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NameRichard Allestree
Livedb. ca. 1622-01-01 - d. 1681-01-28 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Acts 13:2 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesChrist Church -- Place of StudyEton College -- PostOxford University -- Post
Source of DataLucy Busfield; Benjamin Durham; Adam Richter; Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 395); AO (Foster)
Other NoteRichard Allestree was born c. 1621/2 at Uppington, Shropshire. His exact birth date is unknown. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 17 February 1637 at the age of fifteen, graduating B.A. on 24 October 1640 and proceeding M.A. in 1643. A Royalist, Allestree was ejected from Christ Church in 1648. Thereafter, he became chaplain to Francis Newport. After travelling to France on business for Newport, Allestree returned to Oxford and participated in a group leading episcopalian services at Oxford at the home of Thomas Willis. In 1660, after the Restoration, he was made Canon of Christ Church and D.D. In 1663, he became chaplain to Charles II and Regius Professor of Divinity. He was Provost of Eton College from 1665. Allestree died on 28 January 1681 in London and was buried in Eton College Chapel.
GEMMS record createdJuly 09, 2016
GEMMS record last editedDecember 12, 2019