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Jerome Bellamy

Sympathizer of Mary Queen of Scots (d. 1586)

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Bellamy, JEROME, of Uxenden Hall, near London, England, d. 1586, a member of an old Catholic family noted for its hospitality to missionaries and recusants. He was a warm sympathizer with Mary Queen of Scots. In the latter years of the sixteenth century the Babington plot to free Mary and assassinate Elizabeth was exposed, and Babington, with two of his fellow-conspirators, Barnewell and Donne, sought refuge in Bellamy’s house. He concealed them and was later arrested with them and accused of complicity in the plot. All four were indicted, tried, convicted September 15, 1586, and within six days thereafter executed.

THOMAS GAFFNEY TAAFFE


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