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NameRobert Creighton
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. ca. 1636-01-01 - d. 1734-02-17 (new)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - Concio habita Cantabrigiae: MS. Rawl. E. 221
Linked SermonsConcio habita Cantabrigire in templo Btre Marire ad Clerum -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on Matthew 4:17 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesAshbrittle -- ParishUplowman -- ParishTrinity College -- Place of StudyWestminster School -- Place of StudyCambridge University -- PostWells Cathedral -- Post
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Adam Richter; Hannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 6669); CCEd (ID: 34238); ACAD (Venn) (ID: CRTN655R)
Other NoteRobert Creighton (Creyghton) was the son of Robert Creighton (1593-1672), bishop of Bath and Wells, and his wife Frances Walrond (1615-83). His year of birth is uncertain, although ODNB lists it as 1636/7. Creighton was educated at Westminster School and then Trinity College, Cambridge; he matriculated in 1656, graduated B.A. and became a fellow in 1659, and proceeded M.A. in 1662. He was professor of Greek at Cambridge from 1666 to 1672 and held several prebends at Wells Cathedral from 1662. He was made rector of Uplowman in 1670 and vicar of Ashbrittle in 1670; he became canon residentiary in 1667 and precentor in 1674. He served as chaplain-in-ordinary to the king and was created D.D. in 1678. Creighton is best remembered as a church composer, and may have written anywhere from nine to eleven services. He and his wife Frideswide had at least one son and one daughter. He died and was buried at Wells, Feb. 17, 1733-4, aged 97.
GEMMS record createdSeptember 16, 2016
GEMMS record last editedJune 28, 2022