BELL, Ralph (d.1733), of Sowerby, Thirsk, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 12 July 1717

Family and Education

s. of Robert Bell of Sowerby by his w. Elizabeth. m. 3 Mar. 1697, Rachel, da. of Richard Windlow of Yarm, Yorks. s.p. suc. fa. 1711.

Offices Held

Customer of Hull 1717-d.


A Whig country gentleman, Bell was returned for Thirsk on the Frankland interest, voting for the septennial bill. He vacated his seat by accepting a customs post in 1717, which he held till his death, 3 Nov. 1733.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick