By coincidence, or perhaps design, four of the martyrs for June 16 happened to be named Thomas. They didn't all die on June 16. With several other Cathusian monks, they got gaffled up together on May 29 and thrown in Newgate Prison, chained to the wall to be starved to death. Some hung on longer than others, but they got batched up to be celebrated on the sixteenth. The list below gives their names and dates of expiration.
William Greenwood --- June 6
John Davy -- June 8
Robert Salt -- June 9
Walter Pierson -- June 10
Thomas Green -- June 10
|Merciful Margaret Giggs Clement|
Thomas Reding -- June 16
The remaining two were then fed, as Henry had a hankering for another round of public executions. They hung on, waiting for the day when they'd be hanged, drawn, and quartered, but even with a little food to keep them going, they gave out before the order came.
Richard Bere -- August 9
Thomas Johnson -- September 20
In the first week or so, the aptly named Margaret Clement bribed a jailer (gaoler) to let her in to feed the prisoners. The administrators got suspicious, so she had to go to the roof and try to lower a bucket of food close enough to feed them. It kept them going a couple of days, but it wasn't a viable solution to their problem.