Blessed Anthony Middleton



Son of Ambrose Middleton of Barnard Castle, Durham, England, and Cecil, daughter of Anthony Crackenthorpe of Howgill Castle, Westmoreland, England. Entered the English College at Rheims, France on 9 January 1582. Ordained on 30 May 1586. Returned to England to minister to covert Catholics in the area of London. Arrested for the crime of priesthood; captured in a residence in Clerkenwell, London by a priest-catcher who claimed to be a Catholic who needed a priest. Martyr.


  • Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, England




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I call God to witness I die merely for the Catholic Faith, and for being a priest of the true Religion. Blessed Anthony’s last words, spoken from the scaffold as he was about to be hanged

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Anthony Middleton“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2017. Web. 4 December 2021. <>