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 Aghacreevy, 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 Bellsgrove 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. 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 Bellsgrove, 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 Bellsgrove alias Aghacreevy, 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 Bellsgrove, 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 Bellsgrove 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 Bellsgrove, 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 Bellsgrove alias Aghacreevy, 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 Bellsgrove, 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 Bellsgrove 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 Bellsgrove 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 Bellsgrove 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 Bellsgrove 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 Bellsgrove, 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 Bellsgrove.

     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 Bellsgrove 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 said 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 LandThe will of his uncle, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, 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, Drumhart, 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 Kevit 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 thereout 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 Moyleroe 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 Aghacreevy 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 Bracklin 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 Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove, 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 LandThe will of his uncle, John Bell of Creevy, 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 Moyleroe 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 Aghacreevy 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 Bracklin 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 Find My Past, 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 the three lives of Bernard Parr, his uncle John Bell and himself Andrew Bell, on the town and lands of Bellsgrove, Aghacreevy, 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 Altreagh, 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 Finternagh 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 Altreagh shall revert to his son George, and if George dies unmarried and without issue, the said lands of Gortaquill, Carrigan, Clonumphry, "Sallcony", Killybandrick and Finternagh 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 Find My Past, 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 Bellsgrove, 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 Find My Past, 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, described 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 Find My Past, 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."

Lydia Bell1

b. 10 July 1786, d. 6 December 1862
Baptism*10 July 1786Lydia Bell was baptized a Catholic on 10 July 1786 in Delvin, County Westmeath, Ireland.1
Marriage*after 9 January 1804She married John Potterton, son of Henry Potterton and Bridget Coates, after 9 January 1804, the date of their marriage settlement agreement.1
(Wife) Death14 February 1828Lydia became a widow when John Potterton died on 14 February 1828.1
Death*6 December 1862She died on 6 December 1862 at age 761
Burial* and was buried at Ballivor, County Meath.1

Family

John Potterton b. 1772, d. 14 Feb 1828

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Margaret Bell1,2

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 Booth1 d. 10 Nov 1774
Birth*She was probably born in County Cavan, Ireland, and if she was her father's second daughter, her name was Margaret.1
Marriage*She married George Kerr.1
(2nd 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 Kevit 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.2

Family

George Kerr

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 Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Margaret Bell1

Father*Thomas Bell1 b. 14 Mar 1817
Mother*Sarah Jackson1 b. 25 Mar 1817
Birth*Margaret Bell was born in New York City, New York,1
Death* and died in infancy.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, page 173. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

Martha Bell1

b. circa 1799
Father*George Bell Esq.1 b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Mother*Catherine Nugent1 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Birth*circa 1799Martha Bell was born circa 1799 in County Fermanagh, Ireland.1
Marriage*21 January 1828She married John Finlay on 21 January 1828 in Old Rossorry Parish, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The Impartial Reporter of Enniskillen reported on 24 Jan that on Monday in the church of this town Martha, the eldest daughter of the late George Bell Esq. of Belview, was married to John Finlay of Belturbet by the Reverend Mr. Johnston.2
(Sister) Death18 April 1835Alexander Charlton Bell died on 18 April 1835 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law Martha and John Finlay in Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. His death was reported in both Enniskillen newspapers on 23 April. Their combined accounts noted that Alexander Charlton Bell, a surgeon in the Royal Navy, aged 28 years and the youngest son of the late George Bell Esq. of Bellevue, died on Saturday, the 18th of April at the house of his beloved friend and brother-in-law John Finlay Esq. of Belturbet. His remains passed through Enniskillen on Tuesday for interment in the family place of sepulture at Rossorry, followed by a large concourse of the respectability of this neighborhood.1

Family

John Finlay

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.

Martha Jane Bell1,2

b. 1845
Father*Thomas Bell1,2 b. 14 Mar 1817
Mother*Sarah Jackson1,2 b. 25 Mar 1817
Birth*1845Martha Jane Bell was born about 1845 in New York City, New York.1
(Daughter) Census US 185024 August 1850Martha was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 24 August 1850 in the household of her parents in Ward 5, New York City, New York County, New York. She was 5 years old.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."

