Fanny Bell1

Father*Major General Sir George Bell1 b. 17 Mar 1794, d. 10 Jul 1877
Relationship Note*Although Fanny Bell was the daughter of Captain George Bell, her mother has not yet been identified. She may have been either Alicia Scott or Margaret Addison Dougal, George's first and second wives.1
Marriage*27 May 1835She married Alexander J. Armstrong, son of Major General Alexander Armstrong, on 27 May 1835 in the Church of Larah, County Cavan, Ireland. The Enniskillen Chronicle reported on 4 Jun that Alexander J. Armstrong, Esq., son of Major General Alexander Armstrong, was married to Fanny, daughter of Captain George Bell of the 1st or Royal Regiment, and grand-daughter of the late George Bell, Esq. of Bellview, near Enniskillen. They were married in the Church of "Lara", County Cavan, by the Rev. Henry Cottingham.1

Citations

  1. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.

Frances Bell1

b. 1817, d. 1818
Father*Henry Frederick Nugent Bell1 b. 1792, d. 10 Oct 1822
Mother*Alicia Vance1
Birth*1817Frances Bell was born in 1817.1
Death*1818She died in 1818.1

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Frances Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Lettice ______1
Marriage*1748She married John Ginty in 1748 in Diocese of Kilmore.1,2

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S769] Listing of the Church of Ireland Index of Marriage License Bonds for the Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adrian/…. Transcribed by Adrian Donley from the LDS FHL Film# 0100869 (Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses). The register on the film contains 184 pages, each page with 16 entries, or approximately 2940 entries in total. It is in alphabetic order, indexed by surname of both bride and groom. Note: The site contains a partial transcription only. It contains approximately 68 of the 184 pages on the film. Hereinafter cited as Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh Marriage Bond Index.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.

Frances Bell1

b. 1779
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Mary Burrowes1,2
Birth*1779Frances Bell was born in 1779 in Bellgrove, Aghnacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland.1,2
(Daughter) Estate and LandHer father's 1797 will, which was not probated until 1807, had directed that all his estate, real and personal, according to their respective titles be placed in trust and named George Lanauze Esq. of Kill, County Cavan and his son John Bell of Creevy, County Longford as trustees. Both trustees had died before the will was probated.

He bequeathed £5 to his son John, stating he had already provided for him. His title to the old town and lands of Omard in County Cavan which he had purchased from Christopher Palles Esq., he bequeathed to his second daughter Margaret Bell and third daughter Mary Anne Bell for their respective lives equally, then to their male issue in seniority, failing such to his third son Andrew Bell and his male issue, and failing such to his second son "Robert Bell Booth" and his male issue, the lands subject to a £1,000 debt on the lands due to his son Andrew Bell, and also to £30 yearly to Sarah Bell, alias Bond, the wife of his son Andrew as her jointure according to their marriage settlement for her life and after her death the £30 yearly to John Bell, eldest son of his said son Andrew Bell and his heirs. And in case his son Andrew's son John Bell were to die in minority and without issue, said £30 yearly to his third son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female; the lands also subject to £20 a year to Mary Bell alias Burrowes the testator's wife.

And in case of failure of male issue of his daughters Margaret or Mary Anne Bell, his lands of Omard (provided his son Robert Bell Booth were to die without male issue) to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female, with remainders to his own eight heirs.

He bequeathed his title to the lease and lands of Foxfield to his son Andrew and his heirs, and his title to the lease and lands of Kivett to his son Robert and his heirs. He bequeathed £300 each to his daughters Margaret and Mary Anne as marriage portions, exclusive of his other bequests to them, if they marry with the consent of his executors, and if not, the share of each to the daughter who does marry with consent. He bequeathed the interest on £300 for life to his youngest daughter Frances Bell on the same condition. He left his house and concerns called Cottage to his wife Mary Bell for life, and that part of the lands called Ballyhally and, at her death or marriage, to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs. He also left the furniture of two rooms in his house to his wife Mary. He bequeathed his lands of Rabrackan in County Cavan, during his interest therein, to his nephew Richard Bell subject to 40 shillings yearly there out to his daughter Frances Bell for her life. His will directed that the residue of his estate was to pay his debts and legacies and left his wearing apparel to his nephew Andrew Ginty.

His will appointed his son Andrew Bell as sole executor and residuary legatee, and was witnessed by John Cartles, Robert Burrowes and Philip Boylan.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, Andrew Bell, Plaintiff, 1779, John Bell, Anne his wife, and James Grier, defendants, County Cavan, Ireland.

George Bell1

Father*Major General Sir George Bell1 b. 17 Mar 1794, d. 10 Jul 1877
Mother*Alicia Scott1 d. b 11 Feb 1819
Marriage*He married Alicia ______.1

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

George Bell1

b. 1757, d. 1813
Father*William Bell2
Birth*1757George Bell was born about 1757 in Bruce Hall, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*He married Mary Hines.1
Occupation*1796William and George Bell were both listed as flax growers in 1796 in Killeshandra Parish, County Cavan. William Bell was shown with two wheels and George Bell was shown with one.3
Death*1813He died in 1813 at about age 56 of injuries sustained from a fall from his horse while hunting.1

Family

Mary Hines b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Children1.William Bell+1 b. 1787, d. 1829
2.Mattie Bell1
3.George Bell1
4.Bessie Bell1
5.Andrew Bell1
6.Mary Bell1
7.James Bell+1 b. 1798
8.Abraham Bell1
9.Thomas Bell1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."
  2. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada), Based on the English Naming Rules at the time, because George named his first son William, George's father's name would have been William.
  3. [S1645] Linen Trade Board of Ireland, A list of persons to whom premiums for sowing flax-seed in the year 1796 have been adjudged by the trustees of the Linen Manufacture: Killeshandra Parish, County Cavan; FHL Film# 1419442, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as 1796 Flax Growers List of Ireland.

George Bell1

Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*George Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

George Bell1

Father*William Bell1 b. 1787, d. 1829
Mother*Margaret Beatty1 b. 1789, d. 1821
Birth*George Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Immigration*1828He immigrated to America in 1828.1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 168-169. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

George Bell1

d. 1809
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Bell1 d. Jun 1786
Mother*Mary Branagan1
Marriage*He married Esther Archer.2
(2nd Son) Probate24 June 1786Probate was granted on his father's estate on 24 June 1786 to George and his brother Richard Bell, two of the executors named in their father's will, saving the right of his widow Mary Bell and Hugh Cooke, the other executors.1
(2nd Son) Estate and LandHis father's will confirmed that since his marriage with his dear wife Mary Bell alias Branagan he, by marriage settlement, conveyed to trustees therein named the lands of Killynure then and still held by him under a lease of three lives renewable forever made to his father John Bell deceased by Francis White also deceased and stated his desire that the said lands shall ensue to trusts of said deeds particularly mentioned.

