The Bell Family
An historical and photographic perspective

Andrew Bell & Margaret Angus | John Bell & Janet Dinwoodie Jardine | Mary Bell & William Robert Hunter

Ancestry Chart
Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

Bell Clan Coat of Arms
Bell Clan Coat of Arms

The Waugh Family Library

The Bell Family of Dumfriesshire by James Stewart, 1932 (29 MB pdf)

Parish History of Wamphray, J.A.M. Carlyle, 1965-1966 (3 MB pdf)

 

Andrew Bell &

Margaret Angus
Born: Nov 2, 1774 Born: about 1769 ?
Place: ? Place: Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire ?
Married: about 1800?
Place: ?
Died: before 1841 ?  Died: before 1857 ?
Place: Annan? Place: Annan?
Buried: Buried:

Isabella Bell & Robert Halliday | Williamina Bell & John Gracie | John Bell & Janet Jardine | Julia Bell & Robert Steel

Andrew Bell's father may have been Peter Bell. Peter Bell had at least three and possibly four children: Margaret (born Dec 21, 1771); Andrew (born Nov 2, 1774, in Gerfelhead); Agness (born May 16, 1777); and Peter (with Jean Grigg) (born July 20, 1784), all in Kirkpatrick-Fleming. - OPR, Scotland's People

It is also possible that Andrew Bell's parents were John Bell and Mary Anderson of Howgill, Annan. John Bell and Mary Anderson had at least five children: John (born Feb 25, 1767); Richard (born Nov 2, 1768); George (born Feb 25, 1771); Andrew (born March 16, 1773, in Howgill, Annan); and Margaret (born Jan 14, 1776). - OPR, Scotland's People

Andrew Bell married Margaret Angus. They had at least at least six children: Peter Bell (born April 7, 1803 in Annan); Isabella (born about 1805); Williamina Bell (born 1807 in Carlisle, England); Margaret Bell (born 1811 in Carlisle, England); John Bell (born 1817 in Annan); and Julia Bell (born 1819 in Brydekirk).

Children Born Place Died Place
Peter April 7, 1803 Bonshaw, Annan June 16, 1891 Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
Isabella about 1805 Carlisle, England March 29, 1883 Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
Williamina 1807 Carlisle, England June 5, 1878 Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
Margaret May 31, 1809 Carlisle, England March 20, 1866 Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
JOHN 1817 Brydekirk, Annan Jan 20, 1897 Wamphray
Julia 1819 Brydekirk, Annan Oct 6, 1857 Dornock

 

1801 ..........

In the 1801 Census, Andrew, Margaret and George are listed under Bonshaw, 446b, in the Parish of Annan. Andrew was a weaver and George was in "manufacturing". We believe that George and Andrew were brothers (see the 1811 Census).

1803 ..........

Peter Bell was born on April 7, 1803, in Bonshaw.

Bell, Peter, lawful son of Andrew Bell, Weaver & Margaret Angus was born at Bonshaw on the 7th of April, 1803
Bell, Peter, lawful son of Andrew Bell, Weaver & Margaret Angus was born at Bonshaw on the 7th of April, 1803, - OPR, Annan

Weaver's Loom c 1800
Weaver's Loom c 1800

Map of the North of Annan Parish showing Bonshaw, 1804
Map of the North of Annan Parish showing Bonshaw, 1804

 

1811 ..........

In the 1811 Census, they are listed in S. Brydekirk: Andrew Bell, weaver, spo Geo., Peter, Bella, Wm Senhouse (ed note: this is probably Williamina), Jean, Margt, a boy, Bella Angus. Bella Angus may be Margaret's mother or sister. We don't know who "Jean" or "a boy" are.

Map showing Bridekirk and Bridekirk Village, 1804
Map showing Bridekirk and Bridekirk Village, 1804

Map of Annan, 1826
Map of the Town of Annan, 1826

Map of Annan, 1832
Map of Annan, 1832

 

1838 ..........

Julia Bell & Robert Steel

Julia Bell (daughter of Andrew Bell and Margaret Angus) married Robert Steel (Fisher, Dornock) on Aug 24, 1838, in Dornock Parish. They had at least seven children: Andrew (born April 7, 1840); Jane (born July 8, 1842); Margaret (born Dec 22, 1844); Isabella (born Feb 22, 1847); George (born May 13, 1849); Mary Roddick (born Aug 18, 1851); and Elizabeth (born Oct 17, 1853). - Scotland's People

Isabella Steel & Jardine Clark | George Steel & Sarah Bonstied | Mary Roddick Steel & Andrew Steel | Elizabeth Steel & David Bryson

 

1841 ..........

In the 1841 Scotland Census, both Peter and John Bell were listed as "Cotton Handloom Weavers" and were living in the same household as their sisters Williamina and Margaret and two young children: Anders Bell and Jean Bell (both 8).

1841 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
The Bell Family

Name: Peter Bell
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Brydekirk
Occupation: Cotton H L W
Parish Number: 812
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Bell 35
John Bell 25
Williamina Bell 25
Margaret Bell 25
Anders Bell 8
Jean Bell 8

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 3A; Page:  6; Line: 810; Roll: CSSCT1841_141-0165; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841.

Anders is Andrew.
John Bell is also a Cotton Hand Loom Weaver, but by the 1851 Census he is a Railway Porter.
See original document

1841 Scotland Census - Dornock Village, Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Julia Bell and her son Andrew

Name: Julia Steel
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Dornock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Dornock Village
Occupation: Husband Abrart
Parish Number: 819
Household Members:
Name Age
Julia Steel 20
Andrew Steel 1
Helen Nicholson 60

Source Citation: Parish: Dornock; ED: 2; Page:  2; Line: 1220; Roll:  ; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

 

1844 ..........

John Bell & Janet Jardine

John Bell married Janet Dinwoodie Jardine on May 3, 1844, in Annan, Dumfriesshire. John and Janet had five children: Agnes Bell (born 1849), Margaret Bell (born 1851), Andrew Bell (born May 9, 1852), Mary Creighton Bell (born Dec 10, 1855), and Janet Bell (born April 27, 1862).

 

Williamina Bell & John Gracie

Williamina Bell (daughter of Andrew Bell and Margaret Angus) and John Gracie (born about 1820) (not married) had one child:  William (born Aug 1, 1844, in Brydekirk).

William Gracie & Margaret Tennant

 

1848 ..........

Isabella Bell & Robert Halliday

Jane Bell (daughter of Isabella Bell and "alleged father" Robert Halliday) was born on Nov 20, 1848, in Brydekirk Village.

Jane Bell & John Scott

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Angus Bell (?) and her nieces (or great nieces?) Isabella and Jane Rae
(duplicated below)

Name: BELL , Margaret (Margaret Angus?)
Address: Gloucester Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: widow
Occupation: PAUPER
Age: 82
Born: born Kirkpatrick Fleming Dms
Household No: III/17
Name: RAE , Isabella
Address: Gloucester Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: niece of Margaret Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 12
Born: born Middlebie Dms
Household No: III/17
Name: RAE , Jane
Address: Gloucester Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: niece of Margaret Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 7
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/17

1851 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Peter, Williamina and Margaret Bell

Name: Peter Bell
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1804
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfsh
Parish Number: 812
Civil Parish: Annan
Town: Brydekirk
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: High Street
Occupation: Hand Loom Cotton Weaver
ED: 3A
Household schedule number: 82
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1851_205
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Bell 47
Williamina Bell 43
Margaret Bell 39
John Graice 33
William Graice 6

Source Citation: Parish: Lochmaben; ED: 1A; Page:  2; Line: 10; Roll  414; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Peter and Williamina were hand loom weavers and Margaret is housekeeper.
John Graice is the father of Williamina's son William. William was born in Carlisle, England.
See original document

1851 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Isabella Bell with her daughter and granddaughter
 

Name: Isabella Bell
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: England
Parish Number: 812
Civil parish: Annan
Town: Brydekirk
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Montgomery St
Occupation: Out Door Worker
ED: 3A
Household schedule number: 49
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1851_205
Household Members:
Name Age
Isabella Bell 44
Margaret Bell 20
Jean Bell 2

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 3A; Page: 11; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1851_205; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Jean (Jane) Bell's father was "alleged" to be Richard Halliday, servant at Beltedstone, Brydekirk Village.
- from Annan Old Parish Church Extracts from Kirk Session Minute Book 1804-1854

1851 Scotland Census - Dornock Village, Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Julia Bell & Robert Steel and their children

Name: Robert Steel
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Julia Steel
Gender: Male
Where born: Dornock, Dumfries
Parish Number: 819
Civil parish: Dornock
Town: Dornock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Dornock Village
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 38
Line: 14
Roll: CSSCT1851_206
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Steel 36
Julia Steel 32
Andrew Steel 10
Jane Steel 8
Margaret Steel 6
Isabella Steel 4
George Steel 1

Source Citation: Parish: Dornock; ED: 2; Page:  14; Line: 9; Roll: 964; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Julia's occupation was also listed as "Ag. Labour".

