Glastonbury, October 6. 1685

Who were the Seven Martyrs executed on this Day?

Those men that hang in Colyton

William Clegg, weaver of Colyton, in Monmouth’s Army

John Sprake, yeoman of Colyton, in Monmouth’s Army

 

Those men that hang in Glastonbury

Israel Bryant, yeoman of Glastonbury, in Monmouth’s Army

Reverend John Hicks, of Portsmouth, non-conformist preacher who ‘assisted’ Monmouth’s Army in Religion. In the reign of Charles II he had been given a license to preach and pardoned after his friend Col. Blood spoke for him to the King. Taken in by Lady Lisle after the rebellion, she was to die for her kindness.

William Mead, tailor of Bridgwater, in Monmouth’s Army

Richard Pierce, cordwainer of Chard, in Monmouth’s Army

James Pyes, carpenter of Colyton, in Monmouth’s Army and wounded at Sedgemoor

 

May their souls rest in peace.

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