To his eldest son Richard Bell he bequeathed the customs of the town of Redhills in County Cavan and also the lands of Atreagh, County Cavan which leases he held by three lives renewable forever, made by the said Francis White. And also to Richard he gave his lands of Shane in County Monaghan. To his wife Mary he gave one of his best horses, the furniture of her room and other furniture she may wish. That part of the lands of Gortaquill, County Cavan purchased by him from John Buntell, gentleman, he bequeathed to his second son George Bell. Also to his son George he bequeathed the lands of Carrigan, the half tate (a tate was equal to 10 acres) of Clonumphry and also that part of lands known by the name of Sallcony which lands, all in County Fermanagh, were purchased from William and Lancelot Coldston of County Fermanagh, gentlemen. Also to his son George he left the lands of Killybandrick and also the lands of Clinteough in County Cavan. To his dear wife Mary Bell for her life he gave £12 yearly charged on Gortaquill, Carrigan, the half tate of Clonumphry and that part called Sallcony, exclusive of what was settled on her by their marriage settlement. To his son George he bequeathed all of his chattel property whatsoever except his household furniture which he left to his son Richard and except what was reserved for his wife.

Whereas his son Richard Bell, now had he come of age, had joined him in security to raise a sum of money and in order to indemnify his son Richard therein, he had handed over to him several securities for money that he had had in his possession previous to Richard so joining him, which securities he had reason to imagine a part had been paid to him, but his will ordered that his said son Richard Bell shall account with his son, Richard's brother George Bell for all money he has received in consequence of said securities so handed to him and show what monies he has received in order to fairly liquidate and adjust such balance of any be owing on the security in which my son Richard joined him. If any balance be due, the same to be charged on the town and lands left to my son George Bell until Richard is fully paid and exonerated from said security and that the debt of his father, the testator, contracted shall not in any degree affect the lands left to my eldest son Richard Bell, but such debts to be paid by his son George.

To his natural and illegitimate son John Bell, he bequeathed £40 to be paid him by his, the testator's son George. He bequeathed £5 to the poor of the parish of Anna, also to be paid by his son George.

Should his son Richard die unmarried and without issue, the lands of Killynure, the customs of Redhills aforesaid and also the lands of Atreagh shall revert to his son George, and if George dies unmarried and without issue, the said lands of Gortaquill, Carrigan, Clonumphry, Sallcony, Killybandrick and Clinteough to his son Richard.

His will stated his desire to be buried in the family burial place at Clones at the sole expense of his son George, and he appointed his wife Mary Bell, his eldest son Richard Bell, his youngest son George Bell and Hugh Cooke executors. His will was witnessed by Thomas Hudson, James Griffith and Michael McCormick.1
(Brother) Administration31 August 1793George and his mother were appointed executors for the administration of the estate of his older brother Richard Bell of Redhills on 31 August 1793.3
Will*2 March 1809George Bell wrote his will dated 2 March 1809 in Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland,2
Death*1809 and died within two months.2
Probate*8 May 1809Probate was granted for his estate on 8 May 1809 and, as directed by his will, his widow was appointed sole executrix.2
Estate* George’s will bequeathed 5 shillings to his eldest son Richard Bell, explaining that Richard had already been provided for by his marriage settlement. To his dearly beloved wife Essey Bell alias Archer he bequeathed the remainder of his property whatsoever, real and personal, and all monies, lands and concerns he was entitled to, to be by her divided and disposed of among his younger children as she thinks proper, and should she die without making such dispositions, the same equally between his said younger children. George appointed his said wife sole executrix, and his will was witnessed by George Johnston, Edmond Gould and A. Griffith.2

Family

Esther Archer d. 1854
Child1.Richard Bell2

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, George Bell, 1809, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, 1793 administration of Richard Bell, Redhills, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

George Bell1

b. 1825
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1825George Bell was born about 1825 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841George appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. He was 16 years old, could read and write, and worked as a labourer.1

Citations

  1. [S1647] Ireland Census 1841, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of James and Susan Bell, Gorteen, Killeshandra Parish, Barony of Tullyhunco, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1841.

Major General Sir George Bell1

b. 17 March 1794, d. 10 July 1877
Father*George Bell Esq.2,3 b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Mother*Catherine Nugent2,3 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Birth*17 March 1794George Bell was born on 17 March 1794 at Belle Vue, County Fermanagh, Ireland.2,3
Marriage*before 12 December 1816He married Alicia Fitzmaurice, daughter of James Scott, shortly before 12 December 1816 in Old Rossorry Parish, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The Enniskillen Chronicle published on 12 Dec that Lieutenant George Bell of the 34th regiment, Clonmel, was married to Mrs. Fitzmaurice, relict of the late Captain Fitzmaurice of the Queen's County Militia.4,2
(Husband) Deathbefore 11 February 1819George became a widower when Alicia Bell died before 11 February 1819.4
Marriage*12 June 1820He married Margaret Addison Dougal, daughter of Thomas Dougal, on 12 June 1820 in Montrose, Angus County, Scotland. Their marriage was reported on 22 Jun in the Enniskillen Chronicle and identified Captain George Bell as the son of George Bell Esq. of Bellview "near this town."4,2
(Father) Relationship NoteAlthough Fanny Bell was the daughter of Captain George Bell, her mother has not yet been identified. She may have been either Alicia Scott or Margaret Addison Dougal, George's first and second wives.4
Crimean War*Major General Sir George Bell commanded the 1st Royals in the Crimea during the Crimean War and authored "Rough Notes by an Old Soldier, during Fifty Years Service from Ensign G.B. to Major-General C.B. ", published in 1867, in which he covered the Peninsular War and other services as well as the Crimean War.1
Death*10 July 1877He died on 10 July 1877 at Westbourne Terrace, London, Westminster, Middlesex County, England, at age 83.2,3

Family 1

Alicia Scott d. b 11 Feb 1819
Child1.George Bell+1

Family 2

Child1.Fanny Bell4

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  2. [S891] Leslie Stephen, editor, downloaded from Google Books, The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume IV, Beal-Biber, (London, England: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1885), pages 157-158. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S892] Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, (21 is missing), and 22, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22.
  4. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.

George Bell Esq.1

b. circa 1762, d. 11 February 1827
Father*Walter Bell2 b. c 1729, d. 21 Apr 1820
Relationship Note*George Bell Esq., Gentleman, of Bellevue, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, claimed descent from Edward " the Elder" Bell through Sir Robert Bell, of Lyme Regis, Speaker of the House of Commons (appointed 8 May 1572) and Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer who died on circuit at Leominster, Herefordshire, England, on 25 Jul 1577.2
Birth*circa 1762George Bell was born circa 1762.1
Marriage*He married Catherine Nugent, daughter of Dominick Nugent.2
(Husband) Death11 September 1824George became a widower when Catherine Bell died on 11 September 1824.1
Death*11 February 1827He died of a "paralytic attack" on 11 February 1827 in County Fermanagh, Ireland. The Enniskillen Chronicle noted on Thursday, 15 Feb, that George Bell, Esq. of Bellview, near Enniskillen, had died on Sunday, and that he was an indulgent parent, a kind relation and a "most facetious companion, and is greatly regretted" by all who knew him.3
Burial*13 February 1827He was buried on 13 February 1827 in Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The transcription in the source of his parish burial record noted: George Bell of Bellview, 65, 31 (sic) February 1827.1

Family

Catherine Nugent b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Children1.Henry Frederick Nugent Bell+2 b. 1792, d. 10 Oct 1822
2.Major General Sir George Bell+4,5 b. 17 Mar 1794, d. 10 Jul 1877
3.Thomas Bell2 b. c 1797, d. 13 Nov 1854
4.Martha Bell2 b. c 1799
5.William Bell+2 b. c 1800, d. 18 May 1883
6.Mary Jane Bell+2 b. 1801
7.Charlotte Bell+2 b. c 1803
8.Catherine Bell2 b. c 1803, d. a 1818
9.Alexander Charlton Bell2 b. c 1806, d. 18 Apr 1835
10.Edmund Bell2 d. a 1818

Citations

  1. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.
  2. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  3. [S766] Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/… This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, with credit given to the Impartial Reporter for his cause of death.
  4. [S891] Leslie Stephen, editor, downloaded from Google Books, The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume IV, Beal-Biber, (London, England: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1885), pages 157-158. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  5. [S892] Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, (21 is missing), and 22, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22.

