Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Molesworth Family of Cornwall by Mrs P J Shaw

Unlike the Arundells, the Molesworths were not an old Catholic family, but they played a very signficant role in the revival of Catholicism in Cornwall, after the conversion in the mid 19th century, of Paul Molesworth, a Church of England … Continue reading

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The Arundell Family of Cornwall by Mrs Janet de Gaynesford

This is the first of three talks on Catholicism in Cornwall. ┬áThe Arundells were a leading Cornish family, with branches at Wardour Castle in Somerset and lands at Chideock in Dorset. ┬áThe family came to England with William the Conqueror … Continue reading

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Recusancy in Monmouthshire in the 16th and 17th Centuries by Mrs Madge O’Keefe

Until the Civil War in the mid 17th century Wales was the most Catholic part of Britain. Mrs O’Keefe details the increasing severity of the laws against the practice of the Catholic religion in England and Wales from the time … Continue reading

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The Recusant History of Wells and Area by Mrs Gill Hogarth

A detailed chronological account of what we know of the families and priests who held to the Catholic faith, or converted to the Catholic faith, after the Reformation (c 1530) until after the end of penal times (mid 19th century) … Continue reading

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