15 October 1805: Thomas Parkinson, clerk, D.D.. Vicar-General of the Bishop of Chester, to the Reverend Isaac Bell, curate, and Thomas Whittle, James Gleave, John Downes and Peter Jackson, churchwardens of the parish of Alderley: sequestration of the rectory and parish of Alderley, void by the resignation of the Reverend Ralph Carr, clerk, the last incumbent. Witness: William Nicholls [signs], Diocesan Registrar.
1 October 1838: List of Passengers by the Honble Companys Steam Vessel Hugh Lindsay from Bombay to Suez: Mrs Bell and four children, one European servant and one native servant.
31 January 1840: List of Passengers received on board the H.C. Steam Vessel Berenice at Bombay & Aden for passage to Suez: A. C. Bell, 1st class, from Bombay to Cosseir; Dr. C. Bell, with one native servant, 1st class, from Bombay to Suez
23 July 1845: English galliot Houour [sic], captain Bell, at Antwerp, from Fowey, with clay;
12 August 1845: English galliot Honor [sic], captain Bell, at Antwerp, for London, with cargo
25 March 1880: County court judgment against C. Chorlton, 41 Myrtle Street, Higher Brinksway, Stockport, and R. Bell, 38 Fielding Street, Oldham Road, Manchester, brassfounders
January 1896: St Matthew’s Church, Higher Audley, Blackburn, Curacy Fund: from 1 February to 31 December 1895. Parochial Subscriptions. 5s each: Mr Blackshaw, Misses Almond, Mr Clarkson, Rev. G. Coe, Mrs Shorrock, Mrs Holden (Ripon Street), Mr Brennand, Mr Gillibrand, Mrs Green, Dr Howard, Mr Brierley, Mr J. Carter; 4s each: Mr T. Brindle, Misses Ashton (Audley Range), Misses Sanderson, Mrs Clayton; 3s each: Mrs Greenslade, Misses Walmsley; 2s 6d each: Mrs Smith, Miss Anelay, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Prescott, Mr Hobkirk, Mrs Dewhurst, Mr T. Haworth, Mr Calderbank, Miss Smithson, Miss A. A. Shorrock, Miss E. Cook, Miss Sowerbutts, Mr James Singleton, Mr Richard Ashton, Mrs Haworth (65 Audley Range), Mr Wright, Mrs Westall, Mrs Isherwood, Mr Richmond, Miss A. Morris, Mr Shaw, Mrs Houghton, Mrs Grime, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Dearden, Miss Gill, Mr Bell, Mrs Singleton, Mr Lawson, Mr G. Halliwell, Mr R. Entwistle, Mr Norris, Mr Clemson, Mr Turner, Mrs Astley, Mrs Hammond, Mr Winckley (Higher Audley Street), Mr Pashley, Miss Fisher, Mr A. Harwood, Mrs Haworth (Higher Audley Street), Mr Bury, Mr Sandham, Mrs Haworth (Walter Street), Mr W. Hardman, Mr Cross, Mr B. Walsh, Mrs Halliwell, Miss Astley and Miss Lucas. Total – £10 7s.
