Lainez (or LAYNES), Francisco, a Portuguese Roman Catholic missionary, was born at Lisbon in 1656. His true name was Francisco Troyano. He joined the Jesuits in 1672, and was sent to the coast of Malabar in 1681. He landed at Goa, and settled at Catur, in Madura. It is claimed by his order that he baptized there 13,600 inhabitants. After a residence of twenty-two years in India he returned to Rome in 1703, and was appointed bishop of Meliapur. In 1708 he started again fir India, and arrived at Goa September 25,1709. Here he now had many difficulties with the civil authorities, and finally retired to the Jesuits' establishment at (Chandernagore, where he died, June 11, 1715. He wrote, De Jensio Indicarum Mn issionumn Madurensis et Carnotensis, etc. (Rome, 1707, 4to):- Cartla esotita de Madure aos padres da companhia missionarios ecerca do V. . P .Joko de Brito, translated into French in the Lettres edifiantes et curieuses, ii, 1-56; and in the Mercure, under the title Lettre du P. 'I1rauois de Loynes, jesuite, etc. (March, 1695). See Barbosa Machado, Bibliothecat Lusitana; P. Prat, Vie de Jean de Brito (2 vols. 8vo); Franco. Imagem da virtude uro noviciado de Coinbra (2 vols. fol.); Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genesis 30:41.