George Nugent Bell1

b. circa 1815
Father*Henry Frederick Nugent Bell1 b. 1792, d. 10 Oct 1822
Mother*Alicia Vance1
Birth*circa 1815George Nugent Bell was born circa 1815.1
Death*He died in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland.2,1
Burial*4 May 1815He was buried on 4 May 1815 in Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland.2

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  2. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.

Helen Clementine Bell1

Father*George Bell1
Mother*Alicia ______1

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Henry Frederick Nugent Bell1

b. 1792, d. 10 October 1822
Father*George Bell Esq.1 b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Mother*Catherine Nugent1 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Baptism*1792Henry Frederick Nugent Bell was baptized in 1792 in County Fermanagh, Ireland.1
Marriage*1810He married Alicia Vance, daughter of Henry Vance, in 1810.1
Family Crest*1819 In 1819 Henry Nugent Bell was granted, on behalf of the descendants of his grandfather Walter Bell of Gortadrate, County Fermanagh, Ireland, the Family Crest of Bell Belview.1
Residence*1820Henry and Alicia Bell lived at 10 Royal Terrace, Adelphi, London, Westminster, Middlesex County, England, in the 1820s.2
Occupation*1821He was a Genealogist and a Barrister-at-Law in Ireland and authored "The Huntingdon Peerage" published in London in 1821.1
Death*10 October 1822He died in 10 October 1822.2,1

Family

Alicia Vance
Children1.Sophia Bell1 b. 1813, d. 1818
2.George Nugent Bell1 b. c 1815
3.Emmiline Anne Bell1 b. 1816, d. 1818
4.Frances Bell1 b. 1817, d. 1818
5.Daughter Bell1 b. 24 Mar 1820
6.Olivia Zerlina Adelaide Bell1 b. 11 Mar 1821, d. b 4 Aug 1821

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  2. [S767] British History Online, online at www.british-history.ac.uk. Hereinafter cited as British History Online.

Hester Bell1

b. 1821
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1821Hester Bell was born about 1821 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841Hester appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of her parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. She was 20 years of age, could read and write, and her occupation was spinning.1
Marriage*She married Thomas Weir.2
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18511851Hester's daughter Elizabeth was reported, on an extract of the census of 1851, to be living in the household of her grandparents Susan and James Bell in Gorteen, County Cavan. Elizabeth was 2 years old.2

Family

Thomas Weir
Child1.Elizabeth Weir2 b. 1849

Citations

  1. [S1647] Ireland Census 1841, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of James and Susan Bell, Gorteen, Killeshandra Parish, Barony of Tullyhunco, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1841.
  2. [S1648] Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Extract from Census Return of 1851, Elizabeth Weir, applicant. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851.

Jabesh Bell1

d. before 26 May 1789
Occupation*Jabesh was a yeoman in Morris County, New Jersey.1
Will*6 November 1786Jabesh wrote his will dated 6 November 1786 in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey, naming his son Abraham, daughters Hannah Kelsey, Mehitabel Clauson, Unice Moor, Susannah Heaton, Elizabeth Fearchild, Deliverance Brown, Catharine Coleman and Abigail Bell, and his son-in-law Stephen Brown.1
Death*before 26 May 1789He died before 26 May 1789 in Morris County, New Jersey, before the inventory, valued at £52.3.6, was taken on his estate.1
Probate*2 June 1789His will was proved on 2 June 1789.1

Family

Child1.Susannah Bell+1 b. 1753, d. 7 Jun 1832

Citations

  1. [S1604] New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, online at www.ancestry.com, "Jabeth" Heaton, Calendar of Wills -- 1786-1790, page 21. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817.

Jabez Bell Jr.1

d. before 19 September 1780
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Mary Heaton, daughter of Jabesh Heaton and Abigail Kent.1,2
Death*before 19 September 1780He died before 19 September 1780, the date his wife married again.1

Family

Mary Heaton b. 30 Apr 1756, d. 10 Mar 1836

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 6, page 184. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 285. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

James Bell1

b. 1798
Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*1798James Bell was born about 1798 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*1818He married Susan ______ in 1818.2
Census Ireland 1841*6 June 1841Susan and James Bell appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in Gorteen, County Cavan. James was 43 years of age and a farmer, and Susan was 41. The couple had been married for 23 years and all of their children were enumerated in the household. Hester was 20 and her occupation was spinning, James was 18, a carpenter, and temporarily away from home in County Down, George was 16 and worked as a labourer, Mary Anne was 14 and worked as a spinner, Abraham was 12 and worked as a labourer, Andrew 6, and Richard 3, attended school. Both parents and their older children could read and write, Abraham and Andrew could read, and Richard was learning.2
Census Ireland 1851*1851Susan and James Bell's granddaughter Elizabeth Weir, daughter of their daughter Hester and her husband Thomas Weir, was reported, on an extract of the census of 1851, to be living in the household of her grandparents in Gorteen, County Cavan. Elizabeth was 2 years old.3

Family

Susan ______ b. 1799
Children1.Hester Bell+2 b. 1821
2.James Bell2 b. 1823
3.George Bell2 b. 1825
4.Mary Anne Bell2 b. 1827
5.Abraham Bell2 b. 1829
6.Susan Bell2 b. 1833, d. 1836
7.Andrew Bell2 b. 1835
8.Richard Bell2 b. 1838

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."
  2. [S1647] Ireland Census 1841, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of James and Susan Bell, Gorteen, Killeshandra Parish, Barony of Tullyhunco, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1841.
  3. [S1648] Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Extract from Census Return of 1851, Elizabeth Weir, applicant. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851.

James Bell1

b. 1823
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1823James Bell was born about 1823 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841James was listed as absent from the home on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. He was 18 years old, a carpenter and a member of the household who was reported to have been in County Down on the date the census was taken.1

Citations

  1. [S1647] Ireland Census 1841, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of James and Susan Bell, Gorteen, Killeshandra Parish, Barony of Tullyhunco, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1841.

