Book of Saints – Laurence Richardson


(Blessed) Martyr (May 30) (16th century) This holy man, whose real surname was Johnson, was born in Lancashire, and won a Fellowship in one of the Oxford Colleges. He was ordained priest at Douai, and afterwards, taking the name of Richardson, faithfully served on the English Mission. When offered pardon if he would confess having taken part in a pretended plot against Queen Elizabeth his answer was: “I cannot confess an untruth; neither can I deny my Faith.” He was put to death at Tyburn, A.D. 1582.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Laurence Richardson”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 September 2014. Web. 19 September 2019. <>