Thomas Welbourne

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Thomas Welbourne (Welbourn) (executed at York, 1 August 1605) was an English Roman Catholic teacher. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1929.

York Historic city in the north of England

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All that is known about Welbourne comes from details collected by Richard Challoner, in early Catholic catalogues of martyrs:

Richard Challoner Roman Catholic bishop

Richard Challoner (1691–1781) was an English Roman Catholic bishop, a leading figure of English Catholicism during the greater part of the 18th century. The titular Bishop of Doberus, he is perhaps most famous for his revision of the Douay–Rheims translation of the Bible.

"Thomas Welbourne was a school-master, a native of Kitenbushel [1] in Yorkshire; and John Fulthering was a layman of the same county, who being zealous Catholics, and industrious in exhorting some of their neighbours to embrace the Catholic faith, were upon that account arraigned and condemned to suffer as in cases of high treason" (II, 12).

Neither name occurs in Peacock's Yorkshire Catholics in 1604.

Edward Peacock was an English antiquarian and novelist.

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  1. I.e. Hutton Bushel.

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