Ann Bell

1842–1918 (Age 76)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Ann

Ann Bell was born in 1842, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as the daughter of William Bell and Isabella. She married William Barnes in 1863, in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 17 December 1918, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Barnes
1839–1899
Ann Bell
1842–1918
Marriage: 1863
Mary Ann Barnes
1867–1946
Richard Barnes
1870–1929
Robert Barnes
1871–1871
James Henry Barnes
1872–
Alfred Barnes
1874–
Amelia Bell Barnes
1875–1952
George Stephen Barnes
1876–
Elisabeth Barnes
1878–
Emily Jane Barnes
1879–
Edith Barnes
1883–
Adella Ann Barnes
1884–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1863
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

    William Bell

    MaleMale

    Isabella

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (6)

1847

Age 5

Gold found in Port Phillip.
1867

Age 25

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1870

Age 28

British troops withdraw from Australia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Sarahann Barnes in entry for William John Barnes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sara Ann in entry for William John Barnes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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