|BLESSED ROBERT JOHNSON
|Born in Shropshire, entered the
German College, Rome, 1 October, 1571. Ordained priest at Brussels from the
English College, Douai, in April, 1576, he started immediately for England.
After a pilgrimage to Rome in 1579 he returned to England in 1580, and was
committed to the Loultry Counter 12 July, whence he was transferred to the Tower
5 Dec. On 16 December he was terribly racked, and then thrust into an
underground dungeon. He was brought before the Queen's Bench 14 Nov., and
condemned 20 Nov.
John B. Wainewright
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