Mary Bell1

Marriage*5 September 1776She married John Buckingham II on 5 September 1776 in that part of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, that would later become Washington County.1

Family

John Buckingham II b. 10 Nov 1740, d. 1 Dec 1794
Children1.Isaac Buckingham+1,2 b. 20 Aug 1777, d. 11 Apr 1833
2.Mary Buckingham1 b. 29 Dec 1790, d. 14 Apr 1845

Citations

  1. [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 299. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [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 7, page 244. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary Bell1

Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*Mary 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."

Mary Anne Bell1,2

d. before 8 December 1806
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 Booth1 d. 10 Nov 1774
Birth*She was likely born in County Cavan, Ireland. In the will of her father dated 04 January 1797, Mary Anne was identified as his third daughter.1,3
Marriage*She married John Irwin.1,2
Death*before 8 December 1806She died before 8 December 1806 when her brother John wrote his will and identified her as deceased.1,2
(3rd 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 Kevit 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.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 Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.

Mary Anne Bell1

b. 1789
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Catherine Clarke1
Birth*1789Mary Anne Bell was born about 1789 at Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.2
(Granddaughter) Estate and LandThe will of her grandfather, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, 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, Drumhart, 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 sesame 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.3
(Future Wife) Marriage Settlement7 November 1810Three separate memorial deeds, each dated 7 November 1810, were made and recorded regarding the marriage settlement agreement concerning the intended marriage between Mary Anne Bell and George Burrows. The first, an indented deed of marriage settlement, identified, and placed in trust, the lands and income of the future groom. It was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, his wife, of the first part, Mary Anne Bell of Drumheel, spinster, only daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, of the second part, George Burrows of Moynehall, County Cavan, Captain in his Majesty's 82nd Regiment of Foot of the third part, the Reverend Robert Thomas Bell of Drumheel and John Cummins of the city of Dublin of the fourth part. Stating that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had and solemnized by and between George Burrows and Mary Anne Bell and whereas George Burrows is now seized and possessed of all that and those the town and lands of Drumcullion, Corcraff and Glasdrumman, situate lying and being in the parish of Ballyhaise in the county of Cavan under and by virtue of lease for lives renewable forever at the yearly rent of £25 sterling and which said lands are now situate for and produce a yearly rent of £25 or thereabouts, the indenture witnessed that for and in consideration of the intended marriage and for and in consideration of the grant and assessment therein contained and for the sum of 10 shillings in hand paid by Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, the receipt thereof hereby acknowledged, he George Burrows did thereby grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, their heirs and assigns, all that and those, the towns and lands here before mentioned, together with the rights, premises and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining to, to have and to hold the towns and lands with their rights, premises, appurtenances for Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, their heirs and assigns, for and during the life and lives of the rents and respective premises named in the respective leases under which said premises are held or in any rent or rents as are now in levy and for and during the life and lives of every and any person or persons as shall or may from time to time hereafter be added by virtue of the perpetual clause.____________________________________________________________________ The deed was signed by the parties, witnessed by the Reverend Thomas Snyder and George Thomas Hinds, both of the city of Dublin, and recorded on 30 April 1811.1,4,5
(Future Wife) Marriage Settlement7 November 1810The second deed was an indented deed of appointment dated 7 November 1810 and was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, his wife, of the one part, and Mary Anne Bell of Drumheel, spinster, only daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Clarke) Bell of the other part. Whereas Mary Anne's grandfather, Ralph Clarke, late of Drumheel, duly made and published his last will and testament and thereby gave, devised and bequeathed unto trustees therein named, all his rights and rents in and to the towns and lands of Cornadrung and Polladooey in the county of Longford, the towns and lands of Drumheel, Drumlark, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Kilnacreevy, Urney, Cornaseer, Greaghrahan, Thomascourt, Crocknahattin, and the oak wood called Thomas Wood, all situate lying and being in the county of Cavan, to hold unto the said trustees therein named subject to the limitations therein and therein after mentioned. That is to say as to one-half or equal shares of the said lands and premises, Ralph Clarke, the testator, gave, devised and bequeathed to his daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell, party hereto, during her natural life and from and after her decease he gave and devised the same to such of her natural issue and in such shares and proportions that she should think proper. The deed then stated that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had and solemnized by and between George Burrows of Moynehall in the county of Cavan Esq. and Mary Anne Bell, and whereas Catherine Bell hath agreed to charge all the money in the half bequeathed by Ralph Clarke in trust for Catherine Bell, with the sum of £1700 sterling to be paid to Mary Anne Bell , her executors, administrators and assigns in 12 calendar months after the decease of her mother, Catherine, and that the sum of £700, part thereof, is to bear and carry interest at the rate of £6 sterling per annum from the date of the day hereof and that the sum of £1000.1,4,5
(Future Wife) Marriage Settlement7 November 1810The third deed concerned the future bride's dowry and was an indented deed of mortgage dated 7 November 1810 made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part and Mary Anne Bell, only daughter of Andrew Bell and Catherine (Clarke) Bell his wife of Drumheel, spinster, of the other part. Whereby Andrew Bell, for and in consideration of £2000, devised to his daughter Mary Anne Bell all that and those the town and lands of Ardleny situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan and also the town and lands of “Gubduff” situate, lying and being in the county of Monaghan with all houses, out houses, ___________, barns, stables, ways, paths, passages, waters, water courses, hereditaments, rights, ____________ and _____________ to the said lands and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining and the revenue and revenues received and remainders yearly over the _____________ and profits of the premises and all the estate ________________________ property claim and demand what at law and in equity of ________, the said Andrew Bell of into or out of the lands and premises and ______ or any part or parcel thereof to have and to hold the said towns and lands _______________________hereby granted _____________________________ The third deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by the Reverend Thomas Snyder and George Thomas Hinds, both of the city of Dublin, on 15 April 1811, and recorded on 30 April 1811.1,4,5
Marriage*April 1811She married George Burrows of Moynehall in April 1811 in Ireland.1
(Sister) Census Ireland 1821Mary and her husband appeared on the 1821 census in the household of her brother Ralph Bell Clarke taken at Drumheel, County Cavan. Ralph had added CLARK as his surname after inheriting Drumheel from their grandfather Ralph Clark. Mary Anne was 32 years of age and her occupation was enumerated as wife.2

