The King Can Go To The Devil
My ninth great grandfather, William Hibbs, Sr., was born in 1630 in Dean Forest, England and joined the Quakers. He then refused to pay tithes to the Church of England and attend church. This angered King Charles II who was afraid that others would follow suit. Because Hibbs was wealthy, he was able to continually pay the fines that King Charles II gave him.
In 1677 he was afraid that paying the fines eventually wouldn’t be good enough and that his life was in danger. He smuggled my eighth great grandfather, William Hibbs, Jr., onto a ship bound for America, entrusting his care to other Quakers. He was 12 at the time.
In 1686 his suspicions proved to be true. He was beheaded. The reasons were for refusing to attend church, paying tithes and saying, “The King can go to the devil.”
For more details of this story (like how Victoria Grayson from Revenge is connected) go to my blog: http://artandalice.blogspot.com/2012/05/william-hibbs-sr.html