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James Bell

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Sir James Bell, merchant

1850 Born

1892-96 Lord Provost of Glasgow (twice)

An expert on municipal administration.

1893 Created baronet

Contested the America's Cup with the yacht Thistle.

1909 His wife died

1929 Died at home in Kilwinning

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Sources of Information

  • The Times, Dec 14, 1929