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  22 June 1862
  Sandstone Engraved
  Headstone: In Memory of / William son of / Robert and Mary Bell / who died 22nd. June, 1862 / aged 11years. / Also of / Elizabeth Barbara, their daughter, / who died 31st. March 1869 / aged 4 years & 6 months. / Also of their three sons / Robert Johnstone / who died 27th April 1887 / aged 29 years, / Alfred, / who died 18th. Jany. 1890 / aged 27 years, / James / who died 23rd. March, 1891 / aged 35 years. / Also of Mary, the beloved wife of / Robert Bell / who fell asleep March 3rd. 1906 / in the 84th. year of her age. / Robert Bell / who died on January 30th. 1915 / in the 89th year of his age. //
  Very good but two patches of blistering of face obliterating MI. Lichen cover on sides of MI
    Robert Bell was born in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He married in 1850 Mary, daughter of William Chubb, Hairdresser of Speen who took in Mary's cousin, Henry Gore, later to become the famous Victorian painter, when his father died. Robert & Mary first lived in Luton, Beds. where they had their eldest child William & where his occupation was as a Tea Dealer like his brother James. By 1861 they had moved to 1, Cheap St, Newbury and they were running a Drapery. He soon moved to 31, Cheap St (next to Plenty's Marine Engineering), & carried on in his trade as Draper & Tailor until he retired by 1911. In his later years, after his wife died, Robert moved to 5, Craven St (now Road) by 1911 where he died. The couple had 6 sons and a daughter with two dying in their childhood and 3 boys dying as young men (see below). Only Walter Henry, Architect & Surveyor, & John McNay Bell, Draper, outlived him. Other Bell relatives, William Chubb and Henry Gore are all buried in NRC. Their granddaughter, Elsie, daughter of Walter, is buried in the neighbouring grave, P(D)8 after a tragic death. Sources: NRC Bur Recd; Ancestry records.
  02 May 2021
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William Bell
27 June 1862
Unconsecrated - Common Interment
Rev'd. J. Drew



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William Bell
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    28 June 1862
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury




On the 22nd inst., William, eldest son of Mr. R. Bell, draper, Newbury, aged 11 years. 

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