Belmeis (or Beaumes), Richard De (2)
Belmeis (Or Beaumes), Richard De (2), an English prelate in the reign of king Stephen, was nephew to the preceding. Before he came of age he was appointed by his uncle archdeacon of Middlesex. He became bishop of London in October, 1151, and died May 4, 1162, "leaving behind him a reputation for singular eloquence." According to Dr. Richardson, be was the writer of the Codex
Niger, or Black Book of the Exchequer. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.
Belmen (Judith 4:4). For this place lieut. Conder proposes the present Bel'ameh (Tent-work, ii, 335), which he likewise gives as the representative of Baalhamon and Ibleam (ibid. p. 335, 337); in the last case, at least by a clear error for Jelameh.