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all the World, heartily, Forgiveness, and that he hoped stedfastly, now at this his laft Hour, his Faith would not fail.

Charles Tilney said, I am a Catholick, and believe in Jesus Christ, and by his Passion I hope to be saved ; and I confess I can do nothing without him, which Opinion all Catholicks firmly hold ; and whereas they are thought to hold the contrary, they are in that, as in all other things, greatly abused. To Dr.White, feeming to School him in Points of Religion, differing from those which he held ; he spoke in anger, I came hither to die, Do&or, and not to argue. He prayed in Latin for himself, and after he prayed for Queen Elizabeth, that she might live long; and wårned all young Gentlemen, of whar Degree or Calling foever, to take warning by him.

Edward Abington said, I come hither to die, holding all Points firmly that the Catholick Church doth ; and for the Matters whereof I am condemned, I confefs all, saving the Death of her Majesty, to the which I never consented. He feared, as he faid, great Bloodshed in England before it were long : Sheriff Ratliffe said, Abington, Seest thou all these people, whose Blood shall be demanded at thy Hands, if thou, dying, conceal that which may turn to their Peril ? therefore tell why, or which way fuch Blood should be shed : He faid, All that I know, you have of Record; and at last, said he, this Country is hated of all Countries for her Iniquity, and God loves it not. And. being urged by Dr. W hite, to be of a lively Faith; he answered, he believed fted fastly in the Catholick Faith: The Doctor asked him, how he meant, for I fear me, said he, thou deceivest thy self : He answered, That Faith and Religion which is holden almost in all Christendom, except here in England. Thus done, he willed them not

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to trouble him any longer with any more Questions, but made his Prayers, to himself in Latin,

Ballard was first executed. He was cut down and bowell’d with great Cruelty while he was alive. Babington beheld Ballard's Execution without being in the least daunted; whilst the rest turned away their Faces, and fell to Prayers upon their Knees. Babington being taken down from the Gallowş alive too, and ready to be cut up, he cried aloud several times in Latin, Parce mihi Domine Jesu, Ipare or forgive me O Lord Jesus! Savage broke the Rope, and fell down from the Gallows, and was presently seiz'd on by the Executioner, his Privities cut off, and his Bowels tąken out avhile he was alive. "Barnwell, Titchborne, Tilney, and Abington were executed with equal Cruelty. Cam. Brit. 344.!....

The Execution of THOMAS SALISE URY, • HENRY DONN, EDWARD JONES, JOHN

CHARNOCK, JOHN TRAVERS, ROBERT GAGE, JEROME BELLAMY, for High TreaJon, the 21st of September, 1586. Being diawn

to the Place of Execution. IT Homas Salisbury Esq; faid, Sithence it hath

I pleased God to appoint this place for my End, I thank his infinite Goodness for the same; I confess that I have deserved Death, and that I have offended her Majesty, whom to forgive me I heartily beseech, with all others whom I have any way offended ; I desire all true Catholicks to pray for me, and I desire them, as I beseech God they may, to endure with Patience whatsoever shall be laid upon them, and never, to enter into any Adion of Violence for Remedy: Then he said his Prayers, looking earnestly with his Eyes to Heaven, and prayed in Latin a long while ; When he had

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p thus done, he cried in Englih and Latin, Father À forgive me. ...,

Henry Donn, Yeoman, said, Do the People ex; pect I should say any thing? I was acquainted, I

confefs, with their Practices, but I never did intend to be a Dealer in them : 'Babington oftentimes requested me to be one, and said, for that he loved me well, he would bestow me in one of the best Actions; which should have been the De livery of the Queen of Scots, to which I could not for a long time agree ; at length, by many urgent Persuasions he won me, so as I told him I would do my best : And being asked, as he was ascending the Ladder, whether he thought it lawful to kill her Majesty : He answer’d, No, no ; for I take her to be my lawful and natural Prince. And (as Salisbury) he desir'd all Catholicks to endure with Patience, and never to attempt any thing a

