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George Beesley (Bisley) (born at The Hill in Goosnargh parish, Lancashire, England, of a Catholic family; died 2 July 1591) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.


He was ordained priest at the English College at Reims, 14 March, 1587, and left for England, 1 November, 1588. He was captured by Topcliffe late in 1590, and was tortured.

He was executed under the statute of 27 Eliz., in Fleet Street, London.

This article incorporates text from the entry Ven. George Beesley in Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.

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