Reverend William Lees Bell (20 July 1826 - 9 April 1908) was an Anglican priest.

Born in Austria,[1] he was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He was ordained as a deacon in by the Bishop of London in 1857.[2] In the following year he was ordained as a priest, becoming curate of St Paul's Lisson Grove.[3] In 1875 he was appointed vicar of Christchurch, Bermondsey.[4] In 1883 he wrote a history of Bermondsey.[5] He became rural dean of Southwark. He was a member of the London School Board from 1885 - 1888, representing Southwark. He retired in 1907, and died in the following year.[6] He was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rev. William Lees Bell (1826-1908). Find a Grave.
  2. "Ecclesiastical Intelligence". Morning Post: p. 2. 21 December 1857. 
  3. "Ecclesiastical Intelligence". The Standard: p. 4. 21 December 1858. 
  4. "Winchester". Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle. 20 January 1875. 
  5. W Lees Bell (1883). The History of Bermondsey. Shaw & Sparks. 
  6. "Ecclesiastical Intelligence". The Times: p. 10. 17 October 1907. 

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