24. Sarah4 Tilney (John3, John2, John1) birth date unknown. Sarah died before 1792 in Sussex Co., DE.

She married William Bell after 1737. William died 1792 in Sussex Co., DE. That William Bell married Sarah, daughter of John Tilney III is not absolutely proved. William immigrated to Sussex Co., DE and died there. He married a Sarah by 1758 and had a son named Tilney. Histories based on information provided by Smith Bell, Jr. and Hiram Bell in the late 1800's in Ohio indicate Smith and Hiram as grandsons of William Bell and Sarah Tinley/Tinsley of Delaware.

John Tilney left Negro, Jack, to his daughter Sarah, and Negro Pleasant to his daughter, Susanna Smith. Tilney does not name Susanna's husband's given name. The will of William Smith d. 1750 names his wife Susanna and a Negro Pleasant. A witness to this will is a William Bell. Northampton County land records also show William Smith's land not far from that of John Tilney.

Tax lists for Northampton County for 1743 and 1744 shows a Negro Jack in the following households located in relative proximity of John Tilney: Mary Johnson's (1740-1744); Richard Johnson (1743); Spencer Johnson (1740-1744); John Tilney (1737-1741); Jonathan Tilney (1742); Jonathon Bell (1744); Thomas Bell's quarter (1743-1744). From this, Vernon Skinner feels it reasonable to assume that Sarah Tilney did not marry until 1742-3 and that circumstantial evidence supports the theory that she married William Bell. (notes of Vernon Skinner)

Sarah Tilney and William Bell had the following children:

child 81 i. William5 Bell (Jr.). He married Susanna Shankland June 30, 1768. (Wright, Vital Records of Kent & Sussex Cos., DE)

child 82 ii. Robert Bell.

child 83 iii. Tilney Bell.

child + 84 iv. Thomas Bell(Sr.).

child + 85 v. John Bell.

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