William Bell

M, b. 12 February 1756, d. 25 March 1836
     William Bell. Farmer of Menslaws.1 He was born on 12 February 1756 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.2 He was the son of Robert Bell Senr. and Margaret Black.1 William Bell was baptised on 14 March 1756 in the Associate Congregation Church, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.2 He married Markie Minto, daughter of George Minto and Barbara Chisholm, on 29 July 1774 in Southdean, Roxburgshire.3 William Bell died on 25 March 1836 in 41 Lanton Place, Jedburgh, at the age of 80.1 He was buried on 30 March 1836 in the Old Churchyard, Ancrum.4
Ancrum Old Church and Churchyard
Menslaws House is reputed to date from about 1786. Margaret Bell's birth on 30 April of that year is registered in the parish of Bedrule, in which Menslaws is situated. Prior to that date the estate had been owned by a Mr. Black. It remained in Bell hands until 1860 when Menslaws estate was sold to Thomas Cockburn.
Menslaws House in 2010

Children of William Bell and Markie Minto

Citations

  1. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Papers.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Parish Registers.
  4. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Extracts from Book of Ancrum Church Yard.
  5. [S248] Private information from Monica Horrocks, e-mail 2 July 2006.
  6. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

Dr. William Bell

M, b. 15 March 1792, d. 4 November 1862
Dr. William Bell
(1792 - 1862)
painted about 1812
     Dr. William Bell was born on 15 March 1792 in Bedrule, Roxburghshire.1,2 He was the son of William Bell and Markie Minto. Dr. William Bell was baptised on 25 March 1792 at Bedrule, Roxburghshire.3,4 He graduated in 1812 from Edinburgh M.D. He entered military service as a Hospital Mate for General Service 24 August 1812, promoted Assistant Surgeon 56th (or the West Essex) Regiment of Foot, 4 Mar 1813; 40th (or the 2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot 20 Sept. 1827; Surgeon 26th (or the Cameronian) Regiment of Foot 15 Mar 1831: Staff Surgeon 1st Class 7 June 1844; Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals 12 Mar 1852; Inspector General 7 Dec 1858. Granted local rank of Inspector General 18 Sept. 1857 to 6 Dec. 1858.
He married Zébée Stewart Gordon, daughter of Maj. Gen. Alexander Gordon R.E. and Zébée Anne Rose Touzi, on 22 October 1850 in St. George's Church, Montréal, Canada, the service was conducted by the Rev. William Bond. Dr. William Bell retired on half pay on 31 December 1858.
In 1860, the address of Dr. William Bell was Jedburgh, Scotland. He died on 4 November 1862 suddenly at Boundary Bank, Jedburgh, at the age of 70; at half past four in the afternoon. He was said to be seized with a fit and died in the act of shaving1,5,6 and was buried on 8 November 1862 in the Old Churchyard, Ancrum.7

"Dr. Bell's services extended over a period of 47 years. He served in Holland during the campaign of 1814; and was at both attacks of Merxem and at the bombardment of Antwerp; he was surgeon of the 26th. (or the Cameronian) Regiment of Foot throughout the war in China in 1840 to 1842, and was present on every occasion on which the Regiment was engaged. (Medal and clasp.) He served also during many years in Mauritius, India, Canada and Nova Scotia, and died leaving a widow and five children dependent chiefly on their Pensions."

The first Opium War took place 4th July 1840 - 17th August 1842. Three battalions of British infantry (18th, 26th and 49th Foot) were sent from India and Ceylon and were supported by a detachment of Artillery. The force arrived off Macao on the 21st June and, a week later, entered Chusan harbour and began a blockade of which the Chinese took little notice. Sickness developed in the British force on an appalling scale. The 26th Foot which had arrived 900 strong had no more than 140 fit men by the end of 1840, and of a force originally numbering 3,000, 450 had died and 500 were in hospital. In January 1840 an amphibious attack was made up river towards Canton. The forts defending that city were taken but protracted negotiations for an armistice delayed operations. The Chinese then counter attacked in April, as a result of which the British force staged a full scale attack on Canton itself. Canton was defended by 45,000 Chinese troops, but the 3,500 soldiers, marines, and seamen under General Gough routed the Chinese and captured the city.

