Richard Bellingham, British colonial governor.
Bellingham, Richard was born in 1592 in Lincolnshire, England, circa. Son of Frances Amcotts (mother).
Received legal training in England.
Came to American, 1634, resided in Boston. Deputy governor colony of Massachusetts, 1635, 40, 53, 55-65, treasurer, 1637-1640, governor, 1641, 54, 65-72. Assistant in Massachusetts General Court, 1636-1640, 42-53.
Known as legal expert in colony, took popular side in disputes in opposition to Governor Winthrop. Denied authority of Royal Commission sent from England to investigate colony’s government, 1665.