Lifelong layman; tailor by trade. An informal but enthusiastic evangelist for Catholicism. While in London, England seeking treatment for a leg wound, he was imprisoned in Newgate for the crime of harbouring priests; the chains and lack of medical care led to amputation of the injured leg. His friends petitioned for his release, which was granted, and Nicholas resumed work as a tailor at Smithfield, London. Arrested again for harbouring priests, he was thrown into Bridewell prison, tried for the crime of making clothes for a priest, and sentenced to death. Martyr.
- Grantley, Yorkshire, England
- hanged, drawn and quartered on 4 March 1590 in front of his home on Fetter Lane, Smithfield, London, England
- “Blessed Nicholas Horner“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 April 2015. Web. 1 May 2016. <>