Martyred at York, 1 August, 1605. Nothing is known about about this martyr except the scanty details collected by Bishop Challoner from the early catalogues of the sufferers for the Faith: "Thomas Welbourne was a school-master, a native of Kitenbushel in Yorkshire; and John Fulthering was a layman of the same county, who being zealous Catholics, and industrious in exhorting some of their neighbours to embrace the Catholic faith, were upon that account arraigned and condemned to suffer as in cases of high treason" (II, 12). Neither of their names occur in Peacock's "Yorkshire Catholics in 1604".
CHALLONER, Memoirs of Missionary Priests (London, 1741-42); WILSON, Martyrologe (s.l., 1608); WORTHINGTON, Catalogues (1608 and 1614).
APA citation. (1912). Ven. Thomas Welbourne. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15578b.htm
MLA citation. "Ven. Thomas Welbourne." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15578b.htm>.
Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Thomas M. Barrett. Dedicated to Thomas Welbourne and John Fulthering.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.