George Atkinson
(Abt 1740-1808)
Hannah Hall
(Abt 1739-1824)
Richard Bell
Jane Atkinson
(Abt 1775-1835)
Richard Bell
(1807-Bef 1871)


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1. Louisa Cooper

Richard Bell

  • Born: 21 Mar 1807, Saxton In Elmet, West Yorkshire England
  • Marriage (1): Louisa Cooper on 21 Apr 1829 in Saxton In Elmet, West Yorkshire England
  • Died: Bef 1871, Cuddy Cross, Little Preston, Yorkshire England

  General Notes:

There is an absolutely indecipherable entry in the Sherburn Birth Regist er which appears to record the birth of "Urtan?", child of Richard and Lou isa Bell, born 20.5.1850 in Little Preston, baptised Sherburn 14.7.1850. T he Swillington burial would now appear to confirm this as URBAN.

The 1871c entry for this couple records Sarah Ellen, gd, 10, Swillingto n, in the household. This would have to be a child of either Thomas or Jam es, though I can't yet trace a marriage for either. Whichever, they must h ave died before 1881 as Sarah Ellen Bell, 18 (sic), Swillington, is recor ded as a Pauper in the Tadcaster Union Workhouse. The only Sarah E bo rn in Swillington that I can trace in the 1891c is a Sarah E Morgan ag ed 27 in Normanton, who then becomes 35 in the 1901c!

There is a YorksBMD Marriage record for 1861 which may pertain - Thomas Be ll and Eliza McWilliam, St Mary & St Nicholas, Kippax. (The 1891 entry f or Sarah Ellen Morgan lists a daughter named Eliza)

The 1901 entry for Sarah E Morgan reads:
199 Castleford Road, Normanton
Samson Morgan 37 Clewer? Gloucester
Sarah E 35 Swillington
Eliza G 10 Normanton

1841 Census HO107/1311/17 Little Preston : Richard Bell 33 blacksmith, Lou isa 37, John 10, Thomas 10, Sarah 5, James 5

1851 Census HO 107/2329 Cuddy Cross, Great Preston : Richard Bell, 43, col liery blacksmith, born in Saxton, Louisa 45 born in Wittlesford, Cambridge shire, John 21, colliery blacksmith, born in Micklefield, James, 14, co al hurrier, born in Barwick, Richard 9 born in Little Preston

1861 Census RG9/3431 Gt and Lt Preston : Richard Bell (transcribed as Bil l) 54, blacksmith, Louisa 56 born in Whittleford, Richard 19, shoemake r, born in Preston, James 24, wheelwright born in Barwick-in-Elmet

1871 Census RG10/4739 Cuddy Cross, Gt & Lt Preston: Richard Bell 64, black smith born in Saxton, Louisa 66 born in Wittlesford, Sarah Ellen Bell gran ddaughter 10 born in Swillington,
Address at Marr.: 1829, Sherburn in Elmet, YKS
Domicile: This couple lived the early part of their married life in Mickle field, but were recorded in Little Preston in 1840 and in Preston in 1842
Occupation: Blacksmith 1829, 1830, 1837
Witness to Marriage: Moses Bell, Ann Bell

  Noted events in his life were:

Baptism: Saxton-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, England, 22 Mar 1807.

Richard married Louisa Cooper on 21 Apr 1829 in Saxton In Elmet, West Yorkshire England. (Louisa Cooper was born about 1805 in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire England.)


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