Crewe, Nathaniel, Lld
Crewe, Nathaniel, LL.D.
an English prelate, was born at Stean, Northampton, January 31, 1633, and in 1652 admitted commoner of Lincoln College, Oxford, where he was chosen fellow in 1655-56. He entered into holy orders July 2, 1664, and, April 29, 1669, was installed dean of Chichester; in 1671 was elected bishop of Oxford, and consecrated July 2; was translated to Durham, October 22, 1674; in 1686 was appointed one of the commissioners in the new ecclesiastical commission erected by king James, and held several other important offices during his life. He was a very great benefactor to Lincoln. College, of which he had been fellow and rector. He died September 18, 1721. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.