Thomas Bell of County Kildare
I am looking for any information on Thomas Bell. Two of his daughters married (1) John Montgomery of Naas and (2) Thomas Park. The son of John - also John Montgomery - married Mary Park, daughter of Thomas Park.
According to the "Reminiscences of John Montgomery" (my greatx4 grandfather) Thomas Bell was 'judge of the County of Kildare'.
John Montgomery, son of John M and Mary Park, was born on 12 August 1803 in Dublin, Ireland. John immigrated to South Africa as one of the 1820 Settlers. He married Susanna van Zyl and they had 14 children.
John's father died in 1815. In +/- 1837 he brought his mother, Mary Park, to South Africa. She remained in South Africa until her death in 1852. John also located his sister Maria and her husband, George Henry Coleman, in India where he was bandmaster for one of the regiments. He brought them to SA as well.
After that he searched for his elder brother, Henry, whom he also located in India. Henry and his family also moved to South Africa.
Any information to corroborate the above would be greatly appreciated.