NameMary BELLAS
Birth1828, Long Marton, Westmorland, England
Death10 Apr 1915, Penrith, Cumberland
FatherThomas BELLAS (~1798-1856)
MotherMary BELLASIS (~1796-1876)
Spouses
Birth27 May 1821, Long Marton, Westmorland, England
Baptism5 Jul 1821
Death18 Mar 1894, Yanwath, Westmorland, England
OccupationFarmer
FatherJohn SIMPSON (1784-1861)
MotherElizabeth WILLIAMSON (~1784-1859)
Marriage3 Nov 1852, Long Marton, Westmorland, England
ChildrenJohn (1853-1886)
 Thomas William (1856-1907)
 Joseph (~1859-)
 George (1860-1910)
 Richard Bellas (1866-)
Notes for Mary BELLAS
Christening Records
Baptism May 16 1828 Mary Bellas, parents Thomas and Mary Bellas, Long Marton, Westmorland.

Listed in the 1841 census Civil parish of Long Marton, east hundred, Westmorland, East Ward registration district, Appleby sub district.
Thomas Bellas age 40 [ages were rounded to the nearest 5 years for adults in the 1841 census], Publican, born in the county.
Mary Bellas age 40, born in the county.
John Bellas age 15, born in the county.
Elizabeth Bellas age 20, born in the county.
Thomas age 14 born in the county.
Mary age 12 born in the county.
1 charwoman and 2 Drovers? not known above 20.


The IGI lists a marriage between Richard Simpson and Mary Bellas, November 3, 1852, Long Marton, Westmorland

Listed in the 1852 marriage index October to December, Mary Bellas and Richard Simpson East Ward, Westmoreland, volume 10b page 675.

In the 1901 census living at 51 Mill Street, Penrith, ecclesiatical parish Penrith St Andrew.
Mary Simpson age 72, widow, living on own means, Longmartin, Westmoreland.
Grand daughter Mary Elizabeth Simpson age 17, born at Barton, Westmorland.

In the 1911 census 51 Mill Street, Penrith, Cumberland.
Head Mary Simpson, age 82, widow, she was married 42 years, she had 5 children born alive, 1 was still living, private means, born Longmarton.
Grandaughter [as spelled] Mary E. Simpson, age 27, single, born Yanwath, Westmorland.
The house had 5 rooms.
The signature was Agnes Briggs for Mary Simpson.

Listed in the April to June 1915 death index Mary Simpson, age 86, Penrith, Cumbria, Cumberland, volume 10b page 673.

National Probate Calendar
Mary Simpson of 4 Elm-terrace Penrith Cumberland widow died 10 April 1915 Probate Carlisle 27 April 1915 to Richard Bellas Simpson [son] hosier and Christopher Simpson [There is a Christopher Simpson who is her husband’s nephew. The son of Richard’s oldest brother Thomas a yeoman.] yeoman. Effects 396 pounds 8 shillings 4 pence.
Notes for Richard (Spouse 1)
The IGI list Richard Simpson Christened July 5, 1821, Long Marton, Westmorland, father John Simpson, mother Elizabeth.

In the 1841 census Long Marton, Westmorland, East Ward district, Appleby sub district. [Remember adult ages are rounded to 5 years in 1841 census]
John Simpson, age 55, Farmer.
Elizabeth Simpson, age 55.
Thomas Simpson age 35.
Isaac Simpson, age 20.
Elizabeth Simpson, age 25.
Richard Simpson, age 20.
Sophia Simpson, age 15.
Joseph Simpson, age 15.
Agnes Simpson, age 14.
James Simpson, age 12.

In the 1861 census living at Parkhead, Kirkoswald, Cumberland. Registration District Penrith, sub registration district Kirkoswald.
Head, Richard Simpson, age 39, farmer of 72 acres employing 1 man, born at Longmartin [Long Marton], Westmorland.
Wife, Mary, age 32, farmer’s wife, Longmartin, Westmorland.
Son John Simpson, age 7, farmer’s son, born at Longmartin.
Son Thomas William Simpson age 4, born at Kirkoswald, Cumberland.
Son Joseph Simpson age 2, born at Kirkoswald, Cumberland.
Son George Simpson, age 6 months, born at Kirkoswald, Cumberland.
Brother Edward Simpson, age 48, Carter (Ag. Labourer), born at Longmartin.
Niece Mary Swage?, age 18, dairy maid, born at Longmartin.

In the 1871 census living at Glendowling, civil parish of Bridge and Yanwath, ecclesiatical parish Carlise, town of Yanwath, Westmorland, registration district West Ward, sub registration district Lowther.
Head Richard Simpson, age 49, farmer of 73 acres, born at Long Marton, Westmorland.
Wife Mary Simpson age 42, born at Long Marton.
Son John Simpson, age 17, works on the farm.
Son Thomas William Simpson, age 14, born at Kirkoswald.
Son Joseph Simpson, born at Kirkoswald.
Son George Simpson age 10, born at Kirkoswald.
Son Richard B. Simpson age 4, born at Kirkoswald.
Mother in Law Mary Bellas, widow, age 74, Landowners?, born at Bongate?, Westmoreland.
and 1 servant.

In the 1881 census living at Glendowling, Civil parish of Yanwath and Eamont Bridge, Westmorland, registration district West Ward, sub registration district Lowther.
Head Richard Simpson, age 59, farmer of 80 acres, born at Longmartin, Westmorland.
Wife Mary age 52, born at Longmartin.
Son Thomas age 24, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald.
Son George Simpson age 20, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald.
Son Richard B. Simpson age 14, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald.
1 servant.

In the 1891 census living at the same address.
Head Richard Simpson age 69, farmer, born at Longmartin.
Wife Mary Simpson, age 62, born at Longmartin.
Son Joseph Simpson, single, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald.
2 servants, 1 agricultural, 1 domestic.

Listed in the 1894 January to March death index Richard Simpson, age 72, West Ward, Westmorland, volume 10b page 432.

National Probate Calendar
Richard Simpson of Glendowling Barton Westmorland farmer died 18 March 1894 Administration Carlisle 18 May 1894 to Mary Simpson widow. Effects 160 pounds 11 shillings 2 pence.
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