White (or Whyte), John (1), Dd
White (or Whyte), John (1), D.D.
an English prelate, was born at Farnham, in Surrey, in 1511. He was educated at Winchester School and at New College, Oxford, of which he became perpetual fellow in 1527; soon after made warden of Winchester College; became rector of Cheyton in 1551; was imprisoned in the Tower for some months during the preceding year for his supposed correspondence with persons abroad who were opposed to Edward VI; was made bishop of Lincoln by queen Mary in 1554; translated to the 'see of Winchester in 1557; deprived, on the accession of queen Elizabeth, on account of his opposition to Protestantism; and imprisoned for a short time in the Tower in 1559 for his public attacks upon the queen. He died at South Warnborough, January 11, 1560, and was buried in Winchester Cathedral. He was the author of certain Latin poems, and some of his sermons and orations have been published.