Born at Barnby, near Howden, Yorkshire, John Finglow was matriculated sizar from Caius College, Cambridge in December 1573. 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.
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.
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