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Bell, Archibald (1773-1837)
Colonist who arrived in Sydney as an ensign in the New South Wales Corps in July 1807 with his wife and their large family. He was implicated in the arrest of Bligh and appointed as a magistrate by Governor George Johnston in January of 1808 and in 1820 was appointed as chief police magistrate in Windsor. Although Bell was not an officially appointed coroner of the Colony, he would often be called upon as a special appointment by virtue to perform the duties of the coroner.