Raised a devout Catholic. Educated and ordained at Rheims, France in 1582. He returned to England to minister to covert Catholics in Yorkshire, for which ministry he was martyred.
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- “Blessed James Claxton“. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 November 2013. Web. 30 July 2014. <>