My Life at the Tower of London - Living with thousands of visitors in your front yard every day
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Seasons Greetings!
Oh my it has been awhile
A little up-date
A quick Up-date
What I've been up to

Most Popular Posts

An anniverasry marked tomorrow
Thank you!
6th Pathfinders Lacombe Park St Albert
Another Soldier Taken
Another enjoyable evening

Categories

6th Pathfinders Lacombe Park St Albert
A date to remember
A little look back
A new name for the page
Diary dates
Face Book
For the Fallen
Girl Guides Muir Lake
In the News
Interview wirh the St Albert Gazette
Looking ahead
Morinville Rotary Club Alberta
New pages on the website
St Albert Newcomers group
What's been happening
Where to find me on the web
powered by

My Blog

Updating the prisoner information

Hi Everyone,
 
Today I have been updating the prisoner information for the months throughout the year, and whilst I've been doing this I have noticed that a large amount of names seem to reoccur as prisoners, sometimes it's the same person on their second or third imprisonment within the Tower, others are direct descendants of those who have been imprisoned before, Seymour seems to be a popular family, along with the Howards. 
 
I've also found out that just because you are a member of the Yeoman Guard or a Lieutenant or Constable of the Tower doesn't mean that you are exempt from the Law of the Land.  I have come across a few Yeoman and a couple of Lieutenants and Constables who have been imprisoned in their own establishment.  One particular one which sticks in the mind is that of Sir Gervase Helwys who was a Lieutenant of the Tower who murdered one of the prisoners there by feeding them poison everyday until finally in the September 1615 the prisoner died.  Sir Gervase was hanged on Tower Hill. 
 
Don't forget if you want me to find out about your family name, if it has any connection with the Prisoners in the Tower drop me an email hlmiller762@gmail.com or fill out the form on the Name that prisoner page, and I will see what I can find and get back to you, however I cannot guarantee that the names I find will be relatives of yours only that they share your name.
 
Take care
 
Heather

2 Comments to Updating the prisoner information:

Comments RSS
Smart contacts manager on April-03-14 6:00 AM
Thank you very much for sharing this useful information. I was doing a project and for that I was looking for related information. Some of the points are very useful. Do share some more material if you have.
Reply to comment


Contacts manager on April-07-14 5:33 AM
Thank you very much for sharing this useful information. I was doing a project and for that I was looking for related information. Some of the points are very useful. Do share some more material if you have.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment