(Blessed) Martyr (August 22) (16th century) A Yorkshire Catholic, a gentleman of means, distinguished for his fervent attachment to his religion. On the death of his wife, he studied at Rheims and in Rome, and returned as a priest to England. He undertook the perilous duty of ministering to the Confessors of the Faith, immured in the gaol at York; but after two years was detected and brought to trial. Though then a very old man, he was put to death, August 22, A.D. 1582.
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