Places of Martyrdom 1685

The places of Martyrdom at the hands of King James II

The towns across the South West of England in the autumn of 1685 where 315 men & women are Martyred by King James II

Place of Martyrdom Number Executed Date
Axminster 1 October 14, 1685
Axminster 1 September 14, 1685
Bath 6 November 18, 1685
Bridgwater 9
Bridport 9 September 12, 1685
Bristol, Redcliff Hill 5 October 9, 1685
Bruton 3
Castle Cary 2
Chard 12
Chewton Mendip 2
Colyton 2 October 6, 1685
Cothelstone 2
Crediton 1 September 14, 1685
Crewkerne 10
Dorchester 13 September 7, 1685
Dulverton 2 December 8, 1685
Dunster 3 December 8, 1685
Exeter 1 September 14, 1685
Frome 12
Glastonbury 5 October 6, 1685
Honiton 4 October 7, 1685
Ilchester 12
Ilminster 12
Keynsham 10
Langport 3
London, Cheapside 1 October 23, 1685
London, Tyburn 1 October 23, 1685
London, Temple Gate 1 October 30, 1685
London, Grays Inn 1 October 30, 1685
Lyme 12 September 12, 1685
Melcombe Regis & Weymouth 12 September 15, 1685
Milborne Port 2
Minehead 3 December 8, 1685
Nether Stowey 3
Ottery St Mary 2
Pensford 12
Philips Norton 12
Poole 11 September 21, 1685
Porlock 2 December 8, 1685
Shepton Mallet 11
Sherborne 12 September 15, 1685
Somerton 7
South Petherton 3
Stogumber 3
Stogursey 2 November 1, 1685
Taunton 4 September 21, 1685
Taunton 18 September 30, 1685
Wareham 5 September 22, 1685
Wellington 3 October 1, 1685
Wells 1 September 22, 1685
Wells 8
Wincanton 6
Winchester 1 September 2, 1685
Wiveliscombe 3
Wrington 3
Yeovil 8

A further 856 where transported to the West Indies and Virginia. Here is the full list.

This list is based on the published lists or information found in J.D Muddiman “Bloody Assizes”, George Roberts “Life of James Duke of Monmouth vII”, Sir Edward Parry “The Bloody Assizes”, John Tutchin “The Western Martyrology”, Howells “State Trails v11, Hotten “The Original Lists”, Locke “The Western Rising” and cross referenced with the excellence work of W. Macdonald Wigfield “The Monmouth Rebels”.