Hugh Bellot

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Bishop Hugh Bellot (1542 – 1596) was an English prelate during the Tudor period, who served as bishop of Bangor and then bishop of Chester.

Dr Bellot assisted William Morgan in his Welsh-language translation of the Bible.


Bellot graduated B.A. from Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1564, proceeding M.A. before election as a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge in 1567,[1] later receiving the degree of D.D.

The third of ten sons of Thomas Bellot, lord of the manor of Moreton Magna, Cheshire by his wife Alice Roydon, a Welsh-speaker from Denbighshire, reputedly he was a misogynist.[2]

A younger brother, Cuthbert Bellot, became Archdeacon of Chester, whilst he also helped secure an advantageous marriage for his nephew, Edward Bellot with Amy Grosvenor, whose grandson was created a baronet.[3]

Bellot was consecrated as bishop of Bangor in 1585,[4] and was translated in 1595 to the see of Chester.[5] He died at Whitsuntide the following year at the Bishop's Palace, Chester being buried at Bersham, Denbighshire (now Clwyd).[6]

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  1. ^ "Bellot, Hugh (BLT561H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ A. L. Rowse, The Expansion of Elizabethan England (2003 edition), p. 78.
  3. ^ Burke's Extinct Baronetcies, BELLOT, Bt
  4. ^ "Bishops". The Church in Wales. 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  5. ^ Records of Early English Drama: Cheshire including Chester
  6. ^ "Cambrian Travellers Guide Wrexham 1840". Retrieved 2016-07-15.


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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Nicholas Robinson
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Richard Vaughan
Preceded by
William Chaderton
Bishop of Chester