Salkeld, John, who flourished from 1575 to 1659, was educated partly at Oxford, and, after being for many years a Jesuit in Spain and Portugal, was converted by the eloquence of James I, and by him made vicar of Wellington, Somersetshire. From 1635 to 1645 he was minister of the church at Taunton, Devonshire, from which he was ejected in the civil wars. He published, A Treatise of Angels (Lond. 1613, 8vo): — Treatise of Paradise, of the Serpent, Cherubim, etc. (1617, 12mo). See Allibone, Dict. of Authors, s.v.