Biss Philip an English prelate of the early part of the 17th century, came from "a worshipful family" of Spargrave, Somersetshire. He was trained at Magdalen College, Oxford, of which he became fellow and doctor of divinity, and was preferred archdeacon of Taunton. He was a learned man and at his death bequeathed his library to Wadham College, Oxford, then onewly founded. He died about 1614. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3, 107.