Map of Annan, 1857
Map of the Town of Annan, 1857

 

1857 ..........

Julia Bell Steel

Julia Bell Steel died on Oct 6, 1857 in Dornock at the age of 38.

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Peter, Williamina and Margaret Bell

Name: Peter Bell
Age: 57
Estimated birth year: abt 1804
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfries
Registration Number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil Parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 2 Church Street
Occupation: Journeyman Colton Weaver
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 68
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1861_142
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Bell 57
Whillamona Bell 54
Margaret Bell 50
William Grace 16

Source Citation: Parish: Cambuslang; ED: 1; Page:  10; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1861_93; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861.

Williamina is a "journeywoman cotton weaver" and Margaret is the "housekeeper". William Gracie is Williamina's son and an "apprentice cotton weaver".

1861 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Isabella Bell and her daughter and grandchildren

Name: Isabella Bell
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Carlisle Stowein, England
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 12 Centre Street
Occupation: Day Worker Ag Labourer
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 48
Line: 16
Roll: CSSCT1861_142
Household Members:
Name Age
Isabella Bell 55
Margaret Bell 30
Jane Bell 12
Andrew Bell 4
Julia Bell 15 Mo

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 1; Page: 8; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1861_142. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Margaret's occupation is "cotton weaver". Andrew was born on Sept 27, 1856, in Brydekirk.

1861 Scotland Census - Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Robert Steel and his children

Name: Robert Steel
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 819
Registration district: Dornock
Civil parish: Dornock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Dornock (kilngreen)
Occupation: Labourer
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 32
Line: 14
Roll: CSSCT1861_142
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Steel 45
Isabella Steel 13
George Steel 11
Mary Roddick Steel 9
Elizabeth Steel 7
Janet Wield 74

Source Citation: Parish: Dornock; ED: 1; Page:  6; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1861_142; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1863 ..........

Julia Bell

Julia Bell (daughter of Margaret Bell) died on April 12, 1863, at the age of 3.

 

1866 ..........

Margaret Bell

Margaret Bell died on March 20, 1866, in Brydekirk.

 

Margaret Bell & George Maxwell

Margaret Bell (daughter of Isabella Bell) married George Maxwell (son of Robert Maxwell and Jane Moffat) on June 11, 1866. They had at least two children: George (born Feb 6, 1867); and Isabella (born about 1869).

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire

Name: Peter Bell
Age: 67
Estimated birth year: abt 1804
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil Parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 18 Church Street
Occupation: Journeyman Eslon Weater
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 22
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1871_182
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Bell 67
Williamina Bell 63
William Gracie 26

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page:  8; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1871_185; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871.

Williamina's occupation is "bobbin winder" and her son William's is "Journeyman Cotton Weaver".

1871 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Isabella Bell and her grandson

Name: Isabella Bell
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: England
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 13 High St
Occupation: Ag Day Worker
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 49
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1871_182
Household Members:
Name Age
Isabella Bell 65
Andrew Bell 14

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 1; Page: 10; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1871_182. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1871 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Bell (daughter of Isabella Bell) & George Maxwell and family

Name: Margaret Maxwell
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : George Maxwell
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Hoddam
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: New Park Brydekirk To Eaglesfield Road - Farm Bays 1 Old Mill
Occupation: Agr Wife
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 3
Line: 13
Roll: CSSCT1871_182
Household Members:
Name Age
George Maxwell 44
Margaret Maxwell 39
Jane Maxwell 14
George Maxwell 4
Isabella Maxwell 2
Andrew Maxwell 43

Source Citation: Parish: Hoddam; ED: 2; Page: 1; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1871_182. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1871 Scotland Census - Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Robert Steel with his daughter and grandchildren

Name: Robert Steel
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 819
Registration district: Dornock
Civil parish: Dornock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Southertown
Occupation: Labourer
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 20
Line: 15
Roll: CSSCT1871_182
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Steel 55
Mary Steel 19
Julia Steel 5
Andrew Steel 3

Source Citation: Parish: Dornock; ED: 2; Page:  4; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1871_182; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1874 ..........

Jane Bell & John Scott

Jane Bell (daughter of Margaret Bell and granddaughter of Isabela Bell) married John Scott (son of John Scott and Dinah Tweedie) on Feb 27, 1874, in Brydekirk. They had at least ten children: Thomas (born about 1872); John (born April 22, 1875); Dinah Tweedie (born Feb, 1877); Gilbert (born about 1879); Benjamin Jacob Wendell (born Nov 11, 1882); Andrew Bell (born Feb 14, 1884); Isabella J (born April 15,1886); Robert Brown (born May 18, 1889); Margaret Bell (born May 4, 1891); and Maxwell (born Sept 23, 1893). - from Scott & Carlyle Family Tree, Ancestry.com / Scotland Census' & Glenda Waugh

John Scott & Mary Anne Rathie Stinton | Dinah Tweedie Scott & William James Coltart Brown | Gilbert Scott & Margaret Smith
Banjamin Jacob Wendell Scott & Janet MacKay | Andrew Bell Scott & Agnes Wallace | Isabella Jane Scott & William Marshall Carrick
Robert Brown Scott & Margaret Gallon | Robert Brown Scott & Jane Thomson Carlyle | Margaret Bell Scott & John H. Clingan
Maxwell Scott & Willemien Van Eden

 

THE DUMFRIESSHIRE MURDER

John Scott's nine year old sister Thomasina had been brutally attacked and murdered in February of 1868. Robert Smith, the 19 year old attacker, was captured, tried, convicted and executed. - from Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Judiciary in Scotland During the Years 1868, 1869 and 1870.

Glasgow Herald, Wednesday Morning, April 22
Glasgow Herald, Wednesday Morning, April 22

The Lancaster Gazette, Saturday, April 25
The Lancaster Gazette, Saturday, April 25

The Capital Punishment (Amendment) Act received its third reading in parliament on the 11th of May 1868. The following day Robert Smith was executed outside Dumfries prison but the authorities ensured that the public saw very little. This was the last nominally public hanging in Scotland. Nineteen year old Smith had raped and strangled 9 year old Thomasina Scott in a wood near Annan. - from capitalpunishmentuk.org

From Glasgow Herald, Wednesday Morning, May 13
From Glasgow Herald, Wednesday Morning, May 13

Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, May 15, 1868
Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, May 15, 1868

See also Murder in Dumfriesshire
See also Robert Smith's Death Mask

 

 

1877 ..........

Isabella Steel & Jardine Clark

Isabella Steel (daughter of Julia Bell and Robert Steel) married Jardine Clark (son of William Clark and Jane Wilson) on May 29, 1877, in Dornock Village, Dornock, Dumfriesshire. Isabella Steel already had a daughter: Julia Margaret Steel (born Sept 25, 1865, in Dornock). John Irving , fisherman, was the father according to the birth registration.

Julia Margaret Steel (Young) & Charles Alexander Reid Stewart

 

1878 ..........

Williamina Bell

Williamina Bell died on June 5, 1878, in Brydekirk.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Peter Bell

Name: Peter Bell
Age: 78
Estimated birth year: abt 1803
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil Parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Church Street 10
Occupation: School Board Officer
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 53
Line: 5
Roll: cssct1881_321
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Bell 78
William Gracie 36

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page:  10; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_327; Year: 1881.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881.

William's occupation is "general labourer".

