Titus Oates (1649-1745)

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Born in Oakham[1] to the Baptist preacher Samuel Oates and his wife Lucy, who was a midwife, Oates was baptised with his brother, Constant at All Saints Church on the 20th of November 1660[2]. Oates would appear to have been a sickly child, in his own words - "being much troubled with convulfion-fits and fmall hope of life"[3].


  1. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-22 for Titus Oates Supplement (Vol 22)
  2. Oates, Titus (1649–1705), informer | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessdate: 6 September 2020
  3. The life of Titus Oats from his cradle to his first pilloring for infamous perjury (Titus Oates 1685) Google Books