Rishton, Edward, a Roman Catholic writer, was born in Lancashire, and died in 1586 at Louvain of the plague. He published Synopsis Rerum Ecclesiasticarum ad Annum Christi 1577, and a Profession of Faith. He was the first publisher of Nicholas Sanders's De Origine et Progressu Schismatis Anglicani (1585, 8vo), to which he added a third part; and a fourth part, by way of appendix, appeared in 1628. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.