Nathaniel Crew, born 1633, fifth son of John, first Lord Crew; he himself became third Lord Crew in 1697. Sub-Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, 1659. Took orders in 1664, and was Rector of Lincoln College in 1668; Dean of Chichester, 1669; Bishop of Oxford, 1671; Bishop of Durham, 1674; sworn of the Privy Council in 1676. He was very subservient to James II., and at the Revolution was excepted from the general pardon of May, 1690, but he was allowed to keep possession of the bishopric of Durham.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
CREW, NATHANIEL, third Baron Crew of Stene (1633-1722), bishop of Durham; son of John, first baron Crew of Stene; B.A. Lincoln College, Oxford, 1656; fellow; rector, 1668; dean of Chichester, 1669; bishop of Oxford, 1671; married Duke of York to Maria d'Este, 1673; bishop of Durham, 1674; privy councillor, 1676; rewarded for subserviency to James II with deanery of Chapel Royal; helped to administer diocese of London, 1686; specially excepted from general pardon, 1690, but retained as bishop of Durham; benefactor of diocese of Durham and Lincoln College.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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