http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/russell.html Version 24.5.2014, c93 A4-sized pages, 0.4 mgb. RUSSELL (British). "Red (hair/face)" (Old French). - http://www.familychronicle.com/namesmr.htm Compiled by KIT WITHERS email kit.withers"att"gmail.com (I write "att" for @ to foil spammers.) 101 Allington Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand phone +64 4 476 9554 (I descend from 541 Rex RUSSELL at 2. below.)Jump to my Genealogy home-page at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/genealogy.html
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WHAT'S NEW? 21.4.14 I found the family of Mary BAWLER who married John RUSSELL, ID 322. I've moved this to its own site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/bawler/bawler.html 14-15.4.2014 Robin RUSSELL, ID 32254 31, has sent me his branch and a large number of historic photos. Many thanks Robin! Wonderful to be reunited with this branch after 2 generations of lost contact.
5.7.07 The CHILTON & WAIT families at 3. & 14. have been moved to 1. & 2. of ttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/chilton/chilton.html
1.6.07 I met Geoff in Whitchurch & visited our ancestral spots around there, guided by residents Jessie & Tom HILLIER. Many thanks again Jessie & Tom! For photos of Whitchurch, see http://www.whitchurchparishcouncil.co.uk 31.1.2007 1st contact with 526(11) at 2. Dave RUSSELL Dave has supplied most of the branch at 52 of 2. thanks to 10 years of work by his sister 5267 Janet YORK: - welcome to the family Dave & Janet! I've suppressed their living relatives pending their permission. See the Whitchurch Local History Society site http://www.whitchurchparishcouncil.co.uk/history_society.html The secretary is Geoff GARDINER, geoff"att"thegardiners.org.uk1. RUSSELL of Whitchurch, Somerset - by GD AUDCENT............2
PRIVACY ISSUES The primary purpose of these family trees is to preserve the history of the families and to enable contact between members. So I would like to include living members and a method of contact if I can. If for any reason you would like your contact details excluded or other info changed, please let me know.
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2. Photos of unknowns in 1. RUSSELL of Whitchurch held by Robin H RUSSELL. 703. CHILTON of Whitchurch, Somerset -has MOVED....................69
4. SANDEFORD/SANDFORD/SANFORD clues............................72
5. Surnames and their first appearance............................................74
6. Index of place names....................................................................74
7. Abbreviations 78 8. Numbering systems used 79 9. Origin of the name RUSSELL10. Other RUSSELL families:
10.1 RUSSELL CLUES for Whitchurch,Somerset by GA,JH 80 10.2 RUSSELL clues for Queen Charlton, Som. by GA 81 10.3 RUSSELL clues for Bristol, Gloucester re 322 of 1. 1840 etc 10.4 RUSSELL clues for Gloucester outside Bristol 83 10.5 RUSSELL in Somerset 85 10.6 RUSSELL elsewhere in England 10.7 RUSSELL outside England 87 11. BAWLER: Mary BAWLERS m John RUSSELL, ID 322 at 1. I've put her family at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/bawler/bawler.html 12. BLACKBOURN clues re 543 m Eric BLACKBOURN 13. CAMBRIDGE clues re sp of 0 of 1. 88 14. COLSTON clues re m2 of 31 of 1. 15. Some web links & resources for genealogy & maps 15.2 Maps 92 15.3 www.historicaldirectories.org for Bedminster & Bristol 93 15.4 SOMERSET views1. RUSSELL OF WHITCHURCH, SOMERSET
- by GD AUDCENT Geoff.Audcent"att"defra.gsi.gov.uk - 32(12)6 722 below, with additions by me. On 27-28.5.2004 I had a bombshell dropped on me - 2 emails from Geoff AUDCENT with whom I'd had no previous contact - including 3 Word files. He has most generously agreed to my putting this adapted version of these on this website, in descendancy chart form. I have had to reduce the size & quality of his pictures but the original versions from him are available on request. - KW SUMMARY A4-page no. 0 William RUYSEL b c1725 In Whitchurch,Som. 1752 & 1765 m Florence CAMBRIDGE 3 3 Nathaniel RUYSEL 1754 Whitchurch m Betty CHILTON dr of Wm & Mary nee WAIT 531 Mary RUSSELL 1783 Whitchurch m1 George Adams STOCKER m2 James COLSTON 13
See the link to colston.html for their issue, such as 316 Agnes COLSTON 1822 Whitchurch m George Wickham HALL.
