Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Gavin Bell

Male 1806 - 1851  (44 years)


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  • Name Gavin Bell 
    Born 22 Aug 1806  Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-158673 
    Died 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I158673  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Gavin Bell,   b. 1774, Roslin, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1842  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Weir,   b. 1779, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1847  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F32193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Aussen,   b. 1818, Montreal, Ile De Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Bell,   b. 1836, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gavin Bell,   b. 1838, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henry Bell,   b. 1845, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1917, St. Catharines, Welland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Nancy Julia Bell,   b. 12 Sep 1849, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1934, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F39740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1806 - Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A-1-38 Gavin Bell: Last Will of Gavin Bell of the Town of Galt, in the County of Halton, (one of the United Counties of Wentworth and Halton) in the Province of Canada, Innkeeper and Wagonmaker. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane, a life interest in all and every of my real Estate, and furthermore, I give devise and bequeath to be beloved wife Jane, all and every of my personal Estate and at her demise, I give, devise and bequeath, to my four children, Mary, Gavin, Henry and Nancy all and every of my real Estate, to be equally divided, share and share alike between them. I hereby appoint my said wife Jane Executrix together with Dominick Ramore, Tinsmith and William Robinson, Blacksmith, both of the Town of Galt…

      Witnessed by James Geddes and George White.
      Will dated 12 Oct 1851
      Insinuated 25 July 1851
      No Inventory amount

      Executors renouncing: The said Dominick Ramore and William Robinson delivered by hand of John Miller, Esq, their renunciation of their appointment to the Executorship aforesaid, and the same being accepted by the Judge of the Court,. The said Jane Bell, consequently made petition for the appointment as Executrix in Solo, which, also being accepted. Probate was granted in form and manner following. Her present husband, James Campbell, of the Town of Paris, in the County of Brant, C.W., Innkeeper, having previously sent in in writing his "Permit" for her to do so.

      Jane Campbell, wife of James Campbell, and former wife of Gavin Bell, became the sole executor of Gavin Bell's estate. Granted 5th July 1854.

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.45.

    2. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number C11691-7 System Origin Scotland-VR GS Film number 1067765 Reference ID 2:184X3WX.
      Gavin Bell Gender Male Christening Place LASSWADE, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND Birth Date 22 Aug 1806 Birthplace , Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland Father's Name Gavin Bell Mother's Name Mary Wier

    3. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.28.