The Bell family of Kirklington

 

Jacob Watson = Hannah Bell

     |         other children

Joshua Watson = Esther Watson

      |         other children

Joseph Watson = Sarah Spence

      |         other children

Robert Spence Watson = Elizabeth Richardson

      |         other children

Mary Spence Watson = Francis Edward Pollard

 

M7. HANNAH WATSON born BELL

Hannah Bell was born on 27 September 1738, at Close, Carlisle, Cumberland.1

She married [M5] Jacob Watson, notice of their marriage being given in July 1765. Their children were: Hannah (1766–1850), Jacob (1769–1848), Joseph (1769 – after 1784), [M4] Joshua (1771–1853), Jane (1775–1870), Ann (1778–1827), Elizabeth (1778–1857), and Anthony (1781–1839). They were of Farehill, High Aldston, Cumberland, in 1766, but subsequently lived at Huntwell until at least 1778. In 1782 she witnessed the marriage of Joseph Watson and Rachel Wigham, and in 1796 of David Carrick and Mary Wilson, both at Cornwood.2

She lived at Tedham, but died at Tynemouth on the 13th September 1808, and was buried in Newcastle on the 16th.3

Hannah Bell was the daughter of [M8] David and [M11] Hannah Bell.4


1 Percy Corder: The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley, 1914; TNA: RG 6/228, /1271, /1402

2 Corder (1914); TNA: RG 6/228, /355, /1271

3 Corder (1914); RG 6/228

4 Corder (1914); RG 6/1402


M8. DAVID BELL

David Bell was born on 26 January 1697/8, in the catchment area of Kirklington Monthly Meeting.1

He married [M11] Hannah ____ before 1727. Their children were: Ann (1727 – ?), Elizabeth (1728 – ?), Rachel (1729 – ?), John (1736 – ?), [M7] Hannah (1738–1808), and Jane (1740/1–1795). Described as of Hillkilling in 1727, from 1736 until his death he lived at the Close, Carlisle.2

On 17 March 1761, of Cumberland, with David Saul, he visited Wicklow, Ireland on 17th March that year. They visited Cork on 8 August that year, the book of Names of Friends in Ministry recording that they "came here from Co. Tipperary, stay'd our first day's meetings, second day went to Bandon had a satisfactory Meeting there, returned same night, & next morning went towards Youghall, being desirous to be at the Quarterly Meeting at Castledermot 15th Inst."3

His burial on 14 July 1771 was recorded by Kirklington Monthly Meeting.4

David Bell was the only known child of [M9] John and [M10] Elizabeth Bell.5

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1402

2 Percy Corder: The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley, 1914; TNA: RG 6/301, /346, /1402; a David Bell married a Hannah Dixon at Brampton, Cumberland, on 25 April 1719 ("England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 9 March 2018, David Bell and Hannah Dixon, 25 Apr 1719, citing Brampton, Cumberland, reference index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 90,568)

3 Cork ministers' visits; Wicklow MM Sufferings for tithes 1731-1796, Copies of epistles 1698-1801; Names of Friends in Ministry

4–5 RG 6/1402


M9. JOHN BELL

Of Borrobie, Yorkshire, John Bell married [M10] Elizabeth Jaques on 10 July 1687, at the house of Anne Blackburne, High Ellington, Yorkshire. Their known children were: Hannah (1688–1729/30), and [M8] David (1697/8 – ?), both b. Kirklington, Yorkshire.1

Of Close, his burial on 10 July 1734 was recorded by Kirklington Preparative Meeting.2

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1281, /1447, /1462

2 TNA: RG 6/1402


M10. ELIZABETH BELL born JAQUES

Of Kirklington, Elizabeth Jaques married [M9] John Bell on 10 July 1687, at the house of Anne Blackburne, High Ellington, Yorkshire. Their known children were: Hannah (1688–1729/30), and [M8] David (1697/8 – ?), both b. Kirklington, Yorkshire.1

Her burial on 18 February 1736/7 was recorded by Kirklington Preparative Meeting.2

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1281, /1447, /1462

2 TNA: RG 6/1402


M11. HANNAH BELL born ____

Hannah ____ married [M8] David Bell. Their children were: Ann (1727 – ?), Elizabeth (1728 – ?), Rachel (1729 – ?), John (1736 – ?), [M7] Hannah (1738–1808), and Jane (1740/1–1795).1

Her burial on 28 December 1762 was recorded by Kirklington Preparative Meeting.2

 

1 TNA: RG 6/301, /346, /1402; a Hannah Dixon married a David Bell at Brampton, Cumberland, on 25 April 1719 ("England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 9 March 2018, David Bell and Hannah Dixon, 25 Apr 1719, citing Brampton, Cumberland, reference index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 90,568)

2 TNA: RG 6/1402


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