History of the Borough of Liskeard and Its Vicinity

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General Books, 2013 - 152 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...a martyr in the reign of Queen Mary, was Agnes Prest, a poor married woman of Boyton parish, of an enlightened mind and upright life. For denying " the real presence in the sacrament of the altar," she was in 1556 committed to Launceston gaol, and being tried at the assizes, was found guilty on the evidence of her own husband and children. Refusing to recant, though severely beset, she was burnt at the stake, under the walls of Exeter in 1558, being the 54th year of her age. Fox'9 Martyrs, vol. 3, page 855. D. Gilbert's Cornwall, vol. 1, page 108. On the other hand, Cuthbert Mayne, a Romish priest, found at the house of Francis Tregion Esq., in Probus, was, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, after the Papal Bull had been issued against her, tried and hung at Launceston in 1578. His host also was deprived of his estate, and sentenced to perpetual imprisonment; he was however released at the end of twenty years, but the estate was never recovered. He held property in Liskeard. Their only crimes were, --the one of being a Roman Catholic priest, the other of entertaining him. When will political rulers cease to interfere in matters of religion? See D. Gilbert vol. 3, page 357. Jonathan Trelawny, who held divers lands and tenements of the mayor and burgesses, whereupon is due a relief of 2s. 6d.; and that John Trelawny is his son and heir; a certain road leading from the borough to Deane Cross is presented as very foul and wanting repair; also a certain road in Deane Street. At a law court and view of frank-pledge of the borough, 4th of James I., 1606. We present C. T. and P. S. for buying hides in this borough, they not being burgesses nor inhabitants. Item, we present several persons for exercising the office of bakers and brewers, ...

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