Edward Bell

1813–1899 (Age 86)
Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

Edward Bell was born in 1813, in Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Charlotte Swaine on 6 June 1840, in Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in March 1899, in Witton-le-Wear, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Edward Bell
1813–1899
Charlotte Swaine
1813–1841
Marriage: 6 June 1840
Martha Bell
1841–1847

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 June 1840
Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Martha Bell

    Female1841–1847Female

World Events (7)

1815

Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 8

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1843

Age 30

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Edward Bell in entry for Martha Bell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Bell - Government record: birth: 1813; Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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