Sunday, December 27, 2009

Version 2 of the BELL Family in York document

I hope you have enjoyed reading version one of my document. Since its release I have contiued to research and have made some changes based on that research and feedback from some of you - thanks very much for your contribution. I have also added extra information on the BELL family in Cardiff and Scotland prior to the migration to Australia.

A partial copy of version 2 is at .This is in markup mode which enables you to more easily view the changes. (This shows added information in red and deletions are shown to the right in the margin)

One BIG find was the supply of a photo of William BELL which was provided by a person whose great Aunt is Emma BELL (formally FRASER and nee COX) - a very big thank you to you.

Another great find was the folowing 2 photos my dad (Ernest Colin BEll WILKIE) found. The one of Mabel BELL (nee NELMES) was taken in Perth Western Australia on 22/11/1952 at my parents wedding. The second of Mable with hers sons is estimated to have been taken in late 1952 early 1953.

Any feedback and additional information would be greatly appreciated.

All the best for the new year

Graham Wilkie

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Photo's of Mabel BELL with her children in early 1950's

The following 2 photo's recently came to light from my father.

In the first one Mabel BELL (nee NELMES) is with her 3 daughters (left to right): Marjorie Elaine WILKIE, Doris Lillian WHERRY & Winifred Mabel POOLE. The photo appears to have been taken at the wedding of  my parents Ernest Colin WILKIE & Helene Marie BLANC on 22/11/1952.

In the second one Mabel BELL (nee NELMES) is with her 4 sons (left to right)  Horace Alexander BELL, Ronald Temple BELL, Arthur Herbert BELL & Robert Edwin BELL.

I hope these photo's are of value to you.

A photo of William BELL has finally come to hand

A photo of William BELL was provided to me by a relative of Emma BELL (formaly FRASER and nee COX). To this point I did not have a photo of William. I do not know when it was taken but assume it would be sometime between 1902 and 1916.