Subseries Subseries 6 - Joshua Alexander Bell and Frances Georgina Bell (nee Armstrong) Papers

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UQFL79-Series F-Subseries 6


Joshua Alexander Bell and Frances Georgina Bell (nee Armstrong) Papers


  • 1903 (Creation)

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2 folders

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(ca. 1892-1901)

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John Alexander was the second son of Thomas and Sarah Bell, born in Ireland and came to Australia as a child. He married Francis Georgina Armstrong (ca. 1841–1911) on 3 November 1864 in Sussex, England. He and Francis had three children: Frances Sarah Alexander, Georgina Emma Alexander (Nina) (1866-1944), and Marmaduke Alexander (Duke) (1867-1953?). John Alexander Bell was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council on 26 September 1866 until he resigned in 1872. He spent most of the 1870s and 1880s in the UK. In 1895 he resided at Merrivale Station, Mitchell. He died on 30 August 1901 at Waterstown, Ipswich.

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Material relating to Joshua Alexander Bell, Frances Georgina Armstrong and family.

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Box 5
Folder 16: Includes: Photocopy of intestate document of John Alexander Bell, 21 Nov 1903. -- Calling card for Mrs J Alexander Bell (Frances Georgina Armstrong, d. 1911). -- Photocopy of a picture of Rosebank, Black Rock, Dublin with notes attached relating to ‘Rosefield’ [from Anita who was the great, great granddaughter of John Alexander Bell].

Box 7
Folder: 12: Typescript notes and photocopies of documents relating to Joshua Alexander Bell, Frances Georgina Armstrong and their daughter Frances Sarah Alexander Bell who married Spencer Litton Hall Kelly.

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  • English

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Box 5 Folder 16; Box 7 Folder 12

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Created, Linda Justo, 28-Jul-2021.




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  • Box: UQFL79 Box 5
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 7