Catherine _____
wife of Lawrence Bell.

Date of birth or baptism: Unknown.
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.

Date of death: 6 May 29 June 1626.
Place of burial: Rillington.
The will of Katherine Bell, dated 6 May 1626 and proved 29 June 1626, and transcribed below, stated that she was to be buried at Rillington.

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.

Spouse: Lawrence Bell, d. bef. 1 April 1612.

See also the page of Lawrence Bell.

Barbara Bell, living 1 April 1612, apparently deceased 6 May 1626.
Barbara does not appear in the will of her mother on 6 May 1626.

Catherine Bell,
m. soon after 19 January 1628/9,
Peter Beverley, b. say 1605, bur. Rillington, 16 April 1667.

William Bell, living 6 May 1626.

Will of Katherine Bell

In the name of God Amen the sixt day of May 1626 Katherine Bell of Rillington in the County of yorke widow sicke of bodie whole of mind but of good and perfect remembrance lawd and prayse bee unto Almightie god I make and ordeine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I Committ my soule unto Almightie god my maker and Redeemer and to Jesus Christ my Saviour hopeing to bee saved by none other and my bodie to bee buried in the parish Churchyard of Ryllington aforesaid. Inprimis I give unto William Bell my sonne all the farme wherein I now dwell with the house of 4 oxgangs of land thereunto belonging during the tearme. Item I give unto Christopher Wilson and Emmott Wilson ether of them a hodge lambe Item I give unto Mary Simkin a hodge lambe Item I give unto. [sic] Item I give unto Edward Simkin vli Item I geve unto the Children of Edward Simkin ether of them a lambe Item I give unto the poore of Ryllington ijs Item I give unto my daughter Katherin Bell all my househoald goods in the house and parlor except a large table a bed and bedding thereunto belonging which I give unto my sonne William Bell Item I give unto Alexander Bane xijd(?) Item to Edward Harrison xijd The rest of my goods unbequeathed my debts paid and my legacies and funerall expences discharged I make William Bell my sonne and Katherin Bell my daughter joynt Executors of this my last will and testament Witnesses thereof Alexander Bardon Edward Harrison. Proved 29 June 1626. [PCY 39: 436, FHL film #99,511]

Reference abbreviations

PCY = Prerogative and Exchequer Court of the Archbiship of York.

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.