Blessed Sebastian Newdigate

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Younger son of John Newdigate, a king‘s sergeant, and Amphelys, daughter and heiress of John Nevill of Sutton, Lincolnshire, a pious family; his sister became a Dominican nun at the Dartford, England convent. Studied at Cambridge University. Married layman, and father of one daughter named Amphelys. Widower in 1524. Priest. Privy counselor to King Henry VIII. Carthuisian monk in the London Charterhouse. When given the Oath of Succession, accepting Henry VIII’s supremacy over the Church in England, he signed it on 6 June 1534, adding the note “in as far as the law of God permits” to the document to indicate his conditional agreement. Arrested on 25 May 1535 with many brother monks for loyalty to Rome. Imprisoned in chains at Marshalsea Prison, and later in the Tower of London. Executed with Blessed Humphrey Middlemore and Blessed William Exmew. Martyr.

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  • “Blessed Sebastian Newdigate“. Saints.SQPN.com. 21 April 2014. Web. 25 April 2014. <>