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Bell of Thirsk

A101 RALPH BELL. A102 Robert, of Sowerby: 1615-1711. A103 Ralph, of Sowerby: d. s. p. 1735. He was succeeded by his nephew. A104 Ralph Consett, of Brawith Hall, who assumed under his uncle’s will, the surname of Bell : d. 1770. A105 Ralph, of Thirsk: b. 1720. (1) John, A106. (2) Robert, of Kildale: b. 1768. (A) Marianne.: m. Edmund Turton. (3) Marianne,: m. 1798, Rev. Henry Gale, M.A. A106 John, of Thirsk: b. 1764. (1) Ralph: b. 1804, d. y. (2) John, of Thirsk: b. 1809; d. unm. 1857, having devised the estate to his nephew. (3) Frances ,: m. 1823, Rev. Wm. MacBean. (A) Frederick , of Thirsk Hall: b. 1830; J. P. and D. L.; Capt. North York Rifles; assumed name and arms of Bell , by Royal License 1852, and d. s. p. 1875. (B) Archibald: b. 1832; d. s. p. 1868. (C) Alfred: 1833-1847. (D) Frances : m. 1847, Rev. Henry Smith: d. 1859. (a) Reginald, now of Thirsk Hall: A107 (b) Henry. (c) Frances Elizabeth. (d) Josephine Henrietta (E) Elizabeth : m. 1859, Henry Robert Markham. (4) Jane. A107 Reginald, of Thirsk Hall, co. York : b. 1848; assumed the surname and arms of Pell by Royal License, 1877. (1) John, J. P. North Riding Yorks : b. 1879; Ch: Robert (1907), Peter (1912). (2) Frederick : Capt. Gordon Highlanders, b. 1881. (3)...

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Prominent British Bells of Today

1929 The following prominent Bells of the British Empire are listed in WHO’S WHO (British) CAPT. ADOLPHUS EDMUND BELL , London ; Lieut-Comdr. Archibald Colquhoun; Archibald Graeme, London; Lt.-Col. Arthur Hugh; Arthur William, Guernsey, England; Rev. Benjamin, Edinburgh; Bernard Humphrey, Chief Justice of the Sudan; Sir Charles; Rev. Canon Charle, Carlyle, York, Eng.; Charles Francis; Clive, writer, London; Col. Edwards Edward, publisher, London; Edward Allen, clergyman, Cumberland; Ernest; publisher, reformer, London; Sir Ernest; Lieut.-Col. Francis Hayley, Hong Kong, China; Rt. Hon. Sir Francis H. D., Wellington, N. S.; Frank; Lieut.Col. Frederick William; Hon. George Alexander, late provincial treasurer, Regina, Canada; Col. George Jame H.; Lt.-Col. George John, Victoria, Australia; Very Rev. George Kennedy A., Canterbury, Eng.; Gertrude Margaret Lowthian, writer; Harry Charles Purvis, Ceylon, India; Sir Henry, London; Henry McGrady, London; Lt.-Col. Henry Stanley; Henry Thomas Mackenzie, publisher, London; Herbert Wright, attorney; Sir Hesketh; Sir Hugh, London; Isaac; Sir James, Windsor, Eng.; James, Member of Parliament; Maj. Gen. Sir James Alexander; Rev. James Allen, Norwich, Eng.; James Macintosh, Canada; John joy, journalist and author; John Keble, writer; Ven. John White, Dublin; Lt.-Col. John William, British E. Africa; Kenneth Norman, Oxford, Eng.; Lillian, author; Lieut.-Col. Maurice Hugh Lowthian; Nancy R. E.; Rev. Sir Nicholas Dodd B.; Richard, London; Lieut.-Col. Richard C., London; Robert, M. A., London; Robert Anning, painter,London; Robert Duncan, Indian Civil Service, Bombay; Sir Thomas, Scotland; Thomas, newspaper...

