Inscription on headstone:
In memory of
John Wilson Bell
loved son of
J C and Frances E Bell
died 10 April 1896
requiescat in pace
JC Bell, who was born at The Leigh, Victoria on 15 December 1861, was the elder son of James Bell and Mary Stewart (nee Singer) who both migrated from Scotland. His mother claimed to have a family tree dating back to 1050 and was an 18th cousin of Queen Victoria. She was also connected to the Lyons family of Glamis. JC Bell attended Scotch College, Melbourne in 1871 and 1872. He enrolled at Geelong College for the 1873 year.
On 6 January 1885 he married Francis Ellen Wilson, the daughter of Charles AC Wilson the Leigh Shire Engineer, at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. On 9 January a grand picnic, including a cricket match was held for the people of Teesdale at the Woolbrook estate. Two children were born to the couple before coming to Mount Duneed.
Clara Irene Stewart Bell was born of 7 September 1886. She entered Loreto Abbey, Ballarat, where she died on 10 May 1971.
Naomi Frances Woolbrook (Mid) Bell was born on 20 August 1887. She was the only child to marry. On 4 November 1919 she married Captain Charles Edward O'Byrne at St Joseph's Church in Malvern. She died on 23 December 1920 in Dublin, Ireland.
Honor Calvert Otway (Queen) Bell was born on 24 December 1889. She entered Loreto Abbey, Ballarat where she stayed until she died on 31 December 1967 at St John of God Hospital, Ballarat.
Harold George (Sonny) Bell was born on 24 July 1891 at Calder Park, Mount Duneed. He was killed in action at Ypres on 8 October 1917.
Mary Kathleen Alexander (Girlie) Bell was born of 16 May 1894. She died in Geelong on 13 March 1978 and is buried beside John Wilson Bell at Mount Duneed Cemetery. She had lived at "Addiscot" Belbrae with her father and later lived alone in a cottage nearby.
John Wilson Bell was born on 1 April, 1896. He died 9 days later on 10 April and is buried at Mount Duneed Cemetery.
JC Bell became a Winchelsea councillor in the coast riding in 1889 and later was elected to the Barrabool Shire in 1897 and served in the Coast riding until 1901. In March 1901 he was appointed a trustee of the
Mount Duneed Cemetery.
Two stallions were advertised at stud during the 1899 breeding season at Calder Park - a 14 hand trotting pony stallion named Sirocco and a 12 hand pony stallion named Woodland Hero.
Frances died on 17th September 1901 at Miss Murray's private hospital in Myers Street, Geelong. The funeral left the hospital at 10:30 the next morning, arriving at Bannockburn at 1:30 on the midday train from Geelong, then proceeding to Teesdale for interment.
In April 1905 JC Bell purchased grazing land near Bells Beach which was originally owned by William Bell. "Addiscot" homestead was built on this land about 1912.
On 3 March 1908 John Calvert Bell married his first wife's sister, Irene and lived at "Addiscot". She died on 15 January 1952 at a private hospital in Geelong, aged 87. She was buried in the Roman Catholic section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery.
John Calvert Bell died on 26 July 1937 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the old Presbyterian section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery.
Reported in the Geelong Advertiser 6 August 1906 page 2