Strype, John

Strype, John, an ecclesiastical writer, was born at Stepney, England, Nov. 1, 1643. After being educated at St. Paul's School for six years, he entered Jesus College, Cambridge, July 5, 1662, whence he removed to Catharine Hall, where he took his degree of A.B. in 1665, and that of A.M. in 1669. He received the perpetual curacy of Theydon-Boys, County of Essex, July 14, 1669, but left it a few months after on being appointed minister of Low-Leyton. Although he enjoyed this preferment for over sixty-eight years, and administered the sacrament on Christmas day for sixty-six years successively, yet he was never instituted nor inducted. Soon after he went to Low-Leyton, he obtained access to the valuable manuscripts of sir Michael Hickes, and began from them some of those collections which he afterwards published. Towards his latter days he held the sinecure of Terring, Sussex, and was lecturer of Hackney till 1724, when he resigned that position. He died at Hackney, Dec. 11, 1737. His publications were, Lightfoot's Works (Lond. 1684, 2 vols. fol.): — Memorials of Archbishop Cranmer (1694, fol.): — Life of Sir Thomas Smith (1698, 8vo):--Life and Actions of John Aylmer, Bishop of London (1701, 8vo): — Life of Sir J. Cheke, etc. (1705, 8vo): — Annals of the Reformation, etc., in England (1709-31, 4 vols.):-- History of the Life and Actions of Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury (1710, fol.): — Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (1711, fol.): — Life and Acts of John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1718, fol.): — Ecclesiastical Memorials (1721, 3 vols. fol.): — Sermons, etc. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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