Blessed David Gonson

detail of a Blessed David Gonson holy card, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • David Gunston



Son of a British vice-admiral and a member of the English nobility. Lifelong layman in the apostolic vicariate of England. Knight of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Imprisoned in the Tower of London, then Marshalsea prison, and finally executed for refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church. One of the Martyrs of England and Wales.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed David Gonson“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 February 2020. Web. 28 September 2021. <>