Howe, Josiah an English divine of the 17th century, born at Crendon, Bucks County, was educated at Oxford, and obtained a fellowship at Trinity College, of that University, in 1637. He found great favor with Charles I, at whose command he was admitted to the degree of bachelor of divinity in 1646. After the ruin of the royal house he was ejected from his fellowship, but was restored to his preferment after the restoration of the monarchy. He died in 1701. See Wood, Athen. Oxon. vol. 3; Gorton, Biog. Dict. 2, s.v.