Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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Creighton, Robert (1593-1672). Dean of Wells 1660-70; Bishop of Wells 1670-72; chaplain to the King; and former Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge (1625-39). A Scotsman whose lively sermons made him much in demand as a preacher - e.g. to the houses of Parliament. Preaching before the King at The Hague in 1660 he summarized responsibility for the execution of Charles I in the words: "The Presbyterians held (him) by the hair and the Independents cut off his head." His sermon before Charles II on adultery was "a strange bold one (viii. 362-3).
More on Creeton, Sir Tho. Meres reports, That Dr. Creighton Dean of Wells, having been for some time indisposed in his Health, is uncapable to preach before this House on the Thirtieth of this present January; but that he desireth some other Opportunity to express his Zeal and Affection to serve this honourable House.
From: British History OnlineSource: House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 23 January 1662. Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8, (1802).URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com... wellsDate: 09/03/2005
Dr. Creighton, concerning the Rectory of Penzance.ORDERED, That the Tithes and Profits of Pensance be secured, in the Hands of David Grosse of Galvall, Joseph Noy of Burrian, Arthur Lavelis of Burrion, until the Title of the said Rectory be determined at Law, between Doctor Creighton and the present Incumbent.The Lord Chancellor acquainted, (Footnote
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