Lingard, John (1771-1851), a Roman Catholic writer of great distinction, was born at Winchester. He was educated at Douay, and, after being ordained priest, undertook clerical duties at Newcastle, where he republished (1805) a series of letters contributed to a periodical under the name of Catlwlic Loyalty Vindicated. His other works were Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church and The History of England from the Invasion of the Romans to the Year 1688, in six vols. 4to (1817-25). Dr. Lingard refused a cardinal's hat. In 1811 he went as mission priest to Hornby, where he died.