William Bell, WS (1783 - 1849)

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Bell of Hunthill, William. ?-19/06/1849. Ref: 137. Male.

  • Profession: Writer to The Signet.
  • Appointments Held: WS 1807; Crown Agent, 1840-1.
  • Training: Apprentice to Hugh Corrie.
  • Marital Status: Married (1809) Margaret Jane Craigie, d.1866.
  • Mother: Grizel Hamilton.
  • Father: Benjamin Bell of Hunthill, FRSE 1749-1806, Surgeon, Edinburgh.
  • Siblings: George Bell FRSE1777-1832, Robert Bell. FRSE 1782-1861.
  • Other Family: Grandson of Robert Hamilton, FRSE 1707-87.
  • References: History of the Society of Writers, 76; Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Edinburgh 1983, 25; Anderson 3, 684.
  • Memberships: Highland Society(1813).
  • Date of Election: 19/01/1824.
  • Proposers: Andrew Duncan Jnr. 28/10/1823, (ms Proposal, NLS Acc. 10,000/43).
  • Resigned/Removed/Election Cancelled/Not Admitted: Removed.
  • Notes: Born 1783.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 77

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William Bell of Hunthill, WS's Timeline

1783
1783
1849
June 19, 1849
Age 66