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Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 22:50

Hi Charlotte..only just got in..the children might have to wait......but I do qualify in one respect..I'm from Yorkshire..........


CarrieJ Report 17 Sep 2009 19:14

Hi Derek

Would see if you have anything for the Surname ANSELL in Trinity or Sculcoates.

also anything for Hugh Jackson c1797, parents Hugh and Anne

Many thanks


Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 16:27

bingo!!! my 5th cousin,nathaniel bell is in his tree has just contacted me,sent a pic of the harrison bell family with my grandmother on it he doesn't know who the others are...wondering if the old one is the dirty old farmer father of harrison stather...sooo exciting said he has stories to tell but alas at work at the mo..

joining this site has been the highlight of the last 11 years since lost mum...should have asked her all about this but you don't think to...

i will let you know what he tells me...and looking forward to having children tonight...wink wink



K Report 17 Sep 2009 15:38

Hi Derek

Could you check a marrage for me

Charles Collingwood b 1814
Ann Hunt b 1812

I think they married Holy Trinity Church 1835.

Looking for parents names / witnesses or anything you can find




Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 15:05

dogs are wondering why i am falling off chair laughing hysterically ..
i do hope your'e not a mill owner/farmer from anywhere near yorkshire..


Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 15:02 might send off for the Marriage certificate for Harrison Arthur Stather who married i think March 1906..should give his father's name........or his Birth Certificate 1885???

Will give you loads of children later tonight........

mm that reads a bit dodgy, but i;'m damned if 'm deleting it!!



Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 14:50

sending you a very good bottle of virtual red wine for all your trouble


Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 14:48

oh my oh my
this is so much fun...have left the horses happily munching for today as this is far more interesting..
i am getting a quote from national archives for the will belonging to elizebeth bells parents which is contested by her brother william...should make for a good read...

i'm so glad i didn't marry a farmer...tenner ladies at the ready!!!

not sure if i'm so happy my late mother insisted i had the harrison kept in my name,as has my daughter..although she had a wicked sense of humour no doubt looking down now watching my jaw drop..
got to get my head around how to add all these philandering relatives to my tree now...wait til i tell my hubby what he has married into...



Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 14:29

Regarding the Bell dispute of 1802..........that would have been the wife ELIZABETH GILDERDALE of NATHANIEL BELL (1771-12.06.1852)
(married 16.09.1794)
by whom he had two children Thomas and Mary

Clealry as a result of the dispute he then married HANNAH HESSAY on 20.02.1803, with whom he had another TEN children last one 1825

including NATHANIEL BELL 31.12.1809-27.03.1898. who married ELIZABETH CLARKSON (1811-1881) married on 30.06.1833

giving birth to your Elizabeth Bell 1842..who was one of SEVEN children....

and you doubt the potency of these Yorkshire Farmers/MIllers!!!!!! lol

If I start it all off with the father of NATHANIEL BELL(1771).......was ALEXANDER BELL 1755-1819..wife unknown.

And that,my dear dog and horse lover should complete your family least on the BELL side......

I'll see how far back i can take the Harrisons.

PS if you want all the Bell and Harrison children..let me know...will give a very impressive Tree!!



Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 14:13 may also like to know that harrison Stather was slung off his farm at Everthorp at he expiry of his 15 year lease...07.10.1867,,thats why he is retired in 1881......Hotham Hall Estates..owned by the BUTLER family!!



Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 13:47

Extent 1 item
Title Recognizance of William Bell of New Village and Nathaniel Bell of Gilberdyke
Date 18 Sep 1802
Description :-recognizance of ?10 each that William Bell shall keep the peace towards Elizabeth Bell, his wife

i have just found this on the east riding web site...


Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 13:33

ooh god if i am right in my thinking and maths he would have been 70 when he fathered harrison a stather.........??!!!!


Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 13:30

p.s yes have read about the two boys being killed by the sails how very tragic at such a young age..

not sure if a mentioned before but think there may have been a twin related to a harrison..wonder if that's why not showing up..died in infancy...can't remember how i found was on here though

thinking note pad and pen and not scraps of paper might help


Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 13:27

oh my god how exciting...especially all those years ago...
guess that would be why my grandmother was such an uptight matronly type..who never mentioned her family then..
i have actually never met her she drowned on the cruise ship lakonia in 1963..well well well
will update my tree later will all the invaluable info you have given me,god knows how you do it,but it is fantastic..
dogs walked now three horses to see to...never a moments peace

this might amuse you when i told my daughter aged 12 that someone way back may have been born out of wedlock she was very bemused as to whyn that may be a things have changed..



Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 13:14

Hi Charlotte..might be getting close!!

Have been chasing Harrison Stather......who i supect might be the father of Harrison Arthur Stather. This could be juicy!!...or entirely wrong.

Harrison Stather son of John and Hannah Stather born of a large family..four of which..including him..NEVER MARRIED.

In 1881 Harrison Stather is living at 36 Hull Road.on the corner ofGreen oak lane...ALONE.....a retired farmer........

It just so happens that NEXT DOOR live the Harrison family.

Elizabeth a living with her children, including Bell Harrison..and with her parents nathaniel and Elizabeth Bell(nee Clarkson).

So who was he knocking off???? the merry widow?????

Harrison Arthur Stather was born 1885 and accepted as one of the family

and (John)Harrison Stather died locally in 1899

I think Charles Stather MIGHT have existed..but did not live long enough to appear on any Census.



Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 12:08

Ok Charlotte..don't've got it ia your direct line:








Did you find my message about Gilberdyke Mill???

Two of the sons of Nathaniel Bell were killed by the sails of the Mill

More later



Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 10:46

cripes am really confused now as can't find him on census...think brain had overload with it all...will make a pot of coffee and struggle on...
you are fantastic to help people like this..have had so much help from this site is amazing...good job have day off



Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 10:31

also i have seen the pic and history on gilberdyke by susan butler but she does not know anymore apart from that she thinks there were some goings on between the families..which i think i know now
the pic has my grandmother and her sister in it as it has tghere names on the back


Charlotte Report 17 Sep 2009 10:25

yes you have got it irene harrison was my grandmother
bell harrison my gt gt grandfather that much i know is for sure
it's the harrison stather bit that i am wracking my brains at,i can see they lived next door and the stathers ran the mill after my relatives but the name must mean that a stather and a harrison had a child,was he illegitimate?/
all very intriguing and exciting to have a bit of scandal..
my sister remembers very vaguely as she is 15 yr's older that irene never mentioned her parents ever,all very cloak and dagger,but she did inherit a lot of money at some stage...

looking forward to seeing if you can work this riddle out
many thanks


Derek Report 17 Sep 2009 09:59

Hi Charlotte......Ok..taking this slowly and as clearly as i can make it::

You have Elizabeth marrying twice..not so..get rid of one of them and change the details of the other one.

JAMES HARRISON born 08.12.1835..son of James Harrison (1809) and Mary Johnson. (Married 12.03.1827)

James Harrison 1835 married ELIZABETH BELL.and they were the parents of BELL HARRISON.(father of your Irene and Elsie)...leading directly to you...

ELIZABETH BELL was the daughter of Nathaniel bell.and the grandaughter of the Nathaniel Bell who first owned Gilberdyke Mill.details later.

James Harrison 1835 had three siblings:

Mary 1830
Susannah 1833-1869
William 1839

BELL HARRISON son of James and Elizabeth had four siblings:

John William 1864
Mary Ann 1866
James 1871
Minnie 1874-1947

Haven't found the maiden name of Bell Harrison's wife Mary..but she came from Castleford!

More later