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Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241708225000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bell, Martin
If anyone can help me locate information about my lovely mother-in-law's family, I'd be most grateful. She was a war bride and came to the USA in 1946 on the Queen E II with a 2-year old daughter and infant son. Her father was Harold Leonard Martin and her mother was Jessie Evelyn Bell. Jessie's father, John Bell, came from Ireland and worked on the River Medway in the Short Brothers plant building seaplanes. Gwen was brought up in Rochester.

I think Harold Martin's father was Richard Z. Martin, but I've hit dead-ends now. ANY information about these rather common names would be most appreciated.

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241720009000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bell Martin
What is your mother in law's name and where was she born?

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241721779000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Martin Chapman
I have found Harold on the 1901 census

RG13/1610 Folio 153
Richard F Martin Head 40 b Hatcham, book binder
Susan H Martin Wife 37 b Walworth, London
Arthur R Martin Son 8 b Walworth, London
Harold L Martin 7 b Walworth, London
Jack L Martin 4 b Leytonstone, Essex
William C Martin Son 2 b Leytonstone, Essex
Edith M Martin Dau 1 b Leytonstone, Essex
148 Napier Rd, Cann Hall, Essex

1891 census RG12/364 Folio 111
Richard Martin Head 30 b Pickham, Surrey...Book binder
Susan Martin Wife 26 b Walworth, Surrey
204 Penton Place, Newington, London

Richard Flook Martin ~ Susan Hannah Chapman
year 1891 Qtr Mar Dist: St. Saviour Vol 1d Pg 328


Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241725935000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bell (Ireland, England) and Martin (Kent)
Thank you so much for this. I tried to find the 1901 census since I had located the 1891 census. I could not do so - how did you find it?

Again, I really appreciate this information!

Atlanta, GA, USA

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241727654000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bell, Martin
She is Gwendoline F Martin Irwin, born July, 1922. I used your address for the site run by and confirmed what you found. Gwen is listed as "Medway 2a, 1280" there. Her mother's name was Jessie Evelyn Bell. SHE served in WW I and was given the nickname "Dingy" Bell. Gwen's father, Harold Martin, was in the Royal Navy, but I cannot find accounts of him there . . . too many Harold Martins.

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241734517000
Classification: Census
Surnames: Martin Chapman
Richard _look Martin
Year 1861 Qtr Mar Dist: Camberwell Vol 1d Pg 519

Susan Hannah Chapman
Year 1864 Qtr Dec Dist: Newington Vol 1d Pg 214

A copy of the birth certificates should confirm their parents.

This maybe Richard & his family..

1861 census RG9/384 Folio 136
James Martin Head 36 b Penzance, Cornwall...Vellum binder
Betsey J Martin Wife 37 b Scilly, Cornwall
Annie Martin Dau 12 b Scilly, Cornwall
Thomas Martin Son 10 b Bristol
Augustas Martin 6 b Bristol
Harold Martin 3 b Bristol
Richard Martin Son 3mths b Camberwell, Surrey
2 Byrons Place, Peckham, Surrey

This also could be Susan & her family..

1881 census RG11/696 Folio 98
Christopher Chapman Head 42 b Bethnal Green...Vellum Binder Book
Susan Chapman Wife 40 b Blackfriars
Christopher Chapman Son 14 b Walworth, Surrey...Machine Ruler Printer
Susan Chapman Dau 16 b Walworth, Surrey
William Chapman Son 8 b Walworth, Surrey
George Chapman Son 6 b Peckham, Surrey
Walter Chapman Son 3 b Peckham, Surrey
22 Castlemain Rd, Camberwell, London


Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241735642000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Bell
Could this be Jessie?

Jessie Evelyn Bell
Year 1900 Qtr Mar Dist: Wandsworth Vol 1d Pg 660

1901 census RG13/459 Folio 36
William G Bell Head 29 b West London...Art metal worker
Ada Bell Wife 31 b Portsmouth, Hampshire
William H Bell Son 5 b Battersea, Surrey
Violet A Bell Dau 3 b Battersea, Surrey
Jessie E Bell Dau 1 b Battersea, Surrey
31 Darley Rd, Battersea, London

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241851495000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Martin/Bell
Hi Paula

Was gwen married previous to coming to the states and do you know the surname at the time?

More info for you;St Margarets Church Rochester Marriage of
6th October 1919

Harold Leonard Martin 25 yrs bach officer stewrd lived at the royal naval barracks. Father Richard Flute? Martin
velluem binder

Jessie Evelyn Bell 19 spins Lived ! Back Fields Rochester
Father William George ? Bell

Witnesses Jack L Martin.V.D.Bell ?? Bell(sig unreadable)

Baptisms Same Church
July 18 1920
Donald arthur Martin son of the above 1 Back Fields

August 6th 1922
Gwendoline Frances 54 Wilkens Street Rochester

June 6th 1926
kenneth Harold Reginald Martin & Daphne Ada Vera Martin
49 Catherine Sreet Rochester

In all the baps the fathers occupation was Officer Steward in the Royal Navy.If you have any other info regarding the deaths of gwens Parents such as a date etc,i will try and find their grave for you.

Regards John in the uk

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241901800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Martin, Bell
Thank you so much!

Gwendoline Frances Martin married Joseph George Irwin in England during the war. I'm not sure where and, to be honest, I'm not sure when. It was the war, and they "moved" the date back about three months when they came to the states due to daughter Gwenda's birth in the UK less than nine months before the marriage. (A strong and wonderful marriage that lasted more than 52 years!)

I'm so grateful for all the information provided in response to my posting. Gwen turns 87 in July, and we have a two-week family gathering planned for June with her. Her father, Harold L. Martin, and her mother, Jessie Bell Martin, divorced when she was a young teen, so she is learning along with me about some of these ancestors. I'm to receive more information from her next week in the mail, so I'll undoubtably be posting more questions.

Thanks again from the sunny South! (Atlanta, GA, USA)M

Re: Bell (Ireland to England) and Martin (Kent) families?

Posted: 1241903634000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Martin, Bell
War bride Gwendoline Frances Martin with her "Yank," Joseph George Irwin.
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