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at Lincoln's Inn, 1638. M.P. for Norfolk, 1654. Died 1673.

Perhaps father of Charles (1678). (Peile, 1. 450; Burke, L.G.)

BEDINGFIELD, PHILIP. Adm. Fell.-Com. at Emmanuel,
Apr. 25, 1671. Of Norfolk. Matric. 1671. (Burke, L.G.)

BEDINGFIELD, PHILIP. Adm. pens, (age 17) at St John's,
Jan. 17, 1733-4. S. of James, Esq., of Ditchingham, Norfolk.
B. in London. School, Westminster. Fell.-Com. 1735.
Succeeded his father at Ditchingham Hall. High Sheriff cf
Norfolk, 1756. Died Apr. 27, 1791. (Burke, L.G.; G. Mag.)

BEDINGFIELD, RICHARD. Adm. sizar (age 15) at Caius, c.
Oct. 1673. S. of Richard, brewer, of Newmarket, Suffolk.
B. there. Schools, Bradley, Suffolk, and Cheveley, Cambs.
Matric. 1674; Scholar, 1674-7.

BEDINGFIELD, ROBERT. Pens, at Corpus Christi, c. 1495.
S. of Sir Edmund, of Oxburgh, Norfolk. R. of Oxburgh,
1512. R. of Eriswell, Suffolk, 1533; and of Casterton Parva,
Rutland, 1537. Died 1540. Benefactor to Corpus Christi.
(Masters, p. 55; Vis. of Nor/.; Norf. Archaeology, iv. 270.)

(Incorp. from Oxford). Of Suffolk. Matric. (Oxford) Nov. 21,
1617, age 19. Scholar from Westminster. S. of Thomas, of
Ditchingham. B.A. 1618; M.A. i62i;B.D. 1628; D.D. 1630-1.
R. of Newton, I. of Ely, Cambs., 1631-5. Died 1651. Father
of Anthony (1666). (Al. Oxon.)

BEDINGFIELD, THOMAS. Matric. pens, from Christ's,
May, 1 5 7 1 . Probably s . of Thomas, of Di tchingham . B . 1 5 5 3 .
One of these names, of Suffolk, adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Jan. 27,
1574-5, from Furnival's Inn. Of Redlingfield, Suffolk, and
M.P. for Eye, Suffolk, 1589. Died 1636. Father of Thomas
(next) and Robert, D.D. (Peile.i. 118; Burke, L.G.)

BEDINGFIELD, THOMAS. Adm. pens, at Caius, June 24,
1608, age 16. S. of Thomas, of Darsham, Suffolk, Esq.
B. at Redlingfield, Suffolk. School, Southwold. Adm. at
Gray's Inn, Nov. 1, 1608. Barrister, 1615. Lent Reader,
1636. M.P. for Dunwich, 1620, 1626. Attorney-general of
Duchy of Lancaster, and Knighted, 1638. Serjeant-at-law,
1648. Justice C.P. 1648. Died Mar. 24, x66o-i. Buried at
Darsham. Father of Thomas (1644). (Venn, 1. 198; D.N.B.)

BEDINGFIELD, THOMAS. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 16) at St
John's, Oct. 16, 1634. S. of Philip (1609), gent., of Ditching-
ham, Norfolk. B. at Darsham, Suffolk. Bapt. May 31, 1618.
School, Botesdale, Suffolk. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Mar. 17,
1635-6. This, or the next (Knt.) M.P. for Suffolk, 1654.
Died 1661. (Burke, L.G.; J. Foster, Gray's Inn.)

BEDINGFIELD, THOMAS. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 16 ; at
Christ's, Nov. 1, 1644. S. of Sir Thomas (1608), Judgeof the
Common Pleas. B. in London. School, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Probably died 1684.

BEDINGFIELD, WILLIAM. Matric. pens, from Queens', Lent,
1664-5; B.A. X668-9; M.A. 1672. Incorp. at Oxford, 1673.
Perhaps fellow. Ord. priest (Norwich) Sept. 1679. R. of
Ashwellthorpe and Wreningham, Norfolk, 1679. R. of
Braconash, 1684-94. Died Apr. 11, 1694. Buried in Bra-
conash church. Will at Norwich.

