Reference Entry

Allestree, Richard (1621/1622-1681), Church of England clergyman

John Spurr

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Allestree, Richard (1621/1622-1681), Church of England clergyman, was born at Uppington, near the Wrekin, Shropshire. His father, Richard Allestree, was steward to Sir Richard (afterwards Lord) Newport. According to the hagiographic biography of Allestree by his friend Bishop John Fell, the Allestree family was of ancient stock and had formerly ...

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