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Christine Report 10 Jul 2019 11:33

I’m trying to find anyone who may be related to my ancestors,
They founded BELL’S POTTERY in the 1800’s.
I’ know that I’m descended from them but there’s a gap in my knowledge.


safc Report 10 Jul 2019 11:38

for info

1851 Census
5 Records found

Piece: SCT1851/622 Place: Barony -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 18
Civil Parish: Blythswood Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 585 Page: 11 Schedule: 33
Address: 245 St Vincent Street

Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BELL Jane Head W F 81 Proprietor Of Houses Lanarkshire - Glasgow
BELL John Son U M 44 Manuf Of China & Earthenwares Lanarkshire - Glasgow
BELL Matthew P Son U M 42 Manuf Of China & Earthenwares Lanarkshire - Glasgow
FLEMING Isabella Servnt U F 25 Housemaid Argyllshire - Jura
MONTGOMARIE Elisabeth Servnt U F 26 Cook Renfrewshire - Eaglesham


safc Report 10 Jul 2019 11:43

1841 Census
9 Records found

Piece: SCT1841/622 Place: Barony -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Barony Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 42 Page: 6
Address: 245 St. Vincent Street

Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BELL John M 75 Merchant Lanarkshire
BELL John Jun. M 30 Writer Lanarkshire
BELL Matthew P. M 30 Merchant Lanarkshire
BELL William J. M 70 Lanarkshire
CARSE William M 80 Independent Lanarkshire
PAUL Mary F 50 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841)
RODAN Janet F 30 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841)
MEIKLEHAM Isabella F 25 Female Servant Lanarkshire
BINNIE Margret F 20 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841)


safc Report 10 Jul 2019 11:49

Record Transcription:
1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census

St Vincent Street, Barony, Blythswood, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Matthew P Bell Head Unmarried Male 52 1809 Potter Employing 550 Men Women And Children Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Robert Reid - Married Male 21 1840 Potter Bowl Maker Ayrshire, Scotland
R Reid Servant Married Female 33 1828 Domestic Serv Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Matthew P B Reid - - Male 1 1860 Son Of Mrs Reid Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Margaret McMillian Servant Unmarried Female 16 1845 Domestic Serv Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland


safc Report 10 Jul 2019 12:28

First name(s) Mathew Perston
Last name Bell
Gender Male
Birth year 1808
Birth place -
Baptism year 1808
Baptism date 02 Sep 1808
Father's first name(s) John
Father's last name Bell
Mother's first name(s) Jane
Mother's last name Perston
Place Gorbals
County Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Record set Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Baptisms
Collections from Scotland, Great Britain


Maddie Report 10 Jul 2019 13:16

Matthew Perston Bell
Birth 24 Aug 1808
Death 18 Feb 1870 (aged 61)
Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Memorial ID 145749489 · View Source
Family Members
John Bell


Jane Perston Bell


John Bell


Name: Matthew Perston Bell
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1808
Death Date: 18 Feb 1870
Cemetery: Glasgow Necropolis
Burial or Cremation Place: Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Has Bio?: N
Father: John Bell
Mother: Jane Bell

wife of brother john

Emma Milner Bell
Birth 22 Jan 1832
Death 5 Dec 1855 (aged 23)
Glasgow City, Scotland
Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Memorial ID 145749480 · View Source


The Beloved Wife of John Bell his son Born 22 Jan 1832 Died 5th Dec 1855 in her 24th year


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jul 2019 14:20

John with two servants in 1861:

John Bell
in the 1861 Scotland Census
Name: John Bell
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: abt 1807
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration Number: 471
Registration district: Baldernock
Civil Parish: Baldernock
County: Stirlingshire
Address: Bardowie House
Occupation: China & Earthenware Manufacturer Employing 600 Men Women & Children
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 2
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1861_63
Household Members:
Name Age
John Bell 54
Charlotte Gill 50
Janet Heddleston 24


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jul 2019 14:26

Here's an online book about the pottery and the family:

It seems to tell you everything you could possibly want to know! Apart from present day descendants/relatives, that is.

John died 28 March 1880.

John & Emma's marriage:

Marriages Jun 1855 (>99%)
BELL John Scarbro' 9d 479
MILNER Emma Scarbro 9d 479

They went on honeymoon to Italy.

Read the book - it's fascinating!


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jul 2019 14:38

Interestingly, the book contains a chapter with a long list of John's next of kin after his death.

One of them was Jean McVean nee McFarlane, wife of John McVean, gamekeeper at Slockavullin, Kilmartin.

I remember that some years ago there was a long thread on here about the McFarlane family.

Yes, here it is:

Jean and husband John come in on page two of that thread.

On reading through it again, I see that there's also info about Elizabeth Brodie nee McFarlane (Jean's sister), wife of Robert Brodie, gamekeeper at Poltalloch, Kilmartin.
Elizabeth is another of John Bell's long list of NOK.

However, the thread is about the McFarlanes mainly, and there's no mention of the Bells.


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jul 2019 14:42

Christine -
you say "there's a gap in my knowledge".

What do you know, and what is the gap?

We may be telling you things you already know.

Neither Matthew nor John had children, so any relatives will be descended from cousins (if any).