1881 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Isabella Bell & her grandsons

Name: Isabella Bell
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relationship: Head
Where born: England
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Centre Street 9
Occupation: Annuitant
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 86
Line: 8
Roll: cssct1881_321
Household Members:
Name Age
Isabella Bell 16
Andrew Bell 23
George Maxwell 14

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 1; Page: 17; Line: 8; Roll: cssct1881_321. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb

Isabella's age should be 76. George Maxwell is the son of Margaret Bell and George Maxwell.

1881 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Bell & George Maxwell

Name: Margaret Maxwell
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : George Maxwell
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekire, Dumfriesshire
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Hoddam
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Mount Annan Avenue North Porter'S Lodge
Occupation: Wood Cutters Wife
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 13
Line: 13
Roll: cssct1881_321
Household Members:
Name Age
George Maxwell 54
Margaret Maxwell 49
Isabella Maxwell 12
Andrew Maxwell 52

Source Citation: Parish: Hoddam; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 13; Roll: cssct1881_321. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1881 Scotland Census - Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Robert Steel with his daughter and grandchildren

Name: Robert Steel
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Dornock, Dumfries Sh
Registration Number: 819
Registration district: Dornock
Civil parish: Dornock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Lowthertown
Occupation: Fisherman
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 13
Line: 5
Roll: cssct1881_321
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Steel 65
Mary Steel 27
Julia Steel 15
Andrew Steel 13
Elizabeth Steel 3

Source Citation: Parish: Dornock; ED: 2; Page:  4; Line: 5; Roll: cssct1881_321; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Scotland Census - Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire
Jane Bell (daughter of Margaret Bell and granddaughter of Isabela Bell) & John Scott and family

Name: Jane Scott
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : John Scott
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekirk, Dumfries
Registration number: 817
Registration District: Cummertrees
Civil Parish: Cummertrees
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Burnside Cottage
ED: 2
Household Schedule Number: 9
Line: 12
Roll: cssct1881_321
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scott 32
Jane Scott 32
Thomas Scott 9
John Scott 5
Dinah Scott 4
Gilbert Scott 2
William Skilling 19
John Mudie 72

Source Citation: Parish: Cummertrees; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 12; Roll: cssct1881_321. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1883 ..........

Isabella Bell

Isabella Bell died on March 29, 1883 in Brydekirk at the age of 78. William Gracie, nephew, was the informant.

 

Monumental Inscriptions - Annan Old Parish Church
George Gilchrist, 1963

In Memory of Isabella Bell
who died at Brydekirk Village 29th March 1883
aged 77 years

Erected by her grandson William Elliott

 

1886 ..........

Julia Margaret Steel (Young) & Charles Alexander Reid Stewart

Julia Margaret Steel (daughter of Isabella Steel) married Charles Alexander Reid Stewart on July 6, 1886, in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire. Charles died Feb 25, 1890.

 

1888 ..........

Andrew Bell & Margaret Jane Halliday

Andrew Bell (son of Margaret Bell and grandson of Isabella Bell) married Margaret Jane Halliday (daughter of John Halliday and Janet Thomson) on June 12, 1888, in Annan. They had at least seven children: John (born about 1889);  George (born about 1891);  Thomas (born about 1893); Mary Janet (born about 1897); Patrick Alexander (born about 1899); Isabella (born about 1900); and Jean Thomson Bell (born 1901).

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Peter Bell living with his nephew William Gracie and his family

Name: Petter Bell
Age: 88
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
Relationship: Uncle
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: House
Occupation: Formerly Weaver Cotton
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 93
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1891_390
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Gracie 46
Margt Gracie 54
Mary Ann Gracie 16
John Gracie 15
Walter Gracie 12
Petter Bell 88

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

William Gracie's occupation is listed as "Gardner's Assistant".

 

Peter Bell

Peter Bell died on June 16, 1891, in Brydekirk, at the age of 88.

 

1891 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Bell (daughter of Isabella Bell) & George Maxwell

Name: Margt Maxwell
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : George Maxwell
Gender: Female
Where born: Annan, Dumfries S
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Hoddam
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Cottage
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 2
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1891_390
Household Members:
Name Age
George Maxwell 65
Margt Maxwell 59
Isabella Maxwell 22
Mary Brough 22
Annie Murray 16

Source Citation: Parish: Hoddam; ED: 2; Page: 1; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1891_390. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 Scotland Census - Searigg, Dalton, Dumfriesshire
Robert Steel & Granddaughter Julia Margaret Steel (Young)

Name: Julia R Stewart
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Dornock, Dumfries Shire
Registration Number: 818
Registration district: Dalton
Civil Parish: Dalton
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Searigg
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 17
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1891_391
Household Members:
Name Age
Julia R Stewart 26
Jane Davidson 23
Mary R Dickson 18
Edward Graham 21
James Campbell 18
Robert Steel 76

Source Citation: Parish: Dalton; ED: 3; Page: 5; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1891_391. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.


1891 Scotland Census - Lowther Town, Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Mary Steel (daughter of Julia Bell and Robert Steel) and her children

Name: Mary Steel
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Dornock, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 819
Registration district: Dornock
Civil parish: Dornock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Lowther Town
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 16
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1891_391
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Steel 39
Lizzie Steel 13
Isabella Steel 9

Source Citation: Parish: Dornock; ED: 2; Page:  3; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1891_391; Year: 1891.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Robert Steel (76 - Fisherman) was a visitor in the house of Julia R. Stewart (26) in Searigg, Dalton, Dumfriesshire, in the 1891 Scotland Census.

1891 Scotland Census - Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire
Jane Bell (daughter of Margaret Bell and granddaughter of Isabella Bell) & John Scott and family
 

Name: Jane Scott
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : John Scott
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
Registration number: 817
Registration District: Cummertrees
Civil Parish: Cummertrees
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Burnside Cottage
ED: 2
Household Schedule Number: 1
Line: 2
Roll: CSSCT1891_391
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scott 42
Jane Scott 42
Thomas Scott 19
John Scott 15
Dinah Scott 14
Gilbert Scott 12
Benjamin J M Scott 9
Andrew B Scott 7
Isabella J Scott 4
Robert B Scott 1

Source Citation: Parish: Cummertrees; ED: 2; Page: 1; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_391. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Bell (daughter of Isabella Bell) and her grandson

Name: Margaret Maxwell
Age: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekirk, dumfriesshire
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Brydekirk Road
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 40
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1901_427
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Maxwell 69
Benjamin Scott 19

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 1; Page: 7; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1901_427. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1901 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Andrew Bell (son of Margaret Bell) and his family
 

Name: Andrew Bell
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margt Jane Bell
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, dumfriesshire
Registration number: 813B
Registration district: Brydekirk
Civil parish: Hoddom
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Cottage (old Lodge)
Occupation: Gamekeeper
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 19
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1901_427
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Bell 44
Margt Jane Bell 32
John Bell 12
George Bell 10
Thomas Bell 8
Isabella Bell 1
Mary Janet Bell 4
Patrick Alexander Bell 2
Jeame Thomson Bell 1 Mo

Source Citation: Parish: Hoddom; ED: 2; Page: 5; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1901_427. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1901 Scotland Census - Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire
Jane Bell (daughter of Margaret Bell and granddaughter of Isabella Bell) & John Scott and family

Name: Jane Scott
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : John Scott
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekirk, dumfriesshire
Registration number: 817
Registration District: Cummertrees
Civil Parish: Cummertrees
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Burnside Cottage
Occupation: Shoemakers Wife
ED: 2
Household Schedule Number: 2
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1901_428
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scott 52
Jane Scott 52
Gilbert Scott 22
Andrew Scott 17
Isabella J Scott 14
Robert Scott 11
Margaret Scott 9
Maxwell Scott 1
William Carrick 24

Source Citation: Parish: Cummertrees; ED: 2; Page: 1; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1901_428. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Maxwell's age should be 7

 

1902 ..........

Margaret Jane Halliday Bell

Margaret Jane Halliday Bell died in Brydekirk on Aug 9, 1902,  at the age of 32.

 

1903 ..........

Margaret Bell Maxwell

Margaret Bell Maxwell (mother of Andrew Bell and daughter of Isabella Bell) died on Dec 31, 1903, in Brydekirk from an injury to the back of her head that was sustained 10 days previously. She as 71 years old. Her son George Maxwell was the informant.

