Saturday, August 15, 2009

The document: BELL Family in York: 1897-1923

I have pleasure in making available (free of charge) a copy of my research on the BELL family in York Western Australia.

The story starts with John BELL (1814-1877) & Jane BELL (nee ROSS) (1817-1890) who had 9 children. The family migrated from Wigtown Scotland to Cardiff Wales around 1871 and then 2 sons Robert (my great great grandfather) & Wiliam with some of their own families migrated to York Western Australia from 1897 onwards. I found this fascinating and set about trying to piece the story together. It is not yet complete as there are many unclear areas. I invite you to read and provide any information that gives greater clarity, challenges the information, or just provides another dimension. This document changed several times in its early stages as new information came to hand and I am sure it will change further.

My name is Graham Colin WILKIE and my line to the BELL family is as follows: John & Jane BELL (mentioned above) => Robert BELL => Robert Alexander BELL (& Mabel NELMES) => Marjorie Elaine BELL => Ernest Colin Bell WILKIE => Graham Colin WILKIE

I have directly contacted several Family Tree owners where Hints alerted me to their existance. This message is meant to capture others who may have an interest that I may have missed. This information is also likely to be of interest to the NELMES family. My Great Grandmother Mabel NELMES married Robert Alexander BELL in Cardiff and they came to York Western Australia in 1913.

This document is in a PDF format and unfortunately cannot be attached to the message.
I have however uploaded it to Google Documents and placed a link to it ( If you have difficulty accessing it then please send an email to and I will send by return. Could you include in your email request how you are related to the BELL family if this is curently known?



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