Mary, A relative of my mother in law hired a researcher years ago to research the O'Friel/Friel family. We were told that On June 26, 1740 Morris O'Friel proved his and Catherine's importation from Great Britain at their own expense in order to become entitled to enter public land.This procedure was held before the Orange County, VA court. The William P. Filby's passenger and immigration list index recorded only two O'Friel's arriving in America.They were Morris and Catherine O'Friel.
We show that Daniel was born in 1747, so according to the information above Daniel was born in Virginia. We have seen no proof that the James Friel you list was the son of Daniel & Agness, I'm not saying he wasn't- just that it's been in question for years.
I am curious to know where you found the last name for Catherine, I haven't seen her listed as Catherine Bell anywhere else?I would also like to know where you obtained a death date for her-I know on September 21, 1779 that Daniel, her son, was named as admin. of her estate but I hadn't found a date of death for her?