BEDINGFIELD, WILLIAM. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, Oct. 5,
1682. Of Norfolk. Probably s. and h. of Henry, of Sturston,
Norfolk, adm. at Lincoln's Inn, May 9, 1685.

BEDINGFIELD, WILLIAM. Adm. Fell.-Com. at Emmanuel,
June 2,1713. Of Norfolk. S.andh. of Charles, of Gislingham,
Suffolk, Esq. Matric. 1713. Adm. at the Inner Temple,
July 6, 1715

BEDOES, RICHARD. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, May 8, 1672.
Of Worcestershire. Matric. 1672; B.A. 1675-6; M.A. 1680.
Ord. deacon and priest (Gloucester) Dec. 5, 1677. (F. S.

BEDWELL or BEDDALL, EDWARD. Adm. pens, at Caius,
May, • 1584. S. of John. B. at Wickhampton, Norfolk.
Matric. 1584, as Bedwell.

BEDWELL, THOMAS. Matric. sizar from Trinity, Michs.
1562; B.A. 1566-7; M.A. 1570. Fellow, 1569. A minister
in London. Afterwards keeper of the ordnance stores at
the Tower. Mathematician and engineer. Died Apr. 1595.
(Cooper, 11. 539; D.N.B.)

BEDWELL, WILLIAM. Matric. sizar from Trinity, Lent,
1578-9. B. c. 1561, ' Haslingburgensis.' Nephew of Thomas
(above). Scholar, 1584; B.A. 1584-5; M.A. 1588. R. of St
Ethelburga, Bishopsgate St, 1601-32. One of the translators
of the Bible, 1604. V. of Tottenham High Cross, 1607-32.
Besides being a learned Orientalist, 'the father of Arabic
studies in England,' he was an excellent mathematician.
He left his Arabic type to the University. Author, Oriental,
mathematical, etc. Died May 5, 1632. M.I. at Tottenham.
Will, Consist. C. London. (D.N.B.)


Bee, Daniel

BEE, DANIEL. Adm. sizar at Trinity, June 24, 1653. Of
Derbyshire. B.A. 1656; M.A. 1660.

BEE, EDWARD. Adm. pens, at Sidney, Sept. 26, 1616.
Matric. 1617. Perhaps s. and h. of Edward, of Shenfield,
Essex, Esq.; adm. at Lincoln's Inn, May 2, 1618.

BEE, HENRY. Adm. sizar at Trinity, May 14, 1647. B. at
Stapenhill, Derbs. Matric. 1646; B.A. 1650-1. V. ofHanbury,
Staffs., 1654-62; ejected and imprisoned. Perhaps father of
the next. Married, at Uttoxeter, Feb. 24, 1654-5, Alice Bur-
ton. (Caiamy, 11. 395.)

BEE, HENRY. Adm. pens, (age 19) at Sidney, July 21, 1675.
First s. of Henry, gent, (perhaps the above). B. at Hanbury,
Staffs. Schools, Burton-on-Trent and Barton-under-Need-
»wood. One of these names ('B.A.'), R. of Troston, Suffolk,
1691-1714. Died 1714.

BEE, JOHN. Matric. pens, from St John's, Easter, 1544. B. at
Burton-on-Trent. B.A. 1546-7; M.A. 1549. Fellow, 1547.
Ord. deacon (London) June 23, 1550.

BEE, JOHN. Adm. sizar at Trinity, Mar. 25, 1657. Of Derby-
shire. Matric. 1658; Scholar, 1659; B.A. 1660-1; M.A. 1664.
M.D. Buried at St Mary, Nottingham, Mar. 1, 1719-20,
aged 83.

BEE, NICHOLAS. Matric. pens, from St John's, Michs. 1567.

Ord. priest (Peterb.) June 2, 1577
BEE, ROBERT. Matric. pens, from Trinity, Easter, 1623;

B.A. 1626-7; M.A. 1630. Fellow, 1627.
BEE, VINCENT. Incorp. M.A. 1684, from Exeter College,

Oxford. Matric. there Mar. 19, 1674-5, age 18. S. of

Matthew, of Wendlebury, Oxon. B.A. (Oxford) 1678;

M.A. 1681. V. of Weekley, Northants., 1686-89. Died 1689.

(Al. Oxon.)
BEEBY, JOHN. M.A. 1656 (Incorp. from Oxford). Matric. there,

1649. S. of Robert, of St Olave, Southwark. B.A. 1651;

M.A. 1653-4; B.D. 1662. Fellow of Queen's, Oxford, 1654.

