Byng, Andrew (DNB00)

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BYNG, ANDREW, D.D. (1574–1652), Hebraist, was born at Cambridge, and educated at Peterhouse in that university. He was elected regius professor of Hebrew in 1608, and died at Winterton in Norfolk in March 1651–2. Byng was one of the translators of the authorised version of the Bible. About 1605 the chapter of York resolved to keep a residentiary's place for him, as he was then occupied in this business.

[Cooper's Annals of Cambridge, iii. 448; Brit. Mus. Cat.; Drake's Eboracum, app. p. lxxvii; Notes and Queries, 3rd ser. iv. 228.]

J. M.