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SALUSBURY , JOHN ( 1575 - 1625 ), or John Parry , Jesuit and scholar ;

b. in Merionethshire , 1575 , a member possibly of the Salusbury of Rug family (q.v.) . He went to the Jesuit College at Valladolid , 22 June 1595 , was ordained priest 21 Nov. 1600 , and was sent in May 1603 to England where, in 1605 , he joined the Society of Jesus . When Fr. Robert Jones d. in 1615 , Salusbury succeeded him as Superior of the North and South Wales District and went to live at Raglan castle where he was chaplain to lady Frances Somerset . In 1622 he founded the College of S. Francis Xavier , of which he became principal , at Cwm in the parish of Llanrhyddol , Hereford . He d. in 1625 when on the point of leaving for Rome to take up the post of procurator of the province of England of the Society of Jesus . Salusbury translated into Welsh an Italian book by cardinal Bellarmine to which he gave the title Eglurhad Helaethlawn o'r Athrawiaeth Gristnogawl ; it was printed at S. Omer College , 1618 .


  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the authorities quoted therein.


Emyr Gwynne Jones, M.A., (1911-72), Bangor

Published date: 1959