Everard, John (fl.1611) (DNB00)

EVERARD, JOHN (fl. 1611), catholic student, was born at Dean, Northamptonshire, in 1587. For seven years he was educated at home under a B.A. of Cambridge, named Johnson, and subsequently he prosecuted his studies for half a year under the tuition of a doctor of divinity named Strickland. Then he was sent to Clare Hall, Cambridge, and placed under the care of Dr. Byng, principal of the college. Everard's father died in 1608, and his mother afterwards was married to Richard Smyth, rector of Bulwick, Northamptonshire. While at the university he was converted to the catholic faith through reading the works of Bellarmin and Stapleton, and going to the college of the Engish jesuits at St. Omer he was there reconciled to the Roman church by Father John Floyd. He was admitted into the English College at Rome as a probationer in 1610, but he went away after two or three months, because he was afflicted with dizziness in the head during his studies, and also because he was unable to agree with his fellow-students. Returning to England he published an account of his experiences as a student in a book entitled 'Britanno-Romanvs, sive Angligenarum in collegio Romano vitæ ratio,' London, 1611, 8vo. Of his subsequent career nothing certain is known. Perhaps he may be identical with the Jesuit father John Everard who died at the Professed House, Antwerp, on 6 Dec. 1649.

[Foley's Records, iv. 611. vi. 257. vii. 234; Gillow's Bibl. Dict.; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus.]

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