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David Joseph Bell (of the 65th) + Eliza O'Loughlin, Wellington NZ

Journal by ngairedith

David Joseph Bell (1838-1925)
was born in County Kerry, Ireland. His father was a soldier in the 65th Regiment and when he left school at 15, David also enlisted in his father's regiment.
He arrived in Auckland 24 June 1854 on the 'Egmont' along with 120 men of the 65th & 100 of the 58th. David was sent to Wellington, where, on the 10 Dec 1857 he married
Elizabeth 'Eliza' O'Loughlin (1840-1888)

the children of David & Eliza
... 1
1859 - 1944 Margaret Theresa Bell

born 14 May 1859 in Wellington
Margaret never married
She died in Nireaha 7 Oct 1944 aged 85
11 July 1944 BELL - On July 19 1944, at Nirehaha, Eketahuna, Margaret Theresa, beloved eldest daughter of the late David and Eliza Bell; aged 85 years. R.I.P. Private Interment, No flowers by request
She is buried with brother Albert
Sacred to the memory of Margaret Theresa Bell, born Wellington 1859, who died at Nireaha 10th July 1944, aged 85. R.I.P.
Also a plaque:
Also Albert Ernest Moore Bell, who died 17 June 1948, aged 79. Loved brother of Margaret Bell. R.I.P

... 2
1866 - 1823 Ada Maud Bell

born 17 August 1866
Ada married James Patrick Fitzpatrick Carver (1853-1913) in 1883
their children
* 1884 - 1951 Eveline Mary 'Eva' Carver
+ Albert Goldfinch in 1903 in a double wedding with Albert's sister Esther Goldfinch who married James Curtis
* 1885 - 1967 Kathleen Ruth 'Kate' Carver
+ George James Goldfinch 1905
* 1886 - 1936 Ada Maud Carver
+ Cyril Coombes Austin Bartlett in 1920
* 1889 - 1889 James Edward Carver (aged 4 months)
* 1890 - 1956 James Patrick Carver
+ Agnes Teresa Diver 1913
* 1892 - 1947 Blanche Nora Carver
+ George William Edhouse 1913
* 1894 - 1949 Margaret Ellen Carver (buried with mother)
+ James Edwin Barham, brother of John in 1923
* 1898 - Eileen Victoria Carver
+ John Barham, brother of James in 1921
* 1904 - 2000 Dorothea Constance Carver
+ Harold Moores 1936
Ada died 21 June 1923 in Napier
She is buried at Park Island Cemetery

... 3
1867 - 1955 Eva Eveline Helen Bell

born 18 Sep 1867
Eva married Daniel Laurie Christie in 1893
their children
1893 - 1987 Dorothy Constance Christie MBE JP
Dorothy married Norman Edward Blomfield in 1922
Dorothy was involved in a wide range of voluntary activities, particularly Plunket Society work. She served as a Hamilton City Councillor from 1947-1971. In the 1966 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to social welfare and local government. A memorial plaque at Hamilton Gardens commemorates her service to the city.
Eva died 7 July 1955 aged 87 in Hamilton and is buried at Hamilton East

... 4
1869 - 1948 Albert Ernest Moore Bell

born 12 June 1868
Albert was the chairman of the Nireaha Cheese Company
He died 15 June 1948 in Nireaha aged 79 and is buried with his sister Margaret
Sacred to the memory of Margaret Theresa Bell, born Wellington 1859, who died at Nireaha 10th July 1944, aged 85. R.I.P.
Also a plaque:
Also Albert Ernest Moore Bell, who died 17 June 1948, aged 79. Loved brother of Margaret Bell. R.I.P

... 5
1870 - 1962 Blanche Maud Bell

born 19 Oct 1870
Blanche married James William Lawrence (1871-1965) in 1900
their children
1902 - 1942 Harold James Lawrence (see timeline)
+ Agnes Ellen Burbridge in 1926
1905 - 2004 Mabel Constance Lawrence
Mabel didn't marry
Blanche died 23 Jan 1962 in Wellington and cremated at Karori. Her ashes may be with husband James in Plot 445M

... 6
1873 - 1970 Ruth Ellen Bell

Ruth married Joseph Stephen Rutter (1864-1940) in 1890
their children
1891 - 1894 Claude Stephen Rutter
Ruth died 23 March 1970 and is buried at Karori with Joseph

... 7
1875 - 1876 William David Bell

born 10 June 1875
William died 4 Jan 1876 aged 7 months
5 Jan 1876 On the 4th Jan 1876 at his residence, Willis street, William David, son of David and Eliza Bell, aged 6 months

... 8
1876 - 1927 David Alfred Angelus Moore Bell

born 10 Sep 1876
David died in Wellington Hospital aged 51 and is buried in the Family Plot at Mount Street, Wellington
23 Dec 1927 On the 23rd December, 1928 at Wellington Hospital, David, second son of the late David Bell of Nireaha; aged 51 years. R.I.P.
29 Dec 1927 The Brothers and Sisters of the late DAVID BELL wish to thank the Doctor, Sister and Nurses of Ward 7 for their kindness and attention of their brother during his illness

... 9
1880 - 1932 Bernard Owen William 'Bert' Bell

Bernard died 13 Jan 1932 in an accident aged 51 and is buried in Family Plot, Mount Street, Wellington
13 Jan 1932 Bernard Owen Bell, aged 51, a single man, a brother of Mr A. E. Bell, chairman of the Nireaha Cheese Company, was thrown out of a gig while returning home about 9.30 last night. He received injuries which resulted in his death at midnight
13 Jan 1933 BELL - In loving memory of our dear brother, Bernard Owen (Bert) Bell, who died at his home at Nireaha, 13th January 1932. So loved, so mourned. Inserted by his brother and sisters

(written in 1897) Mr David Bell, one of New Zealand's old soldiers, was born in Kerry, Ireland, in 1838, his father being a soldier in the 65th regiment. Leaving school at fifteen, Mr Bell enlisted in his father's regiment, being sent to London and Afterwards to Portsmouth. He was in the Isle of Wight when a draft from the 65th and 58th regiments was sent from the depot to New Zealand. The detachment — of which Mr Bell was one — arrived in Auckland in June, 1854, by the ship “Egmont,” and was sent on to Wellington, Mr Bell joining the band of the regiment.

When the 65th regiment was called to Auckland, to relieve the 58th regiment, who were recalled to England, he remained in New Zealand and returning to Auckland, was sent to the front when war broke out in Taranaki. After some active service, his company was ordered back to Auckland to reinforce the garrison till the arrival of the 14th regiment from England, after which he was sent to the front, where he remained till the difficulty was settled.
He served under General Cameron in the Auckland campaign, being engaged in making roads from Drury to the Queen's Redoubt and Waikato River in the Waikato district. Mr Bell was amongst those chosen for the well-known Flying Column, which, with such officers as Colonel Nixon, Major Walmsley, Captain Pye, Ensign (now Lieut-Colonel) McDonnell and the famous Von Tempsky, kept the means of communication open in difficult times in the Waikato. He also saw active service at the Queen's Redoubt, Pokono Hill, Te Awamutu, Otahuhu, the Gate Pah and at other engagements. When peace was proclaimed in Te Awamutu and Waikato the officers reformed the Band, Mr Bell being appointed Band Sergeant and Band Master. They also offered to send Mr Bell, on the regiment's return to England, to Weller Hall Military School of Music for three years at their own expense to improve his knowledge. Mr Bell, however, declined the offer and took his discharge at Otahuhu when peace was declared.
He became Band Master of the Wellington City and Wanganui No. 1 Rifles Bands. He was presented on public parade with a Baritone instrument by the late Lieutenant-Colonel Reader and was promoted from Band Master to a Commission as Ensign and afterwards to the post of Lieutenant.

Coming to Wellington he secured an appointment in the chief Post Office, which he held for about four years. In 1869 Mr Bell went into business as a grain and produce merchant in Willis Street Afterwards he started hotel-keeping in Waipawa, where he continued for two years. Coming back to Wellington, he began business as a general carrier, founding a line of coaches to Island Bay. In 1895 he had a short experience as licensee of the Island Bay Hotel. Mr Bell, who is a widower with three sons and four daughters now resides at No 9, Moir Street, Wellington.

1 Aug 1942 Mr H. J. LAWRENCE. The death occurred in Wellington this week of Mr H. J. Lawrence, only son of Mr and Mrs J. Lawrence, Wallace Street, Wellington and a grandson of the late Mr David Bell, of Nireaha. Born in Wellington 40 years ago, Mr Lawrence was educated at the Newtown Primary School and at Wellington College, prior to engaging in a commercial career. At the time of his death he was on the staff of the Housing Construction Department. A keen, sportsman, he was a life member of the Wellington Mercantile Cricket League and was its honorary secretary from 1927 to 1933. During this period he devoted himself diligently and with rare enthusiasm to the task of promoting its welfare. He was keenly interested in the formation of a Mercantile League Umpires' Association and the establishment of this organisation in 1931 was almost entirely die to his untiring efforts. Lately Mr Lawrence's interests included the St Peter's Scout Troop. The large attendance at the funeral service in St Peter's Church and the many floral emblems received bear eloquent tribute to the high regard in which he was held by a wide circle of friends

Eliza Bell died 24 April 1888 in Wellington aged 48
24 April 1888 On the 24th April 1888, at her residence, Moir-street (Mount Victoria), Wellington, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of David Bell, aged 48 years; deeply regretted. R.I.P.
David Joseph Bell died 37 years after her in Nireaha, aged 86
On 23rd November 1925, at his residence, Nireaha, David Bell; aged 86. Deeply regretted

24 Nov 1925 Mr David Bell, of Nireaha, a Maori War veteran, died yesterday afternoon at the age of 86 years. The deceased was a corporal in the 65th Regiment and served in New Zealand till 1866, being in the big engagements at Bloc and Omata. He was an enthusiastic member of the Maori War Veterans' Association. In the procession at the funeral of the late Prime Minister the late Mr Bell, despite his age, was one of the Maori War veterans who followed on foot.
The deceased was last in Wellington during the visit of the United States Fleet, when he was one of the representative Maori War veterans who were present at various functions. Mr Bell was bandmaster of the Wellington City and Wanganui No 1 Rifles bands and in Wellington held a position in the Postal Service for some years. He then went into business as a grain and produce merchant and later kept a hotel at Waipawa. Returning to Wellington, he started a carrying business and founded a line of coaches to island bay. For the past 25 years he occupied a farm at Nireaha. He was an ardent horticulturist and had one of the best collections of flowering shrubs in the Dominion
The late Mr Bell left three sons, of whom Messrs, Albert and Bernard Bell reside at Nireaha and Mr David Bell at Wellington and four daughters, of whom Miss Bell and Mrs Christie reside at Nireaha and Mrs Rutter and Mrs Lawrence at Wellington.
The body of the late Mr Bell will be brought to Wellington for the funeral on Thursday

5 Dec 1925 There passed away on Monday, November 23 1925, one of Wellington's very early settlers, Mr David Bell, who had been farming at Nireaha for many years and had one of the most up-to-date farms in the Dominion. Quite a large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral, both at Nireaha and Wellington where his body was taken to be cremated at Karori. Mr Bell left a grown family to mourn the loss of a devoted parent. Messrs A. Bell, D. Bell, N. Bell, the daughters being Miss Bell (Nireaha), Mrs Christie (Nireaha), Mrs J. W. Lawrence, Wallace street, Wellington. Mrs J. T. Rutter, Kelburn, Wellington. Mrs Bell predeceased her husband by a number of years

NOTE David died at Nireaha. His body was brought down to Wellington, cremated at Karori and his ashes removed. I believe they were 'put' (buried, scattered) with his family there.

photo thanks to Terry Love
The Bell Family Plot at Mount Street Wellington

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