32 William RUSSELL 1786 Whitchurch-1849 Melksham,Wilts m Anne SANDEFORD 14 321 George Stocker RUSSELL 1810 Whitchurch m Priscilla (CHARD?) 19 3217 George RUSSELL 1850 Whitchurch-1930 m Mary Jane WOOLVEN 22 32178 Fred RUSSELL c1897 Dundry m Louise 24 3218 James RUSSELL 1852 Whitchurch m Heplizibah Mary COOKSLEY322 John Sandeford RUSSELL 1811 Whitchurch m Mary BAWLER 1803 West Monkton 26
3223 Ann Frances RUSSELL 1836 Bristol m1 Charles J DEWFALL 28 32231 Charles W DEWFALL 1856 Bristol m Sarah BOLTON 29 32231 1 Charles W DEWFALL 1883 London m Florence C DAVIES 32231 4 Amy Mary DEWFALL 1885 London m James A MCINTYRE 30 32231 8 Lily May DEWFALL 1892 London m Frederick C JENKINS 31 32231 9 Sarah Ann DEWFALL 1894 London m Henry Charles EMERY 32231 (12) Thirza May DEWFALL 1899 London m Arthur WEBB 32 32231 (13) Dorothy DEWFALL 1902 Southwark m John J HARVEY 32231 (14) Alice B DEWFALL 1905 Southwark m Frederick G BARK 32232 John E DEWFALL 1859 Bristol m Minnie/Miriam BULL 32234 William H DEWFALL 1863 Bristol m1 Hester Eliza BISHOP 33 m2 Sussanah POWELL 32235 Albert DEWFALL 1866 Bristol m Florence E BLAKE 35 3225 John RUSSELL (1840 Bristol-London) m Ann DERRICK 36 32252 John Alfred RUSSELL (1866 Bermondsey-1953) m Rose DURSTON 40 32252 6 Edgar James RUSSELL 1915 Ilford-1967 m Doris LARMAN 41 32252 6(11) Dave RUSSELL 1959 Chadwell *source for 32252+ 32254 Frank Henry RUSSELL (1871-1961) m Alice HARFORD 42 32254 1 Rex RUSSELL (1895 Whitstable?-1978) m1 Vera HALL 44 32254 11 Laurette RUSSELL (1918-2010 Auckland) m Wynn WITHERS 46 * my line 32254 2 Florence Alice RUSSELL 1901-1935 m Eric BLACKBOURN 48 32254 3 George Harford RUSSELL 1909-1958 m Edith COUTTS aka Jean * Robin's 324 Frederick Wellington RUSSELL 1818 Whitchurch m Emily AKIN 51 32(12) Edwin RUSSELL 1826 Whitchurch m Elizabeth WITTS 53 32(12)7 William RUSSELL 1870 Bristol-1937 m Dot MEEK c1832-1952 5332(12)77 Frank RUSSELL 1906 m Winifred FRY 1910-1989 *SA & Geoff's line 57
33 Anne RUSSELL 1789 m George GANE 66 Sources 67 ....................................................................... DETAILS 0 0-William RUYSEL b c1720/25. Resident of Whitchurch, Somerset. Overseer of the Poor for Whitchurch, 1752 & 1765 [transcribed into the Vestry book starting 1774]. Probably died 1783-92. (A Wm RUFSELL was baptised at St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol on 24 February 1728 (old style date), the son of Joseph RUFSELL, Glass Maker. But he may not be `our' William, as it would have been unusual for a 24 year-old to become an Overseer of the Poor. The IGI shows other William RUSSELLs baptised at Bath around this time.) Although he spent a large part of his life in the north Somerset village of Filton alias Whitchurch, near Bristol, his baptism has not been found in the parish registers there and his parentage is therefore unknown. All that can be said for certain is that he did not originate from Whitchurch. However, there were a number of men with the surname RUSSELL (or spelling variants) living at Whitchurch and nearby Queen Charlton in the 1750s. (See 10.1.) If (but there is no evidence for this) these were William's relatives it would suggest that the RUSSELL family had settled in Whitchurch area as a family group probably when William was still young, perhaps having moved there from Queen Charlton (where a Thomas and Margaret RUSSELL were recorded in the mid-sixteenth century). All that we can say with certainty is that William RUSSELL moved to Whitchurch some time before 1750. No members of the RUSSELL family were listed amongst the occupiers of land in a survey of the Manor of Whitchurch carried out in 1730 for Sir John SYMTH [BRO ref AC/M11/32]. Although such a list was probably not an exhaustive list of all the tenant farmers in the parish, it does support the theory that the RUSSELL family settled in Whitchurch sometime between 1730 and 1750. In 1766 & 1767 the Land Tax Returns for the parish of Whitchurch name William RUFSELL as one of the collectors of the tax [SCRO Ref Q/rel 21/16]. In 1766 the 2 collectors collected 155P. William was