Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Thomas Plowden
Born in Oxfordshire, England, 1594; died in London, 13 Feb., 1664; grandson of Edmund Plowden, the great lawyer; entered the Society of Jesus, 1617; sent on the English Mission about 1622. He was seized, with other fathers, by the pursuivants in 1628, at Clerkenwell, the London residence of the Jesuits. He filled various responsible offices of the order, and laboured on the perilous English Mission until his death. He translated form the Italian of D. Bartoli "The Learned Man Defended and Reformed" (London, 1660)
Foley, Records of the English Province of the Society of Jesus, I, VII.
E. I. Devitt.