Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Creighton, Robert, 1593-1672 (Bishop)



  • Existence: 1593 - 1672


Robert Creighton (1593-1672), bishop of Bath and Wells, was born at Dunkeld, Perthshire, son of Thomas Creighton and Margaret Stuart. He graduated BA from Cambridge in 1618 and MA in 1621, becoming regius professor of Greek and public orator of the university and staying in those positions until his resignation in 1639. Creighton was given positions in Lincoln, Wells, Stowe, Huggate (Yorkshire), St Buryan (Cornwall), and Greenwich, but seemed to settle in Wells until approximately 1645. As a staunch Royalist, he was a member of the court of Charles II in his exile on the continent, and for his loyalty, the king appointed him dean of Wells from 1660. Creighton was elected as bishop of Bath and Wells on 25 May 1670, but passed away only two years later at Wells.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Robert Creighton: Official letters and speeches

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3126
Scope and Contents Includes items addressed to: George Villiers, duke of Buckingham; Charles I; Arnobius van Randwijk and Adrian Paw, envoys from the United Provinces; earl of Holland; Samel Harsnett, archbishop of York; Francis, Lord Cottington; William Laud, archbishop of Canterbury; Lord Coventry; earl of Manchester; Richard Neile, archbishop of York; Viscount Dorchester; Sir John Coke; Sir Nicholas Hyde; Sir Thomas Richardson; Richard Weston, earl of Portland; earl of Arundel; earl of Dorset; William...
Dates: 1627-1638
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (