The following is an excerpt out of "The Hollingsworth Register" by John V. Hollingsworth concerning the martyr death of Francis Hobson who is my 8X great grandfather. Put to death by neglect for his belief in the Quaker Movement in Ireland.
1673 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by Edmund O'Maghan & Thomas Proctor, Corn & Hay worth two pounds. (Here, I insert another entry that does not apply to Valentine, but it does show more of the suffering the Quakers had to bear for their convictions.) Francis Hobson had taken from him for tithe, by the said persons, twenty-six stooks of Wheat, fifteen stooks of Barley & thirteen stooks of Oats, all worth four pounds. (And if this was not enough - The writer's per.) Being also sued in the Bishop's Court at Ardmagh for two pounds tithe of Milches by the aforesaid George Walker, and by a warrant from two Justices of the Peace, upon a definitive sentence was taken by David Mulligan, Constable, the second day of the sixth month, and committed to the Gaol of Ardmagh, and was Prisoner two years and four months, and about the thirtieth of the tenth month, 1675, died in said Gaol.
In 1666 Frances Hobson, of County Armaugh, had taken for tithes, goods valued at L7. 10S (Besse, II., 475), and in 1670, goods valued at L3. 5S., for refusing to contribute to the repair of the "Parish Worship House at Kilmore," County Armagh. (Ibid., II., 479.) In 1671, He had taken for tithes, wheat, barley and oats, valued at L3. 14. (Stockdale, 4)
In 1673 in County Armagh "Frances Hobsonwas sued in the Bishop's Court at Ardmagh for L2 Tyth of Milch money, by George Walker, Priest, and by warrent from two Justice of the Peace, upon a difinitive sentence, was taken by David Mulligan, Constable, The 2nd day of the sixth month, and commited to the Goal of Armagh and was prisoner 2 years, 4 months, and about the 13th of the tenth month 1675 died in said Goal." (A Compendious View, 79-80)