James Jackson Bell1,2

b. 1842
Father*Thomas Bell1,2 b. 14 Mar 1817
Mother*Sarah Jackson1,2 b. 25 Mar 1817
Birth*1842James Jackson Bell was born about 1842 in New York City, New York.1
(Son) Census 185024 August 1850James appeared on the 1850 census taken on 24 August 1850 in the household of his parents in Ward 5, New York City, New York County, New York. He was 8 years old and had attended school within the year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas Bell, New York Ward 5, New York, New York; Roll: M432_537; Page: 84B; Image: 174. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, page 173. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

John Bell1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*11 January 1701/2He married Elizabeth Heaton, daughter of Nathaniel Heaton and Mary ______, on 11 January 1701/2 in Wrentham, Suffolk County.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Heaton b. 10 Sep 1679

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 319, her surname transcribed as "Heatn". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Bell1

d. circa 1721
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*1700He married Anne Hinds, daughter of John Hinds and Mary ______.1
Death*circa 1721He died circa 1721.1

Family

Anne Hinds
Children1.Andrew Bell+2
2.John Bell+3,4 d. Jun 1786

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Family Tree prepared by Marguerite Clayton dated Dec 1997 and including the notation that the information is subject to change. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey, placing him tentatively as a son of Andrew Bell of Ardleny.

John Bell1

ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Marriage*He married Sarah E. Bolton, daughter of Jeremiah Bolton and Harriet Talcott.1

Family

Sarah E. Bolton b. c 1833

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."

John Bell1

b. 1756, d. 1807
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
2nd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Ann Clarke1
Birth*1756John Bell was born about 1756.1
Residence*He resided in Aghnacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*14 April 1774He married Ann Grier, daughter of James Grier, shortly after 14 April 1774 according to a marriage settlement agreement. Note: The Kilmore Diocese transcription recorded the year as 1775 and the Andrew Bell source noted it as 1774.1,2
Court Action*9 April 1779A serious disagreement between Andrew Bell of Bellgrove and his eldest son John Bell of Creevy, who was encouraged by his wife Ann Bell and father-in-law James Grier, developed into a legal dispute in 1774 and ended up in the Court of Exchequer in Dublin, County Cavan. The plaintiff's Chancery Bill was filed on 9 April 1779. At the end of the court document a note was written which stated: "N.B. The Bill is very long, being 15 feet, took me nearly two hours to read it -- clauses repeated over and over again.-- P.C." What follows is a transcribed version of our understanding of the Chancery Bill:

Plaintiff Andrew Bell of Bellgrove, County Cavan, Esq. showed:

     That he, plaintiff, being in and before 1774 was seized of an estate of one part of the town and lands of Bellgrove alias Aghnacreevy, County Cavan containing 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land, and also another part or half of said lands containing 70 like acres by virtue of lease made to plaintiff by John Maxwell Esq., since Lord Farnham, dated 08 August 1749 for lives of Bernard Parr, his brother John Bell and the plaintiff Andrew Bell, and the survivor of them, at £20, 10 shillings yearly rent; and being also seized in and before 1774 as of fee simple the lands of Kilnahard, County Cavan containing 18 acres.

     That a discussion of marriage was begun between John Bell, then of Bellgrove, the plaintiff's eldest son, with Anne Grier, elder daughter of James Grier of Creevy, County Longford, gentleman, wherefrom a marriage agreement was to be made between the plaintiff and his son and James Grier and his daughter.

     That James Grier was reputed in County Longford, where he lived, to be a man of good landed and real property and also possessed of a personal fortune of a considerable amount and, having but two daughters and no sons, the daughters of said James Grier were reputed to be entitled to a considerable fortune each, which induced the plaintiff, Andrew Bell, to agree to the marriage between his son John and Anne Grier.

     That pending said treaty of marriage, James Grier offered to give John Bell part of the portion he intended for his daughter Anne within 10 days after the marriage took effect, viz: £1,000 and to support and maintain John and Anne after the marriage in his own house at Creevy, and during such time as John and Anne should live and reside with James at Creevy, in as much as James was an infirm old man and not fit to attend to the care and labour of managing his family affairs, that John should manage them.

     That plaintiff, from his paternal love and affection for his son John and in order to advance him early in life, he (John) being at the time of the marriage only 18 years of age, agreed to settle said lands of Bellgrove and Kilnahard on John and his male heirs, subject to a jointure for Anne and a provision for younger children of the marriage, with remainder over to the plaintiff and his heirs.

     That Plaintiff also agreed to give Jon an annuity of £100 for his support until 01 May 1778.

     That in 1774 when the said treaty of marriage was depending, plaintiff was then married to Mary Bell alias Booth, his wife, the stepmother to said John, and plaintiff remembered having often mentioned to Mary, his then wife, that he intended by will or otherwise to leave Kilnahard to her for her life should she survive the plaintiff.

     That plaintiff, after he had entered into the discussions with James Grier, having considered over the promise he had made to his wife Mary of leaving Kilnahard to her for life, did not therefore think it right, proper or prudent to settle Kilnahard on John during Mary's lifetime.

     That plaintiff communicated to James Grier the difficulty he was under in regard to settling Kilnahard on his son John and absolutely told James Grier and John Bell he would not settle Kilnahard on John until after the death of his wife Mary.

     That when plaintiff informed James Grier and John Bell of said reason, they declared the reason was very proper and sufficient and were satisfied with the written agreement that John should have Kilnahard after the death of plaintiff's wife Mary.

     That in order to carry out this agreement, plaintiff executed a bond to James Grier and John Bell for £413 being the purchase money paid by the plaintiff for Kilnahard on the condition that said James and John should have possession of Kilnahard after the death of Mary, viz: that part of Kilnahard called Heney's part.

     That under the aforesaid covenant and before the marriage of John and Anne, articles of marriage were executed dated 14 April 1774 between said James Grier of Creevy, County Longford, gentleman of the first part, plaintiff Andrew Bell of Bellgrove, County Cavan and said John, his eldest son, of the second part and said Anne Grier, elder daughter of James of the third part, reciting said marriage to take place between John and Anne and her marriage portion of £1,000 to be paid by James to John whereby in consideration of same, plaintiff did agree to give to John his son the town and lands of Bellgrove alias Aghnacreevy, County Cavan as from 01 May 1778, that being in four years time, during which period plaintiff would pay John £100 per year for his support, said lands then to enure to John and his male heirs, chargeable with a jointure of £60 a year for Anne with remainder over to plaintiff and his heirs.

     That plaintiff did also execute a bond dated 14 April 1774 whereby plaintiff bound himself in the amount of £413 to James Grier and John Bell, the condition being that after the death of plaintiff's wife Mary Bell alias Booth, John Bell should enjoy that part of Kilnahard called Heney's part situate in County Cavan and containing about 18 acres.

     That for the aforesaid promise of plaintiff to his wife Mary, and for no other reason, was it that Kilnahard was not inserted in the marriage articles.

     That in a very short time after the perfection of the marriage articles the marriage took place.

     That plaintiff relied upon James Grier's promise to pay John Bell said £1,000 in 10 days after the marriage in as much as James Grier's property from his situation in life, having no other children but Anne and another daughter, that John would in the future receive a considerable fortune exceeding said £1,000 from Grier, and that was the reason which induced plaintiff to make the aforesaid settlement on John.

