New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed John Houghton

Saint John HoughtonArticle

Martyr, born Essex, England, 1487; died Tyburn, England, 1535. He was educated at Cambridge, graduating LL.B., 1497, and later LL.D. and D.D. Ordained priest in 1501, he entered the Carthusian novitiate at the London Charterhouse, and was professed in 1516. Refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Tower and hanged. Beatified, 1888.

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  • “Blessed John Houghton”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2012. Web. 19 January 2019. <>