Belmeis (or Beaumes), Richard De (1)
Belmeis (Or Beaumes), Richard De (1), an English prelate in the reign of Henry I, was advanced to the see of London through the influence of Roger Montgomery, earl of Shropshire, and was consecrated July 26, 1108. He was three years warden of the marches between England and Wales, and lieutenant of the county of Salop. For a time he expended the entire revenue of his office in the building of St. Paul's cathedral; but subsequently directed his liberality towards the building of a convent of canons regular, called St. Osith de Chich, near Colchester. He died Jan. 16, 1127.