12 S. VIII. FEB. 26, 1921.]
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to the Board of Trade and had much to do
with the preparation of Sir Robert Peel's
•227 1 Voice of Truth. Coirmenced Clithproe, measure for the repeal of the Corn Laws.
Jan., 1S30 Published a t Jiolton, Feb.,
I believe he was the " Popkins " of '' Pop1S31. to Dec. IS33.
227 1 Bolton Chronicle. Commenced Oct. 9,kins' Plan " on which Disraeli poured ridicule
1821. Ceased publication, Dec. 22, 1917. in his speech on the third reading of the bill.
234 o Bolton Advertiser
July, 1848 to July, A full account of the trial of the directors
1900 Was knoun as Maokies Advertiser will be found in Morier Evans" ' Facts,
.until Aligns', 1S54.
235 o British Tenipcrancc Advocate. Com- Failures, and Frauds,' pp. 268-300.
menced Bolton. .Inly, 1S49.
ALFBED B. BEAVEN.
238 2 Winter-burn's Advertiser.
January I. 1S54. and ceased P/inie year.
-239 1 Bowliin Luminary. ISo2to 802.
The Royal British Bank failed on Sept. 3,
•253 •> Bolton Evening Xews. March 19, 1SC7.
1856 ; some directors brought to trial,
Farnwoitri Observer. 1SW to 1873- Con- Feb. 27, 1858. See ' Annals of our Trials,'
tinued as Farnworth Weekly Journal by J. Irving, under these dates.
and Observer, 1S7S. Jn progress.
E. C. A.-L.
. 6 2 1 Bolton Daily Chronicle.
Sept. 8, 180S. Ceased publication Dec. 22,
Sin ROBERT BELL OF BEAUPBE* (12 S.
277 2 Football FieM. Ceased publication 1015. vi. 3d ; vii. 178, 414, 475).—I am grateful to1
Bolton Express Full title. Button Express MB. BEDWELL for asking my authority for
-284 1 and Comity Effective Advertiser.
nay statement regarding "Robert Bell of
Bolton Star, IVn. 1 to 50. June 5, 1S91 the Temple " in 12 S. vii. 414. As a result
•2S9 1 to June 25. 1^92.
of further scrutiny of some papers I find
Bolton (jiizntte. Ceased publication after that the records o; f the College of Arms and
311 2 a, few numbers.
Faniwnrt.li Chronicle. Ceased publication of the Temple do not quite tally with regard
312 2 D - c , 19J7.
to the Robert Bell referred to. From the
Bolion Catholic H<-rald. No. 1 issued records in the former—which was the
.314 2 18VH.
principal authority for my statement—it
Boltmi Citizen. Tndex states page 320 ; appears that the arms " Sa., on a chevron
Index- should be pdi;e 322.
between three church bells ar. as many
lion's heads couped gu." were granted by
ROYAL BRITISH BAXK (12 S. viii. 130).— latent in 1560 to "Robert Bell, of the
-was founded in 1840 cad suspended pay- Temple, London, son of William Bell of co.
ment in September, 1856. The chief pro- York." These were not the arms borne by
jector and original Governor of the bank Sir Robert Bell of Beaupre, which were
-was John McGregor, M.P. for Glasgow, who " Sa., a fesse erm. between three church
•died soon after the closing of the bank and bells ar." There were thus two Robert
so escaped prosecution. The directors (ex- Bells of the Temple about that time. MR.
cept McGregor end another who hod fled BEDWELL asserts that this was not the case,
the country to avoid pjrest) were tried for and I think the solution lies partly in the
conspiracy to defraud end convicted in fact that " Robert Bell, late of Lyons Inn,
February, 1858, together with the manager, Gent.," was admitted a member of the Inner
Hugh Innes Cameron.
They were sentenced Temple, on July 13, 1571. Lyon's Inn was
to various terms of imprisonment. Among one of the Inns absorbed by the Inner
them were Humphry Brown, M.P. for Temple. Sir Robert Bell, Chief Baron of
'Tewkesbury, Richp,vd Hartley Kennedy, the Exchequer, was a member of the Middle
Alderman of London, and Henry i>'nning Temple. But even now the question is not
Macleod, author of a work on the ' Theory solved for in the patent of arms granted to
And Practice of Banking ' end of e text-book Robert Bell in 1560 he is described as "of
of Politicp.l Economy, p.nd elso of P. ' History the Temple;" whereas the Robert Bell,
•of Banking in Greet Britain.' There is p,n formerly of Lvon's Inn, was not admitted
article on Macleod in the' second supple- to the Inner Temple until 1571. It would,
ment- of the 'D.IC.B.' in which no reference appear, therefore, either that cne Robert
is made to his connexion with the Royal Bell has been lost sight of in the Temple
British Bank. He was son-in-law of Carre- records ; or that Sir Robert Bell had two
ron. McGregor, who we.s a very strong Free grants of arms. Doubtless the College of
Trader, (as were Brown f.nd Macleod) had Arms could throw light on this point. I
/"been one of the two Permanent Secretaries regret that I wrote "Hertfordshire" where