V. of Culham, Oxon., 1664. R. of Headley, Hants., 1670.

D.D. {Lit. Reg. Cambridge) 1671. {Al. Oxon.)
BEECH, ANDREW. Adm. pens, (age 16) at Christ's, June 29,

1644. S. of Andrew. B. in London. School, London (private).

Migrated to Caius. Fellow, 1652-5. Adm. M.A. 1652, by

Visitor's mandate; M.D. 1657 (Padua). Incorp. at Oxford,

1660. Candidate of College of Physicians, 1660. Buried at

St Mary Aldermary, Aug. 25, 1661. (Peile, 1. 488; Venn, 1.

BEACHE, JOHN. Matric. sizar from Clare, Michs. 1582; B.A.

BEECH, JOHN. Adm. sizar at Clare, Dec. 2, 1658. Of

Welchamstead, Beds. Matric. 1659; B.A. 1662-3.
BEECH or BEACH, JOHN. Adm. sizar at Christ's, 1667. B. at

Bucknall, Staffs. School, Barthomley, Cheshire. Matric.

1667; B.A. 1670-1. Ord. deacon (Lichfield) Feb. 1669-70.

{Peile, 11. 11.)
BEECHE, ROBERT. Matric. sizar from St John's, Lent,

1580-1; B.A. 1584-5. Adm. at Douay College, June 13,

1590; sent to the English College at Rome, Aug. 22, 1590.

(Douay Diary.)
BEECH, THOMAS. Matric. pens, from St John's, Mich*. 1575;

B.A. 1579-80; M.A. 1583. Fellow, 1581. Fellow of Trinity

Hall, 1596-1612.
BEECH, THOMAS. Adm. sizar at Trinity, May 2, 1670.

Matric. 1670; B.A. 1673-4.
BEECH, W. Matric. pens, from Christ's, Nov. 1575.
BECHE, WILLIAM. B.A. 1497-8.
BEECH, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar (age 19) at St. John's, July 5,

1632. From Oxford. S. of Thomas, husbandman, of Wonston,

Hants. B. at Sutton-in-Wonston. School, Winchester.

Matric. 1632.
BEACH, WILLIAM. Adm. pens, (age 18) at St John's, Dec. 12,

1730. S. of Benjamin, gent., of Wilts. B. at Monkton

Deverill. School, Bruton, Somerset. Matric. 1730.
BEECHCROFT, SAMUEL. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, June 18,

1663. Matric. 1663; B.A. 1666-7; M.A. 1670. R. of Gt

Cornard, Suffolk, 1668-77. R. of Semer, 1667-86. Married

Suzanna, dau. of William Gurnall, R. of Lavenham (J. B.

Peace). Died 1686.
BEACHER, BARTHOLOMEW. Matric Fell.-Com. from Peter-
house, Easter, 1572. S. of Henry, of London, Esq. Adm.

at the Middle Temple, June, 1573. {Vis. of Bed*., 1634.)
BEECHER, EDMUND. Matric. pens, from St John's, Easter,

1628; B.A. 1630-1, as Edward. Perhaps same as Edward,

of Peterhousc, 1626.
BECHER, EDWARD. B.A. 1562-3. One, Edward Beacher, adm.

at the Middle Temple, July, 1564; s. of Henry, mercer, of


Beek, John de

BEECHER, EDWARD. Matric. pens, perhaps from Peter-
house, c. 1592. Probably s. of Henry, alderman of London.
Described as of Peterborough (Le Neve, Knights). Brother
of William, 1592.

BEECHER, EDWARD. Adm. pens, at Peterhousk, Aug. 16,
1626. Of Northants. Perhaps B.A. from St John's, 1630.
(See Edmund above.)

BEECHER, EDWARD. Adm. sizar (age 16) at St John's,
Apr. n, 1646. S. of Anthony, tailor, of Lewes, Sussex.
B. there. School, Lewes. Matnc. 1646. Perhaps the man of
these names ejected from Kingston, Sussex, 1662.

BEACHER, HENRY. Adm. Fell.-Com. at Jesus, Mar. 4, 1638-9.
Of Northants. Matric. 1639.

