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Families covered: Bell of Beaupre Hall, Bell of Wallington Hall

                               
Sir Robert Bell, later of Beaupre Hall in Outwell, Norfolk (d 25.07.1577, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
HoP ("Robert Bell") reports that "Bell's emergence from obscurity dates from a fortunate third marriage, which brought him a large estate in Norfolk, the status and local offices that went with it, and progress in his profession."
m1. (sp) Mary Chester (dau of Anthony Chester)
m2. (sp) Elizabeth (widow of Edmund (sb William?) Anderson, dau-in-law of Sir Edmund Anderson, Lord Chief Justice)) ## see here ##
m3. (1559) Dorothy Beaupre (dau of Edmund Beaupre of Well or Outwell, m2. John Peyton)
1. Sir Edmund Bell of Southacre, later of Beaupre Hall (bpt 07.04.1562, d before 22.12.1607, MP)
  m1. Ann Osborne (dau of Peter Osborne (Osbourne) of Chicksands & London)
  A. Sir Robert Bell of Beaupre Hall (b 15.01.1589, bur 31.10.1639, MP)
  m. Mary Chester (dau of Sir Anthony Chester of Chicheley)
  i. Francis Bell of Beaupre Hall (d 1680)
m. Dorothy Oxburgh (dau of Lawrence Oxburgh of Hagbeach Hall, Emneth)
  'The Genealogical Magazine' shows Francis & Dorothy as parents of Philip whose line it follows. BHO ('A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk', vol 7, 'Clackclose Hundred and Half: Upwell and Outwell') confirms that Philip's elder brother was ...
  a. Beaupre Bell of Beaupre Hall (a 1720)
  m. (01.04.1703) Margaret Oldfield (bpt 19.12.1681, bur 20.10.1720)
(1) Beaupre Bell of Beaupre Hall (b 1704, dsp 1741-5, antiquary) subject of Wikipedia ("Beaupre Bell")
  (2) Dorothy Bell
  m. William Greaves of Fulbourne
  b. Philip Bell of Wallington Hall, Norfolk (d 1746)
  m. Anne Peyton (dau of Sir Algernon Peyton, Bart of Doddington)
  (1) Henry Bell of Wallington Hall (d 1753)
  m. Catherine Warmoll (dau of John Warmoll of Boyland Hall)
  (A) Henry Bell of Wallington Hall (d 1820)
  m. Elizabeth Browne (dau/heir of Scarlet Browne of King's Lynn)
  (i) Scarlet Browne Bell (dvp 1805, Captain)
  m. Frances Brodie (dau of Francis Brodie)
(a) Elizabeth Bell (d 1882)
  m. George Josselyn of Ipswich
  ii.+ 7 son (5 dvp) + 2 daughters
  B. Philip Bell (b 19.06.1590, d 03.03.1678, Governor of Bermuda then Providence Island then Barbados)
  Wikipedia ("Robert Bell") identifies a son of Sir Robert as Governor Bell but Wikipedia ("Philip Bell, Governor") that the Governor was probably this Philip.
  C.+ other issue - Henry, Peter, Beaupre
  m2. Elizabeth
m3. Muriel (Merriell) Knyvett (dau of Sir Thomas Knyvett, 4th Lord Berners)
  F. Frances Bell probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Sir Heneage Finch of Kensington (d 05.12.1631, Speaker of House of Commons)
  G.+ at least 2 other daughters
2. Robert Bell (b c1563, dsp 1593, Captain)
  m. Elizabeth Inkpen ## see here ##
3. Synulph Bell of Thorpe Manor (b 03.1564, d 1628)
  m. Janet or Anne Calthorp (dau of Christopher Calthorp of Cockthorp by Jane, dau of Roger Rookwood)
A.+ 8 sons + 3 daughters
4. Beaupre Bell (b c1570, bur 13.04.1638, Governor of the Tower of London)
5. Phillip Bell (b 14.06.1574, a 1650) not mentioned by Visitation
  m1. Anne Peyton
  m2. Mary Elfrith (dau of Daniel Elfrith)
6. Margaret or Mary Bell (b c1560, d 14.09.1591)
  m. Sir Nicholas Le Strange of Norfolk
7. Dorothy Bell (b 19.10.1572, d 30.04.1640)
  m. (21/2.04.1590) Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Bart of Blickling Hall (d 26.12.1625, Attorney General)
8. Frances Bell (b 02.12.1577, d 09.11.1657)
  m. Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering (d 1636)

Main source(s):
(1) 'The Genealogical Magazine (vol 3, 1899-1900, 'Hawkwood-Josselyn Pedigree', p103+) with thanks to a site visitor (CV, 07.08.17) for drawing our attention to that magazine which may be found at archive.org
(2) Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Bell & Beaupre'), Wikipedia ("Sir Robert Bell") with further input/support as reported above
[The early generations of the above were first launched within a Temporary page on 23.02.06.]
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