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Stone No.47

 

 

 


In Memory of
Thomas Bell Esqr, Belmont Dundee
Third son of John Bell Esqr of
Kilduncan and Bonnytown Fifeshire
Born 19th July 1739, Died 9th January 1844
Provost of Dundee 1828 to 1831
Also of Grace Brown his wife
Born 17th December 1784, Died 11th July 1855

1844
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THOMAS BELL was the third son of JOHN BELL of Kilduncan and Bonnytown, Fife, and was born on 19th July, 1759. He entered into partnership with ALEXANDER BALFOUR (afterwards PROVOST), and established the firm of BELL & BALFOUR, merchants and flaxspinners in Dundee. For many years both he and his partner were members of the Town Council, and both occupied the Provost's chair. Mr BELL entered the Council in 1791, was Treasurer in 1795, Bailie from 1796 to 1803, and retired from the Council in 1804. Having re entered the Council in 1819, he was again chosen Bailie in 1821, held that office till 1827, and was elected Provost as successor to Mr BALFOUR in 1828 and 1829. He died on 9th January, 1844, in the eighty-fifth year of his age.

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Inscription Front.

Inscription Rear.

 To the memory of

MARGARET TOD BELL

second daughter of

THOMAS BELL

merchant Dundee

who died 5th Dec 1829

aged 16 1/2 years

 Erected By

THOMAS BELL

Merchant Dundee

who has paid all dues

regarding this railed-in ground.

see Hospital book

1833