Raine, James an English divine, was born at Lovington in 1791, and, after receiving full educational advantages at the University of Cambridge, took holy orders, and finally became rector of Meldon, and librarian to the dean and chapter of Durham. He died in 1858. Dr. Raine devoted himself largely to antiquarian studies, and published several valuable works on English ecclesiology and Church antiquities. We have room here to mention only Saint Cuthbert (Durham, 1828, 4to). See, for further details, the excellent article in Allibone. Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, ii, 1725.