THE MARTYRDOM OF THE BLESSED WILLIAM WAY

Abstract

THE MARTYRDOM OF THE BLESSED WILLIAM WAY IN KINGSTON UPON THAMES ON 23 SEPTEMBER 1588. WAS IT IN THE MARKET PLACE?

Katherine Mary Longley in a paper of 1952 wrote that the martyrdom of the  Blessed William Way, a Catholic priest, on 23 September 1588, took place at the gallows on Kingston Hill.  This was the view taken in other accounts and appeared to be the established view.  However, a reasoned case could be made that the Blessed William Way was executed in the Market Place of Kingston upon Thames.

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The Author

David A. Kennedy, PhD

About 20 years ago, I accompanied my late wife to some talks on the use of computers in historical research and began to help her with her genealogical studies. Later, I took part in a project, organised by the Centre for Local History Studies at Kingston University, to digitise the Enumerators’ Books for the Kingston Census of 1851-1891. This rekindled my interest in history, especially that of Kingston upon Thames, where I live. This website has been set up so that I can share my research findings, some based on digitised material, with others who may be interested in them.

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