New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed John Nelson


Martyr, born Skelton, England, 1534; died Tyburn, England, 1577. He went to Douai, was ordained priest by the Archbishop of Cambrai in 1576 and the next year was sent on the English mission, his labors being centered at London. He was arrested, and committed to Newgate as a suspected Papist, tried for treason, and hanged. Beatified, 1888.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John Nelson”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2013. Web. 9 May 2021. <>