Blessed John Hewitt
- Also known as
- 5 October
- Son of a draper.
Educated at Caius College, Cambridge.
Studied for the priesthood at Rheims, France.
Ordained in 1586.
Returned to England, as a covert priest using the names Weldon and Savell to hide his identity while working with his flock.
Arrested at Grey's Inn Lane, London, on 10 March 1587 for the crime of priesthood.
- at Yorkshire, England
- hanged at Mile End Green, London, England in 1588
- Name Meaning
- God is gracious; gift of God (John)
- 1929 by Pope Pius XI
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