Benjamin Bell of Hunthill

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Benjamin Bell

Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bell
Husband of Grizel Hamilton
Father of George Bell; William Bell of Hunthill, WS and Robert Bell

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Benjamin Bell of Hunthill

Biographical Summary

Bell of Hunthill, Benjamin. 06/04/1749-08/04/1806. Ref: 129. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Dumfries.
  • Place of Death: Newington House, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Canongate Cemy. Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Surgeon.
  • Appointments Held: Surgeon's Clerk 1769-71, Surgeon 1772-1801, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 1778-, Watson's Hospital, Private Practice, Edinburgh.
  • Schools and Tutors: Dumfries Grammar School.
  • Training: Apprentice to James Hill, Surgeon, Dumfries.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Publications: "System of Surgery" 1778-88.
  • Marital Status: Married (1774) Grizel Hamilton.
  • Family: Sons George Bell FRSE 1777-1832, Robert Bell FRSE 1782-1861, William Bell, FRSE 1783-1849.
  • Father: George Bell, farmer in Dumfriesshire.
  • Other Family: Son-in-law of Robert Hamilton FRSE 1707-87. Great-grandfather of Dr Joseph Bell FRSE 1837-1911.
  • References: DNB 4, 1885, 153-4; Chambers 1,199; Anderson, 1, 273; Shapin 36; B Bell "The Life,Character & Writings of Benjamin Bell", Edinburgh 1868; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1 1981; W P Anderson 1931, 538-9.
  • Memberships: FRCSE(1771), Highland Society.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1786-96.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Notes: "Father of the Edinburgh Surgical School".
  • 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 73

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Benjamin Bell of Hunthill's Timeline

April 6, 1749
Dumfries, Scotland
Age 27
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 32
Age 33
April 8, 1806
Age 57
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland