Covel John, an English divine, was born at Horningsheath, Suffolk, in 1638, and was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow. In 1670 he went to Constantinople as chaplain to the British embassy. In 1687 he was made chancellor of York, and in 1688 master of Christ's College, Cambridge. He died in 1722. As the fruit of his residence in Constantinople, he wrote Some Account of the present Greek Church, with Reflections on their present Doctrine and Discipline, etc. (Camb. 1722, fol.).