Dering Edward, a Puritan divine, born in Kent, was chosen fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, 1568. In 1571 he secured a prebend in Salisbury. He obtained high reputation both as a preacher and a scholar, and used his abilities and influence to great purpose against the High-Church and Romanizing party. In 1573 the privy council forbade his preaching, and in 1576 he died. The substance of his writings may be found in his Works, more at large than heretofore printed (Lond, 1614, 4to). — Strype, Annals Neal, Hist. of Puritans, 1:204, 230; Hook, Eccles. Biography, 4:423.