Taylor, Hugh, Bl.
TAYLOR, HUGH, BL.
Priest, martyr; b. c. 1560 at Durham, northeast England; hanged, drawn, and quartered Nov. 26, 1585 at York. He was ordained priest in 1584 at Rheims (or possibly Douai). On March 27, 1585, he was sent on the English Mission and immediately arrested together with Bl. Marmaduke bowes. Taylor was the first martyr condemned under the recently enacted Statute 27 Eliz. c. 2. He was immediately executed. 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). yepes, Historia Particular de la persecucion de Inglaterra (Madrid, 1599). stapleton, Post-Reformation Catholic Missions in Oxfordshire (London, 1906).
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