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Bolton Ritson BellCaretaker
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Bolton Ritson Bell
Date and Place of Birth: January 1869, Cockermouth
Date and Place of Death: 24th February 1947 of Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere
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
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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