Crashaw, William an English clergymen, father of Richard Crashaw, was preacher at the Temple, London, at the beginning of the 17th century, and a violent opponent of Romanism. He published, Roman Forgeries, and Falsifications of Authors (1606): — News from Italy of a Second Moses, etc. (1608): — Fiscus Papalis (1617): — The Jesuites Gospel, written by themselves, Laid Open and Reproved (1641); and other works. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.