Bellew, Richard (DNB00)

BELLEW, RICHARD (fl. 1585), legal reporter, published in 1585 an abridgment of the reports of Statham Fitzherbert and Brooke, described by Dugdale as ‘the Year-book of Richard II,’ being even in his time the only extant authority for that period, but now known as ‘Bellewe's Cases tempore Richard II.’ The book, which is very rare, is in duodecimo. It is entitled: ‘Les Ans du Roy Richard Le Second Collect Ensemble hors de les Abridgments de Statham Fitzherbert et Brooke per Ric. Bellewe de Linc. Inn.’ The reports are in Norman French.

[Dugdale's Orig. Jur. 58.]

J. M. R.