'Bell03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bell of Alnwick, Bell of Shortridge, Bell of Sowerby
[We are not aware of there being any connection between the families shown below. They share the page for our convenience.]

We show the father of Edward & Thomas and their sisters as ...
?? Bell
1. Edward Bell 'of Galladea' of Low Buston (a 1617)
2. Thomas Bell
  A. Edward Bell of Cheswick then Shortridge (d 1671)
  m. Isabella (a 1687)
  i. Thomas Bell of Shortridge (bur 26.07.1687)
m. Phillis Smith (bur 22.12.1680, sister of Thomas Smith of Togston)
  a. Edward Bell of Shortridge & Spittal (bur 24.04.1752)
  m. (1711) Margaret Kenelm of Little Hough (bur 20.09.1746)
  (1) Thomas Bell of Shortridge (bpt 03.12.1713, bur 16.06.1768)
m1. Margaret (bur 22.06.1757)
  m2. (22.05.1758) Phillis Buston (b 1710, bur 04.04.1799, dau of Roger Buston of Buston)
  (A) Thomas Bell of Shortridge (bpt 31.07.1746, bur 09.10.1773)
  m. (30.05.1769) Dorothy Smith (b 1745-6, d 30.04.1826, dau of Thomas Smith of Togston)
  (i) Thomas Bell 'of Alnwick' of Shortridge (bpt 17.11.1772, d 28.12.1826) had issue
  m. (03.12.1805) Margaret Selby (dau of George Selby of Twizell, m2. William Clark of Belford Hall)
  (B) Margaret Bell (b 1748-9, d 05.06.1792)
  m. (02.11.1784) John Tate of Guyzance North Field
  (C)+ other issue -
  (2) Edward Bell of Alnwick (bpt 31.05.1720, bur 03.03.1779)
  m. (1747) Margaret Adams (b c1724, bur 31.01.1802)
  (A)+ issue - John (bpt 24.04.1745, bur 08.10.1745), John (bpt 31.03.1756, bur 23.03.1774), Edward (bpt 17.07.1754, bur 07.04.1777), Thomas (bpt 11.06.1766, bur 18.10.1795), Margaret (bpt 20.03.1743/4, bur 03.05.1746), Mary (bpt 03.12.1746, bur 18.12.1766), Jane (bpt 22.06.1748, d infant), Ann (bpt 15.11.1749, bur 10.06.1751), Margaret (bpt 07.08.1751, a 1779), Elizabeth (bpt 09.02.1753, bur 09.05.1770), Jane (bpt 13.05.1757, d by 1779?), Sarah (bpt 22.02.176), Barbara (bpt 30.12.1764, bur 28.02.1771)
  (3)+ other issue - John (bpt 29.09.1717), Henry (bpt 04.10.1722, bur 07.06.1728), George (bpt 10.12.1724), Jane (bpt 09.04.1712, bur 17.02.1717/8)
  b. Jane Bell (bur 29.10.1683)
  ii. Margery Bell
  m. George Potter (a 1687)
  iii. Grace Bell (a 1687)
  m. _ Waugh (d by 1687)
  iv.+ other issue - John (a 1671), Edward of Newcastle (a 1687, tanner)
  B.+ 5 daughters
3. Agnes Bell
  m. _ Watson
4. Margaret Bell
  m. _ Wilson
5. Eleanor Bell
  m. _ White
6. daughter
  m. _ Fenwick



We show the father Henry, Thomas & William as ...
?? Bell
1. Henry Bell of Thirsk
  BLG1952 starts with the following Ralph. Information on his father & siblings was kindly provided by a contributor (CV, 15.08.14) who was investigating this family.
  A. Ralph Bell 'of Sowerby'
  i. Robert Bell of Sowerby (b 1615, d 1711)
m. Elizabeth (b 1715)
  a. Ralph Bell of Sowerby (d 03.11.1735 (sb 1733?), MP)
  m. (03.03.1697) Rachel Windlow (dau of Richard Windlow of Yarm)
  BLG1952 reports that Ralph dsp. However, HoP ('Ralph Bell') reports that he had 2 sons (dvp) + 2 daughters. HoP confirms that "his principal heir was his nephew Ralph Consett" so it is not unlikely that all of his children dsps before or shortly after he died.
  (1)+ issue - 2 sons (dvp), 2 daughters
  b. Elizabeth Bell (d 1736)
  m. (1683) Peter Consett of Thirsk
  One of their sons "inherited the estates of his uncle Ralph Bell, and assumed the name and arms of Bell."
  c.+ other issue - John (dsp before 1735), 2 daughters
  ii. Mary Bell probably of this generation
  m. James Cayley of Thornmanby
  B. Catharine Bell
  m. Marmaduke Kirkbie
  C.+ other issue - Augustine, Richard (bpt 23.06.1581?), Elizabeth, Sarah (bpt 23.11.1577?), Isabella
2.+ other issue - Thomas, William

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 5, John Crawford Hodgson, 1899, 'Bell of Shortridge', p234+)
(2) For lower section (originally uploaded 04.09.14 into BZmisc20) : BLG1952 ('Bell of Thirsk') with input reported above
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