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CADWALADR , ROGER ( 1566 - 1610 ), seminary priest and martyr .

He was b. at Stretton Sugwas, Herefords. He entered the seminary at Reims in 1590 , and was made priest at Valladolid in 1593 . His mission area was the southern Marches , where he was arrested in 1610 . He had sided with the Appellant group of priests , 1600-03 , against the other clergy and the Jesuits , but subsequently altered his views, and was visited in prison by the Jesuit Superior , Fr. Robert Jones , the day he was condemned to death. It was Fr. Jones who wrote, in Italian , an account of his execution at Leominster , 27 Aug. 1610 .

Sources:

  • Catholic Record Society , xxx, 22;
  • Foley , Records of the English province of the Society of Jesus (1570-1800 ) iv, 389-391;
  • Challoner , Memoirs of Missionary Priests, … and of other Catholics, … that have suffered death in England, on religious accounts, from … 1577 to 1684 ( 1924 ed.), 299-306.

Author:

John Martin Cleary, Cardiff

Published date: 1959