William Bedell
 

 

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William Bedell 1571-1642

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Born in Black Notley, Essex. He was Provost of Trinity in 1627. He became the Protestant Bishop of Kilmore in 1629 and supervised the translation of the Old Testament into Irish. It wasnít printed however until 1685 and it became known as Bedellís Bible. He was captured by bedell2.jpg (39463 bytes)the OíReillys for sheltering Protestant refugees from the 1641 Rebellion and died of a fever. He is buried in County Cavan.

 

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book