Collington, John an English clerical writer of the last part of the 16th and the first part of the 17th centuries, was a native of Somersetshire; educated at Lincoln College, Oxford; made priest on the Continent; returned to England, and was cast into the Tower of London; condemned, afterwards reprieved, set free, and sent out of the country. He returned, and for thirty years zealously advanced his own (Roman Catholic) religion. Though in restraint, he was alive in 1611, and an old man. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3:106.