Robert Eyton (priest, died 1751)

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Robert Eyton was an Anglican priest during the 18th Century. [1]

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Eyton was educated at St John's College, Cambridge [2] and ordained in 1705. He was the Rector at Wem and a Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral before being appointed Archdeacon of Ely in 1742. [3] He died in post on 18 October 1751. [4]

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References

  1. Clergy Database
  2. Venn database
  3. 'Archdeacons: Ely', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 7: Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester dioceses (1992), pp. 13-14. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35232 Date accessed: 11 October 2014
  4. The Gentleman's Magazine 1779, xlix 471; G/1/14 p. 231
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Bentley
Archdeacon of Ely
1742–1751
Succeeded by
Charles Plumptre