Children of Dr. William Bell and Zébée Stewart Gordon

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S515] Mary Katharine Williams, "Grieve-Schneider line," e-mail to John Rees, November 2009.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers, 1690-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Bedrule.
  4. [S91] Www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Parish Records Index (1553-1854).
  5. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Papers.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, London Evening Standard November 08, 1862.
  7. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Extracts from Book of Ancrum Church Yard.

William Edward Bell1

M, b. July 1861, d. December 1949
     William Edward Bell was born in July 1861 in Pontypool, Monmouthshire.1,2 He was the son of William Robert Bell and Louisa Harriet Crozier.1 On 13 July 1880 at Leeds, Yorkshire,he entered military service in the 6th Brigade. On his attestation paper he gives his occupation as groom. The marriage of William Edward Bell and Harriet Elizabeth Train was registered in the quarter ending September 1881 in the York registration district.3,4 He was probably the William Edward Bell aged 88 whose death was registered in the quarter ending December 1949 in the Doncaster, Yorkshire registration district.5

Children of William Edward Bell and Harriet Elizabeth Train

Citations

  1. [S248] Private information from Monica Horrocks.
  2. [S100] 1871 British, West Leeds, District 62.
  3. [S569] 1911 British Census.
  4. [S120] Free BMD.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007.

William George Gordon Bell

M, b. 28 February 1860, d. 4 July 1888
William George Gordon Bell
(1860 - 1888)
William George Gordon Bell
taken about 1868
     William George Gordon Bell known in the family as Willie. He was born on 28 February 1860 in Langlee, Jedburgh, Scotland, "at 0hrs 45am."1,2 He was the son of Dr. William Bell and Zébée Stewart Gordon. William George Gordon Bell was baptised in 1860 at Langlee by the Rev. G. Ritchie. He died on 4 July 1888 some twenty miles from Richmond, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 28 "accidently killed in a fall from a horse, supposed instantaneous". Certified in writing by Amy Gordon Clayton, sister, Maryborough, Queensland. The death was registered in the district of Hughenden.1 He was buried on 7 July 1888 in Maxwelton, Queensland, this was witnessed by Constable B. Fahey and Jas. King. His death certificates notes the burial "twenty mile Richmond"
He died intestate and it was not until 1899 that his mother applied for administration of his estate. An inventory was presented to Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 5 May 1899 showing that Willie had inherited a one fifth share of the estate of his cousin, Mrs. Ann Scott Craw, which amounted to £297/18/0. He had a part share in a sawmill and bullock teams and wagons in Queensland which amounted to £101 and he owed £25 being monies advanced to him in Queensland. The apparent delay was probably because the liquidation of Ann's estate, in accordance with the terms of her will, does not seem to have taken place until 1897 or 1898.

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

William Robert Bell1

M, b. 5 January 1828, d. 15 August 1866
     William Robert Bell was born on 5 January 1828 in Berhampore, Bengal, India.2 He was the son of Robert Bell and Adolphina Rabeholm.3,1 William Robert Bell was baptised on 30 January 1828 at Berhampore.4 The marriage of William Robert Bell and Louisa Harriet Crozier was registered in the quarter ending December 1855 in the Windsor, Berkshire registration district.1,5 William Robert Bell died on 15 August 1866 in Leeds, Yorkshire, at the age of 38 of a tumour.