 

1906 ..........

Andrew Bell & Maggie Jane Jamieson

Andrew Bell (46?) married Maggie Jane Jamieson (22) (daughter of William Jamieson and Jessie Beackley) on Dec 21, 1906. They had at least two children: William (born about 1908) and Annie (born 1910).

 

1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Andrew Bell (son of Margaret Bell) and his family


Andrew Bell (53) Jeanie (26), John (22), George (20), Patrick (12), William (3) and Annie (1)
See original document

1911 Scotland Census - Cummertries, Dumfriesshire
Jane Bell (daughter of Margaret Bell and granddaughter of Isabella Bell) & John Scott and family


John Scott (62), Jane (62) and Isabella J. (24)
See original document

 

1914 ..........

Robert Brown Scott

Private Robert Brown Scott
Private Robert Brown Scott

 

1919 ..........

Jane Bell Scott

Jane Bell Scott (daughter of Margaret Bell and granddaughter of Isabella Bell) died on March 24, 1919, at Burnside Cottage, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, at the age of 70.

 

1920 ..........

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell, gamekeeper, (son of Margaret Bell and grandson of Isabella Bell) died on March 30, 1920, in Brydekirk at the age of 63.

 

John Bell &

Janet Dinwoodie Jardine
Born: 1817 Born: 1818
Place: Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire   Place: Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Married: May 3, 1844
Place: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Died: Jan 20, 1897    Died: Aug 26, 1906
Place: Wamphray, Dumfriesshire   Place: Plantation Foot, Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Buried: Wamphray Buried: Wamphray

Agnes Bell & James Johnson | Andrew Bell & Margaret Mailer | Mary Creighton Bell & William Robert Hunter | Janet Bell & Thomas Graham Parker

John Bell married Janet Dinwoodie Jardine on May 3, 1844, in Annan, Dumfriesshire. Janet Dinwoodie Jardine is the daughter of Robert Jardine and Agnes Richardson. John and Janet had six children: Unknown Boy, Agnes Bell (born 1849), Margaret Bell (born 1851), Andrew Bell (born May 9, 1852), Mary Creighton Bell (born Dec 10, 1855), and Janet Bell (born April 27, 1862). Isobela Thompson was Janet's "illegitimate" child.

Children Born Place Died Place
Isobela Thompson 1839 Annan, Dumfriesshire Before 1855  
Agnes 1849 Annan, May 14, 1931 Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Margaret 1850 Brydekirk, Annan June 17, 1946 Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Andrew May 9, 1852 Gretna, Dumfriesshire March 24, 1914 Garngadhill, Lanarkshire
MARY CREIGHTON Dec 10, 1855 Gretna, Dumfriesshire Sept 10, 1916 Dundee, Angusshire
Janet April 27, 1862 Carlisle, England aft 1940 Detroit, Michigan, USA

 

1839 ..........

Janet Dinwoodie Jardine gave birth to Isabela Thompson probably in Brydekirk, Annan.

 

1848 ..........

"The event which changed completely the whole outlook of our district and its inhabitants was the opening in 1848 of the Caledonian Railway. This railway ran right through the parish in a north and south direction. From now onwards the local people could board a train at the fine local railway station and travelled direct to Glasgow or Carlisle or even further afield. As a good local service was also inaugurated people soon got used to moving further afield. John Patterson says - 'Masters and servants, great and small are carried in the same train to their destination, with a comfort and speed not before anticipated.' And why not? These words amply testify to the snobbery which existed during and prior to the last century. But the trains did more than take our inhabitants to the cities to visit; it took many to look for work and so the decline in population set in. The trains also brought goods and merchandise which previously had been produced or made locally and thus the coming of the railway caused the loss of our independence as the self supporting community. While the railway was being built navvies with their barrows and shovels accomplished the work. As a 'cutting' was required as the railroad neared Wamphray Station the earth removed was made into a series of bings - known to this day as the 'Barrow Pits'. There was a crowd at Wamphray Station on the first Lockerbie Lamb Fairday after the opening of the railway to traffic, and some of the 'rising generation' of that day climbed on to the roof of the carriages and sat there and eventually reached their destination without mishap. The first stationmaster was Mr. Bell and from an old photograph made available by a direct descendant still living in Wamphray, the station staff and surfacemen locally employed on this new railway was quite formidable. Now lime, manure and all types of goods required on the farms flowed in, and likewise the farmers could get their saleable stock and grain despatched with ease to good market centres, and at a later date when the farmers in the low lying district realised the need for milk in the cities and the worth of a dairy farm, Wamphray Station was a busy place as the milk floats rushed the milk to catch the 'mailk train' which conveyed it to Glasgow and Edinburgh and at times as far as Dundee." - From Parish History of Wamphray, J.A.M. Carlyle, 1965-1966

 

Parish History of Wamphray, J.A.M. Carlyle, 1965-1966 (3 MB pdf)

 

1849 ..........

Agnes Bell born sometime in 1849.

 

1850 ..........

Margaret Bell born sometime in 1850.

 

1851 ..........

Railway Porter c 1878 by Stephen Adam
Railway Porter c 1878 by Stephen Adam

It is interesting to note that John Bell was a "Railway Porter". He was lodged at the home of Agnes Steel in Springfield, Gretna, on the day of the 1851 census and probably as a result of his work. Andrew and Mary Bell were born in Gretna in the 1850s. Andrew would later become a railway work worker and eventually a Station Master. John Bell's son-in-law to be, William Robert Hunter (Mary's husband), would also work for the railway as did William's uncle William Hunter.

1851 Scotland Census - Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Angus Bell (?) and her nieces (or great nieces?) Isabella and Jane Rae
(duplicated above)

Name: BELL , Margaret (Margaret Angus?)
Address: Gloucester Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: widow
Occupation: PAUPER
Age: 82
Born: born Kirkpatrick Fleming Dms
Household No: III/17

Name: RAE , Isabella
Address: Gloucester Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: niece of Margaret Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 12
Born: born Middlebie Dms
Household No: III/17

Name: RAE , Jane
Address: Gloucester Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: niece of Margaret Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 7
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/17

John Bell and Janet Dinwoodie Jardine and family
(John was lodged in the home of Agnes Steel in Springfield, Gretna)

Name: BELL , John
Address: Springfield, High Street(827)
Parish: Gretna
Relationship: lodger in household of Agnes Steel
Marital Status: married
Occupation: RAILWAY PORTER
Age: 33
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: 1/100

Name: BELL , Janet (Janet Dinwoodie Jardine)
Address: Annan Road(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: RAIL PORTER (wife of)
Age: 38
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/2

 

Name: THOMSON , Isabella
Address: Annan Road(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: daughter of Janet Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Age: 12
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/2

Name: BELL , Agnes I
Address: Annan Road(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: daughter of Janet Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Age: 2
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/2

Name: BELL , Margaret
Address: Annan Road(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: daughter of Janet Bell
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Age: 8 months
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/2

Peter, Williamina and Margaret Bell

Name: BELL , Peter
Address: High Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: WEAVER handloom (cotton)
Age: 47
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/82
Name: BELL , Williamina
Address: High Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: sister of Peter Bell
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: WEAVER handloom (cotton)
Age: 43
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/82
Name: BELL , Margaret
Address: High Street(812)
Parish: Annan
Relationship: sister of Peter Bell
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: HOUSEKEEPER
Age: 39
Born: born Annan Dms
Household No: III/82

 

Caledonian Railway Locomotive
Caledonian Railway Locomotive

 

1852 ..........

Andrew Bell was born May 9, 1852, in Gretna, Dumfriesshire.

Map of Gretna c 1855
Map of Gretna c 1855, showing Springfield

 

1855 ..........

MARY CREIGHTON BELL was born on December 10, 1855, in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Her birth certificate indicates that one boy and one girl (children of John and Janet) were deceased. These may be two additional children that we have not accounted for, but the deceased girl may be Isabella Thompson.

1 Boy and 2 Girls living, 1 Boy and 1 Girl Deceased. Her 6th Child.
1 Boy and 2 Girls living, 1 Boy and 1 Girl Deceased. Her 6th Child.