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Calvin Howard Bell Family

H142 HENRY I, KING of FRANCE: m. Anne of Russia, daughter of Jaroslaus, Grand Duke of Russia , and had: (1) Prince Hugh the Great; Count de Vermandois (brother of Philip I, King of France ), who m. Lady Adela, daughter of Hubert, fourth Count de Vermandois and Troyes , son of Henry, third Count de Vermandois and his wife Edgina, widow of Charles III, King of France, and (laughter of EDWARD THE ELDER, KING OF ENGLAND . Their descendant (17 generations removed) was No. 143. H143 JOSIAH HAI L, of Exeter , who had: (1) Mary Hall: m. John Langdon, of Portsmouth , N. H., b. 1707; d. 1780. Their son was: (A) Judge Woodbury Langdon, of Portsmouth , N. H.; Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1779; President of N. H. Senate, 1784; Judge of the Superior Counrt of N. H., 1782-91. m. 1765, Sarah, clan. of Henry Sherburn. (a) Catherine Whipple Langdon: m. 1808, Edmund Roberts, of Portsmouth, N. H. 1 Frances Lear Roberts: m. 1851, Calvin Howard Bell, of Delhi , and had the following children: A. Edmund R. Bell B. Calvin H. Bell C. Walter L. Bell D. Fanny...

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Prominent American Bells of Today

1929 Following are some of the prominent Bells of the United States of today: ARCHIE BELL, author, Cleveland, O.; Bennett D., Judge; Bernard Iddings, college president, Annandale-on-Hudson . N. Y.; Charles James, banker, Washington, D. C.; Charles Webster, ex-congressman; Edward, diplomatic service; Edward August, painter, Peconic, L. I., N. Y.; Edward Price, newspaper corr., Evanston, Ill.; Elexious Thrompson, pathologist, Minneapolis, Minn.; Enoch Frye, associate sec.; Eric Temple, prof. mathematics, Seattle, Wash.; Frederic Somers, lumberman, Winona, Minn.; George, Jr., army officer, Chicago; George Lewis, expert in management and industrial relations, Berkeley, Calif.; Harmon, Lawyer, Piedmont, Calif.; Henry Gough, agronomist; Hill McClelland, university president, Los Angeles, Calif., James Alexander, educator, Washington, D. C.; James Carleton, psychologist, Brooklyn, N. Y.; James Ford, merchant miller, Minneapolis, Minn.; James Franklin, army officer, Washington, D. C.; James Warsaw, College prof., University, Miss.; John C., ex-congressman; John Cromwell, lawyer, Philadelphia, Pa.; John W., M. D.; Lillian, author, N. Y. C.; Marcus Lafayette, lawyer, Noroton, Conn.; Mary Adelaide Fuller, author; Miller Stephens, banker, Milledgeville, Ga.; Nicholas Montgomery, merchant, St. Louis, Mo.; Pearl Doles, author, New York, N. Y.; Ralcy Husted, author; Robert N., insp. mines; Thomas Montgomery, congressman, Gainesville, Ga.; Wilbur Cosby, clergyman, Alexandria, Va.; William Melvin, bishop, Puente,...

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Bells Towns, Etc.

There are in the United States, towns as follows, known or believed by the writer to have been named for persons by the name Bell : BELL: Cal, Fla., N.M., Penna.; BELL CITY: La. , Mo.; BELL RANCH: N. M.; BELL SPRINGS: Cal.; BELLTOWN: Tenn.; BELLVALE: N. Y.; BELLVILLE: Ga., Ohio, Tex.; BELL CENTER: Wis.; BELL FARM: Ky.; BELLS CROSS ROADS: Va.; BELLS TRACE: Ky.; BELLS VALLEY: Va.; BELLVIEW: Ala.; BELLWOOD Ala., La., Neb., Penna., W.Va. There are also in the United States, numerous counties, townships, streets, avenues, etc., bearing the name “Bell.” This is eloquent testimony to the high esteem in which the name is held in this...

