Smith, John (1)
Smith, John (1), an English clergyman, was born in Warwickshire in 1563, and elected in 1577 a scholar of St. John's College, Oxford, where he also obtained a fellowship. He succeeded Dr. Lancelot Andrews as lecturer in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In September, 1592, he was presented to the living of Clavering, Essex. He died in November, 1616. His works are, The Essex Dove, etc., in three treatises (1629, 4to): — -Exposition on the Creed, and Explanation of the Articles of our Christian Faith, in seventy-three sermons (1632, fol.).