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  • Lt-Gen Edmund Ludlow, MP and Regicide (c.1616 - 1692)
    wikipedia entry Edmund Ludlow (c. 1617–1692) was an English parliamentarian, best known for his involvement in the execution of Charles I, and for his Memoirs, which were published posthumou...
  • John Bradshaw, MP and Regicide (1602 - 1659)
    From Wikipedia: John Bradshaw (15 July 1602 – 31 October 1659) was an English judge. He is most notable for his role President of the High Court of Justice for the trial of King Charles I and ...
  • Sir Peregrine Pelham, MP and Regicide (1602 - 1650)
    NOTE: It is not 100% certain that the Regicide is the person at this point in the Pelham family tree in "Pedigrees of Lincolnshire". But it seems most likely. None of the other Peregrine Pelhams shown ...

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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.

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