Martyr, b. at Wornbourn, Staffordshire, 1558; suffered at Warwick, July 16, 1604
Sugar (SUKER), JOHN, VENERABLE, b. at Wornbourn, Staffordshire, 1558; suffered at Warwick, July 16, 1604. He matriculated at Oxford from St. Mary Hall, October 30, 1584, and is described as clerici filius. He left without taking a degree, it is said because he disliked the Oath of Supremacy; but it appears that he acted as a Protestant minister at Cannock, Staffordshire, for some time. He was ordained priest from the English College, Douai (1601), and sent on the mission the same year. He was arrested July 8, 1603, at Rowington, Warwickshire, with Venerable Robert Greswold (Grissold), a native of Rowington (in the service of Mr. Sheldon of Broadway, Worcestershire), who was in attendance on him. After a year's imprisonment at Warwick they were condemned there July 14, Sugar for being a priest, and Greswold for assisting him. Sugar was cut down before he was fully dead. Greswold was offered his life if he would promise to conform.
JOHN B. WAINRWRIGHT