LEEDS, AUGUST 16, 1866.
Death of Mr. W. R. Bell, Chief Constable of Leeds.— We regret to state that Mr. W. R. Bell, the Chief Constable of Leeds, died yesterday morning, at his residence in Elmwood-terrace. Mr. Bell had been suffering for five months from a severe and painful internal complaint, and had, during the greater portion of that time, been confined to the house. For the last week he had been sinking rapidly, and his death was almost hourly expected. Mr. Bell was appointed Chief Constable of Leeds in December, 1861, being chosen out of a large number of candidates for the office. His father was an officer in the army, and he himself had at one time been lieutenant and adjutant in the 26th Regiment of Foot. Subsequently, he was for four years deputy chief constable of Monmouthshire, and was stationed at Pontypool, from which place he came to Leeds. Of the manner in which he performed his duties here there is but one opinion. Under his direction the police force of the borough has been raised to a high state of efficiency, whilst the firm ness with which he discharged his duties, and his gentlemanly bearing both towards his subordinates and towards all others who were brought into contact with him, rendered him universally beloved, and will cause his loss to be deeply felt. At the last meeting of the Leeds Town Council the sum of £100 was voted to him in recognition of the manner in which he had acted as Chief Constable of the borough, and as an expression of the sympathy felt for him under his protracted affliction. It is only a few days since the inspectors and sub-inspectors of the police force presented his wife with an admirable likeness of him by Mr. Ramsden, and during his illness many other marks of respect and esteem have been shown towards him by all classes of the community. The Leeds Mercury, August 16, 1866.6

Children of William Robert Bell and Louisa Harriet Crozier

Citations

  1. [S248] Private information from Monica Horrocks, e-mail 1 July 2006.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Asiatic journal and monthly miscellany, Volume 26, p. 75.
  3. [S248] Private information from Monica Horrocks, citing The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, v. 26.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947.
  5. [S120] Free BMD.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Leeds Mercury, August 17, 1866.
  7. [S248] Private information from Monica Horrocks.

William Robert Bell1

M, b. circa 1885
     William Robert Bell was born circa 1885 in Leeds.1 He was the son of William Edward Bell and Harriet Elizabeth Train.1

Citations

  1. [S569] 1911 British Census.

Zébée Minto Bell

F, b. 17 July 1851, d. 21 June 1928
Zébée Minto Bell
(1851 - 1928)
taken in 1868
Zébée Minto Bell
taken in 1881
Zébée Minto Bell
Zébée Minto Bell
inscribed Oct. 26th 1868
     Zébée Minto Bell was born on 17 July 1851 in Halifax, Canada, at 6.15 a.m. Her mother's labour had started at 4 a.m. the previous day.1,2 She was the daughter of Dr. William Bell and Zébée Stewart Gordon. Zébée Minto Bell was baptised on 12 September 1851 at St. Andrew's Church, Québec, by John Cook, DD. Minister. Also present were William Bell, Zébée Bell, Zébée Gordon and W.M.D. Freer.2 She was confirmed on 9 April 1869 at Clapham Church, London, by Bishop Claughton.2 She married Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD, son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster, on 13 March 1875 in Holy Trinty Church, Rangoon, Bengal, India, the service was conducted by the Revd. Wellbore McCarthy.2,3 Zébée Minto Bell appears on the census of 5 April 1891 at Eastbourne, Sussex, together with William, Ada, and Zébée. She and Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD appear on the census of 1 March 1901 at 35 & 34 York Place, Marylebone, London.4 Zébée Minto Bell died on 21 June 1928 in London at the age of 76.

Children of Zébée Minto Bell and Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Papers.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Medical Times and Gazette 3 April 1875, p. 380.
  4. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  5. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

Meliora Bellasyse1

F
     Meliora Bellasyse married Rev. Alfred Noel Colley.1

Child of Meliora Bellasyse and Rev. Alfred Noel Colley

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924. York 1916.

John Belling1

M, b. 7 October 1866, d. 28 February 1933
     John Belling was born on 7 October 1866 in Aldershot Camp.2 He married Hannah Robie Sewall, daughter of Joseph Sewall Sewall and Mary Vashon Wright, in June 1919 in Forest Glen, Maryland.2 John Belling died on 28 February 1933 in Alameda, California, at the age of 66.3

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Biographical Index Cards, 1781-1990.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1905-1939.

