Catholic Encyclopedia – Venerable Anthony Middleton

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On 6 May 1590 there suffered Anthony Middleton, priest and martyr, born probably at Middleton-Tyas, Yorkshire, date unknown, son of Ambrose Middleton of Barnard Castle, Durham, and Cecil, daughter of Anthony Crackenthorpe of Howgill Castle, Westmoreland. He entered the English College at Reims 9 January 1582; was ordained 30 May 1586, and went to England in the same year. His work lay in London and the neighbourhood and he laboured very successfully; he was captured at a house in Clerkenwell (London) by the same artifice which was practiced on Father Jones. On the ladder he said: “I call God to witness I die merely for the Catholic Faith, and for being a priest of the true Religion”; and someone present called out, “Sir, you have spoken very well”. The martyr was cut down and disemboweled while yet alive.

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  • C F Wemyss Brown. “Venerable Anthony Middleton”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 May 2012. Web. 19 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/catholic-encyclopedia-venerable-anthony-middleton/>