Born: February 10, 1818, Warwick Lodge, Magherafelt, Ireland.
Died: November 11, 1898, National Club, London, England.
Buried: Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
Charles was the son of Henry Humphrey Bell.
He was educated at the Royal Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland; the Royal School, Dungannon; and Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1842, MA 1852, DD 1878).
After taking Holy Orders, he was successively curate of Hampton in Arden; St. Mary’s Chapel, Reading; and St. Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings (1846).
He then served as incumbent of St. John’s Chapel, Hampstead (1854); vicar of Ambleside, Cumbria (1861); with Rydal, 1872; and rector of Cheltenham (1872).
In 1869, he was an Honorary Canon of Carlisle Cathedral.