Dora Randina Belseth1

F, b. 24 March 1863, d. 4 February 1933
     Dora Randina Belseth is also recorded as Dora Randine Casperdatter. She was born on 24 March 1863 in Asker, Norway.2 She was the daughter of Casper Arnesen and Johanne Jørgensdatter.2 Dora Randina Belseth appears on the census of 28 May 1885 at Minneapolis where her name is recorded as Dora Belsitt and is listed living with Mr. & Mrs A.B. Campel and family.3 She married Albert Defiance Sewall, son of Horace Porter Sewall and Sarah F. Jackman, on 22 April 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.4 Dora Randina Belseth died on 4 February 1933 in Calgary at the age of 695 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta.6

MRS. DORA R. SEWALL
The funeral service for the Dora R. Sewall was held on Wednesday afternoon from the, Pattison & Wilson Funeral Home to Hillside Cemetery. The Rev. M.S. Blackburn, pastor of St John's Presbyterian Church, had charge of the service. The pall bearers were Messrs. Lloyd Nolan, Neil McGregor, John McFarland, James Mitchell, James English and Robert Rutherford.
Mrs. Dora Rhondinn Sewall, aged 67 years, died at the residence of her son, 1403 25th A Street, West, Calgary, Saturday, February 4th. She was born in Oslo, Norway, and went to Minneapolis, at the age of 17 years, where she resided some time, then moved to South Dakota, and came to Canada in 1910, living at Etzikom for ten years, and moving to Calgary 13 years ago. Her husband, the late A.D. Sewall predeceased her in Medicine Hat in November last. She leaves three sons, C.I. "Bud" Sewall, with whom she was residing at the time of her death; Clifford, in Medicine Hat, and Laurence, in Patricia, also three daughters, Mrs Tom McDougall, Britton, S.D. : Mrs. M.V. Aplin, Mitchell., S.D. and Mrs. Robert Hutchison. Vancouver: seventeen grand children also survive. Medicine Hat News, February 9, 1933.7

Children of Dora Randina Belseth and Albert Defiance Sewall

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.rhd.uit.no/kirkebok/kbliste_e.aspx
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Medicine Hat News, February 9, 1933.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 104067258."
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Medicine Hat News, February 09, 1933.
  8. [S208] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Hennepin, Saint Louis Park, District 140.
  9. [S199] Theodore Paul Wright.

Alice Gertrude Beltring1

F, b. 31 July 1893, d. 1959
     Alice Gertrude Beltring was born on 31 July 1893 in Boston, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Charles Beltring and Emeline Biggs.1 Alice Gertrude Beltring married Joseph Dummer Sewall, son of Dummer Sewall and Caroline Bates, on 25 March 1914 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.1 Alice Gertrude Beltring died in 1959 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.3

Child of Alice Gertrude Beltring and Joseph Dummer Sewall

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Charles Beltring1

M
     Charles Beltring married Emeline Biggs.1

Child of Charles Beltring and Emeline Biggs

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915.

William le Belward of Malpas

M

Child of William le Belward of Malpas

James Augustus Benedict1

M

Child of James Augustus Benedict

Citations

  1. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, p. 2793.

Juliette Turner Benedict1

F
     Juliette Turner Benedict was the daughter of James Augustus Benedict.1 Juliette Turner Benedict married Philip Livingston, son of Livingston Livingston and Mary Cecelia Williamson, on 5 January 1910.1

Children of Juliette Turner Benedict and Philip Livingston

Citations

  1. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, p. 2793.

Cene Beneka1

F
     Cene Beneka married Cornelius Broene.1

Child of Cene Beneka and Cornelius Broene

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Augusta Bengtson1

F
     Augusta Bengtson married John Oscar Hembre.1

Child of Augusta Bengtson and John Oscar Hembre

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980.

John Benjafield

M, b. circa 1757, d. 1832
     John Benjafield. Captain in the West Kent Militia. He was born circa 1757.1 He and Mary Ann Symonds married by licence dated 29 November 1796 on 2 December 1796 in St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.2 John Benjafield died in 1832 in Bury St. Edmunds. He was buried on 25 January 1832 in St Mary's, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Children of John Benjafield and Mary Ann Symonds

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of John Benjafield.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Ipswich Journal, 3 December 1796.

