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Dauncey, John (DNB00)


DAUNCEY or DAUNCY, JOHN (fl. 1663), author and translator, wrote a history of Charles II from the death of his father, 1660, dedicated to the Marquis of Dorchester; a life of Queen Henrietta Maria, 1660; and ‘A Compendious Chronicle of the Kingdom of Portugal,’ 1661. He translated Perefixe's ‘Histoire de Henri le Grand’ in 1663, and published in the same year a broad-sheet in verse, entitled ‘Work for Cooper,’ an attack on a presbyterian pamphleteer. Dauncey is usually described as ‘Gent.’ on his title-pages. John Dancer [q. v.] is often erroneously credited with his publications.

[Langbaine's Account, p. 97; Brit. Mus. Cat.]