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
John Bell and Janet Dinwoodie Jardine and family

Name: John Bell
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relationship: Husband
Spouse's name : Jane
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfrieshire
Registration Number: 627
Registration district: Cambuslang
Civil Parish: Cambuslang
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Bushyhill On Glasgow & Handn Rd
Occupation: Railway Habon Master
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 55
Line: 13
Roll: CSSCT1861_93
Household Members:
Name Age
John Bell 40
Jane Bell 40
Agnes Bell 12
Margaret Bell 10
Andrew Bell 8
Mary C Bell 5

Source Citation: Parish: Cambuslang; ED: 1; Page:  10; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1861_93; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861.

Map of Cumbuslang c 1861 showing Bushy Hill and the Railway Station
Map of Cumbuslang c 1861 showing Bushy Hill and the Railway Station

"Bushyhill, one of the cluster of villages popularly known as Cambuslang town..." - Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, Frances Groome, 1882-4

 

1862 ..........

Janet Bell was born on April 27, 1862, in Carlisle, England.

 

1868 ..........

John Bell became the Station Master at Wamphray.

Map of Newton-Wamphray showing the railway station, Ordnance Survey of Scotland, 1857
Map of Newton-Wamphray showing the railway station, Ordnance Survey of Scotland, 1857

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
John Bell and Janet Dinwoodie Jardine and family

Name: John Bell
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Jannet
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 853A
Registration district: Wamphrey
Civil Parish: Wamphrey
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Wamphray Hatin
Occupation: Station Master
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 32
Line: 6
Roll: CSSCT1871_185
Household Members:
Name Age
John Bell 50
Jannet Bell 50
Margaret Bell 20
Mary Bell 15
Janet Bell 9

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page:  8; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1871_185; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871.

1871 England Census - Greenhead, Blenkinsopp, Northumberland
Agnes Bell is living with her husband to be and possibly their son James

Name: Agness Bell
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Relation: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Blenkensopp, Northumberland, England
Civil Parish: Blenkinsopp
Town: Greenhead
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Registration district: Haltwhistle
Sub-registration district: Haltwhistle
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 25
Household Members:
Name Age
John Johnson 66
Hannah Johnson 66
James Johnson 23
Edward Johnson 19
James Johnson 5
Agness Bell 23

Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 5154; Folio: 48; Page: 4; GSU roll: 848480. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Census for England. The census contains detailed information on each individual who spent the night in each household including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was collected. Each name in this index is linked to actual images of the 1871 England Census.

1871 Scotland Census - Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire
Andrew Bell was boarding in the Brownlie household

Name: Andrew Bell
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relationship: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Gretna, Dumfrieshire
Registration Number: 628
Registration district: Cambusnethan
Civil Parish: Cambusnethan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 319 Caledonian Rd
Occupation: Goodi Clerk At Merchant Labour
ED: 15
Household schedule number: 222
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1871_120
Household Members:
Name Age
James Brownlie 35
Janet Brownlie 33
Elizabeth Brownlie 12
Isabella Brownlie 10
Janet Brownlie 9
Marion Brownlie 5
James Brownlie 1
Andrew Bell 18

Source Citation: Parish: Cambusnethan; ED: 15; Page:  41; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1871_120; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

Agnes Bell & James Johnson

Agnes Bell and James Johnson were married on June 3, 1871, in Haltwhistle, Northumberland. They had at least three children that survived birth: John (born about 1875); Margaret (born about 1879); and William Teasdale (born Sept 18, 1880 at the Wamphray Stationhouse and died April 8, 1964 in Kamloops, B.C., Canada). - Glenda Waugh

John Johnson & Mary Jane Irving | Margaret Johnson & William Hunter | William Teasdale Johnson & Mary Hill

 

1874 ..........

Andrew Bell & Margaret Mailer

Andrew Bell married Margaret Mailer on April 17, 1874, in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. Andrew Bell was the Clerk at the Wishaw Railway Station and lived in the Railway Station House. Margaret was a "House Keeper". Andrew Bell and Margaret Mailer had at least five children: Margaret Bryce (born April 8, 1874); Janet Jardine (born Aug 31, 1880); John M. (born Sept 4, 1882); Andrew (born Sept 18, 1884); and Elizabeth Clare (born Oct 7, 1887).

Janet Jardine Bell & Alfred Cuthbert Forbes

 

1878 ..........

Mary Creighton Bell & William Robert Hunter

Mary Bell married William Robert Hunter on May 17, 1878, in Graitney. Mary Bell and William Robert Hunter had seven children: Janet (Jenny Bell) Hunter (born July 5, 1878), John (born Aug 1, 1880), Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter (born March 2, 1882), Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter (aka Ethel and Nana) (born May 18, 1884), Catherine Isabel (Kit) Hunter (born May 19, 1887), William Robert (born April 15, 1889), and Williamina Jane (Jean) Hunter (born May 4, 1891). The two boys both died in infancy.

Mary Creighton Bell & William Robert Hunter

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
John Bell and Janet Dinwoodie Jardine and children

Name: John Bell
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 853A
Registration district: Wamphrey
Civil Parish: Wamphrey
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Wamphray Station
Occupation: Station Master
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 56
Line: 1
Roll: cssct1881_327
Household Members:
Name Age
John Bell 61
Janet Bell 61
Margaret Bell 28
Janet Bell 19

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page:  10; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_327; Year: 1881.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881.

1881 Scotland Census - Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Agnes Bell &James Johnson and children

Name: Agnes Johnson
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : James Johnson
Gender: Female
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 853A
Registration district: Wamphrey
Civil Parish: Wamphrey
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Newton Plantationfoot No2
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 47
Line: 12
Roll: cssct1881_327
Household Members:
Name Age
James Johnson 30
Agnes Johnson 30
John Johnson 6
Margaret Johnson 2
William T Johnson 6 MO

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page:  10; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_327; Year: 1881.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881.

James occupation was "Railway Pointsman".

1881 Scotland Census - Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire
Andrew Bell and family were living in the household of his wife's sister
 

Name: Andrew Bell
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relationship: Brother-in-Law
Gender: Male
Where born: Gretnes Muthill, Dumfries
Registration Number: 495
Registration district: Cumbernauld
Civil Parish: Cumbernauld
County: Dumbartonshire
Address: Station Cottage Carlisle Road
Occupation: Railway Clerk
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 27
Line: 14
Roll: cssct1881_143
Household Members:
Name Age
John Carson 30
Jessie Carson 33
Maggie Carson 4
Jessie Carson 1
Andrew Bell 28
Maggie Bell 28
Maggie Bell 6
Janet Bell 7 Months

Source Citation: Parish: Cumbernauld; ED: 2; Page:  7; Line: 14; Roll: cssct1881_143; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Distribution of Surname Bell

Wamphray Parish showing Newton-Wamphray on the rail line, 1885-1900
Wamphray Parish showing Newton-Wamphray on the rail line, 1885-1900

John Bell's son Andrew Bell was the Station Master at Erskine, Renfrewshire, and William Hunter (his son-in-law married to Mary Bell) was a Railway Reliefman in Dalziel (Motherwell), Lanarkshire at the time of the 1881 Census.

 

1884 ..........

Mary Creighton Bell and William Robert Hunter
Mary Bell and Family, c 1884
(Agnes "Nana" Hunter, Mary Bell, Janet "Jenny Bell" Hunter, William Hunter & Maggie Robina "Ina" Hunter)

 

1887 ..........

Janet Bell married Thomas Graham Parker (b. July 28, 1860, in Johnstone by Lockerbie) June 26, 1887, in Johnstone by Lockerbie. They had three children: Hugh (born May 19, 1889); Janetta (born Nov 27, 1891); (both at Monk's Mill, Kircudbrightshire); and John James (died March 18, 1898, at 5 months of age at Johnstone, Dumfriesshire).

 

Gazetteer of the Bristish Isles, John Bartolomew, 1887, for Wamphray

 

1889 ..........

Hugh Parker was born May 19, 1889, in Monk's Mill, Crossmichael, Kirkudbrightshire.

 

1891 ..........

