Hanmer, Meredith an English Church historian, was born at Porkington- Shropshire, in 1543. He became chaplain of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and afterwards rector of St. Leonard, at Shoreditch. Here he sold the brass ornaments which decorated the graves of the church, which so displeased his parishioners that he was obliged to resign about 1693. He then went to Ireland, where he was finally made treasurer of the Church of the Holy' Trinity, Dublin. He died in 1604, not without suspicion of suicide. He was a skillful Greek scholar, and well acquainted with Church history. He wrote Translation of the ancient ecclesiastical Histories of the first six hundred Years after Christ, originally written by Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius (1576; reprinted in 1585 with the addition of The Lives of the Prophets and Apostles by Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre) The Ephenzeris of the Saints of Ireland; and the Chronicle of Ireland (Dublin, 1633, fol.): — A Chronography (Lond. 1585, fol.). See Fuller, Worthies; Wood, Athence Oxon. vol. 1.