Bell, James


Student United College 1763-1768. (Ternar) Glendee bursar, 1759- must have held it for his grammar school course, but his father was patron! Chancellor’s prize junior mathematics, 1767.

Chancellor’s prize magistrand class and 2nd mathematics, 1768.

Student St Mary’s College 1768-1773. Tarsappie bursar 1769. 4th cl. Prize, 1773.


Born 13.9.1750 son of Alexander Bell, baillie , barber and wigmaker, St Andrews and Margaret Robertson.

Brother of Andrew Bell, United College 1768-1772, founder of the Madras teaching system.


Probably died young as there is but a single early reference to him in Southey’s Life of his brother Andrew.


  • Births Reg. St Andrews
  • UYUC400:27.10.1759, 6.4.1767, 7.4.1768
  • UYSM400/1/258, 307