He studied at the University of Oxford, and Douai College.
He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987. He arrived at Reims 4 June 1583, and was ordained priest in the Holy Cross Chapel of Reims Cathedral by the Cardinal Archbishop, Louis de Guise. He was sent on the English mission 2 October 1584.
He was executed at Gloucester for treason in 1586 on order of Queen Elizabeth I.