Kilbye, Richard, an English theologian, was born at Ratcliffe in the second half of the 16th century, and was educated at Oxford University, with which he was identified throughout life; he was its rector in 1590, and held a professorship of the Hebrew language. He died Nov. 7, 1620. Richard Kilbye was one of the translators of king James's version of the Bible. He also published several Sermons (1613, etc.) and a Commentary on Exodus.
Another English divine of the same name flourished about the same time in Warwickshire. He died in 1617, and is the author of a work entitled Burden of a loadened Conscience (1616, 8vo; often reprinted).-Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Dict. 27:720; Allibone, Dict. of English and American Authors, vol. ii, s.v.