Mrs. George Ann Bellamy, an English actress, born in London, April 23, 1733, died in Edinburgh, Feb. 15, 1788. Her mother, who had been Lord Tyrawley's mistress, married Capt. Bellamy, who abandoned her on the birth of this child, which was born some months too soon to claim consanguinity to him. She was educated at a convent in Boulogne from the age 4 to 11, when she returned to England. Lord Tyrawley, her actual father, took notice of her, gave her a house near London, and introduced her to his friends. When he went on an embassy to Russia, he left her under the protection of a lady of rank, with an annuity of £100 so long as she held no intercourse with her mother, who had seriously offended him; but site preferred to reside with her mother, and forfeited the money. Having derived an inclination for the stage from her associate-, she was introduced to Mr. Rich, manager of Covent Garden theatre, who, on hearing her recite some passages in "Othello," engaged her as a performer. She appeared as Monimifl in the tragedy of "The Orphan," and her performance during three acts was dull and spiritless.
In the fourth act (to use her own words) she "blazed out at once in meridian splendor."' From that time her professional career was brilliant, After many alterations of fortune, a free benefit, given her by the players in 1785, took her out of the debtors' prison, to which she was remanded in the fol-owing year. She published an "Apology for her Life" (6 vols. 12mo, 1785).