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  • Colonel Daniel Axtell (1622 - 1660)
    Daniel AXTELL 113 was born 26 May 1622 of Berkhamstead, Herts, Engl, was baptized 26 May 1622 in St. Peters, Gr.Berkhampstead, Hertford, England, and died 19 Oct 1660 in Tyburn, England at age 38. Ax...
  • Cornelius Holland, regicide (c.1599 - c.1671)
    Cornelius Holland Born London, England; died possibly at Lausanne, Switzerland about 1671, after he was wanted for his part in the regicide of Charles I of England. Holland is alleged to have been th...
  • Henry Smith, III (c.1620 - 1668)
    Born at Withcote in Leicestershire around 1620, Henry Smith studied at Oxford and Linclon's Inn, and was elected recruiter MP for Leicestershire in November 1645. He was associated politically with Hen...
  • Isaac Pennington, Lord Mayor of London (1587 - 1661)
    Isaac Penington was the eldest son of Robert Penington, a London merchant with estates in East Anglia, and second cousin of John Penington, who became an admiral in Charles I's navy. Penington made his...

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From Wikipedia - Regicides of Charles 1

The regicides of Charles I, under the Indemnity and Oblivion Act, 1660, and subsequent trials, were judged to be the 59 Commissioners (judges) who sat in judgement at the trial of King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland and signed his death warrant in 1649, along with other officials who participated in his trial or execution, and Hugh Peters, an influential republican preacher.

The tribunal was composed of three hereditary peers, four aldermen of the City of London, twenty-two baronets and knights, three generals, thirty-four colonels, the twelve judges of the High Court (who all declined to serve), three serjeants-at-law and representative members of various principalities and the House of Commons.

At the English Restoration in 1660, six Commissioners and four others were found guilty of regicide and executed; one was hanged and nine were hanged, drawn and quartered. In 1662 three more regicides were hanged, drawn and quartered. Some others were pardoned, while a further nineteen served life imprisonment and three already dead at the time of the Restoration had their bodies desecrated.

Of those regicides and associates who escaped Charles II, seven fled to Switzerland, four to the Netherlands, and four to Germany.

Three Commissioners, John Dixwell, Edward Whalley and William Goffe, reunited in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1661. All died (or were presumed to have died) of natural causes in the 1670s or 1680s (the last being Dixwell in 1689) and are commemorated by three intersecting major avenues in New Haven (Dixwell Avenue, Whalley Avenue, and Goffe Street 41.313094°N 72.932920°W), and by place names in other Connecticut towns.

Not one American colonist betrayed their presence to the Crown agents who sought them.