     That notwithstanding said marriage articles, James Grier did not pay the £1,000, nor to this hour has not paid same to John Bell and for that reason John Bell was often distressed for money to carry on his business.

     That owing to a desire to settle John favourably in life and relying upon the promise of James Grier to pay said £1,000 to John, that was the consideration which induced plaintiff to settle the lands on John, although plaintiff had a wife and a family of numerous children male and female so that the aforesaid settlement on John was not fair to the other children.

     That plaintiff did not doubt the honesty of the attorney who drew up the marriage articles and bond, who was a personal friend to both the plaintiff and James Grier. Neither did plaintiff doubt the honesty of Grier and John Bell to abide by said marriage articles.

     That plaintiff having a mind to provide for his wife Mary Bell alias Booth, the stepmother of John, and in order to keep it a secret from her that she would only have a life interest in Kilnahard, was the reason plaintiff executed said bond to James Grier and John Bell.

     That plaintiff's wife Mary Bell alias Booth died on 10 November 1774.

     That plaintiff paid the greater part of said £100 annuity to John Bell.

     That plaintiff, in order to carry out the covenants of the marriage articles and bond, did in September 1777 deliver to John Bell the several deeds, leases and other papers relative to plaintiff's title to the lands in order to draw up proper deeds of settlement, and often requested of both James Grier and John Bell to have said deeds executed pursuant to the marriage articles.

     That John Bell at length in January 1778 came to the plaintiff's house at Bellgrove, when plaintiff was very indisposed and ill in bed and in danger of his life and produced to plaintiff a deed of marriage settlement consisting of many sheets of paper and told plaintiff same was drafted by Thomas Bond, gentleman, the attorney for said John Bell and James Grier in the suits they have since that time severally commenced against the plaintiff at the insistence of and by the direction of Reverend Frederick Grier of Street, County Westmeath, clerk, the brother of said James Grier.

     That plaintiff from his weak state of health was not then able to read the deed until sometime after and John left it with the plaintiff.

     That when plaintiff got better he read the draft and found it was not agreeable to the marriage articles, purporting to be a deed of conveyance of plaintiff's lands and estates from plaintiff to John Bell and to said James and Frederick Grier in trust for John Bell and his heirs and assigns forever, and that it was prepared to defraud plaintiff and such of his other children as might survive John in case John should die without male issue.

     That plaintiff then objected to execute such deed it being contrary to the marriage articles.

     That plaintiff had lost his own counterpart of the marriage articles and James Grier sent word that John Bell would bring their copy of it to the Cavan Court in April 1778, where they would lay it before council for his opinion.

     That plaintiff, though in a very feeble state of health and at peril of his life, went to the Cavan Court of April 1778 and there met John, but John had not brought the marriage articles, but said he would go back home and fetch it back to Cavan the next day.

     That John went back to his house in County Longford and did not return to Cavan the next day, nor has he ever provided said marriage articles to the plaintiff for purposes aforesaid, despite plaintiff's repeated requests to do, and plaintiff pleads that had they done so he would give John possession of Bellgrove and Kilnahard and pay up the arrears of the annuity according to the marriage articles and bond.

     That John Bell acting under the influence of James Grier refused to bring the marriage articles.

     That notwithstanding the influence James Grier exercised over John and the expensive litigation which has since ensued, plaintiff from the affection to John, his eldest son, and in compassion for his youth, thinks it his duty to compel James Grier to pay the said £1,000 notwithstanding they have both harassed the plaintiff with litigation.

     That James Grier and James Bell on 03 July 1778 pled a declaration in the Court of Exchequer in an attempt to recover said £413 bond.

     That John Bell, Anne Bell alias Grier his wife and James Grier on 23 July 1778 filed their Bill in the Court of Exchequer against plaintiff claiming damages regarding the marriage articles.

     That they are still proceeding with their suits against plaintiff.

     That on 01 May 1778 plaintiff found his own counterpart of the marriage articles stowed away in an unsuspected place.

     That plaintiff attempted to have the dispute adjusted by friendly arbitration but James Grier has such ascendancy over John that same failed.

     That plaintiff, in Hilary (Spring) 1779, came to Dublin to put in his answer to said bill and also prepare his defense and, after his answer to said bill was engrossed, plaintiff's agent, Patrick Corbett informed plaintiff he had had some conversation with Thomas Bond, the attorney for James Grier and John Bell in order to come to an amicable compromise to restore peace and friendship between plaintiff and his son John.

     That accordingly plaintiff on 27 January last proposed to Thomas Bond that he would execute a deed of settlement of Bellgrove to John Bell with remainder over to his male heirs, with remainder over to plaintiff and his male heirs, and charged with a jointure of £60 for Anne and a £500 portion for younger children, and Thomas Bond was well satisfied with the agreement and recommended John Bell to execute same and end the dispute.

     That on 01 February last John Bell came to plaintiff in the Fair of Kilnaleck, County Cavan and said he would not accept the proposal unless plaintiff left Bellgrove with his family and gave full possession thereof to him (John) and then he would think of executing such deed.

     That plaintiff was very much surprised at such conduct of John and represented to John the extra ordinary terms he wanted from Plaintiff, viz: to turn plaintiff and his wife, who was then great with child and would deliver up in a few days after, and a numerous family of children, the brothers and sisters of John, and the season of the year, out of their dwelling house and oblige plaintiff with his family, furniture and cattle to leave Bellgrove and find a habitation elsewhere was very unnatural as plaintiff had no other residence.

     That plaintiff told John to have patience until 01 May next and he would give up possession of Bellgrove, but John would not comply and plaintiff had to refuse his request which was most unreasonable.

     That then James Grier and John Bell prosecuted their suit against plaintiff on 12 February 1779, entered rules in the Court of Exchequer as the compromise could not be arrived at, pressed for plaintiff's answer and on 01 March served plaintiff with notice threatening to eject him out of Bellgrove.

     That plaintiff made another attempt for a peaceful settlement, but John Bell this time swore violent oaths and would have none of them.

