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George Allan BELL & Mary Nesbet

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NSW Death 4321/1881 BELL MARY N - ALEXANDER - MARY N - ST LEONARDS

1038 BELL Mary Nesbet 69y B.1812, d.26 November 1881, Wife of George Allan Bell. Born Dunse, Scotland, died Lathallan, North Sydney.

NSW Death 4327/1881 BELL GEORGE A - ANDREW - MARY - ST LEONARDS

1037 BELL George Allan 81y B.22 July 1800, d.17 December 1881, Born Fife, Scotland, Died Lathallan, North Sydney. Husband of Mary Nesbet Bell.

Nisbet and Nesbit more common. Don't know if 1812 is a calculation.

Maiden name Laurie or Lawrie.

I can't find the marriage or birth/baptism for either or any likely family in Fife or Dunse, Berwick in 1841.

Children
Allan Douglas b. abt 1840 probably NSW
Sophia Leonards 1841 * Leonards from the abode in NSW
Charlotte McMillan 1844 * McMillan from a family friend John McMillan
John M 1847 * one source has M= McMillan but there is this

John Morden Bell
Christening Date 21 Dec 1847 St Andrews Sydney NSW
Birth Date 21 Oct 1847
George Allan Bell & Mary Nisbet

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Can't find anything on George Bell born Fife, but I have found a possible baptism for Mary Laurie

Mary Laurie bapt. 1 March 1815 Duns, Berwick. Parents John Laurie and Elizabeth Salmon

John Laurie married Elizabeth Salmon 8 September 1810 in Duns

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Thanks Emeltee.

A maybe.

The 1812 may not be accurate but I think the parents names on death reg should be correct.

It would seem Mary was named after her mother Mary Nisbet.

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One on FS

John Lowrie
Christening Date 3 Nov 1812 ABBEY SAINT BATHANS, BERWICK
Father's Name Alexander Lowrie

I had better check that name further. No other hits for Lowrie.

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Nothing seems a good fit.

LAURIE
ALISON
ALEXANDER LAURIE/CHRISTIAN NISBET FR74 (FR74)
F
17/04/1804
747/
10 70
Langton


LAURIE
PETER
ALEXANDER LAURIE/CHRISTIAN NISBET FR76 (FR76)
M
22/06/1806
747/
10 72
Langton

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NSW Gov Gazette Fri 22 Sept 1882 for George Allan Bell (nurseryman) Will granted to Lumsden Bell of St Leonards gentleman and John Joseph Davey (architect) of St Leonards.

In Mary Nisbett Bell – Tue 21 Nov 1882 to Lumsden Bell of Sydney a locomotive engine driver, one of the son’s of the said deceased.

Name: Lumsden Bell
Death Date: 1930
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's name: George A
Mother's name: Mary N
Registration Year: 1930
Registration Place: Gosford, New South Wales
Registration Number: 2726

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...Limits=l-state=New+South+Wales|||l-decade=193

SMH Mon 20 Jan 1930
BELL.—The Friends of Mrs ADA HELEN BELL, of Blackwall-road, Woy Woy, are respectfully intimated that the Remains of her dear HUSBAND, Lumsden Bell, will be laid to rest in the St Thomas's Cemetery, North Sydney, THIS AFTERNOON. The Funeral is appointed to leave our Funeral Chapel, 237-9 Liverpool-road, Ashfield, at 2.30 p.m. GEO. ANDREWS,
BELL.—January 17, 1930, at Blackwall-road, Woy Woy, Lumsden, dearly loved husband of Ada Helen Bell and youngest son of the late George Allan Bell of Lathallan North Sydney.

Name: Lumsden Bell
Spouse Name: Ada H Smith
Marriage Date: 1897
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1897
Registration Number: 475

SMH – BELL – SMITH – March 4 1897 at St David’s Church Surry Hills by the Rev. Joshua Hargraves, Lumsden youngest son of the late George Allan Bell of North Shore to Ada Helen eldest daughter of the late Sheldon Cradock Smith of Adelong and Bago
 

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Not perfect but another possible..

Mary Lourie
Birth Date: 6 Dec 1808
Baptism Date: 12 Feb 1809
Place: Langton, Berwick, Scotland
Parents = Alexander Lourie & Christian Nisbet
FHL Film Number: 1068240
Reference ID: 2:15ZGLKW

Geoff

EDIT: Looks similar to the one you found in post #5, though date is different, 1809 is a bit closer. Langton is only 4-5 Km from Duns/e
 
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Thanks Val.

Didn't know there was a younger son.

Thanks Geoff.

Dunno. If parents on death reg are correct then nothing in SP fits.

Thanks gibbo.

That would mean a marriage to Mary in Australia. Age is way out for born 1800.

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... Henry Allan, tenant since 1867 of Burnbank Cottage; neighbour, probably cousin, of George Bell. They had arrived in the colony on the same ship ...
Can't see a Henry Allan/Allen on the same Roxburgh Castle.
 

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Death ALLAN HENRY 13434/1893 AGNES - ST LEONARDS

ALLAN Henry Death notice 24FEB1893 Death 84 late of North Sydney Sydney Morning Herald 27FEB1893
ALLAN Henry Death notice 24FEB1893 Death 84 late of North Sydney Sydney Morning Herald 25FEB1893

ALLAN.—February 24, at his residence, Burnbank,
Falcon-street, North Sydney, Henry Allan, aged 84 years.

The new name was Henry Allan, tenant since 1867 of Burnbank Cottage; neighbour, probably cousin, of George Bell. They had arrived in the colony on the same ship; Allan had been successful enough as a pastoralist to live now on has investments; he could describe his occupation as ‘gentleman’ for the rest of his life.
Can't find an obituary. Still don't know what year or on what ship they arrived.
 
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