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Bell Census of 1790

The following Bells resided in the respective colonies as shown by the census records of 1790, now on file in the Census Office at Washington , D. C. The figure following each name indicates the number of times that the name appears in the records. CONNECTICUT : Abraham, Benjamin, Elisha, Jeanus, Joannah, John, 2; John, Jr., Jonathan, Joseph, Jude, Noah, Oliver, Ruth, Stephen, Thaddeus, Thaddeus, Jr. MAINE: William. MARYLAND : Ann, Anthony, Archibald, Arthur, Babby, Basill, Cephas, Daniel, 2; Edmund, Eviaf, Frederick, George, Henary, Isaac, James, 3; John, 2; Lucy, Margaret, Nathaniel,Richard, Robert, 2; William, 2. MASSACHUSETTS : Aaron, Abraham, Benjamin, Daniel, 3; Edward, George, Isaac, James, 3; Jason, John, 6; Peter, Samuel, 2; Shubal, Solomon, Thomas, 2; Walter, William, 3. NEW HAMP-SHIRE Abednego, George, George, Jr., James, 2; John, 4; Jonathan, Joseph, Mary, Matthew, Reuben, Sampson, Samuel, Shedrech, William, 2. NEW YORK: Abraham, 2; Alexander, Andrew, Ann, Archibald, Caspar, Elijah, Elizabeth, Epaphras, Gerrit, Hendrick, Henry, 3; Herman, Hezekiah, Isaac, 2; Jacob, 2; James, 4; James, Jr., Jesse, John, 8; Jonathan, 2; Joseph, Joshua, Josiah, Lucy, Mary, Matthew, Peter, Philip, Phineas, Ram, Robert, 2; Samuel, 3; Stephen, Thomas, 2; William, 9. NORTH CAROLINA Abner, Amey, Archibald, Balaam, Benjamin, 6; Billet, Brickhouse, Burwell, Bythael, Charles, 2; Cornelius, David, 3; Dixon, Eden, Edy, Elisha, Even, Felix, Frances, Francis, 3; Frederick, George, 8; Green, Hezekiah, Horey, Jacornas, James, 7; James, Jr., James,...

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American Bell Families

Many pioneers bearing the name of Bell were in the provinces of New England as early as 1643, in New Jersey before 1680, and in Pennsylvania about 1682. To Virginia several of the name came from Scotland between 1642 and 1720. Most of these emigrants were from Edinburgh , Linlithgow, Jedburg, Paisley and Glasgow in Scotland ; some from northern England and Southern Ireland and others from the counties Londonderry and Antrim in Northern Ireland...

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New Hampshire Bells

Matthew Bell was born in Kirk Connell, on the river Nith in the northwestern part of Dumfrishire , Scotland . He emigrated to the northern part of Ireland in the latter part of the seventeenth century and was in the city of Londonderry when that place was besieged in 1689. Sons: Matthew and John. John Bell, the youngest son, was born in Ballymoney, county Antrim , Ireland , 1679; married, about 1712, Elizabeth Todd. He came to America , as is supposed, in 1719, landed at Boston and spent some time in Andover , Mass. , before he settled in Londonderry , N. H., in 1720. He held a number of town offices, and died July 8, 1743 , “about sixty-four years of his age,” as his tombstone says. He had nine children, of whom six left descendants. 1. Letitia Bell, born in Ireland , married George Duncan of Londonderry . 2. Naomi Bell, born in Ireland , married William Duncan of Londonderry , who was a captain in the militia. 3. Samuel Bell, born September 28, 1723 , removed to Cambridge , N. Y. He married Sarah Storrow. Before Bennington battle he was taken prisoner by the British with his two sons, John and Matthew; his sons escaped but died soon after. He died in Cambridge about 1803. His sons Samuel and Ebenezer are supposed to have left...

