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Ven. Nicholas Tichborne

Martyr, b. at Hartley Mauditt, Hampshire; suffered at Tyburn, London, 24 Aug., 1601. He was a recusant at large in 1592, but by 14 March, 1597, had been imprisoned. On that date he gave evidence against various members of his family. Before 3 Nov., 1598, he had obtained his liberty and had effected the release of his brother, Venerable Thomas Tichborne, a prisoner in the Gatehouse, Westminister, by assaulting his keeper. He is to be distinguished from the Nicholas Tichborne who died in Winchester Gaol in 1587.

With him suffered Venerable Thomas Hackshot (b. at Mursley, Buckinghamshire), who was condemned on the same charge, viz. that of effecting the escape of the priest Thomas Tichborne. During his long imprisonment in the Gatehouse he was "afflicted with divers torments, which he endured with great courage and fortitude."

Sources

Challoner, Missionary Priests, I, no. 127; Pollen, English Martyrs 1584-1603 (London, privately printed for the Catholic Record Soc., 1908), 361, 395; Historical MSS. Commission, Cecil MSS., IV (London, 1892), 270.

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APA citation. Wainewright, J. (1912). Ven. Nicholas Tichborne. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14721b.htm

MLA citation. Wainewright, John. "Ven. Nicholas Tichborne." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14721b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Barry W. McDaniel.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. July 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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