- John Buckley
- John Griffith
- Godfrey Maurice
John returned to England to work with Catholic prisoners at Marshalsea Prison in London. He was arrested for being a priest and imprisoned at Wisbech Castle, but escaped to the Continent. He lived for a while at Pontoise, France, and then the Ara Coeli Franciscan Observant house at Rome, Italy, finally returning to England as a missioner 1592. He worked in several places in the country, and was elected Franciscan provincial of England.
His execution took place early in the morning to reduce the chance of a mob; the executioner, roused out of bed for the job, forgot his ropes. During the delay while he went for them, John preached to the crowd that had gathered, and explained he was being murdered for his faith, not any disloyalty to his country. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
- hanged, drawn, and quartered in the early morning of 12 July 1598 at Southwark, London, England
- body chopped to pieces and displayed on roadside poles as warnings to others
- body parts pulled down by local Catholics, at least one of whom was jailed for the offense
- surviving relics at Pontoise, France
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encylopedia
- Hagiography Circle
- Katherine Rabenstein
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint John Jones“. Saints.SQPN.com. 17 July 2013. Web. 20 April 2014. <>