Deios, Laurence (DNB00)

DEIOS, LAURENCE (fl. 1607), divine, a native of Shropshire, matriculated in the university of Cambridge as a pensioner of St. John's College in 1571, perhaps coming from Oxford. He graduated B.A. at Cambridge in January 1572–3, was admitted on 12 March following a fellow of St. John's on the Lady Margaret's foundation, commenced M.A. in 1576, and proceeded B.D. in 1583. At different periods he held in his college the offices of Hebrew lecturer, preacher, sacrist, and junior dean. From 24 June 1590 to December 1591 he was rector of East Horsley, Surrey. Subsequently he became a preacher in London. He was in needy circumstances in 1607. Some Latin verses by him preface John Stockwood's ‘Disputationes Grammaticales;’ and he published: ‘That the Pope is that Anti-Christ; and an answer to the objections of Sectaries, which condemn this Church of England,’ London, 1590, 8vo, containing two treatises, or sermons, one of which was preached at St. Paul's Cross.

[Baker's St. John's (Mayor), i. 289, 333, 334; Baker's MS. xxxix. 98; Brayley and Britton's Surrey, ii. 70; Cooper's Athenæ Cantab. ii. 476, 555; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), pp. 915, 1151.]

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