BEECHER, HOWARD. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, June 20,
1637. S. of Sir William, of Howbery, Beds., Knt. Matric.
1637; B.A. 1639-40; M.A. 1643. Incorp. at Oxford, 1655.
Intruded Fellow of Peterhouse, 1644; ejected 1650, for
refusing the Engagement. Taxor, 1646. {T. A. Walker, 77;
Vis. of Beds., 1634.)

BECHER, JAMES. Matric. pens, from St John's, Easter, 1560.
S. and h. of Richard. B. at Shorne, Kent. Adm. at the
Middle Temple, 1564. Ord. priest (London) Mar. 25, 1578,
age 32; of Shorne (perhaps curate). V. of Gt Barwick,
Norfolk, 1581. R. of Gt Hallingbury, Essex, 1582-5. R. of
Chadwell, 1584-90. Buried there, July 5, 1590.

BEECHER, JOHN. Matric. sizar from Peterhouse, Easter, 1586.

BECHER, OLIVER. Matric. Fell.-Com. from Queens', Easter,
1615. Of Bedfordshire. S. and h. of Sir William, of Howbury,
Beds., Knt. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Feb. 8, 1616-7. {Vis. of
Beds., 1634.)

BECHER, OLIVER. Adm. pens, at Trinity, Sept. 17, 1645.
Of Northants. (mother's home). Matric. 1645; Scholar, 1647.
Perhaps s. of Oliver, of Howbury, Beds, (above), and brother
of William (1645). {Vis. of Beds., 1634.)

BEECHER, ST JOHN. Matric. Fell.-Com. from Queens', Easter,
1677. S. of Sir William (1645), of Howbury, Beds., Knt.
Adm. at the Inner Temple, June 7, 1678.

BECHER, WILLIAM. Matric. pens, (perhaps from Peterhouse),
c. 1592. One of these names s. of Henry, alderman of London,
adm. at the Inner Temple, 1597. Perhaps M.P. for Hunting-
don, 1601; Knaresborough, 1614; Leominster, 1620-1,
1624-5; Dover, 1625; Ilchester, 1626; New Windsor, 1628.
The identification as between this man and William (M.A.
1629) is difficult.

BEECHER, WILLIAM. Adm. at Peterhouse, Apr. 20, 1626.
Adm. pens, (age 17) at Sidney, Jan. 23, 1626-7. S. of Sir
William, Knt. B. at Fotheringhay, Northants. Schools, Eton
and Perse, Cambridge. B.A. from Sidney, 1629-30; M.A. from
St John's, 1633; B.D. 1647. Fellow of St John'3, Feb., 1644-5
-7. Will proved (V.C.C.) 1647.

BEECHER, WILLIAM. M.A. 1629 (Lit. Reg.). S. of William.
Clerk of the Privy Council. Knighted, 1622. Perhaps M.P.
for Knaresborough, 1614. One of these names (Knt.) M.P.
for Dover, 1625; for Ilchester, 1625-6; for New Windsor,
1628; but see above. {Vis. of Beds., 1634.)

BEECHER, WILLIAM. Adm. pens, at Trinity, Sept. 17, 1645,
Perhaps s. of Oliver, of Howbury, Beds., age 6 in 1634;
and brother of Oliver (1645). Knighted, Nov. 1660. Of
Howbury. M.P. for Beds., 1667. Died Dec. 1695; buried
at Renhold. (Le Neve, Knights, 118; Vis. of Beds., 1634;
A. B. Beavan.)

BECHER, WILLIAM. M.A. from St John's, 1645 (Incorp. from
Oxford). S. of William, of Wadhurst, Sussex. Matric.
(Oxford) June 28, 1633, age 17; B.A. 1635; M.A. 1638.
R. of Woodford, Northants., 1638-48.

BEECHER, WILLIAM. Adm. Fell.-Com. at Cla^e, Oct. 9,

1716. B. at Howbury, Bedfordshire.

BEECROFT, CHRISTOPHER. Matric. pens, from St John's,
c. 1591; B.A. 1595-6. V. of Brougham, Westmorland,

BEECROFT, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar at Emmanuel, May 21,

1717. Of Middlesex. Matric. 1717; B.A. 1720-1. Ord.
deacon (Lincoln) Sept. 10, 1721; priest, Sept. 23, 1722. C of
Norton-Disney, Lincolnshire.

