Book of Saints – Carthusian Martyrs

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(Blessed) (May 4) (16th century) They are eighteen in number, namely, in the first place, John Houghton, Prior of the London Charterhouse, Robert Laurence, Prior of Beauvale in Nottinghamshire, Augustine Webster, Prior of Axholme in Lincolnshire, who were executed at Tyburn, May 4, 1538. Shortly afterwards, at York, eleven others of the brethren were done to death. They are John Rochester, James Walworth, John or Richard Bere, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Greenway or Green, all priests; John Davies, deacon; William Greenwood, Thomas Scriven, Robert Salt, Walter Pierson, Thomas Redyng, lay-brothers. Blessed William Exmew, Humphrey Middlemore and Sebastian Newdigate of the London Charterhouse had been put to death long before (June 18, 1535). Blessed William Home shared the captivity of the rest, but was spared to be brought to execution at a later period (August 4, 1540). These holy men of one accord laid down their lives rather than swerve at the behest of Henry VIII from the Faith of their Fathers.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Carthusian Martyrs”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 September 2012. Web. 5 August 2021. <>