     Prays for writs of subpoena directed against John Bell, Anne Bell alias Grier, his wife, and James Grier to answer in the premises.3
Deed Memorial*24 April 1779A memorial of deeds of lease and release indented bearing dates respectively of 23 and 24 April 1779 were both made or mentioned to be made between Andrew Bell of Bellgrove in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and John Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford gentleman, son of the said Andrew Bell, of the other part by which said deed of release the sais Andrew Bell in consideration of the sum of £414 sterling to him then paid by the said John Bell the receipt thereof is thereby acknowledged, he the said Andrew Bell did grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said John Bell in his actual possession then being by virtue of said recited lease and to his heirs all that and those that part of the town and lands of Kilnahard, Ireland, commonly called Heney's part, containing by estimation 18 acres or thereabouts be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan together will all houses, edifices, buildings, out houses, yards, gardens, orchards, meadows, pastures, feeding ways, waters, water courses, baths, passages, easements, privileges and appurtenances whatsoever to the said granted and released lands and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining, or with the usually held, occupied or enjoyed, or accepted, expected, deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and the revision and revisions remain or remainders yearly and other, the rents, issues and profits of all and singular the said lands and premises and all the estate, right, title and interest, use, trust, possession, property claim and demand both at law and in equity of the said Andrew Bell and his heirs of in and to the same and every part thereof, to hold to the said John Bell, his heirs and assigns forever. The deeds of lease and release and also the memorial were signed by Andrew Bell and witnessed by Patrick Corbett, Thomas Bond and George Lyon, all of the city of Dublin, attorneys at law. The memorial was registered on 7 May 1779.4
(Nephew) Probate10 February 1798Probate was granted on the estate of John's uncle, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, on 10 February 1798 to his nephew John Bell of Creevy and his two sons-in-law, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell, the three trustees named in Ralphs's will.5
(Nephew) Estate and LandHis uncle Ralph Clarke of Drumheel's will began with his direction to be interred in the Churchyard of Kilmore. He then directed that his estate, which he described as his substance and chattel, real and personal, shall be put in trust and named John Bell of Creevy, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell as trustees. His will identified the contents of the trust to be as follows: His title to the towns and lands of Cornadowagh in County Longford, Drumheel, Drumhat, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Killycreeny, Urney, Cornaseer, Aghaconny with the mill thereon, the part of Croaghan called Shrainacoshi, Brockahusna, and the oak wood called Shanna Wood all in County Cavan in trust.

He directed that his daughter Martha Bell alias Clarke be permitted to hold an equal half of said lands for her life with power should she die without male or female issue to charge same with £600 by deed or will, but should she leave issue to devise same to said issue as she thinks proper, failing said issue, same to his grandson Ralph Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his grandson Richard Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell and her male issue, failing such to my daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell alias Clarke to be disbursed of by her will as she thinks proper. Ralph devised the other half of his said lands to his daughter Catherine Bell alias Clarke for her life and at her decease to her issue as she thinks proper by deed or will, and should she leave no issue, then to her and her heirs as she shall devise.

In case of the death of his daughter Martha without issue as aforesaid, and she die before his grandson Ralph Bell was 21, his trustees were directed to receive the profits thereof for his use until he was 21.

He stated his desire that said Ralph Bell, or any other heirs of said lands, shall take the surname of Clarke.

He bequeathed £500 to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be invested for her use. He gave £570 remainder of the partition with his daughter to his son-in-law Richard Bell. To his sister Catherine Stephens alias Clarke he gave £20, and to his natural daughter Ann Rutledge, wife to Charles Rutledge of Belturbet, he bequeathed £10 a year for her life payable to her by his two daughters equally.

He directed that is devises or legatees who shall succeed to his estate were to keep his hounds for hunting and support them out of his property or to forfeit their legacy.

Ralph's will appointed his nephew John Bell and his sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell trustees and named his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be residuary legatee. The will was witnessed by Peter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly.5
No Issue*John and Ann Bell had no children.1
Will*8 December 1806John Bell Esq. wrote his will dated 8 December 1806 in Creevy, County Longford,1,6
Death*1807 and died in the first half of 1807.6
Probate*30 June 1807Probates for the estates of father and son, Andrew Bell and John Bell, were both granted on 30 June 1807 with John's brother, Andrew's third son, Andrew Bell as executor for both. Andrew had been named sole executor in the will of his father dated in 1797 and John's will named both his wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew as executors. Andrew, the father, had likely died shortly after writing his will in 1797 and his son Andrew delayed requesting probate until his brother John's death because of the serious dispute over his father's lands that had existed between his father and brother.6,7
(Eldest Son) Estate and LandAlthough not probated until 1807, the 1797 will of Andrew Bell had created a trust naming George Lanauze Esq. and his son John Bell as trustees. Both trustees had died before the wills were probated.

His father's will bequeathed £5 to his son John, stating he had already provided for him. His title to the old town and lands of Omard in County Cavan which he had purchased from Christopher Palles Esq., he bequeathed to his second daughter Margaret Bell and third daughter Mary Anne Bell for their respective lives equally, then to their male issue in seniority, failing such to his third son Andrew Bell and his male issue, and failing such to his second son "Robert Bell Booth" and his male issue, the lands subject to a £1,000 debt on the lands due to his son Andrew Bell, and also to £30 yearly to Sarah Bell, alias Bond, the wife of his son Andrew as her jointure according to their marriage settlement for her life and after her death the £30 yearly to John Bell, eldest son of his said son Andrew Bell and his heirs. And in case his son Andrew's son John Bell were to die in minority and without issue, said £30 yearly to his third son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female; the lands also subject to £20 a year to Mary Bell alias Burrowes the testator's wife.

And in case of failure of male issue of his daughters Margaret or Mary Anne Bell, his lands of Omard (provided his son Robert Bell Booth were to die without male issue) to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female, with remainders to his own eight heirs.

He bequeathed his title to the lease and lands of Foxfield to his son Andrew and his heirs, and his title to the lease and lands of Kivett to his son Robert and his heirs. He bequeathed £300 each to his daughters Margaret and Mary Anne as marriage portions, exclusive of his other bequests to them, if they marry with the consent of his executors, and if not, the share of each to the daughter who does marry with consent. He bequeathed the interest on £300 for life to his youngest daughter Frances Bell on the same condition. He left his house and concerns called Cottage to his wife Mary Bell for life, and that part of the lands called Ballyhally and, at her death or marriage, to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs. He also left the furniture of two rooms in his house to his wife Mary. He bequeathed his lands of Rabrackan in County Cavan, during his interest therein, to his nephew Richard Bell subject to 40 shillings yearly ther eout to his daughter Frances Bell for her life. His will directed that the residue of his estate was to pay his debts and legacies and left his wearing apparel to his nephew Andrew Ginty.

His will appointed his son Andrew Bell as sole executor and residuary legatee, and was witnessed by John Cartles, Robert Burrowes and Philip Boylan.7
Estate and Land* John's will directed that his estate in Kilnahard, County Cavan, his lands or farm of upper Creevy in County Longford which he held in lease from Thomas Marley Esq. deceased, his lands and farm of Aghaboy, County Cavan which he held under Lord Farnham, the town and lands of Moyleroe, County Westmeath which he held under the Marquis of Buckingham, and his two freehold lands of Creeve being a lease of lives renewable forever, all be put in trust, and named Matthew Crawford Esq. and Reverend James Bond as trustees.

His beloved wife Ann Bell was to receive, for life, the profits from his estate in Kilnahard, his farm in upper Creevy and his farm of Aghaboy. After her death the line of succession was to begin with John's brother, their father's third son, Andrew Bell of Creevy, County Longford Esq. for his life, and then to John's nephew John Bell and his heirs, described in the will as the "now eldest son of his brother Andrew". The remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew with "his present wife" Sarah Bell as his brother Andrew shall by will direct, with the further instruction that such son of his brother Andrew was to pay to his mother Sarah Bell an annuity of £20 per year for life. If his brother Andrew should die without male issue, then next in line was to be John's brother, their father's second son, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan and his heirs subject to the payments already mentioned.

