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NameHerbert Croft
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. 1603-10-18 - d. 1691-05-18 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked Sermons
Linked ReportsA list of sermons -- preacher
Associated PlacesHereford -- BishopricHereford Cathedral -- DeaneryHarpsden -- ParishUley -- ParishChrist Church -- Place of Study
Source of DataCCEd (ID: 11883); AO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 6717); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedCCEd (ID: 11883); AO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 6717)
Other NoteHerbert Croft was born on 18 October 1603 at Great Milton, Oxfordshire. He converted to Catholicism in his youth, but returned to the Church of England in the 1630s, graduating B.D. from Christ Church, Oxford on 25 June 1636. Croft was ordained deacon and priest on 12 January 1638. Shortly after, he was presented with the living of Uley, Gloucestershire. In May 1639, he became Rector of Harpsden, Oxfordshire. Croft proceeded D.D. at the University of Oxford the following year. In 1644, he became Dean of Hereford, and served as a chaplain to Charles I in the same year. During the Interregnum, having been deprived of all his preferments, he lived with Sir Rowland Berkeley at Cotheridge, Worcestershire. In 1661, he became Bishop of Hereford. Croft published a series of works in the 1670s, including The Legacy of the Right Reverend Father in God (London, 1679), A Short Narrative of the Discovery of a College of Jesuits (London, 1679), and several sermons. He died on 18 May 1691, and was buried at Hereford Cathedral ten days later.
GEMMS record createdJune 24, 2019
GEMMS record last editedJune 26, 2019