29 January 1904: ‘Windsor Wesleyan Church: The musical portions of the various services in the Wesleyan Church, Alma Road, have long been noted for the bright and hearty rendering which they have ever met with, and no small credit in the matter is due to the energetic choirmaster and his loyal adherents. It was not surprising, therefore, that a large company of friends assembled in the schoolroom adjoining the sanctuary on Tuesday evening, when the choir gave a cantata entitled “The Lion of Judah”. The chair was taken by the Rev. W. Spiers, M.A., superintendent minister, who has evinced more than ordinary interest in the welfare of the choristers during the time of his sojourn in this district. After a brief address, urging upon his hearers the duty and obligation of the congregation and friends due to the members of the choir for their services during the year, the rev. gentleman proceeded to compare the state of the choir now with what it was some time ago. The programme of the evening was then proceeded with. Mrs Spiers (pianist) and Mr Harris (organist) did full justice to the opening march, and much of the success of the evening’s entertainment was due to the magnificent manner in which they accompanied the various items. The opening piece of vocal music was a chorus, “We sing Emmanuel”, with solos by Miss Edwards (treble), Mr Reeves (tenor) and Mr Sloane (bass). Miss L. Young (treble) and Mr J. W. Bell (bass) took the duet, “While shepherds watch”, followed by a full chorus. Mr J. and Miss Harris then gave an acceptable duet in “Mortals awake”. Miss Edwards, who undoubtedly possesses a rich treble voice, was heard to great advantage in her various efforts throughout the performance, but really excelled herself in dealing with the solo, “Mary’s joy”. She quite charmed the assembly by her superb singing, especially when one considers the number of trained voices there are in this neighbourhood. The ladies were then conspicuous in giving full justice to a chorus in unison. The quartette, “Christ in the temple”, was followed by one of the gems of the cantata, a bass solo, “Christ’s baptism”, with which Mr Sloane added another success to his former achievements. The accompanists having again exhibited their skill on their respective instruments in the “Pastoral March”, Mr C. Pascoe was responsible for the solo, “Christ’s Mission”. Mr Pascoe had full command of his rich, mellow voice, and the audience showed its approval of his performance in a marked manner. This was, however, but a forecast of better things to follow, and the manner in which the next part was given would have done credit to many a better known group of musicians. The contralto solos throughout were in the capable hands of Miss Tucker, yet without question her best accomplishment was in dealing with the solo, “Christ Heals the Sick”. Not less creditable was Miss Gambrill’s soprano rendering of the same selection, and Mr Sloan was also prominent in this item. The chorus “Thrice Blessed Lord” was most notable for the well-balanced manner of its rendering. The duet, “Bethany” (by Misses Gambrill and Tucker), was followed by a quartette, “Kedron”. This was undoubtedly the gem of the collection, and the parts were well sustained by the Misses L. Young, Tucker and Messrs J. Harris and F. Attride. “The Crucifixion” was very effectively sung by the whole choir, and formed a suitable and pathetic contrast to the jubilant tones of the well-known Easter hymn, which followed immediately after. A further quartette having been carefully gone through, the finest chorus of the cantata, “Lion of Judah”, was rendered, and the admirable way in which this was performed reflected the greatest credit in those responsible for the training of the voices. The concluding piece, “Jubilee Song”, was a fitting termination to the musical effort of the evening, and the audience was not slow to show its approval. We understand that the collection, which was taken in aid of the choir funds, exceeded all expectations. Altogether the whole performance was a distinct success, and doubtless the choir will look forward with sanguine hopes to the further effort intended to be made about Easter-tide.’
10 September 1906: William Henry Hiles married Amy Bell
1908 to 1909: Reginald Milburn Bell, pupil at Truro School. Killed on active service 1914-1918.
September 1909: Subscriptions for the Sunday School Treat: Collected by Messrs R. Cole and G. Griffin – Mrs Morgan 6d, Mrs Ford 3d, Mr Spence 3d, Mr Wallace Harris 6d, Miss Jenkins 3d, Mrs Knight 6d, Mr Mansfield 6d, Friend 2d, Mrs Jones 3d, Friend 3d, Mrs Howes 3d, Friend 2d, Mrs Critchley 6d, Mrs Parslow 6d, Mr W. J. Bell 3d, Mr S. B. Palmer 6d, Mr E. Wilkes 6d, Miss Hamblin 6d, Mrs Pearce 1d, A Friend 1d. Total 6/9
31 July 1914: Falmouth Visitors List: staying with Mrs Williams at Maenheere: Mrs Kirk, Miss Kirk, Mrs Bell, Miss Nellie Bell, Miss Craven, Miss E. Bell, Miss Simmonds, Mr and Mrs E. Howell, Mrs and Mr Croucher, Mr and Mrs Bennett, Mr and Mrs Elliott, Miss Elliott, Mrs Colemutt, Mr W. T. Smith, Mrs Newman, Master Newman, Miss Newman, Miss Bagnall, Mr and Mrs Kidman, Mr Nevill Shute, Mr Murdoch, Mr Hunter, Mr Clarke, Mr Dibb, Mr Rendle.
