Daniel Featley was born in Charlton-upon-Otmoor, Oxfordshire and died in London. He was buried in the aisle of Lambeth church. Featley was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he gained a BA in 1601, a Fellowship in 1602, an MA in 1605 and a DD in 1617. He served as chaplain to Sir Thomas Edmondes, the ambassador in Paris, 1610–12 and then became domestic chaplain to Archbishop Abbot in c.1615. He accepted the rectory of North-Hill, Cornwall, the gift of a former pupil, Ezekiel Aricot, a post he left when Abbot offered him the rectory of Lambeth in 1619. In c.1624 he became rector of All Hallows, Bread Street, in London and then rector of Acton, Middlesex in 1627.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.