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Bedell William

Bedell, William, born in Essex in 1570 and educated at Cambridge, held a cure at Bury St. Edmunds, and was there appointed chaplain to Sir H. Wotton, the English ambassador at Venice. On his return he filled for two years the provostship of Trinity College, Dublin, and was next appointed bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh. His zeal and charity won him such respect that in the Protestant massacre of 1641 his life was spared, but the shelter which he gave to other fugitives led to his imprisonment, and he died as soon as he was released in 1642.