Richard Trevor (bishop)

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.

Richard Trevor, Bishop of Durham
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.

Francisco de Zurbarán and Trevor

In 1756 Trevor purchased 13 paintings by Zurbarán, depicting the patriarch Jacob and 12 of his sons. Until 2011, when they were transferred, along with the castle, to a charitable trust backed by philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer,[1][2][3] they were held by the Church of England at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland.


  1. Lloyd, Chirs (25 February 2012). "Prince Charles' charities support for Auckland Castle project". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. Bailey, Martin. "Zurbarán sale could lead to National Gallery branch". The Art Newspaper. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  3. "Zurbaran Paintings". Auckland Castle. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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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

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