Boise, John, a divine of the first part of the 17th century, was born at Elmeseth, Suffolk, being the son of the minister of that place. He was educated at Hadley School and St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he was chosen fellow. Here he read in bed a Greek lecture to such young scholars as preferred antelucana studia before their own ease. He was one of the translators of the Bible appointed by king James, and wrote learned notes, etc., for Sir Henry Savill's edition of Chrysostom. He became parson of Boxworth, Cambridgeshire, and prebendary of Ely. He died "about the beginning of our war-like disturbances." See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3, 187.