probably a tenant of Sir Wm SMYTH like his son Nathaniel . Whitchurch during the 1750's was a small agricultural community straddling the main road between Bristol and Wells, and it is most likely that William  was a farmer. He certainly of sufficient standing in the local community to play an active part in parish affairs, and must therefore have owned or tenanted sufficient property to pay the parish rates. It can be safely assumed that he was a tenant rather than a land-owning farmer because he was not listed amongst the freehold owners in the Land tax returns for 1766 or 1767. [Land Tax Returns at SCRO ref Q/Rel 21/16] The parish was the principle unit of local government at this date, and important decisions were taken at parish meetings known as "vestry meetings". Members of the Vestry were the more substantial residents of the parish and their responsibilities were wider than modern-day parish councils (eg, including the setting and collection of rates, maintenance of the parish church and care of the poor and sick). The Vestry delegated day-to-day decisions to a Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, who were both annually elected. These positions were unpaid and could be quite onerous, but were often regarded as a local honour. William RUSSELL served as Overseer of the Poor for Whitchurch in 1752, and again in 1765. [The Vestry records prior to 1774 have been lost, but at the front of the `new' Vestry book, which was commenced in 1774, is a list of Overseers of the Poor extracted from the old book before it was lost.] Unfortunately, the Vestry minute book and the Overseers' account book do not survive for this period, but as Overseer of the Poor, one can be sure that he would have paid out money to those in need, taking care to balance the books. He would also have kept a close eye on newcomers to the village, so that any vagrants likely to become a burden on the rate-payers were sent on their way. William also probably served as churchwarden, but no list of churchwardens survives from this period. [The Bishops Transcripts (BTs) at SCRO have been consulted, as often these were signed by the churchwarden(s). However, the BTs only survive for some years and those that have survived do not refer to William as a churchwarden.] The Vestry minute book covering the period after 1774 is deposited at Bristol Record Office, but William appears to have played no part in Vestry meetings from this date. Perhaps he had died before 1774, but if so he was not buried at Whitchurch as one might expect. Alternatively, perhaps he was content to leave parish affairs to the younger men, and died sometime during the years 1782-94 or 1801-4, for which periods there are gaps in the Whitchurch burial records. The place and date of Florence's burial is likewise a mystery. Is his the box grave among the cluster of RUSSELL graves at Whitchurch? It reads in 2007: "Sacred to the memory of / William RUSSELL / d June? jmy? / .6.." Next half: "ALSO/ to the memory of / Mary .. NP .-./..."? m 07 NOV 1749 St Werburgh,Bristol, Gloucester sp-Florence CAMBRIDGE (m ex IGI Batch Number 7620827.) (The St Werburgh registers contain no other RUSSELL or CAMBRIDGE entries.) Died probably 1783-92. From 1750 they lived in Whitchurch, Somerset. Their 5 chn b 1750-65 were baptised in the parish church of St Nicholas, at Whitchurch. (There was a CAMBRIDGE family at Long Ashton (where the SMYTH family lived - they were the lords of the manor of Whitchurch and big landowners.) Florence is not a common name, so it may be worth checking the Bristol & Whitchurch baptisms register between 1715 and 1730. Also, there may be a marriage allegation or bond.The 3rd m entry for 1749: 7th Novr William RUSSELL & Florence CAMBRIGE banns -ex Bristol Records Office via GA
Here is their marriage allegation: ... William RUSSELL & Florence CAMBRIDGE of the Parish of St Werburgh in the city and diocese of Bristol, spinster .... (with his signature at bottom) -ex Bristol Records Office via GA