Family

George Burrows b. 1781

Citations

  1. [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: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 486-487; Deed number 435837. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 487-488; Deed number 435838.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Page 489; Deed number 435839.

Mary Anne Bell1

b. 1827
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1827Mary Anne Bell was born about 1827 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841Mary appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of her parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. She was 14 years old, could read and write, and her occupation was spinning.1

Citations

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

Mary Jane Bell1

b. 1801, d. 17 July 1887
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*George Bell Esq.2 b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Mother*Catherine Nugent2 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Birth*1801Mary Jane Bell was born in 1801 in County Fermanagh, Ireland.3,4
Marriage*14 October 1831She married George Thomas Bell Booth, son of Robert Bell Booth and Jane Amelia Hinds, on or about 14 October 1831, the date of their marriage settlement agreement, in Kildrumferton Church, County Cavan, Ireland.5,6,1,7
(Wife) Death22 June 1845Mary Jane became a widow with six young children when George Thomas Bell Booth was murdered at age 44 on Sunday, 22 June 1845, as he was returning home from church in County Cavan. On his return from Kilmore Church with his two young sons in his gig, he was shot at his own back gate. One of the boys fell out of the gig, breaking his thigh, and was not thought to have survived his injury. There was wide coverage throughout Great Britain of his murder. Newspaper transcriptions may be accessed by clicking on the PDF Text Icon.8,9
(Mother) Death7 May 1848Her daughter, Louisa Bell Booth, died on 7 May 1848 at their home in Drumcarban, County Cavan, at about age 6.10
(Mother) Death5 April 1860Her son, George Alexander Bell Booth, died intestate on 5 April 1860 in Calcutta, India, at about age 2311
Administration*28 May 1863 and Letters of Administration were granted to Mary Jane, as his next of kin, on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry, Dublin. George was a bachelor and the place of residence recorded for both George and his mother was Drumcarban, County Cavan. His personal effects were valued as under £45011
Administration*28 May 1863 and Letters of Administration were granted to Mary Jane, as her next of kin, on 28 May 1863 at the Dublin. Louisa's personal effects were valued at under £450.10
(Mother) Immigration23 January 1864Mary Jane (Bell) immigrated to New Zealand with her son Frederick Thomas Bell Booth on 23 January 1864. Their family group of immigrants included mother Mary Jane (Bell), sons Frederick and Richard and daughter Jane Amelia. Frederick's future wife, Kate Sankey, immigrated on the same date as the Bell family, and it is not yet known if the couple had already married in Ireland before their departure.12
(Mother) Land to Be Sold4 November 1881The lands of Drumcarban and Derrylane, the Estate of Mary Jane's son, Robert Bell Booth, owner and petitioner, was to be sold on Friday, 4 November 1881 before the Right Honorable Judge Flanagan at his Court in the city of Dublin. A condition of the sale included the statement that the Estate was subject to an annuity or yearly rent charge of £80 created by a marriage settlement agreement dated 14 October 1831, and payable during the life of Robert's mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Booth, then aged 81 years.6
Death*17 July 1887She died "at an advanced age" on 17 July 1887 at the home of her son, Frederick Thomas, in Auckland, Avondale, New Zealand.13

