Blessed Richard Sergeant

Also known as

  • Richard Lee
  • Richard Long
  • Richard Lea
  • Richard Longe



Son of Thomas and Katherine Sergeant. Graduated Oxford University c.1570. Seminarian at the English College in Rheims, France on 25 July 1581. Deacon at Soissons, France on 9 June 1582. Ordained at Laon, France on 7 April 1583. Returned to England on 10 September 1583 to minister to covert Catholics, hiding as a layman, using the names Richard Lee or Lea, and Richard Long or Longe. Arrested and martyred for the crime of being a priest. One of the Martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales.






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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Richard Sergeant“. 20 March 2014. Web. 22 August 2014. <>