Blessed John Amias

Also known as

  • John Anne

Memorial

Profile

Married layman cloth merchant in Wakefield, England. Father of several children. A widower, he divided his property among his children, and studied for the priesthood in Rheims, France. Ordained in 1581. He returned to England as a home missioner to covert Catholics. Arrested at the home of a Mr Murton in Lancashire for the crime of priesthood. Martyred with Blessed Robert Dalby.

Born

  • at Wakefield, West Riding, England

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed John, contact
       Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
       39 Eccleston Square
       London SW1V 1BX, UNITED KINGDOM

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John Amias“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 February 2014. Web. 20 August 2014. <>