Gregory, John, a learned English divine, was born at Amersham, in Buckinghamshire, in 1607. In 1624 he was sent in. the capacity of servitor to Christ Church, Oxford, where he was placed under the tuition of Dr. George Morley, afterwards bishop of Winchester. Having been admitted into orders, he was appointed one of the chaplains of his college by the dean, Dr. Brian Duppa. In 1634 he published a second edition of Sir Thomas Ridley's View of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Law, with Notes (4to), by which he acquired much reputation on account of the civil, historical, ecclesiastical, and ritual learning, and the skill in ancient and modern languages, Oriental as well as European, displayed in it. In 1641 he obtained the prebend of Salisbury, but was deprived of it at the Rebellion. In 1646 he published Notes and Observations on some Passages of Scripture (4to), which were reprinted at different periods, and afterwards translated into Latin and inserted in the Critici Sacri. He died in 1646. An account of his life will be found in his Works (4th edit. Lond. 1684, 4to). Anthony Wood calls him the miracle of his age for critical and curious learning. — Fuller, Worthies of England; Hook, Eccl. Biog. Vol. v; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. i, 1322. .