Durel (or Durell), John, Dd
Durel (or Durell), John, D.D.
a learned English divine, was born at St. Helier's, in the isle of Jersey, in 1625, and educated at Merton College, Oxford, and at Saumur, France. He was minister at St. Malo, but came to England, and was very instrumental in establishing the new Episcopal French Church in London, in which he officiated for some years. In April 1663, he was made prebendary in the cathedral of Salisbury, and February 11 following, succeeded to the canonry of Windsor. July 1, 1668, he was installed into the fourth prebend of Durham, and in 1677 was given the deanery of Windsor. He had also the living of Witney, in Oxfordshire, conferred upon him; He died June 8, 1683. His works are numerous. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.