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Bolton Ritson Bell

Date of Death: February 24, 1947


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Bolton Ritson Bell


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: January 1869, Cockermouth

Date and Place of Death: 24th February 1947 of Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere


Nationality: British

Childhood: She was staying with grandparent in 1871.

Parents: Jospeh and Mary nee?

Parent’s occupations: Gardener and seedsman


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Caretaker at Gretna occupation – gardener


Place of residence at Gretna: 9G East

Job title at Gretna: Caretaker


Marital status: Elizabeth Todhunter

Children: At least 5, at least 1 died

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Bolton Ritson Bell was born at Cockermouth, Cumberland in January 1869 to Joseph and Mary


1871- Living at Robinson’s Yard, Cockermouth. Grandson to head of house. 10 offspring in the dwelling including Bolton.


1881 – St Helen’s Street (in Yard), Cockermouth, father a gardener and seedsman.


1891- lodger at South View, Shap, Westmorland. A general labourer


10th August 1891 – married Elizabeth Todhunter at Penrith (registration district) could have been Shap.


1901- 2 Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere. A general labourer


1911 – 25 Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere. 4 rooms. A gardener. Had 5 children, 4 surviving. 2 boarders also resident


WW1 too old for active military service – employed at H M Factory Gretna as a Caretaker living at 9 G East (Valuation Roll)


24th February 1947 died at The Cumberland and Westmorland hospital, of Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Westmorland. Aged 77




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