison, priest, 1681
* John Almond, Saint, priest, 1612
* Edmund Arrowsmith, Jesuit priest, 1628
* Ralph Ashley, Jesuit priest, 1606
* William Atkins, Jesuit, 1681
* Nicholas Atkinson, priest, 1610
* Thomas Atkinson, priest, 1616

* Edward Bamber, priest, 1646
* Mark Barkworth, Benedictine, 1601
* Ambrose Edward Barlow, Saint, priest, 1641
* Thomas Bedingfeld, Jesuit, 1678
* William Bentney (alias Bennet), Jesuit, 1692
* Richard Birkett, priest, 1680
* Thomas Blount, priest, 1647
* Richard Bradley, Jesuit, 1645
* Matthew Brazier (alias Grimes), Jesuit, 1650
* James Brown, Benedictine, 1645
* Thomas Bullaker, priest, 1642

* Roger Cadwallador, priest, 1610
* Edmund Cannon, priest, 1651
* Brian Cansfield, Jesuit, 1643
* Edmund Catheriok, priest, 1642
* Walter Coleman, Franciscan, 1645
* Benedict Constable, Benedictine, 1683
* Ralph Corbie, Jesuit, 1644
* Robert Cox, Benedictine, 1650

* Christopher Dixon, Augustinian, 1616
* Robert Drury, priest, 1607
* John Duckett, priest, 1644
* Thomas Dyer, Benedictine, c.1618-1630
* Robert Edmonds, Benedictine, 1615
* Philip Evans, Jesuit, 1679

* Roger Filcock, priest, 1601
* Matthew Flathers, priest, 1607
* Thomas Foster (Forster), Jesuit, 1648
* Andrew Fryer (alias Herne or Richmond), priest, 1651
* Henry Garnet, Jesuit, 1606
* Thomas Garnet, Saint, Jesuit priest, 1608
* John Gavan, Jesuit priest, 1679
* John Gerard (Jesuit), priest, Jesuit, 1637
* George Gervase, Benedictine, 1608
* John Goodman (Jesuit), priest, 1645
* Hugh Green, priest, 1642

* William Harcourt, Jesuit, 1679
* James Harrison, priest, 1602
* Hebry Heath, Franciscan friar, 1643
* Ildephonse Hesketh (alias William Hanson), Benedictine, 1644
* Thomas Holland, priest, 1642
* Thomas Hunt, priest, 1600
* Thurstan Hunt, priest, 1601

* William Ireland, Jesuit priest, 1679

* Thomas Jennison, Jesuit, 1679

* John Kemble, Saint, priest, 1679
* David Joseph Kemys (Kemeys), monk, 1680

* Richard Lacey, Jesuit, 1680
* Francis Levison, Franciscan, 1679
* David Lewis, Jesuit, 1679
* John Lloyd, Saint, priest, 1679
* William Lloyd, priest, 1679
* John Lockwood, priest, 1642

* Laurence Mabbs, Benedictine, 1641
* Charles Mahoney (alias Meehan), Franciscan friar, 1679
* Thomas Maxfield, priest, 1616
* Edward Mico, Jesuit, 1678
* Robert Middleton, priest, 1601
* William Middleton (alias Heathcote), Benedictine, 1644
* Thomas Molineux, Jesuit, 1681
* Edward Morgan, priest, 1642
* Henry Morse, Saint, Jesuit priest, 1645

* George Napper, priest, Oxford, 1610
* Francis Nevil, Jesuit, 1679
* Richard Newport, priest, 1612

* Francis Page, Jesuit, 1602
* Placid Peto, Benedictine, 1642-1643
* John Pibush, priest, 1601
* Thomas Pickering, Benedictine, 1679
* William Plessington, priest, 1679
* Nicholas Postgate, priest, 1679
* Philip Powel, Benedictine, 1646
* Thomas Preston (alias Roger Widdrington), Benedictine, 1640

* Francis Quashet, priest, 1642

* Thomas Reynolds (alias Green), priest, 1642
* William Richardson, priest, 1603
* John Roberts, Saint, Benedictine, 1610
* Alban Bartholomew Roe, Saint, Benedictine monk, 1642
* William Scot, 1612
* Thomas Somers, priest, 1610
* William Southerne, priest, 1618
* Saint John Southworth, priest, 1654
* John Sugar, priest, 1604

* John Thulis, priest, 1616
* Thomas Thwing, priest, 1679
* Thomas Tichborne, priest, 1602
* Cuthbert Tunstall, priest, 1616
* Thomas Tunstall, priest, 1616
* Anthony Turner, Jesuit, 1679
* Edward Turner, Jesuit, 1681

* John Wall, Saint, Franciscan friar, 1679
* William Ward, Saint, priest, 1641
* Robert Watkinson, priest, 1602
* Thomas Whitaker, priest, 1646
* Thomas Whitbread, Jesuit, 1679

* Edward Wilkes, priest, 1642
* Thomas Woodhouse, priest, 1572
* Peter Wright, Jesuit, 1651

No precise date of martyrdom available

* Richard Adams, priest
* Thomas Belser, priest
* William Bannersley, priest
* Humphrey Browne, Jesuit
* George ab Alba Rose, Augustinian
* James Gerard, priest
* John Hudd, Jesuit
* Thomas Moyne
* John Pearson, priest
* John Penketh, Jesuit
* Cuthbert Prescott, Jesuit
* Ignatius Price, Jesuit
* Charles Pritchard, Jesuit
* Thomas Ridall, priest
* John Rivers (alias Austen Abbot), priest
* Thomas Scryven
* Francis Simeon, Jesuit
* James Swarbrick, priest
* Charles Thursley, Jesuit
* Thomas Vaughan, priest
* John Young, priest
* Boniface Wilford, Benedictine

Olivia-Jane Ureles is from Portugal

Bibliography

* Colin Pendrill, "The English Reformation 1485-1558," Heinemann, 2000
* "New Catholic Dictionary," 1910


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