Boughton, Joan (DNB00)

BOUGHTON, JOAN (d. 1494), martyr, was an old widow of eighty years or more, who held certain of Wycliffe's opinions. She was said to be the mother of a lady named Young, who was suspected of the like doctrines. She was burnt at Smithfield 28 April 1494.

[Fabyan, p. 685, ed. Ellis; Foxe's Acts and Monuments, iii. 704, iv. 7, ed. 1846.]

W. H.