LANEY, BENJAMIN (1591-1675), bishop successively of Peterborough, Lincoln, and Ely; educated at Christ's College, Cambridge; B.A., 1611; entered Pembroke Hall; M.A., 1615; M.A. of Oxford, 1617; B.D., 1622; D.D. and master of Pembroke Hall, 1630; vice-chancellor, 1632-3; chaplain to Charles I.; deprived of his preferments as a royalist and high churchman; ejected from Cambridge, 1643-4; at Restoration recovered his mastership and other preferments; bishop of Peterborough, 1660, of Lincoln, 1663, of Ely, 1667-75. His sermons were published in 1668-9, and 'Observations' upon a letter of Hobbes of Malmesbury (anonymous, 1677).
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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