Maria Bell

#29836, b. 24 November 1837

Individual's Timeline

Birth24 November 1837Maria Bell1
Christening10 December 1837Maria Bell1

Primary events

Census details

  • She appeared on the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, living in Cowgate Street, Norwich St James with Pockthorpe, Norfolk, England in the household of her parents, James William Bell and Maria Birch. She was 13 years old.
  • In 1861 in Enswell Maria Bell was included in the household of The rector of the parish. Maria was a nurse.
  • In 1871 in Norwich St Stephen Maria Bell was included in the household of Henry NORGATE, a wine merchant and his wife and 6 children under 7. Maria was a nursemaid, one of 3. There were also a cook and a housemaid, and there were 3 other above stairs people, relatives of Henry's wife.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: There were 2 Maria BELLs (at least) born around the same time. One was found with parents (father Benjamin) in Norwich 1841, and other with parenst (father James) in 1851. One or other went on to become a servant/nurse, and luckily the one who was the daughter of Benjamin was also found in 1861 still at home. Therefore the nurse was the other one, daughter of James..


  1. Find my past web sites, online or,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Andrew Tr
    RegisterNumber     551
    DateOfBirth     24 Nov 1837
    BaptismDate     10 Dec 1837
    Forename     Maria
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     James William
    MotherForename     Maria
    FatherSurname     BELL
    MotherSurname     BIRCH
    FatherOccupation     Tailor
    FileNumber     8734.