Mayrl, Hans (d. 1530?)
Hans Mayrl was an Anabaptist leader who was seized early in 1530 in or near Petersburg in the Tyrol, Austria, together with his wife. On 26 April of that year the judge was reprimanded for being too lenient with the prisoners. The judges had received orders to act "not in accord with their conscience, but in accord with the imperial mandate." The orders were further to apply the rack. Two councilors from Innsbruck and two from Hall on the Inn should be called to the trial; the Anabaptist preacher should be executed, and others pardoned according to their deserts. If Hans Maryl should recant, he might be "pardoned to beheading" and be buried in consecrated earth. Very likely the sentence was carried out.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: III, 64.
Loesche, Georg. Archivalische Beiträge zur Geschichte des Täufertums und des Protestantismus in Tirol. 1926: 33 f.
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