James, Thomas, Dd (1)

James, Thomas, D.D. (1)

a learned divine and an able critic, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, in 1571. He studied at Winchester School and New College, Oxford, of which he became fellow in 1593. He was appointed keeper of the Bodleian Library at its foundation in 1602, and afterwards subdean of Wells, and rector of Mongeham, Kent. He died in 1629. Dr. James, it is said, was one of the most learned critics of his day. — His principal works are, Belluen Papale, sine concordia discors Sixti V ad Clementis VIII, circa Hieronymianeam editionemn, etc. (Lond. 1600, 4to; 1841,12mo): — A Treatise of the Corruption of Scripture, Councils, and Fathers, by the Prelates, Pastors, and Pillars of the Church of Rome for Maintenance of Popery and Irreligion (Lond. 1612, 4to; reprinted 1688, 1843). — Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 952.

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