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Rex Gordon  •  Link

From L&M's Companion volume ...

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).

vicenzo  •  Link

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 Online
Source: 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... wells
Date: 09/03/2005

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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

Bill  •  Link

Dr. Robert Creighton, originally of Trinity College, Oxford; but who afterwards, from 1627 to 1639, was Greek Professor and Public Orator at Cambridge. When Pepys heard him, Creighton was Dean of Wells. In 1670, he was consecrated Bishop of Bath and Wells. He died in 1672. His son, of the same name, was Greek Professor of Cambridge from 1662 to 1666, and died in 1678. Sir J. Hawkins says that Dr. Creighton (the son) died at Wells in 1736. The father and son have been sometimes confounded.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

Bill  •  Link

CREIGHTON or CRICHTON, ROBERT (1593-1672), bishop of Bath and Wells; educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge; M.A., 1621; professor of Greek, 1625-39; public orator, 1627-39; prebendary of Lincoln, 1631; dean of St. Burians, Cornwall, 1637; chaplain to Charles I; dean of Wells; restored Wells Cathedral; signalised himself by his outspokenness on the sins of Charles II's court; bishop of Bath and Wells, 1670; translated Sguropulus, 1660.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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