Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Thomas Hugh BELL 2nd Bt
Birth1844
Death1931
FatherSir Isaac Lowthian BELL (1816-1904)
MotherMargaret PATTINSON (-1886)
Marriage1867
SpouseMary SHIELD
Birth1844
Children
Birth1868
Death1926
Notes for Sir Thomas Hugh BELL 2nd Bt
Sir (Thomas) Hugh Bell, 2nd Baronet CB JP FSA (10 February 1844 – 29 June 1931) was mayor of Middlesbrough three times - in 1874, 1883 and 1911 - High Sheriff of Durham 1895, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham, Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

His friendship with the architect Philip Webb, led to three commissions in the Middlesbrough area - of Rounton Grange (demolished in 1953),[2] Red Barns House [3] and the Dorman Long office building (originally Bell Brothers Ltd) in Middlesbrough (his only commercial development).[4]

He was the son of Lowthian Bell and his wife Margaret Pattinson. He married Maria Shield on 23 April 1867 and they had two children:

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868–1926), the author, traveller, and political officer
Sir Maurice Hugh Lowthian Bell, 3rd Baronet (1871–1944)

Upon the death of his first wife on 19 April 1871, he married, secondly, Florence Eveleen Eleanor Olliffe (later Dame Florence Bell, DBE), a daughter of Sir Joseph Olliffe.

They had three children:
Mary Katherine Bell, OBE (d. 1966), who married Charles Philips Trevelyan
Hugh Lowthian Bell (1878–1926)
Florence Elsa Bell (ca. 1880–1971), who married Admiral Sir Herbert William Richmond
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