Cruso, John (DNB00)

CRUSO, JOHN, LL.D. (d. 1681), civilian, was matriculated at Cambridge as a sizar of Caius College 5 July 1632, proceeded B.A. in 1635–6, was elected a fellow of his college, and commenced M.A. in 1639. He was incorporated in the latter degree at Oxford 21 May 1643, having lost his fellowship at Cambridge on account of his loyalty. He was created LL.D. in 1652, and admitted a member of the College of Advocates, Doctors' Commons, 12 Nov. 1652 (Coote, English Civilians, p. 84). He was chancellor of the diocese of St. David's. He died in 1681.

His works are: 1. ‘Military Instructions for the Cavalry according to the Modern Warres,’ Cambridge, 1632, fol. 2. ‘The Arte of Warre, or Militarie Discourses,’ translated from the French of Du Praissac, Cambridge, 1639, 8vo. 3. ‘The compleat Captain, or an abridgement of Cesar's Wars, with observations upon them,’ translated from the French of the Duke de Rohan, Cambridge, 1640, 8vo. 4. ‘Castrametation, or the measuring out of the Quarters for the encamping of an Army,’ London, 1642, 4to. 5. ‘The Order of Military Watches,’ London, 1642, 4to. 6. ‘Euribates,’ 1660? a manuscript drama, preserved in the library of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

[Addit. MS. 5865, f. 59; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), ii. 59; Notes and Queries, 3rd series, viii. 391, 509, ix. 108.]

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