Allestree, Richard, D.D. an eminent English divine, born at Uppington, Shropshire, in March, 1619, and educated at Oxford. In 1641 he took up arms for the king, and, after the royal downfall, he took orders. In 1660 he was made regius professor of divinity at Oxford and canon of Christ Church. In 1665 he was elected provost at Eton, where he died Jan. 28,1680. He was a laborious scholar, and did a great deal for Eton College. He published Forty Sermons (Oxf. 1684, 2 vols. fol.). — Hook, Eccl. Biog. 1, 142.