Family

George Thomas Bell Booth b. 30 Sep 1800, d. 22 Jun 1845
Children1.Catherine Letitia Bell Booth12 b. 13 Aug 1832, d. 19 Dec 1832
2.Robert Bell Booth1 b. 17 Nov 1833
3.Jane Amelia Bell Booth1 b. 1835
4.George Alexander Bell Booth12 b. 1837, d. 5 Apr 1860
5.Richard Bell Booth1 d. 1895
6.Frederick Thomas Bell Booth+1 b. 1841, d. 1921
7.Louisa Bell Booth12 b. 1842, d. 7 May 1848

Citations

  1. [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."
  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. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree noted birth as 1801. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  4. [S765] Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org, noted birth as circa 1802.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Mayo Constitution, published on December 8, 1831, marriage at Kildrumferton Church, County Cavan of George T. B. Booth Esq. of Drumcarban and Mary Jane, daughter of the late George Bell Esq. of Bellevue, County Fermanagh. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  6. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com, lands of Drumcarban and Derrylane to be sold on 4 November 1881 by Robert Bell Booth, owner and petitioner, containing 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, statute measure, situate in the Barony of Clanmahon and County of Cavan; held in fee-simple, and producing a net rental of £316 4s. 7d. sterling. Hereinafter cited as Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885.
  7. [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.
  8. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from a letter dated Spring 1993 from William Graham, Dillagh, Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland to unidentified "Friends" thought to mean Marguerite Clayton and Beverly Mackey. The author noted in his letter that he, himself, is descended from the same Bell Booth family through his great grandmother on his maternal side.
  9. [S498] Ireland Newspaper Abstracts, online at www.irelandoldnews.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Newspaper Abstracts.
  10. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Louisa Bell Booth, late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, spinster, deceased, who died 7 May 1848 at the same place, granted on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry to Mary Jane Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, her mother, a widow and only next of kin, of the deceased; effects under £450. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  11. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Letters of Administration of the personal estate of George Alexander Bell Booth, late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, bachelor, deceased, who died 5 April 1860 in Calcutta, granted on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry to Mary Jane Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, his mother, a widow and only next of kin, of the deceased; effects under £450.
  12. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree.
  13. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Cavan Weekly News and General Advertiser, published on September 2, 1887, from Colonial papers they noticed the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Bell Booth, at an advanced age, on 17 July 1887 at the residence of her son in Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand; her husband, the late George Thomas Bell Booth, J.P. of Drumcarban House, Crossdoney, was assassinated when returning from service in Kilmore Cathedral on June 22, 1945.

Mattie Bell1

Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*Mattie 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."

