Ralph Bell (MP)

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Ralph Bell (died 3 November 1733)[1] was an English politician from Sowerby, near Thirsk in Yorkshire.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Thirsk from 1710 to 1717, when he resigned his seat by accepting a post with as customs officer for Kingston upon Hull.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)
  2. ^ Sedgwick, Romney R. (1970). R. Sedgwick, ed. "BELL, Ralph (d.1733), of Sowerby, Thirsk, Yorks". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Frankland, 2nd Bt
Leonard Smelt
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
1710 – 1717
With: Sir Thomas Frankland, Bt to 1711
Thomas Worsley 1711–13
Thomas Frankland (younger) from 1713
Succeeded by
Thomas Frankland (younger)
Thomas Pitt