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Charlestown Mass. Bells

Thomas Bell, merchant, from London , England , lived on the Town Hill in 1655. Abraham Bell, waterman, was in New Haven in 1643 and came to Charlestown in 1647. It appears by the town records that he was “cast away 31 Dec., found 4th [Jan.], buried 7th [1662-3].” His children were: Hannah; Mary; Abraham, died January 16, 1656-7 ; Abraham, born November 17, 1657 ; Dorothy; Isaac, born October 10, 1661 , or 1662. John Bell, taxed, 1736 and 1738. Thomas Bell, in court, 1743; estate taxed 1744. Samuel Bell of Boston and Salem , married Sarah Calder, February 5, 1746-7 . John Bell of Bellerica, married Sarah Foster, also of Bellerica, December 12, 1774...

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Stamford , Connecticut Bells

Francis Bell, with his wife Rebecca, was among the first settlers of Stamford in 1640. He was a lieutenant of the militia in 1643 and a representative to the general court. Died January 8, 1689 . Children: Jonathan, September, 1641, the first white child born in Stamford ; Rebecca, August, 1643; Mare or Mary, May,...

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Prominent Bells of America, Past Generations

Following are some of the prominent persons by the name Bell , in America , of past generations: ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, inventor of the telephone, physicist: b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1847; s. Alexander Melville B-; educated at Edinburgh Univ. and London Univ.; removed to Canada 1870; moved to United States, 1872, introducing with success, his father’s system of deaf-mute instruction; professor of vocal physiology in Boston Univ.; first public exhibition of his invention for transmission of sound by electricity was in Philadelphia, 1876; he became wealthy through its complete success; his invention of the “photophone”, in which a vibratory beam of light is substituted for a wire in conveying speech, attracted much attention; member of various learned societies and publisher of many scientific papers; resided in Washington, D. C. ALEXANDER MELVILLE, educator: b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1819; s. of Alexander, the inventor of a method for removing impediments of speech; lectured at Edinburgh Univ., New College (1843-65), and at University College, London, (1865); removed to Canada, 1870; instructor at Queen’s College, Kingston; invented “Visible Speech”, a method of instruction in orthoepy, which has been successfully used in teaching deaf-mutes to speak; removed to Washington, D. C., 1881. CHARLES H., naval officer: b. New York, 1798; d. New Brunswick, N. J., 1875; entered U. S. Navy as a midshipman, 1812; served with Com. Decatur in 1813 and in Com. Chauncey’s squadron on...

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Edwin Q. Bell Family

K183 ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND, had: K184 PRINCESS MARY: m. Walter, Lord High Steward, and had: K185 ROBERT II, KING OF SCOTLAND, who had by his first wife: K186 PRINCESS CATHERINE: m. David, Earl of Crawford, and had: K187 LADY ELIZABETH LINDSAY: m. Sir William Douglas, and had: K188 SIR HENRY DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan: m. Elizabeth Erskine. K189 ROBERT DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan. K190 SIR ROBERT DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan. K191 THOMAS DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan. K192 ELIZABETH DouGLAS: who m. Alexander Alexander. K193 ANDREW ALEXANDER, of Menstrie. K194 JOHN ALEXANDER, of Gogar. K195 ALEXANDER, of Mill-Nab. K196 DAVID ALEXANDER, of Muthill. K197 JAMES ALEXANDER: b. 1691; d. 1756, member of the King’s Council and Surveyor-General of New Jersey ; his dau. was: K198 MARY ALEXANDER: m. 1739, Peter Van Brugh Livingston. K199 CATHERINE LIVINGSTON: m. Nicholas Bayard, of New York . K200 ELIzA BAYARD: m. John McIntosh, of Darien , Ga. , a desc. of WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR; and DAVID I, KING OF SCOTLAND . K201 CATHERINE Ai,N MCINTOSH: m. Henry R. Sadler. K202 LOUISA S. : m. Edwin Q. Bell....

