Richard de Belmeis and his family at St Paul’s Cathedral, London
by Dorothea Rowse
Richard de Belmeis (d.1127/8) is a man as famous for being a pluralist as for being a Bishop of London. References to him invariably refer to the numbers of Belmeis relatives who found employment at St Paul’s Cathedral, many as members of Chapter. Robert Eyton in his Antiquities of Shropshire dealt in some detail with Richard’s career and the Belmeis family genealogy. While largely correct, it has been possible to do greater justice to Richard and to the Belmeis family at St Paul’s using more recent published resources.
Foundations (2013) 5: 53-64 © Copyright FMG and the author