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Nicholas Atkinson

Priest and martyr (d. 1610)

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Atkinson, NICHOLAS, priest and martyr, is probably to be identified with Venerable Thomas Atkinson. Dodd, who mentions Nicholas’s death as having taken place at York in 1610, does not mention Thomas at all; yet all the facts which he relates of the one are certainly true of the other, while there is no corroboration for Dodd’s date of Nicholas’s martyrdom. It seems probable, however, that there was an old Marian priest named Nicholas, or “Ninny”, Atkinson (Gillow, 85).

J.H. POLLEN


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