Appendix XI: 'They which stood for the true religion' October 1553

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
Available from Boydell and Brewer

The following 60 names are marked on the Crown Office list for the Parliament of October 1553: ‘They which stood for the true religion are signed thus’.

Nicholas Adams alias BodruganWilliam Hunston
William BadgerSir Henry Hussey
Robert BeverleyThomas Jekyn
Richard BlackwellEdward Leighton
John BlundellJohn Leweston
Sir Edward BraySimon Linch
(Sir) Edmund BrydgesJohn Lyttelton
Sir Peter CarewThomas Markham
Matthew ColthurstThomas Marrow
Humphrey ConingsbyJohn Marshe
Sir Thomas Cornwallis(Sir) Walter Mildmay
Henry CreedWilliam More II
(Sir) Thomas DyerJohn Nethermill
Robert Eyre IHenry Peckham
Thomas Farnham(Sir) John Perrot
Robert FarrarOwen Reynolds
William FitzwilliamGeorge Rithe
Sir Francis FlemingSir Edward Rogers
Richard Fulmerston(Sir) Thomas Russell
Thomas Gawdy IRobert Saunders
Thomas Gawdy IIRalph Skinner
John GayerWilliam Smethwick
John Godwin IHenry Stafford
Francis GoldsmithSir Giles Strangways II
John GosnoldClement Throckmorton
William HawkinsJohn Throckmorton I1
George Heneage(Sir) Nicholas Throckmorton
Thomas HeneageCharles Vaughan
(Sir) John HercyJohn Walpole
Sir Ralph HoptonSir Edward Warner


Initially the following were also noted as standing ‘for the true religion’ but the marks were later struck through.

Edward Chamberlain II

Sir John Horsey (Sir)

Thomas Smith I

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: S. T. Bindoff

End Notes

  • 1. Also marked ‘With the last Act and against the first’.