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Clavering, Robert (1675/6–1747), orientalist and bishop of Peterborough, was the son of Robert Clavering of Bowsden, Northumberland. In 1684–5 Thomas Burrell, the second husband of his great-uncle's widow, left £50 to bind him to a trade. On 18 July 1693 he entered Lincoln College, Oxford...


Robert Clavering (1675/66–1747) by John Simon (after Thomas Gibson, c. 1730) © Copyright The British Museum


Huntington, Robert (bap. 1637, d. 1701), orientalist and bishop of Raphoe, was born at Deerhurst, near Tewkesbury, and was baptized on 27 February 1637, the second of the four sons of Robert Huntington (1592–1664), curate of Deerhurst and subsequently, from 1648 until his death, vicar of the neighbouring parish of ...