Thomas Hugh Bell, CB JP FSA (1844 - 1931) MP

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About Thomas Hugh Bell, CB JP FSA

Sir Thomas Hugh Bell, 2nd Bt. was born on 10 February 1844.

He was the son of Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell, 1st Bt. and Margaret Pattinson.

He married, firstly, Maria Shield, daughter of John Shield, on 23 April 1867.

He married, secondly, Florence Eveleen Eleanor Olliffe, daughter of Sir Joseph Olliffe, on 10 August 1876. He died on 29 June 1931 at age 87.

Sir Thomas Hugh Bell, 2nd Bt. held the office of Mayor of Middlesborough in 1874.

He held the office of Mayor of Middlesborough in 1883.

He held the office of High Sheriff of County Durham in 1895.

He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.).

He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Middlesborough.

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Durham.

He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Durham.

He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Bell, of Rounton Grange, co. Yorks and Washington Hall, co. Durham [U.K., 1885] on 20 December 1904.

He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Durham University, Durham, County Durham, England, in 1909.

He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Leeds University, Leeds, Yorkshire, West Riding, England, in 1910.

He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of the North Riding, Yorkshire.

He held the office of Mayor of Middlesborough in 1911.

He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1929.

He was invested as a Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.).

He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, West Riding, England, in 1930.

From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Hugh_Bell,_2nd_Baronet

Sir (Thomas) Hugh Bell, 2nd Baronet CB JP FSA

(10 February 1844 – 29 June 1931) was mayor of Middlesbrough three times - in 1874, 1883 and 1911 - High Sheriff of Durham 1895, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham, Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

His friendship with the architect Philip Webb, led to three commissions in the Middlesbrough area - of Rounton Grange (demolished in 1953)[2], Red Barns House [3] and the Dorman Long office building (originally Bell Brothers Ltd) in Middlesbrough (his only commercial development)[4].

He was the son of Lowthian Bell and his wife Margaret Pattinson. He married Maria Shield on 23 April 1867 and they had two children:

  • Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868–1926), the author, traveller, and political officer
  • Sir Maurice Hugh Lowthian Bell, 3rd Baronet (1871–1944)

Upon the death of his first wife on 19 April 1871, he married, secondly, Florence Eveleen Eleanor Olliffe (later Dame Florence Bell, DBE), a daughter of Sir Joseph Olliffe.

They had three children:

  • Mary Katherine Bell, OBE (d. 1966), who married Charles Philips Trevelyan
  • Hugh Lowthian Bell (1878–1926)
  • Florence Elsa Bell (ca. 1880–1971), who married Admiral Sir Herbert William Richmond

Honorary titles


Preceded by

The Marquess of Ripon Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire 1906–1931

Succeeded byGeoffrey William Algernon Howard

Baronetage of the United Kingdom


Preceded by

Lowthian Bell Baronet (of Rounton Range and Washington Hall) 1904–1931

Succeeded byMaurice Bell

Notes

1.^ thepeerage.com 2.^ Picture of Rounton Grange from Country Life 3.^ red barns House, Redcar 4.^ Picture of the Dorman Long building

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Sir Thomas Hugh Bell, 2nd Bt.'s Timeline

1844
February 10, 1844
1868
July 14, 1868
Age 24
County Durham, UK
1871
March 29, 1871
Age 27
1878
October 21, 1878
Age 34
1880
1880
Age 35
1931
June 29, 1931
Age 87
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