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1736 [1655]

The cruel martirdom and suffering of William Seaman, Thomas Carmā, and Thomas Hudson, which were put to death by the wicked papistes at Norwich in the County of Norfolke 
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Seaman, Carman and Hudson

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was essentially unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based on detailed information supplied by a local informant or informants.

MarginaliaMay. 9.THow hast heard (gētil reader) before of that godly martire William Nicol, who was burnt at Herefordwest Immediatly after him succeded in that honorable and glorious vocacion three constant godly men at Norwich, in Norfolk, who were cruelly and tyrannycally put to death for the true testimony of Iesus Christ, the. 19. daye of May. anno. 1557. Whose names herafter followeth.

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MarginaliaMartyrs.VVilliam Seaman.
Thomas Carman. 

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Foxe gives Carman's first name as Thomas, but his papers contain the sentence condemning William Carman to death (BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 157r-158r) and there is a copy of a writ sent to the lord chancellor stating that William Carman had been excommunicated (PRO C/185/141/27).


Thomas Hudson.

The sayd William Seaman was an housband man, of the age of. xxxvi. yeares, beinge maried, and dwelling in Mendlesham, in the county of Suffolke, who was sought for sondry tymes, by the commaūdement of MarginaliaSyr Iohn Tyrrell knyght.sir Iohn Tirrel knight, of Gipping hal in the said coūty, who his owne selfe hath taken paine in the night (the more his shame) to search his house and other places for him: notwithstanding, he hath mist of his purpose, God be thanked. And therfore at the last he gaue charge to hys seruauntes, MarginaliaRob. Bauldyng. Iames Clark.Robert Balding, and Iames Cleark with others, to seke for him. Who hauing no officer, wente in the euening to hys house, where he being at home, they toke him and caried him to theyr maister, syr Iohn Tirrel, and as they wente thetherwardes together in the night, it is crediblie reported, MarginaliaA lyghte oute of the element.that there fel a light betwene them out of the elemente and parted them. And the sayd Robert Baulding, being Seamans nygh neighboure, and one whom the sayd Seaman before greatly trusted, to do his maister a pleasure, became nowe enemy to his cheife frend, and was one of the busiest in the taking of him, and in company with the reast where the light fell, being a man in his best age, but yet after that tyme neuer enioyed good daye, but pined awaye euen vnto the death. Wel, for all that straūge sight (as I said) they caried him to their master Who whē he came, asked him why he would not go to masse, and receiue the sacrament, as Christ God, and man, and so to worship it? Vnto which William Seaman replied, deniing it to be a sacrament, but sayde it was an Idoll, and therfore would not receiue it. After which woordes spoken, syr Iohn Tirrell shortly sent him to Norwich to Hopton then Byshop, and there, after conference and examynacion had with him, the byshop redde his bloudy sentence of condempnacion against him, and afterward deliuered him to the se-

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cular power, who kept him vnto the daye of martirdom.

This sayd William Seaman, leaft behind him, when he died, three children, very yonge, with Ioane his wyfe. MarginaliaWylliam Seamans wife and hys three yong chyldren were persecuted also by syr Iohn Tyrrel,And with the sayd yong children, the forenamed Ioane was persecuted out of the said Towne also of Mēdlesham, because þt she would not go to here masse, & al her corne and goods seased, and taken awaye by master Christopher Coles officers, hee being Lord of the sayd Towne.

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The fore named Thomas Carman also, being prisoner in Norwich, was about one time with the reast examyned, and brought before the sayd Bishop, who answered no lesse in hys maisters cause then the other, and therfore had the like reward that the other had, which was the Byshops bloudy blessing of condemnation, & deliuered also to the secular power, who kepte him with the other vntil the daye of slaughter, which hasted on, and was not long after.

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THomas Hudson was of Aylsham in Norfolke, by his science a glouer, a very honest poore man, hauing a wyfe and three children, and laboured alwayes truly and diligently in his vocation, being of thirtye yeares of age, & bearing so good a wil to the gospel, that he in the dayes of kinge Edward the sixte, a two yeares before Quene Maryes reigne, MarginaliaThomas Hudson learneth to rede English,learned to reade English of Anthony and Thomas Norgate of the same Town, wherin he greatly profited in the alteracion of the religion. For when Quene Mary came to reigne, and had chaunged the seruice in the church, putting in for wheate draffe and darnyl, and for good preaching, blasphemously crying out ageinst trueth and Godlynes, MarginaliaThomas Hodson flyeth from Papistry,he then auoiding al their beggerly Ceremonies of supersticion absented him selfe from his house, and went into Suffolke a long tyme, and ther remained traueling from one place to another, as occasion was offered. Where at the last, he returned backe againe to Norfolke, to his house at Ailesham, to comfort his wife and his childrē, being heauy and troubled with hys absence. Now when he came home, and perceiued hys continuaunce there would bee daungerous, hee and his wife deuised to make him a place emong his fagots to hide him selfe in, where he remayned al the day (in stede of his chamber) reading and prayeng continually, for the space of halfe a yeare: his wife, like an honest woman carefull for him, vsed her selfe diligētly to him. The meane time came the Vicar of the Towne, named MarginaliaBerry the Cōmissary.Berry (who was one of the Byshops Commissaries, a very euyl man) and inquired of this sayde Thomas Hodsons wife, for her housband: vnto whom she answered, as not knowing where he was. Then the sayd Berry rated, and threatened to burne

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