1 1-Sarah RUSSELL bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch, on 16 September 1750. Not in IGI 2 1-Ann RUSSELL bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch, on 14 May 1752. Not in IGI m c1779 by licence sp-Hugh Wallington SAUNDERS a butcher of Keynesham, (Somerset?). (The marriage allegation and bond have been found, but not the marriage itself). The marriage Licence is at Somerset County Records Office (issued by the Bishop of Bath & Wells). (No chn found on IGI.) 3 1-Nathaniel RUYSEL bp 10.3.1754 St Nicholas's church, Whitchurch. d 26.11.1832 Whitchurch. Tenant farmer of Abbotts Farm 1782-1802 & of Mr George Adams STOCKER [m 31] (Reeve's Farm, 1802-1822). Overseer of the Poor for Whitchurch, 1785, 1800, 1801 & 1811, Churchwarden of St Nicholas' church, Whitchurch, 1784, 1802 & 1812. It is evident from Nathaniel's signature and handwriting in the Whitchurch Vestry minute book (Bristol Records Office P/WCh/V/1a) that he had received an education. He often signed his name as `Nathl RUFSEL'. At his marriage he was noted as a bachelor of the parish of Whitchurch. He styled himself a "yeoman" on his sons marriage bond (in 1808), on his daughter's gravestone (dated 1816), and in his will dated 1821. He was also referred to as a yeoman in the letters of administration and probate granted after his death in 1833. From 1782 until 1802 Nathaniel RUSSELL was a tenant of Sir John Hugh SYMTH, Baronet, of Ashton Court. At first Nathaniel occupied land known as "Abbots and Hazel". The land tax sum assessed was P3 12s 8d (at 4d in the P), and tax records show that Nathaniel took over this land from the previous tenant, John EDWARDS, in 1781-2. At the same time Nathaniel, with three other men, also leased land known as "Lyons Court and Giffards", from Francis ADAMS Esq, but the following year the freehold of this land was acquired by Sir John SYMTH and from then on it was known as "Late ADAMS's". Nevertheless, Nathaniel continued as one of the joint-tenants of this land. Consequently, until 1802 Nathaniel held the tenancies of, and farmed, "Abbots, Hazel and part of Late ADAMS", which incurred a total Land Tax charge of P4 8s 4d each year. Sir John SYMTH's estate managers must have been well disposed towards Nathaniel because from 1788 they agreed to lease him an additional portion of "Late ADAMS" land, which had been vacated by George Townsend. The Land Tax assessment for this land was P1 0s 4d and it was always listed separately from Nathaniel's other tenements in the Land Tax returns. From 1793 Nathaniel again expanded his farm business by taking over another tenancy, still under Sir John SYMTH, of land known as Mearmeads. The Land Tax assessment for this land was 11s 3d. Nathaniel, continued to occupy to Abbots, Hasel and part of Late ADAMS, as well as the second part of Late ADAMS and Mearmeads until 1802. The SYMTH Estate papers, preserved at Bristol Records Office, show that the tenements which were leased to Nathaniel RUSSELL were not grouped together and thus did not form a single farm unit, but were dotted around the western half of the parish, mostly around the northern edge of the village (near the present day A37 Saltwell viaduct) and to the south of the village (where the A37 now crosses the old railway line). Most of Nathaniel's land would have been easily accessible from the turnpike road (now the A37), although Nathaniel also leased some fields a little further away. The SYMTH estate records reveal that he was both an arable and livestock farmer. To farm a holding of 86 or more acres he would have employed a couple of agricultural labourers, as well as probably being assisted by his young son (32 William). In 1789 a survey of various manors belonging to the SMYTH family, including Whitchurch, was carried out. This contained an index of tenants including "RUFSEL N" [1789 survey at Bristol Records Office, ref AC/E8]. Whilst this survey did not generally indicate which land was occupied by which tenants, the name " N RUFSEL " was pencilled in (at a date unknown) against two tenements known as Yellow Land and Mear Mead. These fields, which together