Crestey, Pierre a French philanthropist, was born at Trun, near Argentan, November 17, 1622. He was rector of Barenton, and distinguished himself by his zeal in founding establishments of public utility, the principal of which are, a hospital at Barenton, a house of hospitable monks in the same place, a similar house at Vimoutiers, an Hotel-Dieu at Bernay, and a seminary at Domfront. He died at Barenton, February 23, 1703. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.