Rawley, William an Anglican divine of some note, was born about 1588, and was educated at Bene't College, Cambridge, of which he was made fellow in 1609. He finally took holy orders, and in 1612 became rector of Bowvthorpe, Norfolk; in 1616, vicar of Landbeach, Cambridge. He was chaplain and amanuensis to lord Bacon, and subsequently chaplain to Charles I and Charles II. He wrote prefaces and dedications to some of Bacon's works, and translated several of them into Latin. In 1638, after Bacon's death, he published them in folio form — and in 1657 he published, under the title of Resuscitatio, several other of Bacon's tracts, with a memoir of the author prefixed. In 1661 he republished the Resuscitatio, with additions. He died in 1667.