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Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« on: Tuesday 30 September 08 14:41 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I am doing research about a William Bell that was a Tailor from Lincolnshire in the early to mid 19th century. I have come across a extract from the Spilsby Workhouse minutes
"31 October 1839 - BELL William, residing Trusthorpe, belongs to Spilsby Union, tailor, has 5 or 6 children, regarding his circumstances".
The Web site I found this on is: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/Spilsby/spilsby_union_list.txt .
The minutes are held at Linc. Archive, Ref: PL14/102/1.

I only have his name and profession and would like to find out more info about his birth, his wife and children.

I have track 2 of his children Joseph born 1826 and Solomon born abt 1830.

As I don't live in England anymore I was wondering if anyone can find out what is in this entry of the Spilsby Workhouse minutes Ref: PL14/102/1 in the Lincolnshire Archives or if anyone is doing research on Bells from Lincolnshire.

Kind Regards,
Eugene




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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 15:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Eugene, welcome to RootsChat :)

I don't know if these are connected, but there were some BELL kids in Spilsby Workhouse in 1841-

Robert 10
Maria 9
Soloman 3

I think you need to be sure who you are chasing - there were only two Solomon BELLs born Lincs in the 1851 census-

1) age 20 born Dogdyke, living in Yorks
2) Age 11 born Trusthorpe, a Chimney Sweep's boy in Alford.

Births Jun 1838 
BELL    Solomon        Louth    14   476

also in Alford
Maria BELL 20 Trusthorpe
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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 17:02 BST (UK) »
Hi GeoffE,

Thanks for the reply, the birth index you gave is interesting.

What I have so far is:
Solomon Henry Bell marriage Cert from 23 Oct 1871 aged 35, his father is stated as William Bell, Tailor. He married a girl from Stone Staffordshire Elizabeth Bowers her father was Daniel Bowers, Farmer.

I also have Joseph Bell (my gr, gr, gr, gr grandfather) 1828 - Sep 13 1892.
Joseph Bell marriage Cert from 20 Apr 1856 aged 30, his father is stated as William Bell, Tailor. He married a girl from Stone Staffordshire Myra Bowers her father was Daniel Bowers, Farmer.

In the 1841 Census I THINK Joseph bell is in the House of Correction in Spilsby aged 15 and appears in warwick Jail in the 1851 Census.

going by the Census from Staffordshire these 2 Bells are from lincolnshire, Joseph stating he was from Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire and Solomon states he was from Salford, Lincoln.

As Solomon and Joseph don't appear in the Census records with there father William I am finding it hard to track William Bell.

Any idea on other resource that might yield some results for me.

Regards,
Eugene

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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 17:44 BST (UK) »
Solomon states he was from Salford, Lincoln.

So I guess it was the kid who was in Alford
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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 21:16 BST (UK) »
yes it does which mean that Robert and Maria are other leads that I need to investage.

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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 23:39 BST (UK) »
yes it does which mean that Robert and Maria are other leads that I need to investage.

I think perhaps you can forget Robert :(

Burial 13 Jan 1849 Alford, Robert BELL (20)

Then I notice another burial of a Robert BELL at Alford-
12 Feb 1843 aged 49.

1841 census
West Street, Alford
Robert BELL 45 Tailor
Sarah 45*
Ann 20*
George 15* White Smith
Sarah 10
Mary Ann 5
Ann CAIN 50*
* NOT born in Lincs.

Perhaps nothing in it.  1851 census shows Sarah (54) was born in Warwickshire.

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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 October 08 20:09 BST (UK) »
Eugene,
I think these are also MY BELLS - I have data on connections to Leeds, Burnley & elsewhere.
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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 October 08 21:01 BST (UK) »
Today I received the Marriage Cert for Maria Bell Mentioned above and her Father is stated as William Bell (Tailor) and it also states that he is deceased. She married a Widower Thomas Handsley they married 15 Dec 1853.

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Re: Spilsby Workhouse minutes - William Bell
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 24 August 10 10:52 BST (UK) »
Just wondering if anyone has made any progress with this family?

William is my great x3 grandfather, through Joseph and Reuben and I feel that I know quite a lot about the family but am stuck on William.

I think that William originated from Bilsby, (around 1800 +/- 10yrs)  but the parish records do not seem to be easy to access and I am struggling to find any clue as to William's parents - or his birth.  Has anyone managed to track them down yet?