Le Neve, John

Le Neve, John an English clergyman and biographer, was born December 27, 1679, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He became rector of Thorntonle- Moor, Lincolnshire, about 1721, and died about 1741. He was an industrious collector of biographical materials, and has given to the world several important collections. They include, Lives of the Most Illustrious Persons who Died in 1711-12 (London, 1713-14, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1716), of which a new edition was published (1854, 3 volumes, 8vo) by T. Duffus Hardy, assistant keeper of the public records, with a. continuation to the year of publication; the first edition contained eleven thousand entries, while the new edition contains more than thirty thousand names of clergymen: — Memorials Concerning Dr. Richard Field (1716): — Monumenta Anglicana (1700-19, 9 volumes, 8vo): Lives of the Protestant Bishops (1720): — Lives of the Archbishops (1723). See, Biographical Notice of Le Neve in Hardy's edition of the Fasti.

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