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Saint Peter Port in Guernsey, Bailiwick of Guernsey, British Crown Dependencies
 

Katherine Cawches, Guillemine Gilbert, Perotine Massey

 
 
To the memory of Katherine Cawches, Guillemine Gilbert, Perotine Massey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, August 16, 2014
1. To the memory of Katherine Cawches, Guillemine Gilbert, Perotine Massey Marker
Inscription.  
To the memory of Katherine Cawches, Guillemine Gilbert, Perotine Massey, all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who on, or about, 18th July 1556, and near this site, were cruelly burned to death at the stake for their Protestant faith.

The latter named was pregnant at the time of martyrdom and gave birth to a son in the flames. The child was retrieved, but it was ordered that he be thrown back.

Faithful unto death… Rev 2:10
 
Erected 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1556.
 
Location. 49° 27.184′ N, 2° 32.267′ W. Marker is in Saint Peter Port, Bailiwick of Guernsey, in Guernsey. The marker is on the wall of Tower Hill Steps. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Peter Port, Bailiwick of Guernsey GY1 1LF, British Crown Dependencies. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Guernsey Martyrs. Wikipedia article with additional detail on event described on marker. Excerpt:
Guillemine Gilbert and Perotine Massey were sisters, who lived with their mother, Catherine Cauchés
Tower Hill Steps image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, August 16, 2014
2. Tower Hill Steps
View of marker on wall of Tower Hill Steps. Marker is affixed to wall, left in photo.
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(sometimes given as "Katherine Cawches"). The three women were brought to court on a charge of receiving a stolen goblet. Although they were found to be not guilty of that charge, it emerged that their religious views were contrary to those required by the church authorities. They were returned to prison in Castle Cornet and later found guilty of heresy by an Ecclesiastical court held in the Town Church and handed over to the Royal Court for sentencing where they were condemned to death.
(Submitted on September 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
The Martyrs of Guernsey image. Click for full size.
Public Domain via Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe, 1563
3. The Martyrs of Guernsey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on January 22, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022