Webster's Dictionary 
(superl.) Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
John, was born at Martley, near Worcester, England, about 1598; was educated at Oxford, and became fellow of Merton College. About 1631 he was made rector of Lapworth, Warwickshire; and after the restoration of Charles II he was appointed prebendary of Westminster and rector of Cheam, Surrey. He died at Westminster, December 25, 1672. He published, under the Latinized name Doughtaeus, Analecta Sacra, sive excursus philologici breves super div. S. Scripturae locis (Lond. 1658-60, 2 vols. 8vo); 2d ed. with Knatchbull's Animadver. in N.T. (Amst. 1694, 8vo); De Calicibus eucharisticis vet. Christianorum (Bremae, 1694, 8vo). — Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1:949; Orme, Bibliotheca Biblica.