Cranwell, John (DNB00)
|←Cranstoun, William Henry||Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 13
CRANWELL, JOHN (d. 1793), poet, graduated B.A. at Sidney College, Cambridge, in 1747, and M.A. in 1751. Having taken orders he was elected to a fellowship by his college, and received the living of Abbott's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, which he held for twenty-six years. He died on 17 April 1793. Cranwell translated two Latin poems in the heroic couplet, viz. (1) Isaac Hawkins Brown's 'Immortality of the Soul,' 1765, 8vo ; (2) Vida's 'Christiad,' 1768, 8vo.
[Europ. Mag. (1793), p. 399; Brit. Mus. Cat.]