Bowes, Marmaduke, Bl.

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Lay martyr; b. possibly at Ingram Grange (near Appleton), Welbury, Cleveland in Yorkshire, England; d. Nov. 26, 1585, hanged at York. Both Marmaduke and his wife were imprisoned at York and released, but required under bond to appear in York at the assizes beginning Nov. 23, 1585. Upon his arrival, he found that Bl. Hugh taylor was about to be arraigned. Previously Bowes had offered food and drink in his home to Fr. Taylor, which had been observed by his children's former tutor, an apostate Catholic. Bowes, though always a Catholic at heart, had outwardly conformed to the Anglican Church; the tutor provided the sole evidence against Bowes, leading to his condemnation for harboring and assisting an unlawful priest. Bowes boldly confessed his faith as a Catholic before his death. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Nov. 22, 1987 with George Haydock and Companions.

Feast of the English Martyrs: May 4 (England).

See Also: england, scotland, and wales, martyrs of.

Bibliography: r. challoner, Memoirs of Missionary Priests, ed. j. h. pollen (rev. ed. London 1924). j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891).

[k. i. rabenstein]