HERRING FAMILY

Mary BellAge: 70 years18331903

Name
Mary Bell
Surname
Bell
Given names
Mary
Married name
Mary Sparkes
Birth July 14, 1833 29 28
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ann Bell
about 1836 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Bell
about 1844 (Age 10 years)
Census 1851 (Age 17 years)
MarriageJames SparkesView this family
August 24, 1853 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Richard Bell Sparkes
May 9, 1854 (Age 20 years)
Address: 11 Wall St.
Birth of a son
#2
George Bell Sparkes
about 1857 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherAnn Coates
August 4, 1858 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Barbara Ann Bell Sparkes
about 1859 (Age 25 years)
Census 1861 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4
James Henry Sparkes
1863 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Bell
October 27, 1869 (Age 36 years)
Census 1871 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#5
William Jake or Tate Sparkes
about 1873 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
James Henry Sparkes
March 11, 1879 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Edith Isabella Sparkes
March 22, 1881 (Age 47 years)
Death of a granddaughterEdith Isabella Sparkes
May 15, 1881 (Age 47 years)
Census 1881 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Frederick George Sparkes
August 19, 1882 (Age 49 years)
Address: 34 Albert Rd
Birth of a grandchild
#4
Unknown Baby Sparkes
July 4, 1885 (Age 51 years)
Death of a grandchildUnknown Baby Sparkes
July 6, 1885 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Richard William Sparkes
August 22, 1886 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Mary A Clifford
about 1887 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Mary Sparkes
about 1888 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8
Robert Bell Sparkes
January 4, 1889 (Age 55 years)
Note: Source has Robert born on 1st April 1889. (Info from Stanley Hazlewood - 1980).
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Elizabeth J Clifford
about 1889 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandJames Sparkes
November 16, 1889 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10
Richard S Clifford
about 1890 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Rachel Sparkes
about 1890 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12
Thomas Clifford Sparkes
June 17, 1891 (Age 57 years)
Census 1891 (Age 57 years)
Note: Mary is now listed as a widow and head of the household.
Note: Also present is Edward Fenwick, boarder, age 55, Stone Quarryman. Born Durham, Sunderland.
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Florence Clifford
about 1893 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Janet Elizabeth Sparkes
June 13, 1894 (Age 60 years)
Address: 13 Coquet St, Jarrow, Co. Durham, England
Birth of a grandson
#15
Thomas S Clifford
about 1895 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Florence Adelaide Sparkes
November 3, 1896 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17
Ernest Sparkes
May 11, 1898 (Age 64 years)
Death of a grandsonErnest Sparkes
September 27, 1898 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18
John Hobson Sparkes
July 28, 1899 (Age 66 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn Hobson Sparkes
September 2, 1899 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Ann Bell
October 29, 1900 (Age 67 years)
Census 1901 (Age 67 years)
Note: Mary is either visiting or living with her daughter Barbara and son in law Thomas Clifford.
Death of a grandsonFrederick George Sparkes
October 5, 1903 (Age 70 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Frederick had just completed his apprenticeship as an engineering fitter and turner, when he caught a cold and died.
Death November 13, 1903 (Age 70 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 9, 1825St Peter's Church, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, England
8 years
herself
-2 years
elder brother
Richard Bell
Birth: February 6, 1831 27 25Sunderland, Co. Durham, England
Death: April 14, 1906Strathroy, Middlesex, Co. Ontario, Canada
6 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Ann Bell
Birth: about 1836 32 30Sunderland, Co. Durham, England
Death: October 29, 1900Sunderland, Co. Durham, England
9 years
younger brother
Family with James Sparkes - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 24, 1853Sunderland, Co. Durham, England
8 months
son
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
5 years
son
11 years
son

Census
Mary is now listed as a widow and head of the household.
Census
Also present is Edward Fenwick, boarder, age 55, Stone Quarryman. Born Durham, Sunderland.
Census
Mary is either visiting or living with her daughter Barbara and son in law Thomas Clifford.
Note
Mary Sparkes (nee Bell), could neither read nor write, (she signed Richard Sparkes birth certificate with an 'X'). However this did not stop her from raising a family and running a home with her husband away at sea most of the time.