Saint Margaret Ward

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Nothing is known of her early life. She first appears in the records working as a lady’s companion to the Whittle family in London. She and her servant, Blessed John Roche were arrested for helping Father Richard Watson escape from Bridewell Prison by smuggling him a rope and then helping him once he was outside. Imprisoned, flogged, and tortured, she was offered freedom if she would surrender Father Watson and convert to the Church of England; she declined. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

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  • “Saint Margaret Ward“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 August 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>