WHATEVER it was the BELLs were doing, they are listed as landholders from 1869-1890 , Norman and Agnes have JANET LAURIE and WILLIMINA here in 1871 and 1872, JOHN and MARY ANN have children on the Tweed between 1879 and 1890 and at least JANET LAURIE marries in Murwillumbah in 1898.
JAMES and WILHELLMINA BELL’s children are listed at the time of Wilhelmina’s death 2 March 1903 as;
|NAME||AGE||COMMENTS ON NSW BDM LISTINGS|
MARY’s marriage is listed as 1866 to ALEXANDER J LAWRIE in DUNGOG . DOD Stroud 1918
MARRIES GEORGE DINSEY IN 1865 IN DUNGOG. This would indicate that Wilhelmina was Mrs Dinsey by the time the Bells moved north. Dinsey Creek is between Condong and Tumbulgum. She dies in 1911 in Murwillumbah.
|NORMAN||54||Married AGNES in 1870 at DUNGOG|
|JOHN||52||Marries MARY ANN MCNEIL in 1878 at TAREE|
Listed as an 1880 marriage to MACEACHRAN JOHN IN LISMORE
|ELIZABETH(WALKER)||48||I cannot find a WALKER marrying a BELL as yet but ELIZABETH WALKER does die in 1948 in GLOUCESTER.|
|CHRISTINA(QUIRK)||47||Nor for CHRISTINA as yet but I do have her death In Murwillumbah in 1944 so she was a Tweed woman.|
JOHN and MARY ANN’s 9 children with places and years of birth;
TWEED RIVER in 1918 married STANLEY WITCHARD in TAREE.
LESLIE DONALD RAYMOND
MURWILLUMBAH married THOMAS MCLENNAN IN TAREE 1914
WILLIAM ALLEN MARRIED JESSIE SARAH READY