Wamphray Station c 1891
Wamphray Station c 1891
John Bell may be the man on the right
Photo courtesy of Dumfries & Galloway Council

1891 Scotland Census Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
John Bell & Janet Dinwoodie Jardine and daughter Margaret

Name: John Bell
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Jannet
Gender: Male
Where born: Annan, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 853A
Registration district: Wamphrey
Civil Parish: Wamphrey
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Wamphrey Station
Occupation: Station Master
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 37
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1891_398
Household Members:
Name Age
John Bell 74
Jannet Bell 74
Margaret Bell 36

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page: 8; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1891_398; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 Scotland Census - Erskine, Renfrewshire
Andrew Bell and his family with Mary Creighton Bell and her family
after the death of Mary's husband William Robert Hunter

Name: Andrew Bell
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Maggie
Gender: Male
Where born: Gretna, Dumfries
Registration Number: 563
Registration district: Erskine
Civil Parish: Erskine
County: Renfrewshire
Address: Station Ho
Occupation: Railway St Master
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 64(a)
Line: 15
Roll: CSSCT1891_178
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Bell 37
Maggie Bell 38
Maggie B Bell 17
Janet J Bell 10
John M Bell 8
Andrew Bell 6
Elizabeth Bell 3
Mary C Hunter 35
Janet Hunter 12
Maggie Hunter 9
Agnes Hunter 6
Catherine Hunder 3

Source Citation: Parish: Erskine; ED: 1; Page:  16; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1891_178; Year: 1891.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891.

1891 Scotland Census - Crossmichael, Kirkudbrightshire
Janet Bell & Thomas Parker and their son

Name: Janet Parker
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Thomas Parker
Gender: Female
Where born: England
Registration Number: 863
Registration district: Crossmichael
Civil Parish: Crossmichael
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Monks' Mill
Occupation: Joiner's Wife
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 26
Line: 14
Roll: CSSCT1891_400
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Parker 30
Janet Parker 28
Hugh Parker 1

Source Citation: Parish: Crossmichael; ED: 3; Page:  7; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1891_400; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Janetta Parker was born on Nov 27, 1891, in Monk's Mill, Crossmichael, Kirkudbrightshire.

1891 Scotland Census Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Agnes Bell & James Johnson and family

Name: James Johnston
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Agne Johnston
Gender: Male
Where born: England
Registration number: 853A
Registration district: Wamphrey
Civil parish: Wamphrey
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Plantation Foot
Occupation: Railway Signalman
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 39
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1891_398
Household Members:
Name Age
James Johnston 41
Agne Johnston 41
John Johnson 16
Magaret Johnson 12
William T Johnson 10

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page: 8; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1891_398. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1897 ..........

John Bell

John Bell died on Jan 20, 1897, in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, at the age of 79.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard Obituary for John Bell
Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Obituary for John Bell

"In him there passed away almost the last of the original race of stationmasters in the South of Scotland"

 

1900 ..........

Janet Jardine Bell & Alfred Cuthbert Forbes

Janet Jardine Bell (daughter of Andrew Bell and Margaret Mailer) married Alfred Cuthbert Forbes (son of Donald Forbes and Mary Ann Farquhar) on March 2, 1900, in Glasgow, Scotland. They had at least one child: Donald (1900- after 1954). - Glenda Waugh

 

John Johnson (son of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) married Mary Jane Irving on July 6, 1900, in Camlachie, Scotland. They had at least one child: Elizabeth Irving Johnson (born Sept 16, 1900, in Camlachie and died May 26, 1920 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

 

1901 ..........

The Old Wamphray Parish School, c 1903
The Old Wamphray Parish School, c 1903

1901 Scotland Census Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Janet Bell and her daughter Margaret

Name: Jannet Bell
Age: 83
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name :  
Gender: Female
Where born: Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 853A
Registration district: Wamphrey
Civil Parish: Wamphrey
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Newton
Occupation: Annuitant
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 36
Line: 23
Roll: CSSCT1901_435
Household Members:
Name Age
Jannet Bell 83
Margaret Bell 46

Source Citation: Parish: Wamphrey; ED: 2; Page: 7; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1901_435; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1901 Scotland Census - Glasgow Kelvinside, Lanarkshire
Andrew Bell & Margaret Mailer and children

Name: Andrew Bell
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret M Bell
Gender: Male
Where born: Gretna, Dumfrieshire
Registration Number: 644/9
Registration district: Kelvin
Civil Parish: Glasgow Kelvinside
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 51 Kirkland St
Occupation: Clerk
ED: 81
Household schedule number: 77
Line: 21
Roll: CSSCT1901_302
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Bell 49
Margaret M Bell 48
Margaret B Bell 26
John M Bell 18
Andrew Bell 16
Elizabeth C Bell 13

Source Citation: Parish: Glasgow Kelvinside; ED: 81; Page:  14; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1901_302; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1901 Scotland Census - Johnstone, Dumfriesshire
Janet Bell & Thomas Parker Parker and children
 
Name: Janet Parker
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Thomas Parker
Gender: Female
Where born: England
Registration Number: 832
Registration district: Johnstone
Civil Parish: Johnstone
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Springwell's Gate
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 4
Line: 19
Roll: CSSCT1901_431
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Parker 39
Janet Parker 37
Hugh Parker 11
Janetta Parker 9
John Brown 17

Source Citation:Parish: Johnstone; ED: 4; Page:  1; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1901_431; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

John Brown's occupation is "Joiners Apprentice"

 

1905 ..........

William Teasdale Johnson & Mary Hill

William Teasdale Johnson (son of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) and Mary Climie Hill (daughter of Thomas Hill) were married on Aug 28, 1905 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (from Vital Statistics, Province of Manitoba). They had at least five children: Jeannie (born about 1907 in Manitoba); Agnes (born about 1908 in Manitoba); Florence (born about 1911 in British Columbia); Frank (born about 1914 in British Columbia); and James (born about 1916 in British Columbia). - from 1921 Canada Census

 

1906 ..........

1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta - Winnipeg, Manitoba
William Teasdale Johnson (son of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) & Mary Hill

Name: William Johnson
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 25
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Johnson
Immigration Year: 1903
Province: Manitoba
District: Winnipeg
Sub-District Description: Ward six
Sub-District: 6B
Household Members:
Name Age
William Johnson 25
Mary Johnson 25
John Hill 23

Souce Citation: Year: 1906; Census Place: 6B, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Page: 28; Family No: 198. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2008. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1906/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-18353 to T-18363. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1906 Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and also includes images of the original census documents. Information listed includes: name of each person in the househould, gender, age, birthplace, relationship to head of household, and year of immigration to canada.

William's occupation is accountant

 

Janet Dinwoodie Jardine

Janet Dinwoodie Jardine (Bell) died on Aug 26, 1906, in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, at the age of 88.

John Bell for 29 years Stationmaster at Wamphray who died at Newton January 20th, 1897, aged 79 years
John Bell for 29 years Stationmaster at Wamphray who died at Newton January 20th, 1897, aged 79 years
Also Janet Jardine his wife who died at Plantationfoot August 26th, 1906, aged 88 years
Also Margaret Bell daughter of the above who died 17 June 1946 aged 95 years

"On the green hillside there's an acre bare,
Where the dead are laid to rest,
Oh peacefully sweet may they slumber there,
With the green sod on their breast."

The Poetry of Janet Bell Parker

 

1909 ..........