BEEKE, CHRISTOPHER Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John's,

June 27, 1726. S. of Hen'y, gardener, of Kent. B. at Strood.

School, Rochester. Matric. 1726; B.A. 1729-3°; M.A. 1740.

Ord. deacon (Rochester) Sept. 19, 1731; priest, May 20, 1733.

Under-master at Rochester School. P.C. of Strood, 1733-6.

V. of Stockbury in 1737. V. of Kingsteignton, Devon, 1737-

98. Died Feb. 10, 1798. {Scott-Mayor, m. 400.)
BEEK, JOHN DE (? ROBERT). Scholar at Kino's Hall,

1349. Promoted to a benefice, 1337-



Beeles, William

BEELES, WILLIAM. Matric. pens, from Peterhouse, Easter,


BEESTON, EDMUND. Adm. sizar at Trinity, Feb. 21, 1652-3.

Of Cambs. Probably s. of Edmund, butler of Trinity. B.A.

1656-7; M.A. 1660. Headmaster Woodbridge School, 1667-9.

R. of Melton, Suffolk. R. of Sproughton, 1670. Died 1714.

M.I. at Sproughton. Father of Edmund (1684), Shelton

(1710), and William (1687). (E. Anglian, xm. 137.)
BEESTON, EDMUND. Adm. pens, (age 15) at Trinity, July 4,

1684. S. of Edmund (1652-3), above. B. at Mendlesham,

Suffolk. School, Norwich. Matric. 1685; Scholar, 1687; B.A.

1688-9; M.A. 1699. R. of Sproughton, Suffolk, 1690. Preacher

at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, 1706. Died 1735. M.I. at

Sproughton. Brother of William (1687).
BEESTON, EDMUND. Adm. as a Ten-Year man at Trinity,

June 16, 1746. Of Ilkley, Yorkshire. Matric. 1746; B.D. 1766.

V. of Ilkley, 1745-78. V. of Burley Wharf, 1753-78. Chaplain

to Lady Abergavenny. Died Mar. 5, 1778.
BEESTON, JOHN. Adm. sizar at Trinity, Jan. 29, 1666-7.

Matric. 1667-8; B.A. 1 670-1. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Sept.

BEESTON, RICHARD. Adm. pens, (age 16) at St John's,

June 23, 1712. S. of Edward, husbandman. B. at Hunton,

Kent. School, Cobham. Matric. 1712.
BEESTON, SHELTON. Mus. Bac. 1710. 3rd s. of Edmund

(1652), R. of Sprowton. Died 1714. M.I.
BEESTON, WILLIAM. Matric. sizar from St John's, Easter,

1605. Of Rutland. B.A. 1608-9; M.A. 1612. Fellow, 1610.
BEESTON or BESTON, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar (age 15) at

Trinity, May 23, 1687. S. of Edmund (1652-3). R. of

Sproughton, Suffolk. School, Bury St Edmunds. Scholar,

1689; Matric. 1690; M.B. 1692; M.D. 1702. Died Dec. 4,

1732. M.I. at Bentley. Brother of Edmund (1684). (E.

Anglian, vn. 221.)
BEET, JOHN. Adm. sizar (age 22) at St John's, June 25, 1709.

S. of John, deceased. B. at Tankersley, near Barnsley,

Yorks. School, Horsley, Derbs. (private). Matric. 1709,

as 'Beer.' B.A. 1712-3. Ord. deacon (Lincoln) July 5, 1713;

priest, Aug. 15, 1714.
BEET, JOHN. Adm. sizar (age 19) at Christ's, Apr. 12, 1743.

S. of Joseph. B. in Yorks. School, Worsborough, near

Barnsley. Matric. 1743-4; Scholar, 1744; B.A. 1746-7.

Ord. deacon (York) June, 1747; priest, May, 1749. (Peile,

11. 244.)
BEETE, NICHOLAS. Matric. sizar from St John's, c. 1595;

B.A. 1599-1600. Perhaps V. of Stapenhill, Derbs., 1617-

BEETSON, ROBERT. Matric. pens, from St John's, Lent,

BEFFET, J. B.Can.L. 1470-1.
BEFFORD, JAMES. D.Can.L. 1496.

BEFYRTH, 1 B.Can.L. 1498-9.

BEG, ROBERT. M.A. 1460-1.

