Titus Oates, b. Sep. 15, 1649, d. Jul. 12/13, 1705, as Anglican minister, dismissed due to "drunken blasphemy" and allegations of sodomy, as curate and Vicar of the parish of Bobbing in Sussex dismissed under the same allegation, as chaplain of the ship Adventurer accused of buggery, temporaily a Jesuit. Turned protestant again the initiator of the Popish Plot in 1678. Under James II sentenced for perjury to annual pillory, loss of clerical dress and imprisonment for life. At the accession of William III pardoned and granted a pension of 5 a week, the pension was later suspended but in 1698 restored and increased to 300 a year. Wikipedia