Richard Trevor (bishop)

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Richard Trevor (1707–1771) was an English prelate, Bishop of St David's from 1744 to 1752 and Bishop of Durham from 1752 until his death.

The Honourable and Reverend Richard Trevor, Lord Bishop of Durham, an engraving by Joseph Collyer, after a drawing by R. Hutchinson.


Trevor was born at Glynde in Sussex, the family seat of the Trevors who had originated in 16th century Wales. He was educated at Westminster School and at Queen's College, Oxford, and became a fellow of All Souls in 1727. He became a canon of Christ Church, Oxford in 1735.

After his death, the estate of Glynde passed to his elder brother, Robert Hampden-Trevor, 1st Viscount Hampden.


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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Willes
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
Anthony Ellis
Preceded by
Joseph Butler
Bishop of Durham
Succeeded by
John Egerton