BEIGHTON, JONATHAN. Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John's,

Apr. 17, 1714. S. of John, deceased. B. at Hathersage near

Bakewell, Derbs. School, Beighton, Derbs. Matric 1714;

B.A. 1717-8. R. of Adwick-le-Street, Yorks., 1721-31.

Died 1731. (F.M.G. 646.)
BEIGHTON, JOSEPH. Matric. from Queens', Easter, 1701;

B.A. 1704-5.
BEIGHTON, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John's,

Mar. 13, 1683-4. S. of Francis, husbandman. B. at Sheldon

in Bakewell, Derbs. School, Aston. Matric. 1683-4; B.A.

BEILHAM, EDMUND. LL.B. Ord. subdeacon (Ely) 1374;

title, Spinney Abbey, Cambs.
BEIRSFORD, GEORGE. Matric. pens, from St John's, Easter,


BEISSER, . Pens, at Gonville Hall in 1538-



BEKENSALE, . Scholar at King's Hall, 1501-5.

BELANS or BELAM, ■ D.D. 1504-5.

Belgrave, Richard

BELCHER, DABRIDGCOURT. Matric. Felt. -Com. from Corpus
Christi, 1597. S. of William, of Guildsborough, Northants.,
Esq. Migrated to Oxford, after eight terms. B.A. (Christ
Church, Oxford) 1600-1. Student at the Middle Temple, June
29,1601. Dramatist. Settled in the Low Countries. Died at
Utrecht, 1621. Brother of John (1597). (D.N.B., At. Oxon.)

BELCHIER, JAMES. Adm at King's, a scholar from Eton,
1727. S. of James. B. at Kingston, Surrey. Matric. 1728;
B.A. 1731-2; M.A. 1735. Fellow, 1731. Captain of Marines
in the 'Duke of Bedford' privateer, 1745. Taken prisoner,
and died at l'Orient, Feb. 1745-6. (Harwood, 318.)

BELCHER, JOHN. Matric. Fell.-Com. from Corpus Christi,
1597. S. of William, of Guildsborough, Northants., Esq.
Said to have died in the Low Countries. Brother of Dabridg-
court (1597).

BELCHER, JOHN. Adm. sizar (age 19) at Peterhouse, Apr. 3,
1734. Of Yorkshire. School, ' Kirkleavington ' (? Kirk
Leatham). Scholar, 1734; Matric. 1735; B.A. 1737-8. Ord.
deacon (Lincoln) Sept. 25, 1737.

BELCHER, JOHN. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Peterhouse, Feb. 24,
1738. Of Cambs. School, Haddenham. Matric. 1739;
Scholar, 1739; B.A. 1744-5. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Sept.
1744; priest, May, 1746. C. of Helmingham, Suffolk.

BELCHER, JONATHAN. Matric. Fell.-Com. from Trinity, Lent,
1732-3. 2nd s. of Jonathan, Governor of Massachusetts
Bay and New Hampshire. M.A. 1733 (Lit. Reg.). M.A. of
Harvard, New England. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Mar.
14, 1720-30. Called to the Irish Bar, 1741. Chief Justice of
Nova Scotia. (T. A. Sadleir.)

BELCHER, STRINGER. Adm. pens, (age 17) at St John's,
May 11, 1708. S. of William, M.D., next. B. at Rochester,
Aug. 13, 1691. School, Merchant Taylors'. Matric. 1708; B.A.
1711-2; M.A. 1715. Ord. deacon (Ely) Dec. 18, 1715; Litt.
dim. (Canterbury) for priest, Sept. 23, 1716. R. of Ulcombe,
Kent, 1716-39. Married, at the Fleet, Sarah, dau. of Justinian
Champneys, of Osterhanger, Kent. Died Dec. 11, 1739.
Buried at Ulcombe. (H. G. Harrison.)

BELCHER, WILLIAM. Adm. pens, (age 16) at St John's,
Apr. 22, 1675. S. of William, clerk, of Maidstone, Kent.
B. there. School, Maidstone. Matric. 1675; M.B. 1680;
M.D. 1708. Married Catherine, dau. of Thomas Stringer, of
Goudhurst, Kent. Father of Stringer (1708), above.

