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Looking for the ancestors of William Edward Thomas BELL

Journal by kirranel

My Grandfather on my paternal side has become a mystery, my mother knows nothing about his family, let alone my fathers siblings alsoknow nothing.
William Edward Thomas BELL was born in 1884 in Australia (I believe).He married Ethel Ivy Luders in 1916. He died in Waitara, Taranaki NZ in 1968. I am told his father was John Bell and married Jane M. S. Squires. I have a feeling that John Bell was a convict in the UK, shipped out to Australia. My aunty has also told me that William Edward Thomas BELL has a sister called Beatrice, who had a daughter called Joy, that is all she new.

I am hoping someone can help solve this puzzle.

Surnames: BELL LUDERS SQUIRES
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on 2010-12-31 01:24:37

kirranel , from Gold Coast, Australia - ex NZ, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2010. is researching the following names: BELL, SQUIRES, JANEMSSQUIRES.

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by FangioKiwi on 2012-01-12 17:23:31

Dear Kirranel

I'm not sure whether you have progressed further with this but it may be easier to email you direct with the information I have found about William Edward Thomas BELL, his first wife Isabella JONES, their daughter, Elsie Jane BELL, and his second wife, Ethel (Ivy) LUDERS. Get back to me here with an address is this suits.

Regards
Anne

by Vonn75 on 2013-06-16 06:26:35

Hi Kirranel

William Edward Thomas Bell is my great grandfather. I am doing a family tree and have also got to a roadblock with him, I have no information about his parents or beyond and that side of the family doesn't tend to be forthcoming with information!

Any information you are able to share with me would be greatly appreciated. The family tree I have created is on ancestry.com and I'm happy to share any of that info with you.

Thanks

Lavonne

by kirranel on 2013-06-18 03:30:37

This is a hard one. Even my mother says she knew nothing about her father-in-law's family, seems strange. However, some people in Australia here have told me that some convicts that worked on farms, eventually took on the farmers surnames. I don't think this is the answer. I have had a look at various ships carrying convicts from Ireland and found some 'John Bell' there, but unable to identify them. Von75 - are you able to send me what you have got and I may be able to add to it. I am not sure where you come into the family. I am a direct Great Grandaughter of William Edward Thomas Bell

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