Willem Vernon (d. 1570)

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Willem (de Snijder) Vernon, an Anabaptist martyr of Hondschote, Belgium, was arrested on 4 May 1570, during a meeting of a congregation held at Tillegem near Bruges, Belgium, with four other brethren, two of whom recanted, but the remaining three were soon burned at the stake. Willem's wife at first escaped but later was caught and executed. The Martyrs' Mirror erroneously gives 1568 as the year of these martyrdoms. 

This is the same person as Willem de Snyder (d. 1570)


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 369.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 725 f. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Brugsche Martyrologium (12 October 1527-7 Augustus 1573). Brussels, [1944]: 62, no. 68. Available in full electronic text at: http://www.theologienet.nl/documenten/Verheyden%20Brugse%20Martyrologium.pdf.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1137. All rights reserved.

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