BELFIELD, JOHN. Adm. at King's (age 17), a scholar from
Eton, Aug. 1, 1519. Of W. Bromwich, Staffs. B.A. 1523-4.
Fellow, 1522-c. 1526. Fellow of Eton College, 1536.

BELFIELD, JOHN. M.A. 1536 (9 terms from B.A.). Perhaps the
same who supplicated for incorporation at Oxford, June,

BELFIELD, NICHOLAS. Adm. at King's, a scholar from Eton,
1519; B.A. 1523-4.

BELGRAVE, CON (perhaps CONSTANTINE). Adm. pens, (age
17) at St John's, July 22, 1723. S. of Cornelius, clerk, of
Rutland (1726). B. at Preston. Schools, Uppingham and
Colchester. Matric. 1723; B.A. 1726-7; M.A. 1757. Ord.
deacon (Lincoln) Dec. 22, 1728; priest, Mar. 14, 1730-1.
R. of Lyndon, Rutland, 1734. R. of Hornfield, 1738-57.
R. of Ridlington, 1757-77. Died July 23, 1777. Brother
of Jeremiah (1726-7). (Scott-Mayor, m. 363; Nichols, iv.

BELGRAVE, CORNELIUS. M.A. from St John's, 1726. S. of
William, of Kilworth, Leicester, Esq. Matric. (Trinity
College, Oxford), Mar. 16, 1694-5, age 17; B.A. (Oxford) 1698.
Ord. priest (Lincoln) Apr. 13, 1701. R. of N. Kilworth, Leics.,
1701-57. V. of Lavendon, Bucks., 1725. R. of Ridlington,
Rutland, 1726-57. Died Feb. 17, 1757. Fatherof Con (1723),
and Jeremiah (1726-7). (A I. Oxon.; Burke, L.G.; Nichols,

TV. 200.)

BELGRAVE, GEORGE. Matric. pens, from Christ's, Oct. 1579.

Of Belgrave, Leics. S. of Ambrose. B. c. 1564. Adm. at

Gray's Inn, Mar. 19, 1583-4. M.P. for Leicester, 1601.

Knighted, 1603. Sheriff of Leicester, 1600. Died 1630.

(Petie, 1. 155; Vis. of Leics.)
BELGRAVE, GEORGE. Adm. Fell. -Com. at Sidney, May 9,

1604. S. and h. of Sir George, of Belgrave, Leics. (above).

Matric. 1604. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Mar. 3, 1606-7. Barrister,


BELGRAVE, JEREMIAH. Adm. sizar at Emmanuel, Jan. 13,
1726-7. Of Rutland. S. of Cornelius (1726), clerk. Matric.
1728; B.A. i730-i;M.A. 1757. Ord. deacon (Lincoln) Mar.
14, 1730-1; priest. May 20, 1733. R. of Preston, Rutland,
1734-1802. R. of N. Kilworth, Leics., 1757-1802. Died
Apr. 7, 1802. Brother of Con (1723). (Burke, L.G.; Nichols,
IV. 300.)

BELGRAVE, RICHARD. Carmelite friar. Of Chichester. 'D.D.
Cambridge.' Flourished c. 1320. (Pits, 415.)


Belgrave, Samuel

BELGRAVE, SAMUEL. Adm. pens, at St John's, June 16,
1687. B. in Leicestershire. 2nd s. of William (1655), of
Kilworth, Leics., Esq. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Nov. 23, 1689.
(Burke, L.G.)

BELGRAVE, THOMAS. Adm. at King's, a scholar from Eton,

BELGRAVE, THOMAS. Adm. pens, (age 15) at Magdalene,
Oct. 14, 1677. S. of William, gent. B. at N. Kilworth,
Leics. School, Uppingham, Ruts. Adm. at Gray's Inn,
Feb. 15, 1678-9. Died Aug. 1681, age 19. (Nichols, iv. 201.)

BELGRAVE, WILLIAM B.A. 1491-2. One of these names,
lord of North and of South Kilworth, Leics., died in 1515-
(Nichols, iv. 201.)

BELGRAVE, WILLIAM. Adm. pens, at Jesus, Jan. 24, 1655-6.
Of Leicestershire. Probably s. of William-of N. Kilworth.
Matric. 1656. Married Prudence, dau. of Thomas Hall, of
Donington, Lines. Succeeded his father. Died 1703. Father
of William, next. (Nichols, Leics., iv. 201 ; A. Gray.)

