Bell, William (2), Dd

Bell, William (2), D.D., an English clergyman, was born in the parish of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, London, Feb. 4, 1625, and educated at Merchant Taylor's School, and at St. John's College, Oxford. In 1648 he was ejected from the university by the republicans, and afterwards travelled in France. About 1655 he had a small benefice in Norfolk conferred upon him, but was not admitted by the triers. At the Restoration be became chaplain in the Tower of London. In 1662 he became vicar of St. Sepulchre's, London, and in 1665 prebendary of St. Paul's. In 1667 he was promoted to the archdeanery of St. Albans, and made one of his majesty's chaplains in ordinary. In 1668 he became one of the lecturers of the Temple. He died July 19, 1683. His only publications were a few sermons. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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