Document ReferencePw2 Hy 519
TitleMemorandum; 5 Jan. 1705/6
Date5 January 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionProvides details of the case of William Butler, a prisoner in Newgate; says that he was fined in May 1699 for saying that King William and the ArchBishop of Canterbury had perjured themselves; states Butler's view that William broke his oath of allegiance to King Charles II and the Archbishop of Canterbury [Thomas Tenison] broke the one which he swore to King James II; says that Butler has been in Newgate [prison] ever since in a 'miserable condition'.

Old Style dating on letter
Termcrimes, high treason
royalty, allegiance to

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA29265Tenison; Thomas (1636-1715); Archbishop of Canterbury; Archbishop of Canterbury 1694-17151636-1715
NA29266Butler; Thomas (fl 1699-1706); -; convicted of high treason; imprisoned in Newgate 1699-1706fl 1699-1706
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