Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Allibond, John
ALLIBOND, JOHN, D.D. (1597–1658), master of Magdalen College School, was born in Buckinghamshire, at Chenies, of which his father, Peter Allibond, was rector [see Allibond, Peter, 1560–1629]. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was admitted as chorister in 1612, matriculated 7 June 1616, proceeded B.A. in the same year, and M.A. three years later, and was clerk of the college from 1617 to 1625. He was master of the free achool adjoining Magdalen from 1625 to 1632, and lectured on the theory of music; became D.D. 17 Oct 1643; was rector of St. Mary-le-Crypt, Gloucester, from 1634 to 1638; was perpetual curate of St. Nicholas, Gloucester, from 1635 to 1645; and was appointed rector of Bradwell, Gloucestershire, in 1636, where he died in 1658. He published anonymously ‘Rustica Acad. Ox. nuper reformatæ descriptio in Visitatione fanatica Octobris 6o, &c., 1648, cum Comitiis ibidem anno sequente … habitis,’ 1648. This was reprinted in 1705, in 1717 (with English verse translation by Ned Ward), and again in 1834. It appears also in Somer's Tracts. It is a very lively anti-puritan satire on the first stage of the parliamentary visitation. A manuscript key exists among Wood's papers. Allibond was also author of Latin verses in ‘Britanniæ Natalis,’ Oxon. 1630; of ‘Dulcissimis Capitibus etc. Invitatio ad frugi Prandiolum,’ printed in the ‘Clerk's Register,’ p. 48; and of a ‘Concio ad Clerum Oxoniensium’ among the Taylor MSS. at Oxford. His lectures on music were highly popular in the university. He was an intimate friend of Peter Heylin.
[Wood's Fasti (Bliss), i. 365, and his Antiq. of Oxford (Gutch), ii. 358, 581; Bloxam's Register of Magdalen College, iii. 156.]