He was the author of Collectanea rerum memorabilium, a description of curiosities in a chorographical framework.
The Collectanea was revised in the 6th century under the title of Polyhistor (subsequently taken for the author's name).
After holding a school mastership and two curacies, he was made rector of St Martin's Orgar in London in 1628, where he took a leading part in the contest between the London clergy and the citizens about the city tithes, and compiled a treatise on the subject, which is printed in Brewster's Collectanea (1752).
Of the Oxford Historical Society's Collectanea (1890).
The next few years were spent still in preparation, supported by pupils' fees and the dedications of books; the Collectanea adagiorum in June 1500 to Mountjoy, and some devotional and moral compositions to Batt's patroness and her son.