Monroe Bell1

Marriage*He married Beulah ______.1

Family

Beulah ______
Child1.Anna Maria Bell+1 b. 26 Oct 1840, d. 16 Mar 1924

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 18, page 665. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Nathaniel Bell1

Marriage*He married Mary Timmons.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Sutton, Memorial# 9257487. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Olivia Zerlina Adelaide Bell1

b. 11 March 1821, d. before 4 August 1821
Father*Henry Frederick Nugent Bell2 b. 1792, d. 10 Oct 1822
Mother*Alicia Vance2
Birth*11 March 1821Olivia Zerlina Adelaide Bell was born on 11 March 1821 at the Royal Terrace, Adelphi, London, Westminster, England. The Enniskillen Chronicle reported on 22 Mar that on Sunday morning the 11th a daughter was born to the Lady of Henry Nugent Bell Esq.1
Death*before 4 August 1821She died sometime before 4 August 1821 at the London, Westminster. The Enniskillen Chronicle reported her death on 4 Aug.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.
  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.

Richard Bell1

Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Robert Bell1 d. 1776
Mother*Frances Booth1
(Nephew 1) Will4 January 1776George Booth wrote his will about 4 January 1776 and named his nephew Richard Bell, son of his sister Frances and Robert Bell as first in line to inherit his lands of Drumshinny, County Cavan, Ireland. Named as second in the line of succession to the lands was his nephew Andrew Bell, son of his sister Mary and Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove.2
Marriage*He married Martha Clarke, daughter of Ralph Clarke and Mary Hinds.3
(Son-in-Law 2) Probate10 February 1798Probate was granted on the estate of Richard's father-in-Law, 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.3
(Son-in-Law 1) Estate and LandHis father-in-law'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, Drumhart, 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 sesame 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.3
(Nephew BELL) Estate and LandThe 1797 will of his uncle Andrew Bell, probated in 1807, Richard Bell was bequeathed his uncle's lands of Rabrackan in County Cavan, during his interest therein, subject to 40 shillings yearly there out to the testator's daughter Frances Bell for her life.4
(Brother) Deed Memorial25 March 1824Richard, was named as a beneficiary in an indented deed of annuity dated 25 March 1824 made between his brother Andrew Bell of Drumheel and his double cousin (2nd and 4th) Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan.5
(Witness to Deed) Deed Memorial4 February 1828Richard witnessed a second memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated 4 February 1828 made between Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part, and Andrew Bell of Drumheel, in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part. Whereby Walter Thomas Hinds in consideration of the sum of £2,300 paid as therein mentioned did grant bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Andrew Bell and his heirs all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham situate, lying and being in the barony of Clanmahon in the county of Cavan, together with all lands and houses, barns, stables, coach houses, dove houses and yards, cellars, vaults, aeries, benefit and advantage of other ancient and other rights, ways, paths, passages, gardens, orchards, ponds, waters, land covered with water, water courses, lumber and other trees, woods, lumber woods and the ground and all thereof. Mines, quarries, bogs, mosses rights, and privileges, advantages of common feeding of foliage of every kind and all other rights, privileges, appendages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands, tenements and premises belong in or in anywise appertain, too have and to hold unto Andrew Bell, his heirs and assigns forever. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by Ralph Bell Clarke and Richard Bell on 05 February 1828. It was registered on 19 February 1828.6
(Witness to Agreement) Deed Memorial4 February 1828Richard resided at Moynehall in the county of Cavan when he witnessed another memorial of an indented deed dated 4 February 1828 made between his brother Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan Esq. of the first part, Michael Babington of Loch Gowna in the county of Cavan Esq. of the second part, and Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the third part. After reciting that by a deed dated 25 March 1824, Walter Thomas Hinds did grant unto Andrew Bell for three lives therein and received an annuity of £60 payable out of the lands therein and hereinafter mentioned and for the better securing the said Walter T. Hinds did grant unto Michael Babington, his executors, administrators and assigns, the lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard for five hundred years upon the trusts therein mentioned, and also reciting that by a deed dated 20 January 1825, Walter Thomas Hinds granted in mortgage to Andrew Bell the lands and premises aforesaid, and after reciting several other matters he, Andrew Bell, by the deed of which this is a memorial, for the considerations therein mentioned did release Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns, and the several lands and premises, of and from the payment of the annuity. And he, Michael Babington, did thereby, by the direction of Andrew Bell, grant unto Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns, all that and those the said lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard, situate in the county of Cavan for the residue of the term of 500 years, and Walter Thomas Hinds did thereby also, for the consideration therein, grant, bargain, sell, release and quit claim unto Walter Thomas Hinds and his heirs all that and those the said town and lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard being part of the premises so conveyed to Andrew Bell by the said recited deed of mortgage. To hold to the said Walter Thomas Hinds, his heirs and assigns forever, discharged from mortgage. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by Andrew's brother and nephew Richard Bell and Ralph Bell Clarke on 05 February 1828, and registered on 19 February 1828.7