gainst her Majesty, under whose Government he i had lived quietly, until within these ten Weeks,

that those things were first imparted unto him ; and whereas he was indebted to divers, and divers in like manner to him, he forgave all that was owing to him, and craved Forgiveness of what he owed: He desired God to forgive Babington, the only Cause of his Fall and Death; and was right forry for a Gentlewoman, one Mrs. Bellamy, at whose House he, with the rest, were relieved after they fled; he prayed God, whom he had chiefly offended, next her Majesty ; and last, of all the People, Forgiveness; saying, No Soul was more sorrowful than his, nor none more sinful; and prayed for her Majesty, wishing the might live in all Happiness, and after this Life, be eternized in everlasting Bliss ; and so he pray'd in Latin and English.

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· Edwarial Fones said, I come hither to die. but how rightfully God knows; for thus ftands my Case: At Trinity Term last, Mr. Salisbilry, made me acquainted with their Purposes"; and for that he knew me to be well horsed, he thought me as fit as any to attempt the Defivery of the Queen of Scots, and requested me to be one ; which I utterly denied, altogether milliking their Practices, and persuading him, by what Means I might, from it; and told him, this was the haughty and ambitious Mind of Anthony Babington, which would be the Destruction of himself and Friends, whose Company I wished him to refrain; and for that I would have him out of his Company ; I have divers times lent him Money, and pawned my Chain and Jewels to buy him Neceflàries to go into the Country. And whereas I had made Conveyance of my Lands to divers Uses, with some Annuities, and placed my Wife with my Friends, and given over Housekeeping, and by reason of my Conscience, thought to live ať ease; I called my Servants together again, and began to keep House more freshly than ever I did, only because I was weary to see Salisbury's straggling, and for that I was willing to keep him abour home ; and never consented to any of his Treasons, but always advised him to beware ; for tho' I was, and an a Catholick, yet I took it to be a most wicked Ad to offer Violence to my natural Prince. I did intend to go into Ireland with Mr. Edward Fitton, and there to have served ; until at length, very Ahortly after this, my determinate Mind being nor settled, I received a Note of their Names, amongst whom was the Name of my dear Friend : Then I began to fear what hath happened, I heard that Night he would be at my House; and indeed he came thither about twelve a-clock, and the Door being opened him, as he was very fami

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liar with me, he came running up to my Bedside with a Candle in his Hand, which he took from one of my Men, faluting me with thefe Words, Ned Jones how dost thou ? Ah ! Tom, said I, Art thou one of them that shouldst have killed the Queen ? Yea, faid he, what meanest thou by that? fee, and read this, faid I, giving him the Nore wherein his Name was; hę feeing, turned about and said, there be many Catholicks in England as far in this AA as we are ; the more the worse, quoth I. Here is the Sum of my Fault, in which 'I know I have offended her Majesty ; first, because I did conceal it at London, and laitly, because I did not apprehend my dear Friend Tom being in my House ; for which Fault I am heartily sorry, and do ask her Majesty Forgiveness. There is one thing wherein I am to move you, concerning my Debts-; I have set them down so near as I could what they are : Good Sir Francis Knowles, I shall intreat you to be a mean to her Majesty that there may be some Care had of my Creditors and Debtors.

The Debts which I owe do amount, in the whole, to 980 l. · The Debts which are owing me are 1600 l.

But who shall look into my Compting-house shall find many of rool. 200 1. or 300 l. whereof all is discharged, except of some sol. and some 40 l. and such like, without any Defea fance, and lie only in my Credit ; so that unless somę Man of Conscience enter into the Action of my Compting-house, it is like to be the utter un doing of a Number; but God knows my Mind, and I hope it shall not be laid to my Charge ; and lo concluded with his Prayers, first in Latin, and then in English, that the People might better understand what he prayed. :

John

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