Edward Meetkirke (or Meetkerke) (1590–1657) was educated at King's School, Canterbury (King's Scholar, 1603-1604), and then at Westminster School, where he was taught Hebrew by Adrian Saravia. He then studied at Christ Church, Oxford (1607; BA 1610; MA 1613, tutor; BD 1620; DD 1625, Canon of Christ Church), and was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford from 1620 to 1626. From 1625 to 1642 he was rector of Easton (Hampshire). He occupied Stall VI at Winchester Cathedral from 1631. He died in 1657.
Edwardus Medkerk sacræ Theol: Dr Canonicus Wintoniencis dedit Adriani Sarauiæ diuersos tractatus Theologicos. fol:
A book with Meetkirke's signature dated 1607 with two fragments of a 15th-century English printed book as pastedowns is recorded in the collections of St Andrew's University Library:
Special Collections of the University of St Andrews: A new 15th-century fragment.
- CCA DCc Treasurer's Book)
- Vivienne Larminie, ‘Meetkerke, Edward (1590–1657)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009, accessed 7 Dec 2011.
- CCED PersonID 72321
- Le Neve, Fasti, III, iii, 98