Venerable Edward Thwing was the second son of Thomas Thwing, of Heworth, near York, and Jane (née Kellet, of York), his wife. He was at the English College, Reims, 12 July to 12 August 1583; and 20 July 1585, to 2 September 1587, having spent the interval with the Jesuits at Pont-à-Mousson. On 2 September 1587 he set out for Rome, returning to become a reader in Greek and Hebrew, and a professor of rhetoric and logic. He was ordained priest at Laon in the following December. On 4 November 1592, he went to Spa suffering from ulcer in the knee. He returned to the English College, which had in the meantime been transferred from Reims to Douai, and went on the mission in 1597. He seems to have been immediately arrested and sent to Wisbech, whence he and Nutter escaped to Lancashire, were arrested, May, 1600, tried at the next assizes and condemned for being priests. Both suffered on the same day.
- John Wainewright. “Venerable Edward Thwing”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 30 October 2013. Web. 20 February 2017. <>