Lye, Edward an English philologist and clergyman, was born at Totnes, Devonshire, and was educated at Hertford College, Oxford; took holy orders in 1719; was presented to the living of Haughton Parva, Northamptonshire; in 1750 became vicar of Yardley Hastings, and died in 1767. He acquired distinction by his researches in the Saxon language and literature. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Am. Authors, volume 2, s.v.