Book of Saints – John Payne


(Blessed) Martyr (April 2) (16th century) A convert priest, a native of Northamptonshire, who, ordained at Douai, returned to England with Blessed Cuthbert Mayne, (A.D. 1576). He was arrested and put to the torture in 1581; and in the end hanged at Chelmsford, with the Name of Jesus on his lips. He was greatly loved and venerated in Essex, the scene of his missionary labours.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Payne”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2013. Web. 29 January 2022. <>