Felton, Nicholas, Dd
Felton, Nicholas, D.D.
an English prelate, was born at Yarmouth, in Norfolk, in 1563, and educated at Pembroke Hall, where he became fellow November 27, 1583. He was rector of St. Mary-le-Bow, January 17, 1595, and some time of St. Antholin's, London. He was elected master of Pembroke Hall, June 29, 1616, and admitted rector of Great Easton, in Essex, October 23 following; in the same year collated to a prebend in St. Paul's, and in 1617 promoted to the see of Bristol, to which he was consecrated December 14. In 1618 he was nominated to the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield, but translated to Ely March 11 of that year. He died October 5, 1626. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.