Margaret Johnson & William Hunter

Margaret Johnson (daughter of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) married William Hunter (son of James Hunter and Hester Govanlock) on Aug 9, 1909. They had at least two children: James J. (1910-1959); and William (born about 1911). - Glenda Waugh and 1911 Scotland Census

 

1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - Lockerbie, Dreyfesdale, Dumfriesshire
Agnes Bell & James Johnson and William Hunter & Margaret Bell
24 Park Place

Agnes Bell & James Johnson
James Johnson's occupation is "Signalman" for a "Railway Company".
Edward S. Johnson is an "illegitimate" son of Margaret's born Oct 10, 1901
William Hunter's occupation is "Grocer".
See original document

1911 Scotland Census - Kelvinside, Glasgow
Andrew Bell & Margaret Mailer and children

Margaret Mailer had been married for 37 years and had seven children of which only 5 survive
Margaret Mailer had been married for 37 years and had seven children of which only 5 survive
Both Andrew and his son John are "clerks" with Caledonian Railway
See original document

1911 Scotland Census - Plantation Foot, Wamphray, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Bell


See original document

1911 Scotland Census - Johnstone, Dumfriesshire
Janet Bell & Thomas Parker and children

Janet Bell & Thomas Parker and children
Note that Janet has been married for 23, years and had three children of which only two survive
Both Thomas and Hugh are "joiners".
See original document

1911 Census of Canada - Revelstoke, British Columbia
William Teasdale Johnson (son of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) & Mary Hill and family
 

Name: William G Johnson
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 30
Birth Date: Sep 1880
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Johnson
Immigration Year: 1903
Tribal: English
Province: British Columbia
District: Kootenay
District Number: 9
Sub-District: Revelstoke
Sub-District Number: 49
Place of Habitation: Frist St
Household Members:
Name Age
William G Johnson 30
Mary Johnson 30
Manie Johnson 4
Agnes Johnson 3
Florence Johnson 9/12
Thomas Hill 58

Source Citation: Year: 1911; Census Place: Revelstoke, Kootenay, British Columbia; Page: 11; Family No: 105. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

William's occupation is accountant

 

1913 ..........

Wamphray

Map of Wamphray showing Wamphray Station, Wamphray Church, Langside and Blaze Hill
Map of Wamphray showing Wamphray Station, Wamphray Church, Langside and Blaze Hill
Bartholomew Survey Atlas of Scotland, 1912

"Do you know the Langside Meadow
And the scent of new mown hay?
All the old familiar landscape
Lost to me for many a day.
Have you climbed the Bleeze in Summer,
Have you wandered in the Glen?
Then you've seen a dream of beauty
I may never see again."
The Poetry of Janet Bell Parker

Janet Bell Parker, her husband Thomas and their children Hugh and Janetta arrived in Quebec, Canada, aboard the Scandinavian on June 9, 1913. Janetta's future husband, Donald Douglas (carpenter), had arrived into Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 2, 1913, (also aboard the Scandinavian) with destination of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Canadian Passenger Lists

 
Name: Donald Douglas
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Date of Arrival: 2 Mar 1913
Vessel: Scandinavian
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Roll: T-4746

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists, 1865–1935. Microfilm Publications T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542. Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Description: Passenger lists of ships arriving in various Canadian ports as well as some eastern U.S. ports from 1865–1935 are indexed this database. These lists served as the immigration records for Canada between these years and information that is included are surname, age, gender, marital status, destination, occupation, birth country, etc.

 

Name: Janet Parker
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Date of Arrival: 9 Jun 1913
Vessel: Scandinavian
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Roll: T-4797

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists, 1865–1935. Microfilm Publications T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542. Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Description: Passenger lists of ships arriving in various Canadian ports as well as some eastern U.S. ports from 1865–1935 are indexed this database. These lists served as the immigration records for Canada between these years and information that is included are surname, age, gender, marital status, destination, occupation, birth country, etc.


Thomas Parker (50), Janet Parker (48), Hugh Parker (23) and Janetta Parker (21)

SS Scandanavian
http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=scan4

Ship Name: Scandinavian
Years in service: 1912-1923
Funnels: 1
Masts: 2
Aliases: Ex-Romanic (1912), ex-New England (1903)
Shipping line: Allan (British)
Ship description: Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 12,116. Dimensions: 550' x 59'. Twin-screw, 14 1/2 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel.
History: Service: Glasgow-Quebec-Montreal. Transferred to Canadian Pacific Line in 1917. Scrapped in 1923. Ex-Romanic (1912), ex-New England (1903).

 

1914 ..........

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell (son of John Bell and Janet Jardine) died on March 24, 1914, in the Barnhill Poorhouse, Grangadhill, Lanarkshire, at the age of 62.

Barnhill Poorhouse, c. 1900
Barnhill Poorhouse, c. 1900

Two inmates pictured in a ward for old men, Barnhill Poorhouse, around 1900. They are wearing black moleskin or herringbone tweed suits, the regular pauper costume, and a tartan scarf to mark the courtyard to which they belong. Inmates' clothing was either destroyed or stored on admission and they were required to wear poorhouse clothing to discourage them from running away. However, the clothing supplied was of relatively good quality, and some people sought admission to kit themselves out and promptly absconded with the clothes. Vagrants sometimes came in to have their verminous clothing treated in the poorhouse de-lousing machine. Inside the original building's quadrangle there were four identical courtyards separated by a central corridor running the full length of the building. There was a separate courtyard for men, women, boys and girls, and strict segregation was observed.

Barnhill Poorhouse, c. 1920
Barnhill Poorhouse, c. 1920

Men weaving baskets in the Occupational Workshop, Barnhill Poorhouse, c 1920. Their products would be sold to raise funds for the institution. Adults at Barnhill were put to work if they were able. Men helped with the maintenance of the building and, where possible, followed their own trades. Unskilled men would be required to make up bundles of firewood or were sent to work as stonebreakers, with production targets to be met. Women worked in the laundry, cleaned, cooked and sewed. Not even the elderly were exempt, with old men expected to carry firewood and old women to knit. The poorhouse had to tread a delicate line between offering a refuge for the genuinely needy and ensuring that those who were capable of earning a living did not stay longer than was necessary. Inmates were often admitted at a time of crisis and then discharged, only to be re-admitted later when their personal circumstances took another turn for the worse.

- Glasgow Caledonian University

 

As part of the British Empire, when Britain declared war on Germany and Austro-Hungary in 1914, Canada was automatically involved. Those who did not support Canada's participation in the First World War protested vigorously. In response, the government passed the War Measures Act to allow suspension of civil rights during times of crisis. - From http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/mapping/historical_maps/1912.asp

 

Donald Douglas served in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in World War I. See his Attestation Paper, Dec 18, 1914.

Donald Douglas (?) with Robert Russell in London, England?
Donald Douglas (?) with Robert Russell in London, England?

 

1915 ..........


Mary Bell (Hunter) and Grandchildren
Ron Russell, Mary Bell, Winifred Russell and Robert John (Jack) Pennycook
Jack was the son of Janet Hunter and Robert Pennycook
J. Jolly Studios, Carnoustie, Scotland, c 1915

 

1916 ..........

1916 Canada Census - Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
Janet Bell & Thomas Parker and children in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
 

Name: Janet Parker
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 52
Est. Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: England
Year of immigration: 1892
Home in 1916: 29, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Address: 326 6th St E, Prince Albert Camp
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Relation to head-of-household: Wife
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas G Parker 54
Janet Parker 52
Hugh Parker 26
Janetta Parker 22
David B Alston 23
Charles Hammond 19

Source Citation:Year: 1916; Census Place: Saskatchewan, Prince Albert, 29; Roll: T-21942; Page: 4; Family No: 39 Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 2009 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: Canada. "Census returns for 1916 Census of Prairie Provinces." Statistics of Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm T-21925 to T-21956. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Description: This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1916 Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and also includes images of the original census documents. Information listed includes: name of each person in the househould, gender, age, birthplace, relationship to head of household, year of immigration to canada, military service, and religion.

Both Thomas and Hugh's occupations are "Carpenter".

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, c 1920
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, c 1920

 

Mary Creighton Bell

Mary Creighton Bell Hunter died on Sept 10, 1916 in Dundee, Scotland, at the age of 61.

 

1917 ..........

Margaret Mailer Bell (wife of Andrew Bell) died on June 8, 1917, in Kelvin, Glasgow at the age of 66. Her son, John, was the informant.

 

1918 ..........

In 1918, Canadian women were granted the right to vote. In the same year, 25,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders were killed in the Battle of the Somme, and the Canadian Parliament buildings were destroyed in a fire. The following year, the government introduced a new tax on income as a temporary measure to support the war effort. Canada fought its hardest battles that year, in Vimy Ridge and in Passchendaele. The destruction of war spread to Canada when a munitions ship collided with a relief ship in Halifax Harbour. At least 1,900 were killed in the blast and the city was physically devastated. In 1918, Canadians forced their way through German trenches at Amiens. It was to be the beginning of Canada's "hundred days", which led to the end of the war on November 11. - From http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/mapping/historical_maps/1912.asp

 

1919 ..........

