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HUMPSTON or HUMSTON, ROBERT (d. 1606), bishop of Down and Connor, is said to have graduated M.A. at Oxford. In 1597 he was rector of Barrow, Cheshire. He was nominated bishop of Down and Connor on 17 July 1601, but was not consecrated until 5 April 1602. Ware mentions that he wasted the estate of the see by an improvident lease. The bishop died at Kilroot, near Carrickfergus, co. Antrim, in 1606. He published 'A Sermon preached at Reyfham in the countie of Norfolk the 22 of Sept. 1588, and eftsoons at request published by R. Humston, Minister of Gods Word,' London, 1589.

[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ed. Bliss, ii. 845, note 3; Fiants Eliz. P R.O.Rep. 1886, p.59; Erch's Eccles. Reg. p. 29, Dublin, 1830; Ware's Bishops, Dublin ed., 1704, p. 46.]

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