Houghton, John of
- Fred A. Cazel, Jr
Houghton, John of (d. 1246), ecclesiastic, was successively archdeacon of Bedford and of Northampton in the medieval diocese of Lincoln. While nothing is known for certain of his family or early life, he must have had a university education since he was consistently accorded the title of master. He was recognized as a skilful canon lawyer and advocate by September 1214, when he took the case of the abbot-elect in a disputed election at ...