Belson, Thomas (DNB00)

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BELSON, THOMAS (d. 1589), a catholic gentleman, born at Brill, the seat of his family in Oxfordshire, studied in the English college at Rheims, which he left for England on 6 April 1584. He was apprehended at Oxford in the company of George Nicols and Richard Yaxley, priests, and, having been convicted on the charge of assisting them, he was executed on 5 July 1589.

[Diaries of Douay College, 201, 296; Dodd's Church Hist. ii. 151; Challoner's Missionary priests (1741), i. 247.]

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