Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Oliver Almond


Priest and writer, born in the diocese of Oxford. He is believed by Foley to have been the brother of the martyr, the Ven. John Almond; but Gillow has shown that this is probably a mistake. Oliver was educated at the English Colleges at Rome (1582-87) and Valladolid, and was a missionary in England. He presented the English College at Rome with a precious chalice. Some of his correspondence is preserved in the "Westminster Archives", and he is conjectured by Gillow to have been the writer of a work entitled, "The Uncasing of Heresies, or the Anatomie of Protestancie, written and composed by O.A." (Louvain?) 1623, 8vo.

FOLEY, Records S.J., VI., 153; GILLOW, Bibl. Dict. Eng. Cath., I, 27. Stonyhurst Mss. Collectanea, N. ii, 73.

J.H. POLLEN