Bayfield, Richard

Bayfield, Richard an English martyr, was for some time a monk of Bury. He was converted by some godly men of London, who went about visiting and preaching to friends in the country around. For reading the New Test. in Latin he was cast into prison, whipped with a gag in his mouth, and then put in the stocks for nine months. He was released through Dr. Barnes. He prospered in the knowledge of God mightily after this, and was beneficial to Tyndale and Frith for their works in Germany, France, and England. He afterwards went to London, and was there betrayed. The articles laid against him by the bishop of London were numerous. After his examination he was taken to Newgate, and there burned, Nov. 23, 1531. See Fox, Acts and Monuments, 4:680.

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