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{{subst:Quick infobox|William, D.d. Bell|1625|1683|}} William, DD Bell (born 1625 died 1683), archdeacon of St. Albans, was born at London, in the parish of archdeacon of St. Albans, was born at London, in the parish of bishop of London, made him prebendary of Reculversland in St. Paul's Cathedral. In 1667 he was made chaplain to the king, and in 1671 archdeacon of St. Albans. To these preferments was also added a lectureship at the Temple. He died 19 July 1683, aged 58, and was buried in St. Sepulchre's Church.

He published the following sermons: 1. City Security, 1660. 2. 'Joshua's Resolution to serve God', 1672. 3. "Sermon at the Funeral of Mr. Anthony Hinton", 1679. There is an 'Elegy on the Death of the reverend, learned, and pious William Bell, D.D". amongst the Luttrell collection of broadsides, in which he is pronounced "a mighty loyalist and truth's defendant'.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][DNB 4][DNB 5][DNB 6] [1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    A. R. B.

    (1885). "Bell, William (1625-1683) (DNB00)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 04. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 175–176.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Wood's Athenæ (Bliss), iv. 94, and Fasti, ii. 103, 254, 302
  2. Kennett's Register and Chronicle, Ecclesiastical and Civil, 1728, page 796
  3. Newcourt's Repertorium Eccles. Paroch. 1708, i. 96, 205, 534
  4. Le Neve's Fasti, ed. Hardy, 1854, ii. 431
  5. Stowe's Survey, ed. Strype, 1720, iii. 243
  6. Ackerman's Hist. of Univ. of Oxford, 1814, ii. 128.

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