Anyone know the Bellian family?


A FAMILY history enthusiast is asking Warrington people to help him fill a “black hole” in his research.
Mike Wroe, who lives with his family in France, is trying to trace members of the Bellian family of Warrington as part of his research into the family of his maternal grandmother, Sarah Eliza Taylor, nee Wright.
He says he has run into a “genealogical brick wall” in Warrington and is searching for information on Rowland Bellian (born 1891), his wife Bertha , nee Wright (born 1888) and their two daughters, Lillian (born 1914) and Marie (born 1922) .
Mr Wroe hit his brick wall when he reached his grandmother’s brother, Samuel Wright.
He and his wife Ellen had seven children, the first three of which (Albert Edward , Edith Annie and Beatrice) were born in Warrington.
The other four (Nellie, Bertha, Gertie and Harry) were born in Pennsylvania.
Ellen and the children subsequently returned to Warrington and were registered on the 1901 census living at 123 Liverpool Road . Samuel , however , remained in the US and died in Youngstown Ohio in 1934 .
” Did Samuel and Ellen separate or did they get divorced ?” asks Mr Wroe.
Researching the seven Wright siblings, Mr Wroe finally managed to trace Robert Davenport, the grandson of Beatrice Wright, who married John Johnson , a hairdresser living on Orford Lane .
Mr. Davenport gave him some details about his aunt Bertha Wright which enabled Mr Wroe to locate her marriage in 1914 to Rowland Bellian and the births of their two daughters, Lillian and Marie.
Mr Wroe believes that Marie Bellian’s married name was Galloway and that she died in February 1999 .
He knows that Harry Wright, the youngest of the siblings, was killed in Baghdad in 1917 and that Ellen Wright, who died in 1929, was according to the Electoral Rolls, living with Edith Annie Wright, her eldest and unmarried daughter.
Mr Wroe says: “After 1929 everybody goes off the radar! Consequently in addition to needing more details about the Bellian/Galloway connection, it would be fantastic to fill up the ‘family history black hole’ in respect of Albert Edward Wright , Edith Annie Wright , Nellie Wright and Gertie Wright.” .
Mr Wroe can be contacted at


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  1. Hilda Bibby < Then > on

    I used to live across the road from a family named Bellian’s There was Robert , Doreen & Ann Bellian. We all lived in Pigot place Latchford 19 44 through till I left 1963 they were still living there .Don’t know if they were relatives of your’s or not

  2. Thank you , Hilda , for your reply but (at the moment) it seems that this is not the BELLIAN family I am seeking . It was very kind of you to post a reply nevertheless .

    I also received a reply from Scotty 101 who gave some details about a (different ?) BELLIAN family . Perhaps Scotty 101 could contact me again as we have changed our email address .

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