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In Letters addressed to Mrs Bellamy, occasioned by her Apology, Edward Willet, a solicitor acting for the executors, called her Mrs Duplicity and produced letters addressed to her proving she had received £619 from the estate by 1785. Actually there had been only £400 in stocks in the estate, and not the £700 Woodward had bequeathed. Whatever amount she had received from Woodward's will, Mrs Bellamy seems afterwards to have lived in some privation, although its degree may well have been exaggerated by sentimentalists and moralists.

He was also there in June 1795. According to the Hibernian Page 3 Journal, he made his Irish debut at Dublin on 13 April 1796. There is a possibility that our subject was the Thomas Bell who was executor of the will of the actor William Hamilton, which was signed on 30 November 1801. That Thomas Bell was then living in Dean Street, Soho. But the Edinburgh Bell died in Scotland in 1815 and was buried in Coupar-Angus churchyard. ] [fl. 1730], dancer. One Bellam was the second Ethiopian in a Dance of Six Ethiopians given at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre on 24 April 1730.

Sometime shortly after this he must have died; a list of musicians dated 1660 has a later but undated note to the effect that Phillip Beckett replaced the deceased Mr Bell. Bell, Richard d. 1672, actor. Richard Bell may have been a member of the King's Company at their Bridges Page 2 Street playhouse in March 1668 when he was twice involved with the law, but no roles are known for him until a year later. On 20 March 1668 a warrant was issued to arrest some overly eager bailiffs who had apprehended Bell illegally, and the next day another warrant stated that William Davis had a case against Bell; nothing more is known of these matters.

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