top of page
  • _

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 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



2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Seasons Greetings!

Hi Everyone, I must apologise for the time period, it has indeed been a very long time since I last wrote. I have been busy with my book and giving presentations to various lovely groups all around Ce

Oh my it has been awhile

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well. I must apologise for the delay in writing my blog, so much happening here that time just flies by. My book is coming along nicely, my ever hopeful 'it will be out

A little up-date

Hi Everyone, I do hope that you are all well and are staying safe wherever you are in the world. A BIG THANK YOU to all of you, I have now had FORTY FOUR THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED and FORTY FOUR visitors


bottom of page