Yong (or Younge), John, Dd

Yong (or Younge), John, D.D.

an English prelate, born at Cheapside, London, England, became master in Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, rector of St. Giles's Church, Cripplegate, prebend of Westminster (1572), and at last bishop of Rochester (1578). He was a faithful preacher, and queen Elizabeth deferred much to his. judgment in Church matters. Better bishoprics were offered to him, but as often declined. He died April 10, 1605. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 2:357.

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