His lands of Moyeroe in County Westmeath and Creeve in County Longford he left to his brother Andrew for his life and then to his eldest son John and his heirs, but also to be subject to an annuity of £20 per year to Andrew's wife Sarah for her life. As with the other lands, the remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew, or with that failing then to his brother Robert and his heirs, subject to the payments mentioned. Later in the will, John stated again that should his brother Robert Bell Booth become possessed in succession, Robert was to pay Sarah, the wife of Andrew, £20 per year for her life.

John's will confirmed that his wife Ann Bell was entitled by their marriage settlement to an annuity of £60 per year for her life charged on his estate of Bellsgrove alias Aghnacreevy in County Cavan. Subject to that annuity, his will then devised the lands to his brother Robert Bell Booth and his heirs.

Then outside the trust, John left his title to his lands of Clooneen in County Longford to his wife Ann; £150 to his nieces Alicia Bell and Lettice Bell, the eldest and second daughters of his brother Andrew; his title to the farm of Clonoose in County Cavan which he held by lease from William Welch of Hilltown, County Westmeath, Esq. to his brother Andrew and his assigns forever, subject to Andrew paying the sum of £300 to their brother Robert; his title in Upper and Lower Ballinulty in County Longford to his brother Andrew and James Daly, attorney, son of John Daly of Granard, County Longford, merchant, for their own sole use; his title to his two fields at Cartrons in County Longford which he held under William Felk Grenville, containing about 12 acres, and also the profits accruing to him out of a field in Rathcronan in County Longford which he held under Richard Webb of Lisryan, Esq., and also the profits due to him out of the lands of Coolnagun in County Westmeath which he held by lease from Robert Sproule Esq. to his two nieces Mary Irwin and Margaret Irwin, daughters of John Irwin of Killeshandra, apothecary by his sister Mary Anne Irwin alias Bell, deceased. John directed in his will that the legacies to Mary and Margaret were to be used for their education until age 21 or marriage; and his title to his lands of Derrymacegan and Moneybeg in County Westmeath to his brother-in-law George Kerr of Clareisland, County Westmeath and his heirs.

Additional heirs included James Daly, Hugh Kerr, Simon Griffith, William Stratford, Francis Wise, John Keirnan and Mary Keirnan. To Hugh Kerr of Granard in County Longford, and his assigns forever, he bequeathed back the title to his farm of Bracklon in County Cavan which he held from Hugh Kerr; to Simon Griffith, also of Granard, he gave his title to the two fields of the lands of Cartrons in County Longford now in his possession containing 6 acres, and also his wearing apparel; to William Stratford and Francis Wise, as a token of their faithful service to him, he gave his title to the lands of Rathcronan now in their possession which was held by lease under Edmund Reilly of Ballaghgowla, County Longford; to John Keirnan, his servant, and his wife Mary Keirnan alias Wisal, he bequeathed £50.

The residue of his estate, real and personal, he bequeathed to his beloved wife Ann Bell and her heirs, and added that should counsel advise that his wife shall, after his decease, execute a release of title to her dower which she is entitled to out of his lands, and should she refuse to execute such release, then the bequests left to her shall be void.

John's will appointed his beloved wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew Bell executors and was witnessed by L. R. Robertson, John Beatty and Richard Webb.

He added a codicil to his will that same day bequeathing all his furniture and concerns, and his carriages and concerns, to his beloved wife Ann Bell, and also her watch and ornaments, stating none of those items shall be subject to any debts.6

Family

Ann Grier

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S769] Listing of the Church of Ireland Index of Marriage License Bonds for the Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adrian/…. Transcribed by Adrian Donley from the LDS FHL Film# 0100869 (Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses). The register on the film contains 184 pages, each page with 16 entries, or approximately 2940 entries in total. It is in alphabetic order, indexed by surname of both bride and groom. Note: The site contains a partial transcription only. It contains approximately 68 of the 184 pages on the film. Hereinafter cited as Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh Marriage Bond Index.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellgrove, County Cavan, Ireland, Plaintiff, John Bell, Anne (Grier) Bell and James Grier, Defendants. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1779; Film# 531692, Volume 320, page 454, Deed# 219618, online image# 255. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  5. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland.
  7. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.

John Bell1

Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Sarah Bond1
(Grandson) Estate and LandThe 1797 will of his grandfather Andrew Bell, which was not probated until 1807, confirmed that after John's mother's death, her jointure of £30 yearly for her life, according to his parents' marriage settlement, should be paid to John as his parents' eldest son out of the old town and lands of Omard in County Cavan.2
(Nephew) Estate and LandHis uncle John Bell of Creevy's will directed that his estate in Kilnahard, County Cavan, his lands or farm of upper Creevy in County Longford which he held in lease from Thomas Marley Esq. deceased, his lands and farm of Aghaboy, County Cavan which he held under Lord Farnham, the town and lands of Moyleroe, County Westmeath which he held under the Marquis of Buckingham, and his two freehold lands of Creeve being a lease of lives renewable forever, all be put in trust, and named Matthew Crawford Esq. and Reverend James Bond as trustees.

His beloved wife Ann Bell was to receive, for life, the profits from his estate in Kilnahard, his farm in upper Creevy and his farm of Aghaboy. After her death the line of succession was to begin with John's brother, their father's third son, Andrew Bell of Creevy, County Longford Esq. for his life, and then to John's nephew John Bell and his heirs, described in the will as the "now eldest son of his brother Andrew". The remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew with "his present wife" Sarah Bell as his brother Andrew shall by will direct, with the further instruction that such son of his brother Andrew was to pay to his mother Sarah Bell an annuity of £20 per year for life. If his brother Andrew should die without male issue, then next in line was to be John's brother, their father's second son, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan and his heirs subject to the payments already mentioned.

His lands of Moyeroe in County Westmeath and Creeve in County Longford he left to his brother Andrew for his life and then to his eldest son John and his heirs, but also to be subject to an annuity of £20 per year to Andrew's wife Sarah for her life. As with the other lands, the remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew, or with that failing then to his brother Robert and his heirs, subject to the payments mentioned. Later in the will, John stated again that should his brother Robert Bell Booth become possessed in succession, Robert was to pay Sarah, the wife of Andrew, £20 per year for her life.

John's will confirmed that his wife Ann Bell was entitled by their marriage settlement to an annuity of £60 per year for her life charged on his estate of Bellsgrove alias Aghnacreevy in County Cavan. Subject to that annuity, his will then devised the lands to his brother Robert Bell Booth and his heirs.

Then outside the trust, John left his title to his lands of Clooneen in County Longford to his wife Ann; £150 to his nieces Alicia Bell and Lettice Bell, the eldest and second daughters of his brother Andrew; his title to the farm of Clonoose in County Cavan which he held by lease from William Welch of Hilltown, County Westmeath, Esq. to his brother Andrew and his assigns forever, subject to Andrew paying the sum of £300 to their brother Robert; his title in Upper and Lower Ballinulty in County Longford to his brother Andrew and James Daly, attorney, son of John Daly of Granard, County Longford, merchant, for their own sole use; his title to his two fields at Cartrons in County Longford which he held under William Felk Grenville, containing about 12 acres, and also the profits accruing to him out of a field in Rathcronan in County Longford which he held under Richard Webb of Lisryan, Esq., and also the profits due to him out of the lands of Coolnagun in County Westmeath which he held by lease from Robert Sproule Esq. to his two nieces Mary Irwin and Margaret Irwin, daughters of John Irwin of Killeshandra, apothecary by his sister Mary Anne Irwin alias Bell, deceased. John directed in his will that the legacies to Mary and Margaret were to be used for their education until age 21 or marriage; and his title to his lands of Derrymacegan and Moneybeg in County Westmeath to his brother-in-law George Kerr of Clareisland, County Westmeath and his heirs.

