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.