John Finglow

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John Finglow or Fingley (died 8 August 1586) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.


Born at Barnby, near Howden, Yorkshire, John Finglow was matriculated sizar from Caius College, Cambridge in December 1573.[1] He arrived at the English College at Reims on 9 February 1580 and was ordained priest 25 March 1581. On 24 April, The following month he was sent on the English mission.[2]

He worked for about five years in the north of England before being arrested and confined in Ousebridge Kidcote, York. He was tried for being a Catholic priest and reconciling English subjects to the Catholic Church, and was condemned to be hanged, drawn, and quartered.[2]

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  1. ^ "Fingley, John, alias Finglow, John (FNGY573J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b Rudge, F.M. "Ven. John Finglow." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 6. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. 28 March 2016


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