Additional heirs included James Daly, Hugh Kerr, Simon Griffith, William Stratford, Francis Wise, John Keirnan and Mary Keirnan. To Hugh Kerr of Granard in County Longford, and his assigns forever, he bequeathed back the title to his farm of Bracklon in County Cavan which he held from Hugh Kerr; to Simon Griffith, also of Granard, he gave his title to the two fields of the lands of Cartrons in County Longford now in his possession containing 6 acres, and also his wearing apparel; to William Stratford and Francis Wise, as a token of their faithful service to him, he gave his title to the lands of Rathcronan now in their possession which was held by lease under Edmund Reilly of Ballaghgowla, County Longford; to John Keirnan, his servant, and his wife Mary Keirnan alias Wisal, he bequeathed £50.

The residue of his estate, real and personal, he bequeathed to his beloved wife Ann Bell and her heirs, and added that should counsel advise that his wife shall, after his decease, execute a release of title to her dower which she is entitled to out of his lands, and should she refuse to execute such release, then the bequests left to her shall be void.

John's will appointed his beloved wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew Bell executors and was witnessed by L. R. Robertson, John Beatty and Richard Webb.

He added a codicil to his will that same day bequeathing all his furniture and concerns, and his carriages and concerns, to his beloved wife Ann Bell, and also her watch and ornaments, stating none of those items shall be subject to any debts.3

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland.

John Bell1

d. June 1786
RelationshipsGrandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Bell2,3 d. c 1721
Mother*Anne Hinds2,3
Marriage*He married Mary Branagan.2
Land Records*8 August 1749John's nephew Andrew Bell obtained a renewable lease for three lives, Bernard Parr, his uncle John Bell and himself Andrew Bell, on the town and lands of Bellgrove, Aghnacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland, on 8 August 1749 from John Maxwell who became Lord Farnham. One part of the property contained 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land. The other part or half of the lands contained 70 like acres.4
Will*14 June 1786John wrote his will dated 14 June 1786 in Killynure, County Cavan,2
Death*June 1786 and died later that month.2
Probate*24 June 1786Probate was granted on his estate on 24 June 1786 to his sons Richard Bell and George Bell, two of the executors named in John's will, saving the right of his widow Mary Bell and Hugh Cooke, the other executors.2
Estate and Land* John's will confirmed that since his marriage with his dear wife Mary Bell alias Branagan he, by marriage settlement, conveyed to trustees therein named the lands of Killynure then and still held by him under a lease of three lives renewable forever made to his father John Bell deceased by Francis White also deceased and stated his desire that the said lands shall ensue to trusts of said deeds particularly mentioned.

To his eldest son Richard Bell he bequeathed the customs of the town of Redhills in County Cavan and also the lands of Atreagh, County Cavan which leases he held by three lives renewable forever, made by the said Francis White. And also to Richard he gave his lands of Shane in County Monaghan. To his wife Mary he gave one of his best horses, the furniture of her room and other furniture she may wish. That part of the lands of Gortaquill, County Cavan purchased by him from John Buntell, gentleman, he bequeathed to his second son George Bell. Also to his son George he bequeathed the lands of Carrigan, the half tate (a tate was equal to 10 acres) of Clonumphry and also that part of lands known by the name of Sallcony which lands, all in County Fermanagh, were purchased from William and Lancelot Coldston of County Fermanagh, gentlemen. Also to his son George he left the lands of Killybandrick and also the lands of Clinteough in County Cavan. To his dear wife Mary Bell for her life he gave £12 yearly charged on Gortaquill, Carrigan, the half tate of Clonumphry and that part called Sallcony, exclusive of what was settled on her by their marriage settlement. To his son George he bequeathed all of his chattel property whatsoever except his household furniture which he left to his son Richard and except what was reserved for his wife.

Whereas his son Richard Bell, now had he come of age, had joined him in security to raise a sum of money and in order to indemnify his son Richard therein, he had handed over to him several securities for money that he had had in his possession previous to Richard so joining him, which securities he had reason to imagine a part had been paid to him, but his will ordered that his said son Richard Bell shall account with his son, Richard's brother George Bell for all money he has received in consequence of said securities so handed to him and show what monies he has received in order to fairly liquidate and adjust such balance of any be owing on the security in which my son Richard joined him. If any balance be due, the same to be charged on the town and lands left to my son George Bell until Richard is fully paid and exonerated from said security and that the debt of his father, the testator, contracted shall not in any degree affect the lands left to my eldest son Richard Bell, but such debts to be paid by his son George.

To his natural and illegitimate son John Bell, he bequeathed £40 to be paid him by his, the testator's son George. He bequeathed £5 to the poor of the parish of Anna, also to be paid by his son George.

Should his son Richard die unmarried and without issue, the lands of Killynure, the customs of Redhills aforesaid and also the lands of Atreagh shall revert to his son George, and if George dies unmarried and without issue, the said lands of Gortaquill, Carrigan, Clonumphry, Sallcony, Killybandrick and Clinteough to his son Richard.

His will stated his desire to be buried in the family burial place at Clones at the sole expense of his son George, and he appointed his wife Mary Bell, his eldest son Richard Bell, his youngest son George Bell and Hugh Cooke executors. His will was witnessed by Thomas Hudson, James Griffith and Michael McCormick.2

Family 1

Mary Branagan
Children1.Richard Bell5 d. 1793
2.George Bell+2 d. 1809

Family 2

Child1.John Bell2

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey, placing him tentatively as a son of Andrew Bell of Ardleny.
  4. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellgrove, County Cavan, Ireland, Plaintiff, John Bell, Anne (Grier) Bell and James Grier, Defendants.
  5. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.

John Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Bell1 d. Jun 1786
Birth*John Bell was described in his father's will as his "natural and illegitimate son."1
(Natural Son) Estate and LandJohn, described as his father's "natural and illegitimate son" was bequeathed £40 in his father's will dated 14 June 1786 to be paid him by his father's son George.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Lettice Bell1

Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Sarah Bond1
(Niece BELL) Estate and LandThe will of their uncle John Bell of Creevy, dated 08 December 1806, bequeathed £150 to each of his nieces Alicia Bell and Lettice Bell, descirbed as the eldest and 2nd daughters of his brother Andrew.2

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Lettice Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Lettice ______1
Marriage*1751She married first Ambrose Jones in 1751.1
Marriage*August 1772She married second John Folliott in August 1772.1

Family 1

Ambrose Jones

Family 2

John Folliott b. c 1710, d. 1805

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."