23 April 1917: Roll of Honour: Frederick William Bell, died of wounds in France, aged 23 years, 59 Vernon Street; and 4 May, Robert Edward Bell, died of wounds in France, aged 27 years. Condolences to Mrs Bell and her daughters ‘in the heavy blow which has fallen upon them. Robert Edward was wounded, and news came from his nurse. He wrote a letter when lying on his back, which was full of genuine love to his people, and the writing told plainly enough of his severe illness. Always regular at the celebration of the Holy Communion, he kept up the habit from May, 1912, when he was Confirmed at St Stephen’s Church, to the time he enlisted. Devout, loyal and loving – these were traits of his character. He died May 11th [sic]. Robert’s younger brother, Frederick William, was killed in France on April 23rd. He was Confirmed in France.’
26 August 1922: Marriage at Bothal: Thomas Bell and Elizabeth Helen Macfarlane Telford;
2 September 1922: Burial at Seaton Hirst: Thomas Bell, aged 70 years
5 September 1922: Marriage at Morpeth: John George Quinn and Jennie Bell
9 September 1922: Burial at Seaton Hirst: James Bell, aged 80 years
18 August 1927: Postcard to Mrs T. A. Ottway, 50 Harbour Place, Whitstable: ‘Dear Mrs O & all Just a few lines hoping you are having a good time in spite of the weather also hoping you’ll come back all the better for the change Love from both to all Yours Sincerely G. Bell‘
9 May 1928: Winifred Catherine Bell and Winifred Doreen Bell baptised
27 June 1928: Elsie Bell baptised
August 1928: Holy Cross Mission Church: I must express the gratitude of Holy Cross for the answer to the appeal last month for someone to pay for the cost of keeping the Sanctuary Lamp permanently lighted. Mrs Conning and Mrs Bell (daughters of Mrs Davies in whose memory the lamp is dedicated) have consented to be responsible. But while they are responsible, I feel that many others might like to help. So in future any money placed in the box devoted to ‘Special Objects’ will be used for the perpetual Light.
July 1930: Bootham School, Summer Term 1930: List of Boys: Roger H. Bell, Lurgan: Upper Senior, bedroom 1, Fox House
1 April 1931: ‘Miss Edith Elfrida Mary Bell, only daughter of Major C. W. and Mrs Bell, of West-street, Bourne, has passed the final examination for the Incorporated Law Society and now has the honour of being the only woman solicitor in the county [Lincolnshire]. Miss Bell is a descendant of a legal family. Her great grandfather, Mr. W. D. Bell, started a legal practice in the town in 1825.’
January 1932: Candidate for juvenile membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: J. C. Bell, 28 Lansdowne Place, Everton
17 May 1938: Mr Arthur Bedward Spencer of Blidworth Dale, managing director of the firm of George Spencer, Ltd, Vedonia hosiery works, Basford, and also managing director of the subsidiary firm of W. E. Saxby, Ltd, bleachers and dyers, of Bar Lane, Basford, who died in a Nottingham nursing home on Thursday, in his 48th year, was cremated at Wilford Hill yesterday. A service was held at Mansfield Road Baptist Church, Nottingham, after which the ashes were scattered over the park at Blidworth Dale. The services at Wilford Hill, Mansfield Road church, and at Blidworth Dale, were conducted by the Reverence James Amos, M.A., minister of Moseley Baptist Church, Birmingham, formerly of the Mansfield Road church. … The mourners were: Mrs A. B. Spencer (widow), Mr George Spencer (father), Mr H. B. Spencer and Mr G. H. Spencer (brothers), Mr John Spencer (uncle), Mr A. I. Spencer and Mr Vernon Spencer (cousins), Mr D. G. Hopewell and Mr D. H. Jackson (brothers-in-law), Mr F. Ballam (Belfast), Mr James Barlass (Manchester), Mr F. Cox (Market Harborough, Mr Geoffrey Dawson (Bury St Edmunds), Mr J. C. Edwards (Manchester), Mr A. C. Farrow (London), Mr Eric Forth (Nottingham), Dr Adam Fulton (Harrogate), Mr S. Grain (Old Basford), Mr W. Holmes (Old Basford), Mr Allen Lovell (Leicester), Mr Douglas Main (Glasgow), Mr R. Mallett (Nottingham), Mr S. Morrison (Hucknall), Mr A. Newell (Old Basford), Mr A. Robinson (Lutterworth), Mr Herbert Sands (Nottingham), Mr R. A. Shipstone (Nottingham), Mr R. B. Spencer (Nottingham), Mr Edward Stibbe (Leicester), Dr R. H. Vartan (Hucknall), and Mr W. Wallace (London). Representing Mansfield Road Baptist Church were Messrs A. M. Edward (secretary), T. Cave (treasurer), W. H. Webster, Rev. T. Adamson, T. S. Adamson, W. Goodliffe, W. T. Westby, A. H. Cullen, A. Walters, W. W. Wood and Mrs A. W. Staveley. Mr H. R. Lindley represented Nottingham and Notts County Boy Scouts’ Association, Mr W. O. Burrows (Nottingham Chamber of Commerce), Mr E. B. Hancock (Shepshed Lace Co.), Mr Frank Bradwell (also representing Lieut.-Col. H. Bradwell), Mr C. G. Tuthill (Mansfield Conservative Association), Mr D. W. Harrison (L.N.E.R., Nottingham), Mr J. E. Widall (representing Mr F. M. Geeson, passenger and parcel agent, L.N.E.R., Nottingham), Lieut.-Col. A. A. Walton, Principal H. A. S. Wortley (University College), Dr and Mrs T. L. T. Knox, Dr and Mrs Lakin (representing Mr and Mrs J. Beales), Mr E. Bignall (chairman) and Mr S. E. Ward (director) of J. B. Lewis and Sons, Ltd. Rev. J. Lowndes, Old Basford, Mr O. L. Bell (Westminster Bank), Mr S. Blythen, Mr and Mrs R. Hunterburom, Mr A. C. P. Hughes (Nottingham Y.M.C.A.), Mr H. Morley (Hucknall), Mr J. Hinchliffe (Hucknall), Captain L. L. Cooper, Miss Hope Cooper, Miss Anthea Cooper, Miss Ethel M. Smith (Nuthall), Mr E. A. Silverberg, Mr G. F. Godson, Messrs H. Bingham, T. Turner, F. G. Peach, C. H. Turner (Bradford), J. J. Spencer, H. W. Saunderson, W. G. Jacobson, E. J. Icke, J. F. Young, A. E. Short, Eric Potter, A. F. Roberts, S. W. D. Roberts, F. E. Bruckshaw (Leicester), G. Hind, Mr and Mrs F. G. Cox, Mr A. A. Aitken (representing Alex A. Aitken Ltd, and also the Egyptian Spinners Ltd, Bury), Mr A. A. Haley (Wakefield), Mr E. J. Allsop (Dobson and Allsop Ltd, Sutton-in-Ashfield), Mr J. Murray (Murray Bros and Co. Ltd, Bulwell), Mr A. H. Perkins and Mr A. E. Hudspeth (representing Holland and Webb Ltd), Mr F. L. Gell (G. Hopewell and Son Ltd). In addition there were representatives of the staffs and workpeople of the Old Basford, Hucknall and Lutterworth factories of George Spencer and Co. Ltd, and of W. E. Saxby Ltd, as well as Messrs H. Gulson, J. Gulson and W. Gulson of Blidworth Dale and Mr George Nicholson (Arkholme).
1945 to 1949: Grenville Sargent Bell, pupil at Truro School. Radio Engineer. Address June 1954: 8 Seaview Crescent, Preston, Paignton.
December 1945: Candidates for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: R. Bell, 55 Crosby Street, Darlington; A. Bell, Staverton Bridge Hostel, Staverton, Gloucestershire; (family) Mr & Mrs S. C. Bell, F. C. Bell and Miss P. E. Bell, 16 Selwood Road, Sutton
1951: Thurlby High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School: Girls First Class, teacher Mr. H. Stevenson: pupil Joan Bell, born 1 November 1936
27 May 1951: Death at Arbroath Infirmary (after a short illness) of Margaret (Meg) second daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Crabb, 19 Fergus Street, Arbroath
The sisters and brother of the late Margaret Crabb wish to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and fellow-workers for the many beautiful flowers, letters and cards received. They also wish to thank the doctors, sisters and nurses of Arbroath Infirmary for their unfailing attention, also the Reverend W. W. M. Bell for kind services rendered – 19 Fergus Street, Arbroath
25 May 1951: Death at 56 Howard Street, Arbroath, Winifred (Win) eldest daughter of Mrs E. Milne, and granddaughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Patterson
Mrs E. Milne and family wish to thank all friends at home and abroad for kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes received in their recent bereavement; also the Reverend A. Russell, the Reverend W. W. M. Bell, district nurse, Dr Tocher, and those who attended at graveside – 56 Howard Street, Arbroath
1st Arbroath Ladies beat Kinnoull at Arbroath on Wednesday by 5 matches to 2, 12 sets to 6, and 98 games to 75 in a Midlands League match. Details – Mrs C. Smith and Mrs I. Hunter, Arbroath, drew with Mrs Lomas and Miss Voigt, 6-4, 4-6; beat Miss Bell and Mrs McKinlay, 6-2, 6-1; beat Mrs Alexander and Miss Stevenson, 7-5, 6-3. Mrs R. Skea and Mrs Shaw, Arbroath, drew 5-7, 6-2; lost 5-7, 4-6; won 6-2, 6-3. Mrs R. Knox and Mrs McEwan won 8-6, 6-4; lost 2-6, 3-6; won 6-4, 6-1.
‘Hopemount Church. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Rev. William W. M. Bell, B.D. The Morning Service will be a Children’s Flower and Gift Service with special music by the Junior Choir. The Sunday Schools will meet in the Hall at 10.50 a.m.’
‘Arbroath Council of Churches. The first of a series of religious services will be held within Arbroath Abbey, on Monday 3rd June, at 3 p.m., and will be conducted by the Reverend William W. M. Bell, the Reverend Murdoch Luke, and the Reverend John Reid. Hymn books will be provided. Everybody will be welcome. In the event of bad weather the service will be held in Hopemount Church.’
Churches’ Council. – Permission has been granted to the Arbroath Council of Churches to hold a series of religious services in the Abbey. It is proposed to hold a service each month, and the first will take place to-morrow at 3 p.m. The Rev. William W. M. Bell, Hopemount Church, the Rev. Murdoch Luke, United Free Church, and the Rev. John Reid, Knox’s Church, will take part in the service, which in the event of rain, will be held in Hopemount Church.
12 June 1951: M. E. Bell, soprano, The Alexandra Choir
15 April 1953: County court judgments against J. Bell, Vine Cottage, East Hanney, Wantage; and against Stanley Bell, 47 Lingla Bank, Frizington, labourer; and against Mr Bell, 75 Crosby Road North, Waterloo, Liverpool; and against Ann Elizabeth Bell, widow, Manor Farm, Heapham, farmer; and against Mr D. S. Bell (trading as Snex Distributors), 7 Elliott Drive, Yeovil; and against Mr W. M. Bell, 12 Broad Croft, Chew Magna; and against Mr Bell, The Dene, Reigate Road, Reigate, wing commander; and against Charles Edward Bell, 219 Skipton Road, Harrogate; and against Joseph Bell and Mrs Ednah Duncan Bell, trading as E. Rowley, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay
January 1957: Member of the Amateur Fencing Association: S. G. Bell
7 March 1968: P. J. Bell, Blackheath and England, Rugby player, playing for the Barbarians against East Midlands
6 November 1968: article about Milwall fan Stephen Bell (pictured), 10 Vassel House, Grove Road, London E3; Willie Bell pictured, in a group photograph of Leicester City Football Club
1974: Members of Seaton Carew Golf Club: Gentlemen: Stanley Bell, 2A The Green, Dalton-on-Tees, Darlington Tel.: Dar. 720436; W. H. Bell, 15 Newlands Avenue, Hartlepool Tel.: 67755
7 May 1977: Gary Bell, footballer, Newport County
c1990: Mrs Phyll Bell, 3 Bray Close, Bray, Buckinghamshire
25 March 2009: Stewards signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: Heather Bell