BELL, Henry Wesley born 1827 Isle of Man & died 1890 Isle of Man
Henry Wesley BELL
3rd Great Grandfather
Henry Wesley Bell was the youngest of 8 children born to Simon Bell and his wife Jane Clague. He was christened on the 30th October 1827 in the Parish of Kirk Michael, Isle of Man.
Henry married his first wife Mary Ann Monk in Braddan on the 3rd of January 1852, and all 9 of his children were born to this wife. When she died in 1876, Henry then married a second time to Ann Mylechreest (nee Quayle), on April 28th, 1879 at St. Thomas Church in Douglas. As Henry was the father of 9 young children, it would have been necessary to have a wife to assist him in looking after them. This second marriage produced no children. Henry's mother was the sister to his first wife’s grandmother and therefore Henry and Mary Ann Monk were first cousins, once removed.
For most of Henry’s life he was employed as a “horse, gig and cab” proprietor, operating out of his several residences at various times on James Street, Hanover Street and Tynwald Street.
Henry was buried at Braddan Cemetery on April 10th 1890 in Grave #919 0 alongside his first wife and 3 children who died probably from the flu or whooping cough as all died within months of each other. The monumental inscription reads, "also in Loving remembrance of Henry Wesley Bell husband of the above who departed this life April 7th 1890 aged 63 years”.