George Beesley

George Beesley (Bisley) (born at The Hill in Goosnargh parish, Lancashire, England, of a Catholic family; died 2 July 1591) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.


He was ordained priest at the English College at Reims, 14 March 1587, and left for England, 1 November 1588. He was captured by Topcliffe late in 1590, and was tortured.

He was executed under the statute of 27 Eliz., in Fleet Street, London.

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Ven. George Beesley" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.

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