Family

Martha Clarke
Child1.Ralph Bell Clarke3 b. 1794, d. Dec 1829

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. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of George Booth of Drumshinny, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, 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.
  5. [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: 1824; Film number 467284; Volume 790; Pages 192-193; Deed number 534128. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1828; Film number 468429; Volume 832; page ID 262; Deed number 559397.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1828; Film number 468429; Volume 832; page ID 261; Deed number 559396.

Richard Bell1

b. 1796
Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Catherine Clarke1
Birth*1796Richard Bell was born about 1796 at Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Grandson 2) Estate and LandThe will of his grandfather, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, 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, Drumhart, 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 sesame 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.2
(Brother) Census Ireland 1821Richard appeared on the 1821 census in the household of his brother Ralph Bell Clarke taken at Drumheel, County Cavan. Ralph had added CLARK as his surname after inheriting Drumheel from their grandfather Ralph Clark. Richard was 25 years of age and his occupation was enumerated as lodger.1

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Richard Bell1

d. 1793
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 Branagan2
Birth*Richard Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.2
(Eldest Son) Probate24 June 1786Probate was granted on his father's estate on 24 June 1786 to Richard and his brother George 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.2
(Eldest 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 Altreagh, 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 Finternagh 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 Altreagh shall revert to his son George, and if George dies unmarried and without issue, the said lands of Gortaquill, Carrigan, Clonumphry, "Sallcony", Killybandrick and Finternagh 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
Residence*He lived in Redhills, County Cavan.3,4
Death*1793He died intestate, probably in 1793.3,4
Administration*31 August 1793Administration was opened on the estate of Richard Bell of Redhills on 31 August 1793. His brother George Bell and mother Mary Bell were appointed executors.3

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, 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, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, 1793 administration of Richard Bell, Redhills, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S1623] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858.

Richard Bell1

Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*George Bell1 d. 1809
Mother*Esther Archer1 d. 1854
(Eldest Son) 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.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, George Bell, 1809, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Richard Bell1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Richard Bell1

b. 1838
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1838Richard Bell was born about 1838 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841Richard appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. He was 3 years old, couldn't read yet, and attended school.1

Citations

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

Robert Bell1

d. 1776
RelationshipsGreat-grandson 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*He married, as her first husband, Frances Booth, daughter of ______ Booth.1
(Groom's Brother) Marriage Settlement2 June 1752Robert was named as second in line, after his brother Andrew, to inherit the town and lands of Aghacreevy, County Cavan, in an articles of marriage agreement dated 2 June 1752 and made between Robert's father Andrew Bell of Aghacreevy, County Cavan, and Andrew Bell, his son and heir apparent, of the one part, Ann Clarke of Putiaghan, spinster, of the other part and Walter Hinds of Corrakane of the third part, all in the county of Cavan concerning a marriage to be had between Andrew Bell, the son of Andrew, and Ann Clarke.2
(Son) Probate13 March 1756Probate was granted on the estate of his father Andrew Bell of Ardleny on 13 March 1756 to Robert, the son and one of the executors named in Andrew's will, saving the right of Lettice Bell, Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze, the other executors.3
(Son) EstateHis father's will confirmed that his wife Lettice Bell was to receive £14 yearly for life out of the lands of Aghacreevy as reserved to her by their marriage settlement upon the marriage of his son Andrew Bell. He bequeathed his son Andrew 5 shillings, having already settled on him the lands of Aghacreevy. His son Robert Bell was to receive his title and the lease of Ardleny when he came of age and his daughter Ann was to receive £100, provided she marry into a good protestant family. His granddaughters, Lettice Donaldson, Lettice Hinds and Lettice Ginty were each to receive £10 to be raised out of the lands of Lavagh upon their marriages, and in case any of the granddaughters should die unmarried, their legacies were to revert to their respective mothers.

