Blessed William Ireland
- Also known as
- 24 January
- Son of William Ireland of Crofton Hall, Yorkshire, and Barbara Eure of Washingborough, Lincolnshire.
Studied at English College, Saint Omer, France.
Joined the Jesuits at Watten in 1655.
Ordained in 1673.
Confessor to a Poor Clare convent at Gravelines.
Sent to England in 1677 where he used the name William Ironmonger and ministered to covert Catholics.
Jesuit procurator of the province.
Arrested on 28 September 1678 and falsley accused of complicity in the Titus Oates Plot.
Martyred with Blessed John Grove.
- 1636 in Lincolnshire, England
- hanged in 24 January 1679 at Tyburn, England
- 1929 by Pope Pius XI
- Additional Information
Catholic Encyclopedia, by John B Wainewright
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