Catholic Encyclopedia – Venerable John Lockwood

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Venerable John Lockwood, priest and martyr, born about 1555; died at York, 13 April 1642. He was the eldest son of Christopher Lockwood, of Sowerby, Yorkshire, by Clare, eldest daughter of Christopher Lascelles, of Sowerby and Brackenborough Castle, Yorkshire. With the second son, Francis, he arrived at Reims on 4 November 1579, and was at once sent to Douai to study philosophy. Francis was ordained in 1587, but John entered the English College, Rome, on 4 October 1595, was ordained priest on 26 January 1597, and sent on the mission, 20 April 1598. After suffering imprisonment he was banished in 1610, but returned, and was again taken and condemned to death, but reprieved. He was finally captured at Wood End, Gatenby, the residence of Bridget Gatenby, and executed with Edmund Catherick.

MLA Citation

  • John Wainewright. “Venerable John Lockwood”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2018. Web. 21 April 2021. <>