BELGRAVE, WILLIAM Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 18) at St John's,
May 12, 1686. S. of William, Esq. (1655-6) above. B. at
N. K'Tworth, Leics. School, Kilworth. Matric. 1686. Adm.
at Gray's Inn, Dec. 1, 1685. Living, 1701. Brother of Samuel
(1687). (Nichols, iv. 201 ; Burke, L.G.)

BELGRAVE, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar at Clare, Oct. 11, 1731.
B. at Preston, Ruts. Matric. 1732; B.A. 1735-6; M.A.
1746. Ord. deacon (Lincoln) June 20, 1736; priest, June 17,
1739. Usher at Uppingham school, 1738. C. of Glaston,
Rutland, 1740. Died Apr. 23, 1753, a ged 4*. Buried at
Preston. (Nichols, iv. 207.)

BELHOUSE, B.A. 1522-3; M.A. 1526.

BELIALD, ROGER. Matric. pens, from St John's, Michs. 1567.

BELIALD, THOMAS. Matric. pens, from Trinity, Lent, 1624.
Probably s. and h. of John, of Paternoster Row, London,
gent.; adm. at Gray's Inn, May 16, 1623.

BELKE or BEKKE, GEORGE Matric. pens, from St John's,
Michs. 1570; B.A. 1574-5-

BELKE, MICHAEL. Matric. pens, from Queens', Easter, 1659.
Of Kent. B.A. 1661-2; M.A. 1665; B.D. 1673. Fellow,
1665-81. Ord. deacon (Ely) Dec. 18, 1669. Died Apr. 24,
1 681.

BELKE, THOMAS. Adm. pens, at Queens', 1651. S. of William,
next, R. of Wickhambreux. Of Kent. Matric, Lent, 1653-4;
B.A. 1654-5; M.A. 1658; B.D. 1667; D.D. 1671 (Lit. Reg.).
Fellow, 1655 to 1656, and 1660-76. R. of Wickhambreux,
Kent, 1676-1712. Preb. of Canterbury, 1676-1712. Died
Sept. 17, 1712, aged 77. Buried in Canterbury Cathedral.

BELKE, WILLIAM. Matric. pens, from Queens', Michs. 1615.
Of Kent. S. of John, and grandson 01 Valentine, of Sheld-
wich. B.A. 1618-9; M.A. 1622; D.D. 1660 (Lit. Reg.).
Fellow, 1625 to 1626. Ord. deacon (Peterb.) Sept. 24; priest,
Sept. 25, 1626. R. of Wootton, Kent, 1641. P.C. of Wye till
1656. V. of Chilham, 1646. R. of Wickhambreux, 1661-1676.
Preb. of Canterbury, 1660-76. Died Aug. 12, 1676. Buried
in Canterbury Cathedral. M.I. Father of Thomas, above.

BELL, ALEXANDER. M.A. 1507-8. Incorp. from Oxford.

BELL, BARACHEL. Matric sizar from Emmanuel, Easter,
1616; B.A. 1618-9; M.A. 1622.

BELL, BEAUPRE. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, May 16, 1587.
4th s. of Sir Robert, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
(q.v.). Matric. 1587; B.A. 1590-1; 1st in the ordo; M.A. from
Queens', 1594. Incorp. at Oxford, 1594. Student of Lincoln's
Inn, 1594; 'of Norfolk, gent.' Buned at Outwell, Norfolk,
Aug. 27, 1638. (Al. Oxon.; Vis. of Nor f.)

BELL, BEAUPRE. Adm. pens, (age 18) at Trinity, May 24,
1722. S. of Beaupre, of Beaupre Hall, Outwell, Norfolk.
School, Westminster. Matric. 1722; Scholar, 1723; B.A.
1723-6; M.A. 1729. Adm. at the Middle Temple, July 2,
1722. Inherited an estate much wasted by his father's ex-
travagance. Distinguished as an antiquary, especially in
coins. Assisted Biomefield and Hearne in their researches.
F.S.A. Died on his way to Bath. Buried at Outwell, Sept.
6, 1741. (D.N.B.; Al. Westmon. 274; Chester Waters, 1. 122.)

BELL, DANIEL. B.A. from St John's, 1603; M.A. 1607.
Committed to Newgate for some political offence, 1605.

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