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BELL, John

Male 1765 - 1842  (76 years)


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  • Name BELL, John 
    Born 14 May 1765 
    • His birth record hasn't been found. His birth date is taken from the Bell family tombstone.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 10 Jun 1805  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Merchant 
    Census 1841  245, St Vincent Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Bell Male 75 1766 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      John Bell Jr Male 30 1811 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Matthew P Bell Male 20 1821 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      William J Bell Male 70 1771 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      William D Carse Male 80 1761 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Mary Paul Female 50 1791 Scotland
      Janet Rodan Female 30 1811 Scotland
      Isabella Meikleham Female 25 1816 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Margaret Binnie Female 20 1821 Scotland
    Occupation Merchant 
    Died 11 May 1842  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 11 Aug 1842 
    • Bell John 11/8/1842 merchant, residing in Glasgow, spouse of Jane Perston or Bell Mutual Disposition with spouse  Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills SC36/51/18

      Bell John 11/8/1842 merchant in Glasgow I Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories  SC36/48/29
    Buried Glasgow Necropolis Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I124559  Leicestershire Antills & Connected Families
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Father BELL, Walter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F36138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PERSTON, Jean,   b. Aug 1769,   d. 27 May 1858, Blythswood, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1805  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SP Old Parish Registers 644/1 280 22 Glasgow Page 22 of 375
    Children 
     1. BELL, John,   b. 10 Nov 1806, Gorbals, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1880, North Park House, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. BELL, Matthew Perston,   b. 24 Aug 1808, Gorbals, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1870, Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan, Perthshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F35686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Bells' Headstone
    Bells' Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Bell, John, merchant, [admitted as] Burgess and Guild Brother, as married [to] Jean, lawful daughter to John Perston, merchant, Burgess and Guild Brother, 12 April 1808.
      The Burgesses & Guild Brethren of Glasgow, 1751-1846, ed. James R. Anderson, Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 1935, page 249.

      "He was a merchant in Glasgow and in St John's, Newfoundland … He seems to have come of fairly humble stock, his father being Walter Bell, tailor, Gorbals, but he was … very well to do" [by 1806 when his first child was born]."                                                                                                The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell, Henry E. Kelly (2006), p.1