John Bradshaw (1602–1659), British lawyer, regicide. Motto.
inscription at Bradshaw's final burial place near Martha Bay, Jamaica. Bradshaw, the President of the Parliamentary Commission which tried and sentenced King Charles I, was originally buried in Westminster Abbey, but his remains, along with those of Cromwell and Ireton, were dug up in 1660, and hanged at Tyburn, London, where rebels and common criminals were executed. Both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were attributed with sayings similar to Bradshaw's epitaph, and the words appeared on Jefferson's seal.