Rev. John Frederick Benjafield

M, b. 12 June 1800, d. 24 May 1837
     Rev. John Frederick Benjafield was baptised on 12 June 1800 at St. Mary's, Bury St. Edmunds, he matriculated 23 October 1818 aged 19 and gained his B.A. from Oxford 1822.1 He was the son of John Benjafield and Mary Ann Symonds. Rev. John Frederick Benjafield died on 24 May 1837 in Walton, Suffolk, at the age of 36.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 162, p. 97.

Marianne Elizabeth Benjafield

F, b. 1 December 1806, d. 9 December 1855
     Marianne Elizabeth Benjafield was baptised on 1 December 1806 at St. Mary's, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.1 She was the daughter of John Benjafield and Mary Ann Symonds. Marianne Elizabeth Benjafield married James William Wenn on 12 May 1829.2 Marianne Elizabeth Benjafield died on 9 December 1855 at Mangreen Hall, Swardeston, Norfolk, at the age of 49.3

Children of Marianne Elizabeth Benjafield and James William Wenn

Citations

  1. [S606] Findmypast.com, Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911 Transcription.
  2. [S451] John Venn, Gonville and Caius 1349-1897, p. 164.
  3. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing The Norfolk Chronicle and Norwich Gazette, 15 December 1855.
  4. [S320] 1851 England Census, Norfolk. Swardeston.
  5. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  6. [S218] 1861 British Census, Norfolk. Swardeston.

Rosa DeLa Riviere Benjafield

F, b. between 1801 and 1803, d. 14 January 1881
     Rosa DeLa Riviere Benjafield was born between 1801 and 1803 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.1,2 She was the daughter of John Benjafield and Mary Ann Symonds. Rosa DeLa Riviere Benjafield died on 14 January 1881 in Broome Cottage, Norfolk.3,4

Citations

  1. [S120] Free BMD.
  2. [S218] 1861 British Census, Norfolk. Swardeston.
  3. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of John Benjafield.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Ipswich Journal, 22 January 1881.

Eliza Kinsman (Lilly) Benjamin1,2

F
     Eliza Kinsman (Lilly) Benjamin was the daughter of Frederick Benjamin.2 Eliza Kinsman (Lilly) Benjamin married firstly Alfred E. Bassano.2 Eliza Kinsman (Lilly) Benjamin married secondly William Selby, son of Prideaux Selby and Rose Anne Wise, on 30 October 1896 in Kurrachee, India.2

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/…
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Nov 04, 1896.

Frederick Benjamin1

M

Child of Frederick Benjamin

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Nov 04, 1896.

Archibald Bennet1

M
     Archibald Bennet was the son of Robert Bennet and Anna Douglas.1 Archibald Bennet. Of Chesters.1

Children of Archibald Bennet

Citations

  1. [S136] George Tancred, Rulewater, p. 189.

Barbara Bennet1

F
     Barbara Bennet was the daughter of Archibald Bennet.1 Barbara Bennet married Mark Chisholm, son of Walter Chisholm and Helen Turnbull, on 26 September 1714 in Ancrum, Roxburghshire.1,2

Children of Barbara Bennet and Mark Chisholm

Citations

  1. [S136] George Tancred, Rulewater, p. 189.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers, 1703-1855 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ancrum.
  3. [S136] George Tancred, Rulewater, p. 190.

Cecilia Bennet

F
     Cecilia Bennet was the daughter of Archibald Bennet.

Isobel Bennet

F
     Isobel Bennet was the daughter of Raguel Bennet.

Child of Isobel Bennet

James Sewall Bennet1

M, b. 29 April 1808
     James Sewall Bennet was born on 29 April 1808 in Georgetown, Maine.1 He was the son of William Sewall Bennet and Jane Stuart Sewall.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Martha Jane Bennet1

F, b. 25 April 1811
     Martha Jane Bennet was christened on 25 April 1811 at Phippsburg, Maine.1 She was the daughter of William Sewall Bennet and Jane Stuart Sewall.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Mungo Bennet1

M
     Mungo Bennet was the son of Philip Bennet and Janet Turnbull.2

Child of Mungo Bennet

Citations

  1. [S609] Robert Pitcairn, Pitcairn's Criminal trials, p. 349.
  2. [S136] George Tancred, Rulewater, p. 238.