Andrew's will then reviewed the line of succession, stating that if his son Andrew were to die without male issue, then the estate settled on him was to revert to the testator's son Robert Bell and his male issue. Failing such, his interest in Aghacreevy was to revert to the male issue of his eldest daughter and so on to the male issue of his youngest daughter successively. If his son Robert Bell were to die without male or female issue, the profits of Ardleny and Lavagh were to return in the same kind to his other five daughters and their heirs. (None of his children, other than Andrew and Robert, were named.)

He appointed his loving son Robert Bell, his wife Lettice Bell, his son-in-law Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze executors, and stated his desire that his son Robert might be directed by his other executors, and that he was not to marry without their consent. He further directed that the legacies charged on the lands of Lavagh were to be paid out of profits thereof, and further profits were to then return to his son Robert and his issue.

The will was witnessed by his son-in-law John Ginty, John Wilson and George Finley.3
(Witness to Will) Will4 January 1776Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, wrote his will on 4 January 1776 stating that his nephew Robert, son of Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in County Cavan, was to inherit all of his estate providing he took the name of Booth, and not otherwise. Witnesses were Andrew Bell and Robert Bell of Ardleny, in County Cavan.4
(Brother-in-Law 1) Will4 January 1776George Booth wrote his will about 4 January 1776 and named his nephew Richard Bell, son of his sister Frances and Robert Bell as first in line to inherit his lands of Drumshinny, County Cavan, Ireland. Named as second in the line of succession to the lands was his nephew Andrew Bell, son of his sister Mary and Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove.5
Death*1776Robert died in 1776.6
Inheritance*Robert had made arrangements that, upon his death, his widow Frances (Booth) Bell was to receive a jointure of £20 a year chargeable on the lands of Ardleny, County Cavan, and a sum of £100.7
(Late Husband) Marriage Settlement25 September 1777Robert's widow married again in 1777 and, as a part of her articles of marriage agreement dated 25 September 1777, she attempted to collect the sum of £100 and overdue jointure payments chargeable on the lands of Ardleny, in the county of Cavan, her late husband's estate of she was to receive as a result of her late husband's will and being held by her late husband's brother Andrew. The parties to the agreement were George Nicolls the elder of Losset, County Cavan Esq., George Nicolls the younger of Rabrackan, County Cavan, eldest son and heir apparent of George Nicolls the elder and Frances Nicolls otherwise Booth, wife of George Nicolls the younger of the first part, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in the county of Cavan Esq. and Robert Booth of Drumcarban in the county of Cavan gentleman of the second part, and Thomas Hinds of Bruce Hall, County Cavan Esq. and Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, County Cavan gentleman of the third part.7

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. [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: 1756; Film number 461377; Volume 180; Pages 391-392; Deed number 121034. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  5. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of George Booth of Drumshinny, County Cavan.
  6. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey, reporting his death in 1777.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1782; Film number531947; Volume 346; Pages 474-475; Deed number 234010.

Robert Thomas Bell1,2

b. 1791
Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell2
Mother*Catherine Clarke2
Birth*1791Robert Thomas Bell was born about 1791 at Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.2
(Bride's Brother) Marriage Settlement7 November 1810Robert, identified as the Reverend Robert Thomas Bell of Drumheel and serving as a trustee, was party to the marriage settlement agreement dated 7 November 1810 for his sister Mary Anne Bell and George Burrows.1,3,4
(Brother) Census Ireland 1821Robert appeared on the 1821 census in the household of his brother Ralph Bell Clarke taken at Drumheel, County Cavan. Ralph had added CLARK as his surname after inheriting Drumheel from their grandfather Ralph Clark. Robert was 30 years of age and enumerated as the Reverend Robert Thomas Bell with an occupation of Curate.2
Marriage*1827He married, as her second husband, Elizabeth Jane Wilson, daughter of Dr. Thomas Wilson and Mary Slator, in 1827 in County Cavan.5

Citations

  1. [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: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 486-487; Deed number 435837. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 487-488; Deed number 435838.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Page 489; Deed number 435839.
  5. [S1629] Reverend Henry Bidall Swanzy M.A., The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Dublin, Ireland: printed for private circulation, 1908), Robert Erskine, pages 194-196. Hereinafter cited as The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants.