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'SKETCHES OF THE BELL & GELL FAMILIES, FROM THE YEAR 1630 TO 1868' FAMILY HISTORY BY WILLIAM BELL (DIGITAL TRANSCRIPT)

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The original volume is a 246-page handwritten history of the Bell and Gell families of north east England. Most of the manuscript was written by William Bell in 1869, although it includes a few pages of notes from 1893 and a few pages added by his brother Charles in 1869. Much of the narrative takes place in East Yorkshire, mainly around the villages of Norton, Patrington and Hollym as well as in Hull. It includes family history information, local descriptions and anecdotes, predominantly relating to the nineteenth century but also reaching as far back as the seventeenth. The family practised Wesleyan Methodism so this volume may also be of interest in the study of the early practice of this religion. This is a copy of a transcript produced by University of Manitoba librarian Christine Bone, the original volume is part of the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections. It was donated to the University of Manitoba Libraries by Dr Andrew Taylor. The copy was downloaded to CD-ROM by East Riding Archives and Local Studies staff from the University of Manitoba's website at http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/archives/digital/bell_manuscript.html. Supplementary information from this website has also been used for this catalogue entry. Public access copy available on Preservica: https://eastriding.access.preservica.com/ (Search 'DDX1841/1')

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