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Isaac Bell, Jr., Family

L203 GILBERT DE CLARE: a Magna Charta Surety; a descendant of KING ALFRED THE GREAT, son of Richard de Clare, a Magna Charta Surety. His descendant, 14 generations removed, was No. L221. L221 LADY CATHERINE AYLMER, a desc. of thirteen (who were of kin to nine of the others) of the twenty-five Barons who were Sureties for the observance of the Magna Charta. Widow of Sir Nicholas Plunket, of Dublin , m. Captain Michael Warren, Warrenstown, County Meath , Ireland (d. 1712). L222 OLIVER WARREN, Lieutenant, R. N., of Warrenstown. L223 NATHANIEL WARREN 1See comment 2868 by Owen Clough for alternative ancestry, of “Neilstown House,” Stillorgan and ” Warren Mount”, Dublin . Member of Parliament; High Sheriff of Dublin , 1773; Alderman, 1775. Captain of the Dublin Volunteers; delegate from the city to the National Conventions held in Dublin , 1779 and 1783. L224 ELEANOR LA TOUCHE WARREN: b. 1776; died New York , 1860; m. Robert Crean of Dublin , d. Madrid , Spain , 1831. L225 Henrietta Agnes Crean: d. Saxony , 1873; m. New York , June 6, 1846 , James Gordon Bennett, founder of The N. Y. Herald newspaper. L226 JEANETTE BENNETT: m. Isaac Bell, Jr., of New York , d. 1889. Issue. Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ See comment 2868 by Owen Clough for alternative...

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Officers in the Continental Army

Bell , Beriah ( Conn ). 1st Lieutenant 19th Continental Infantry, lst January to 31st December, 1776 . Bell , Frederick Mordaunt (N. H.). 1st Lieutenant 2d New Hampshire, 23d May to – December, 1775; Captain 8th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; Captain 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; wounded at Stillwater, 19th September, 1776, and died from his wound 9th October, 1777. Bell , Green, (N. C.). Captain 7th North Carolina , 28th November, 1776 , to _________. Bell , Henry ( Pa. ). 1st Lieutenant Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp; taken prisoner at Fort Washington , 16th November 1776 . Bell , Henry ( Va. ). Lieutenant 3d Continental Dragoons, , 1780, to 9th November, 1782 . Bell , Jesse ( Conn ). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776. Bell , John (N. H.). Colonel New Hampshire Militia, 1777. Bell , John (Va). Ensign 6th Virginia, 26th February, 1776 ; 2d Lieutenant, 28th December, 1776 ; severely wounded at Brandywine , 11th September, 1777 , and did not rejoin the army. (Died 9th November, 1840.) Bell , Jonathan ( Conn ). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776. Bell , Patterson ( Pa. ). Colonel Pennsylvania Militia, 1777-1778. Bell , Robert (N. C.). Ensign 10th North Carolina , 18th May, 1781 ; Lieutenant 8th September, 1781; transferred to 2nd North Carolina , 6th February, 1782 ; served to close of war....

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The Bell Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is an emblem which is displayed by titled persons, persons of royal blood, and their descendants. Coats of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle as well as in civil life. It is claimed by some writers that Coats of Arms, in a crude form, were used by Noah’s sons after the flood. There are records of other Coats of Arms, in one crude form or another, at different periods of ancient history. Heraldry, however, as we know it today, did not become of much importance until soon after the invasion of England by William the Conqueror, A. D. 1066. Heraldry became of general interest at about the time of the Crusades. The Bell Coat of Arms shown on the cover of this book is the Arms of Sir Robert Bell (died 1577), knight, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It embodies all the features of the Arms of Hugh Bell who was knighted by King Edward 1, A. D. 1306, which is the oldest Bell Coat of Arms in existence. See Chapter (C). Other Bell Coats of Arms, created since, are variations of these two. The Arms of Sir Robert Bell is widely used among the Bells of America. It is described in reliable works on heraldry (in heraldic parlance)...

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