Rider, John, an Irish prelate, was born at Carrington, in Cheshire, about 1562, and entered Jesus College, Oxford, in 1576, where he took his degree of A.M., and continued in the university for some years, teaching grammar chiefly. He was preferred to the living of Waterstock, Oxfordshire, in 1580, but resigned it in 1581. In 1583 he was admitted to that of South Wokingdoin, which he resigned in 1590. He was also rector of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, and of Winwick, in Lancashire. He was afterwards archdeacon of Meath, in Ireland, dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and in 1612 bishop of Killaloe. He died in 1632, and was buried in his cathedral. He was much respected for his piety and learning. His principal work is, A Dictionary, English-Latin and Latin-English (Oxf. 1589, 4to). It was the first Latin dictionary in which the English part was placed before the Latin part. In addition are given, A Letter Concerning the News out of Ireland (Lond. 1601, 4to): — Caveat to Irish Catholics (Dublin, 1602, 4to): —
Claim of Antiquity in Behalf of the Protestant Religion (Lond. 1608, 4to). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.