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Mary Anna Bell Nicholls
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Birth: Sep., 1831, Ireland
Death: Feb., 1915
County Offaly, Ireland

Second wife of Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls whose first wife was Charlotte Bronte.

Daughter of Reverend Allan Bell and Sister of Rev. Joseph Bell.

For several years after Charlotte Bronte's death Arthur had stayed at the Parsonage to care for Charlotte's father Patrick. When Patrick died Arthur returned to his native Ireland and left the Church to become a farmer. He moved into Hill House at Banagher.

Mary was Arthur's cousin and throughout their lives they had been fond of each other. They married in 1864 and never had children.

Arthur died in 1906 (88 years old) and Mary died in 1915 (85 years old).

Arthur did not leave Mary enough funds to live on and she was forced to sell many of his possessions from his Marriage to Charlotte.

Their graves stand across the road from their home, Hill House, at St. Paul's Church.

Ireland Civil Registrations - Marriage
name: Arthur Bell Nicholls
registration district: Parsonstown
event type: MARRIAGES
registration quarter and year: 1864

1911 Irish Census
Nichols Mary Anna 82 Female Head of Family Church of Ireland
McLean Katherina 31 Female Niece Church of Ireland
Coyne Ellen 33 Female Servant R C
Garry Roseanna 21 Female Servant R C

1901 Irish Census
Nicholls Arthur Bell 83 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland
Nicholls Mary Ann 71 Female Wife Church of Ireland
Bell Harriette 99 Female Mother in Law Church of Ireland
Corr Pauline 26 Female Servant Church of Rome
Stewart Kate 24 Female Servant Church of Rome
Carew Jane 15 Female Servant Church of Rome

Arthur Bell Nichols Death Certificate
name: Arthur Bell Nicholls
registration district: Birr
event type: DEATHS
registration quarter and year: Oct - Dec 1906
estimated birth year: 1819
age (at death): 87
mother's maiden name:
film number: 0101603
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  Arthur Bell Nicholls (1819 - 1906)
Saint Paul's Church
County Offaly, Ireland
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Record added: Oct 31, 2012
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Mary Anna <i>Bell</i> Nicholls
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