- Born: 4 May 1774, Cockenzie, East Lothian, Scotland
- Christened: 15 May 1774, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland
- Marriage (1): John Donaldson on 16 Jun 1792 in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland
- Died: 30 Oct 1843, East Lothian, Scotland at age 69
- Buried: 30 Oct 1843, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland
Another name for Isabell was Bell.
Witnesses at her baptism were Alexander Barber and Thomas Young (possibly a relation of her mother Agnes Young).
There is a record of an Isabella Jones, aged 65, being resident at Cockenzie (in town) in the 1841 Census. She had been born in the County. Resident with her are Janet DALY aged 12 and Isabella DONALDSON, aged 10. All three are listed as being born in East Lothian. Isabella certainly had a granddaughter named Isabella Donaldson, the daughter of her son John. She was born in 1829 so this would be about the right age. She may have been living with her grandmother as her father had died 4 years earlier.
In the Old parish Registers for Prestonpans there is a death record for an Isabella Jones, aged 70, on the 30th October 1843. She died of old age.
There is a record of a marriage between an Isobell Jones and John DONALDSON (the only such record for a couple with these name) which was recorded in Tranent on the 11th August 1793. They were "irregularly married at Edin(burgh) on June 16th 1792. They were rebuked exorted taken engaged". This is no doubt due to the fact that their first born child James was baptised on 22 September 1793. Our Isabell would have been 18 years old at this time and was almost certainly the bride. This is supported to a degree by the fact that their second son was named John, and first daughter Agnes which would be the mother's parents names under Scottish naming conventions. Their first born son, James' baptism was witnessed by David Bizzel and George Morrison who were also witnesses at the Baptisms for some of Isabell's siblings, and were possible family friends, but most likely elders of the church.
Isabell married John Donaldson, son of James Donaldson and Elisabeth Grant, on 16 Jun 1792 in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland. (John Donaldson was born on 16 Aug 1772 in Cockenzie, East Lothian, Scotland and was christened on 23 Aug 1772 in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland.)