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William Beaw

William Beaw (1616-1706),[1] sometimes spelled Beau,[2] was Bishop of Llandaff from 1669 until his death.[3]

Beaw was educated at New College, Oxford. During the English Civil War he was a Major of a regiment of horse for Charles I. He also served Sweden in their war with Poland. In 1661 he became Vicar of Adderbury, a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate.

Beaw had a daughter, Jane, who married John Arundell, 3rd Baron Arundell of Trerice. Her will was proved 14 Jul 1744.[2]


  1. ^ BBC Paintings
  2. ^ a b Chadwyck-Healey, Charles Edward (1901). The History of the Part of West Somerset (Ordinary ed.). London: Henry Sotheran and Company. p. 96. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ 'Barrowby-Benn', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714 (1891), pp. 79-105. URL: Date accessed: 1 October 2014.
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
William Lloyd
Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
John Tyler