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Name: Edward Bell

Burial Number: 1650

Gender: Male

Occupation: Clergyman

Born: 21/07/1854

Died: 07/12/1936

Buried: 11/12/1936


Edward Hutton Bell was born on 21st July 1854 in Wellington, New Zealand. His father was Sir Francis Dillon Bell, 31yrs, KGMG CB, his mother, Margaret, 30yrs, nee Hort, both born in New Zealand. Edward had 2 brothers, Francis Henry Dillon Bell b.1851, and Alfred Dillon Bell b.1852. The family settled in London when Edward was a child, his father was appointed Agent General for New Zealand, a position he held until his retirement in 1891, when he returned to New Zealand.

Edward, aged 19yrs, went to Cambridge University, St. John’s College, in 1873, he gained his BA in 1877 and MA in 1886; at sometime he was Assistant Master at Oundle School and Wimbledon College. Edward was ordained priest in 1881, he became Curate of Wimbledon 1880 – 1892 and then Vicar from 1902 – 1911. He served further appointments at Newington, Woolwich, and finally at St. Bartholomew’s, Sydenham, from 1916 to his retirement in 1929. It was here that he met his future wife, Ivy Kathleen Bell, who he married in 1930, in Kensington; Edward was 76yrs and Ivy was 42yrs, it was a first marriage for them both.

They moved to Worthing where they lived at 16, Lansdowne Close; Edward died just six years later, aged 82yrs, in 1936. Probate was granted to his widow, effects £127. Value 2021 – £9K.

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 49

Exact Location (what3words): decent.proper.rise

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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"Lift up your hearts" Edward Hutton Bell Priest loving and dearly loved husband of Ivy Kathleen Bell passed from earth Dec. 7th 1936. Also of Ivy Kathleen Bell died Sept 22nd 1971

Further Information


Name: Edward Hutton Bell

Gender: Male

Born: 21/07/1854

Town: Wellington

County: Unknown

Country: New Zealand


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1930

Spouse First Name: Ivy

Spouse Second Name: Kathleen

Spouse Last Name: Bell

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/12/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 16

Address line 3: Lansdowne Close

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £127 s d

Current value of effects: £9000

Census Information


Living at 5, Lingfield Road, Wimbledon, London. Eldred Saunders, 25yrs, Gardener, wife, Elizabeth, 26yrs, boarder, Edward H. bell, 26yrs, Curate of Wimbledon, Mathematical Master, BA Cantab.


Living at De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London. Francis D. Bell, 68yrs, Agent General for New Zealand, wife, Margaret, 64yrs, son, Edward H. Bell, Curate of Wimbledon, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 74 Camberwell, Newington, London. Edward Hutton Bell, 46yrs, Clergyman, Walter Henry White, 31yrs, and 2 domestic servants.


Living at All Saints Vicarage, South Wimbledon, London. – Edward Hutton Bell, 56yrs, Clergyman, Graham William Clitheroe, 27yrs, Clergyman, and 2 domestic servants.


Lodging at 16, Sydenham Park, Lewisham, London & Kent.

Edward Hutton Bell, 66yrs, Assistant Curate, Sydenham.

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