John Lockwood (priest)

John Lockwood (born about 1555; executed at York, 13 April 1642) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1929.


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 sent to Douai College to study philosophy.

Francis was ordained in 1587, but John entered the English College, Rome, on 4 October 1595,and was ordained priest on 26 January 1597. He was sent on the English 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.

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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Venerable John Lockwood" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. The entry cites: