My gt gt gt gt gt grandmother Rachel Bell was born in Farlam in 1725. She was baptised on 26/02/1725 & died in 1808. Her father Jon Bell was born in Farlam around 1700. I am wondering whether I am related to this Bell family. I have been interested reading about Joseph Bell, chief engineer on the Titanic in this week’s Cumberland News.
Did any of Mr. Bell’s relatives ever emigrate to Nova Scotia,Canada? My grandmother’s maiden name was BELL. I was always told that some of my ancestors came from Ireland and was wondering if there’s any connection. Any information would be a great help. Thank you.
Thanks for your enquiry about your Bell relatives. So far as Joseph Bell and family are concerned I am unaware of any connection with Ireland. I know that the Bell name is very prevalent in Northern Ireland, and as you will know there are quite a lot of them to go through when doing family history. Good luck with your research and hope that you found this site of interest to you.
My great great grandad was Joseph Bell. We have pictures all over our home of this legend. add Derek Smith underneath Gilbert. Derek had two children Harrison (me) and Sam. Both twins. Thank you.
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Thank you very much for contacting me explaining your family connection with Joseph Bell. I have passed on your info to Ann Freer who is the originator of the family tree you refer to. If it is possible for you to send me digitally any family images of Derek, yourself and Sam, that I could add to the website, that would be good?
I was wondering if im related to joseph bell. A lot of the family names are very, very familiar. My great, great grandmother was Icena Bell born 1882 in durham and married george henry bagshaw (b.1883) in Cardiff in 1904.
As far as we know, the history of Joseph Bell’s family does not have a Icena Bell, or any record of George Henry Bashaw. The surname Bell in family research is so numerous, and especially so in Cumberland as it was known, that it takes a lot of sorting out. Sorry not be more helpful and good luck with your research for the future.