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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(n.) Same as Beadle.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [2]

derived by Spelman, Vossius, and others from Sax. Bidel, which signifies a crier; thus bishops, in many old Saxon MSS., are called the "Bedells of God," praecones Dei. The name is now applied in England almost exclusively to the bedells of the. universities, who carry the mace before the chancellor or vice-chancellor. Martene says that the inferior apparitors, who cited persons to court, were also called bedells. Landon, Eccl. Dict. 2, 121.

(See Beadle).

The Nuttall Encyclopedia [3]

Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh, born in Essex; studied at Cambridge; superintended the translation of the Old Testament into Irish; though his virtues saved him and his family for a time from outrage by the rebels in 1641, he was imprisoned at the age of 70, and though released, died soon after (1571-1642).