Coleridge, John an English clergyman, father of the poet, was vicar of Ottery St. Mary, in Devonshire, and died about 1781. He published A Critical Latin Grammar." — Miscellaneous Dissertations Arising from the 17th and 18th Chapters of the Book of Judges (1768). He is said to have been a man of learning and research. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.