It may be noted that there was no Mrs. Shakespeare among the recusants.
A large house at Erith was also a frequent meeting-place of the recusants.
John, fifth son of Sir William, was presented in the list of recusants in 1604.
One of them, it is added, helped four recusants to escape from Newgate.
Recusants were, however, as yet forbidden to serve in the Royal armies.
Lancashire was, about this period, the great hot-bed of Popish recusants.
These recusants now took up arms to defend themselves, and civil war raged in infant Maryland.
If I called the recusants forsworn and perjured, thinkest thou the pure in Heaven charged my soul with a sin?
The names of recusants were to be returned to the next quarter sessions and there enrolled.
It was this money which the Whigs, aided by Democratic recusants, proposed to give away to the States.