The Winnipeg General Strike, June 21, 1919
The Winnipeg General Strike, June 21, 1919

In Winnipeg, workers within the building and metal industries attempted to strengthen their bargaining ability by creating umbrella unions, the Building Trade Council and Metal Trade Council respectively, to encompass all metal and building unions. Although employers were willing to negotiate with each union separately, they refused to bargain with the Building and Metal Trade Councils, disapproving of the constituent unions that had joined the umbrella organization, and citing employers' inability to meet proposed wage demands. Restrictive labour policy in the 1900s meant that a union could be recognized voluntarily by employers, or through strike action, but in no other way. Workers from both industrial groupings therefore struck to gain union recognition and to compel recognition of their collective bargaining rights.

On June 17 the federal government ordered the arrest of ten strike leaders (including J.S. Woodsworth and Abraham Albert Heaps). Four days later, about 25,000 strikers assembled for a demonstration at Market Square, where Winnipeg Mayor Charles Frederick Gray read the Riot Act. Troubled by the growing number of protestors and fearing violence, Mayor Gray called in the Royal Northwest Mounted Police who rode in on horseback charging into the crowd of strikers, beating them with clubs and firing weapons. This violent action resulted in many people injured, numerous arrests and the death of two strikers. Four eastern European immigrants were also rounded up at this time and eventually two were deported, one voluntarily to the United States and the other to Eastern Europe. This day, which came to be known as "Bloody Saturday", ended with Winnipeg virtually under military occupation.

- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_General_Strike

 

1921 ..........

Janetta Parker & Donald Fraser Douglas

Janetta Parker (daughter of Janet Bell and Thomas G. Parker) married Donald Fraser Douglas (born Aug 7, 1891, in Fearn, Ross-shire) on Jan 25, 1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. - Manitoba Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Vital Statistics They had at least one child: Donald Hugh Douglas (born March 12, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, and died June 7, 2000, in Colton, California). - Ancestry.com Douglas Family Tree

 

1921 Census of Canada - Revelstoke, British Columbia
William Teasdale Johnson (son of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) & Mary Hill and family

Name: William S Johnson
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1881
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Johnson
Father Birth Place: England
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1903
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Province or Territory: British Columbia
District: Kootenay West
District Number: 18
Sub-District: Revelstoke (City)
Sub-District Number: 17
City, Town or Village: Revelstoke City
Street or Township: Rokeby Ave
Municipality: Ward 2
Occupation: Book Keeper
Income: 2100
Household Members:
Name Age
William S Johnson 40
Mary Johnson 40
Jeannie Johnson 14
Agnes Johnson 13
Florence Johnson 10
Frank Johnson 7
James Johnson 5

Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 15; Census Place: Revelstoke (City), Kootenay West, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

 

1922 ..........


S.S. Cassandra

Janet Bell Parker and her husband Thomas Parker left Montreal, Canada, aboard the Cassandra on Aug 31, 1922, and arrived in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept 10, 1922, on "holiday".

 

1923 ..........

Donald Douglas and Janetta Parker Douglas emigrated from Canada to Detroit, Michigan, in April, 1923.

On June 7, 1923, Thomas G. Parker and Janet Bell arrived back in Quebec, Canada, aboard the Cassandra. He indicated on the British Declaration of Passenger to Canada form that his address was 624 Ingersoll St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, and that he was a Canadian citizen. He also indicated that he had departed from Canada on Aug 31, 1922, that he had been on holiday and was visiting John Bell, nephew, 34 Wilton St. Glasgow (this was just down the street from where John Bell was living with his father in 1911).

624, Ingersoll St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2010

Janet Bell and Thomas Graham Parker emigrated to Detroit, Michigan, USA, They entered the USA from Canada on June 24, 1923.

Border Crossings from Canada to the USA
 
Name: Janet Parker
Arrival Date: 24 Jun 1923
Age: 60
Birth Date: abt 1863
Birth Country: England
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
   
Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.   Original data: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Description: This database contains an index of aliens and citizens crossing into the U.S. from Canada via various ports of entry along the U.S.-Canadian border between 1895 and 1956. The records contain information on name, age, birth date, birthplace, gender, ethnicity/nationality, names of individuals accompanied by, name of nearest relative or friend in former country, and name of nearest relative or friend at destination.


From the List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission, Port of Detroit, Michigan

 

1930 ..........

1930 United States Federal Census - Detroit Michigan, USA
Janet Bell was living with her husband Thomas and son Hugh

Name: Janet Parker
Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Age: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: Thomas Parker
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Parker 69
Janet Parker 66
Hugh Parker 40
Thomas Curto 36
Reginald Robinson 33

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1032; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 314.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.   Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Description: Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.

Reginald Robinson and Thomas Curto are "Roomers". Hugh Parker is a "Building Contractor".

 

1930 United States Federal Census - Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Janetta Parker & Donald Douglas and their son Donald

Name: Donald Douglas
Home in 1930: Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Janetta Douglas
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Donald Douglas 38
Janetta Douglas 37
Donald Douglas 3

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1074; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 992; Image: 593.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Description: Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.

Donald Douglas' occupation is "Building Contractor".

 

1931 ..........

Agnes Bell

Agnes Bell died of "cardiac disease" on May 14, 1931, in Wamphray, at the age of 82. 

 

1940 ..........

1940 United States Federal Census - Detroit, Michigan, USA
Janet Bell was living with her husband Thomas and son Hugh
 

Name: Thomas Parker
Respondent: Yes
Age: 79
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street: Riopelle Avenue
House Number: 19360
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Alien
Sheet Number: 5B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 100
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Parker 79
Janet Parker 77
Hugh Parker 50

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T627_1855; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 84-488. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Description: The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.

 

1942 ..........

Donald Douglas registered for the U.S. World War II Draft.

Donald Fraser Douglas
Donald Fraser Douglas
Ancestry.com Douglas Family Tree

 

1946 ..........

Margaret Bell

Margaret Bell died on June 17, 1946, in Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire at the age of 95. Her usual residence was given as Plantation Foot, Wamphray. The informant was Margaret Hunter, niece, of Carstairs Junction. This is probably Agnes Bell and James Johnson's daughter Margaret who married William Hunter.

 

1964 ..........

William Teasdale Johnson

William Teasdale (son of Agnes Bell and James Johnson) died on April 8, 1964 in Kamloops, B.C., Canada, and is buried in the Pleasant Street Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C.

In Loving Memory of William T. Johnson 1880 - 1964
In Loving Memory of William T. Johnson 1880 - 1964
A Loving Husband and Father
photo courtesy Terry James from Findagrave

 

1967 ..........

Donald Fraser Douglas

Donald Fraser Douglas died in Santa Barbara, California, April 15, 1967, at the age of 78. - Findagrave

 

1969 ..........

Janetta Parker

Janetta Parker Douglas died in Santa Barbara, California, Dec 21, 1969, at the age of 78, and is buried in the Santa Barbara Cemetery. - Findagrave

Janetta Douglas November 27, 1892 - December 21, 1969
Janetta Douglas November 27, 1892 - December 21, 1969
Janetta was born on Nov 27, 1891
Photo courtesy Gail KM - Findagrave

 

1978 ..........

Hugh Parker

Hugh Parker (Janet Bell Parker's son and Janetta's brother) died on Sept 9, 1978, in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 89. - Glenda Waugh

 

2000 ..........

Donald Hugh Douglas

Donald Hugh Douglas, March 25, 1997, Cherry Valley, California, USA
Donald Hugh Douglas, March 12, 1997, Cherry Valley, California, USA

Donald Hugh Douglas (Janetta's son) died on June 7, 2000, in Colton, California, at the age of 75. - from Ancestry.com Douglas Family Tree Ed. Note: His grandmother was Janet Bell Parker. Mary Creighton Bell (my great-grandmother) was her sister.

 

Janet Bell Parker was a poet who published several poems about Wamphray

The Poetry of Janet Bell Parker
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dfsgal/Wamphray/index.htm

"On the green hillside there's an acre bare,
Where the dead are laid to rest,
Oh peacefully sweet may they slumber there,
With the green sod on their breast."

The Poetry of Janet Bell Parker

Mary Creighton Bell & William Robert Hunter

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