Grissold, Robert, Bl.

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Lay martyr; also known as Robert Greswold or Griswold; b. at Rowington, Warwickshire, England; d. July 16, 1604, hanged at Warwick under James I. Grissold, who was in the service of Mr. Sheldon of Broadway, was attending Bl. John sugar, when they were arrested in his hometown on July 8, 1603. The two martyrs shared a year's captivity before Grissold was charged with refusing to attend church and for assisting Sugar, a seminary priest. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Nov. 22, 1987 with George Haydock and Companions.

Feast of the English Martyrs: May 4 (England).

See Also: england, scotland, and wales, martyrs of.

Bibliography: r. challoner, Memoirs of Missionary Priests, ed. j. h. pollen (rev. ed. London 1924). j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891).

[k. i. rabenstein]