Day, William (fl.1666) (DNB00)

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DAY, WILLIAM (fl. 1666), divine, brother of Matthew Day, D.D. [q. v.], was a native of Windsor, and received his education at Eton, whence he was elected in 1624 to King's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow (B.A. 1628-9, M.A. 1632). In 1635 he was incorporated M.A. at Oxford, and in 1637 he was presented by Eton College to the vicarage of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire. He complied with all the changes of government from 1637 to the Restoration, when he also found means to keep his vicarage, and was, moreover, made divinity reader in his majesty's chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle.

He published: 1. 'An Exposition of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah,' Lond. 1654, fol. 2. 'A Paraphrase and Commentary upon the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans,' Lond. 1666, fol.

[Harwood's Alumni Eton. 225; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), i. 470; Addit. MS. 5816, f. 103; information from the Rev. H. R. Luard, D.D.]

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