Lydia Judith Bell

#29864, b. 31 August 1824, d. June 1890
  • Father: James Bell b. 1799
  • Mother: Judith Daines b. 1798, d. Dec 1868

Individual's Timeline

Birth31 August 1824Lydia Judith Bell1
Christening5 September 1824Lydia Judith Bell1
Marriage10 January 1847Lydia Judith Bell2
Marr RegMarch 1847Lydia Judith Bell3
Deathbetween 1852 and 1855Samuel Woodcock
Marr RegDecember 1855Lydia Judith Bell
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1873Catharine Woodcock
Death17 May 1890Lydia Judith Bell4
Death RegJune 1890Lydia Judith Chilvers5
Probate2 October 1890Lydia Judith Chilvers

Primary events

  • Birth: Lydia Judith Bell was born on 31 August 1824 in Norwich St Mary Coslaney, Norfolk, England.1
  • Christening: She was christened on 5 September 1824 in St Mary's Coslaney, Norwich, Norfolk, England.1
  • Marriage: She married Samuel Woodcock, son of William Woodcock and Susannah Gooch, on Sunday, 10 January 1847 in Registration District of, Norwich, Norfolk, England, when they were 21 years, 7 months and 26 days ~&~ 22 years, 4 months and 10 days old. James and Maria WALLACE were witnesses.2
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Lydia and Samuel Woodcock was registered in the quarter ended March 1847 in the Norwich registration district.3
  • (Widow) Death: In 1852-1855 Lydia Judith was left a widow by the death of Samuel Woodcock; Possibly registered in Docking, Sep qtr 1853 as Samuel George WOODCOCK 4b/206. Not found in Free bmd.
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Lydia and William Chilvers was registered in the quarter ended December 1855 in the Norwich registration district. Found mis-transcribed as CHILIMA in 1861. Catherine WOODCOCK was with them for confirmation.
  • Marriage of Daughter: Her child Catharine Woodcock was married in December 1873 in Norwich, England.
  • Death: Lydia died on 17 May 1890 in School Lane, Post Office Street, Norwich, Norfolk, England, Named as Lydia Julia Daynes CHILVERS in the probate records (Aged 65 years, 8 months and 17 days, worked back from recorded birth date).4
  • Death Reg: Lydia's death was registered in the quarter ended in June 1890 in the Norwich registration district. (Her age calculates to 65 years and 9 months).5
  • Probate: Her estate was probated on 2 October 1890. The administrator was her husband, and the Estate was valued at £53.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Lydia was a seamstress in 1851.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Woodcock.3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Chilvers.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Lydia may have witnessed the marriage of Samuel BARNARD, a widowed carpenter, and Martha BRIGGS a spinster, in St Michael Coslaney in May 1845.

Child of Lydia Judith Bell and Samuel Woodcock

Children of Lydia Judith Bell and William Chilvers

  • William Chilvers b. 1858
  • Ambrose Chilvers b. 1859
  • Frederick Chilvers b. 1860
  • Henry Chilvers b. 1864
  • Harriet Chilvers b. 1866


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900
    Norwich St Mary Coslany
    Image 33.
  2. Free parish registers, online, Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Augustine
    RegisterNumber     146
    MarriageDate     10 Jan 1847
    GroomForename     Samuel
    GroomSurname     WOODCOCK
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Ironfounder
    BrideForename     Lydia
    BrideSurname     BELL
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    GroomFatherForename     William
    GroomFatherSurname     WOODCOCK
    GroomFatherOccupation     Ironfounder
    BrideFatherForename     James
    BrideFatherSurname     BELL
    BrideFatherOccupation     Shoemaker
    WitnessOneForename     James
    WitnessOneSurname     WALLACE
    WitnessTwoForename     Maria
    WitnessTwoSurname     WALLACE
    FileNumber     13691.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Bell      Lydia           and Woodcock      Samuel            Norwich      13     403.
  4. Website ( "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Lydia Julia Daynes Chilvers
    Name:      Lydia Julia Daynes Chilvers
    Probate Date:      2 Oct 1890
    Death Date:      17 May 1890
    Death Place:      Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Registry:      Norwich."
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Chilvers      Lydia Judith      66      Norwich      4b     105.
  6. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Martin at Palace
    RegisterNumber     1578
    BaptismDate     27 Apr 1856
    Forename     Catharine
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     Samuel
    MotherForename     Lydia
    FatherSurname     WOODCOCK
    FatherOccupation     Foundryman
    FileNumber     1624.