extended to over 12 acres, were located to the south of the village between the turnpike road (to Wells) and the lane to Queen Charlton. [1792 survey, BRO ref AC/E10. Another, undated `early Nineteenth century' survey, lists various lessees but no RUSSELLs.] A further survey was carried out in 1792. Again only the tenements and measures were recorded, but at some stage the name "RUFSEL" was pencilled in below a long list of tenements. These included Upper and Lower How Mead, Inner and Outer Court Perry, Great and Little Paddock, Over Long mead, Clay land, Upper and Lower Marsh. It is clear that these estate surveys were more detailed than the land tax assessments since the surveys named individual fields whereas the land tax assessment tended to list larger parcels of land and whole farms. In 1802 (following the death of Sir John Hugh SYMTH) a firm of land surveyors from Bath (SMITH & CRUSE), were engaged to carry out a detailed survey of several manors and estates belonging to his heir, Sir Hugh SYMTH Baronet. [1802 survey BRO ref AC/E39 - the location of the tenements on an accompanying plan was also given. A plan, to which the survey might refer, is held at BRO but is `unfit for production'.] This recorded various details about the tenements, including the names of each tenant (as at 1802), the state of cultivation, the measure, value per acre and value per annum, as well as other remarks. The survey reveals that Nathaniel (referred to as `N RUFSELE') leased over 86 acres from Sir Hugh SYMTH, the combined annual rental for which was assessed at over P200. He was recorded as the tenant of 32 separate tenements, including various tenements to the north of the village and to the south of the parish. He was still farming the same land that he had before, but the full list of his tenements (listed in order of their location north to south), consisted of land at: In Langdown, Over Longmead, Tyning within Lower Field, Tyning next Saltwell, Saltwell Tyning, In Lower Field, Lower Field Tyning, Bindley, Lays, Townsend Close, Upper Prestwell, Croft and Hoopers Mead, Claylands, Inner and Outer Court Perry, Great and Little Paddock, House and Garden late Townsends, Orchard, Lower Prestwell, House Barton and Garden, Stable and Barton next to the churchyard, Slape, Little Meads, Merry Meads, Yellow Land, Pifs Furlong, Mear Meed, Upper and Lower How Mead, Upper and Lower Marsh, Pensford Way Paddock. In 1802 Nathaniel had 22 acres of his farm under arable crops, 10 acres of pasture, and the rest was meadow. He probably farmed his land on a rotation basis as was common at this date. In addition to the agricultural land, it can be seen that Nathaniel was renting two houses, both with a garden and one with a barton (ie a farmyard) for P2/10/- and P2/5/- per annum; an orchard; and a stable and barton [A barton was a farmyard or enclosed area] next to the churchyard (rental 10/- per annum). The buildings associated with one of the houses were noted as being in need of `considerable alteration and repair'. It is not clear whether Nathaniel lived in either house, or elsewhere. Although the various estate surveys listed individual fields rather than whole farms, Nathaniel RUSSELL's extensive tenements almost certainly comprised of what was known as "Abbots Farm". Not only did the land tax returns show that he occupied land known as "Abbots" (NB although he did not occupy all of Abbots), but on becoming churchwarden, in 1784, the Vestry minute book records that his appointment was `for the Late Abbotts Estate'. Likewise, on becoming Overseer of the Poor in 1786 and 1801 he was again recorded as doing so `for Late Abbotts'. The Charity Commissioners' reports (1819-1837) include the following reference to Abbotts Farm and its tenant farmer: "It is stated on the benefaction table in the church of this parish (Whitchurch), that Sir John Hugh SMYTH, late of Long Ashton, knight and baronet, gave 40s to be distributed on Saint Thomas's day to 20 poor people, share and share alike, at the discretion of the minister and churchwardens, yearly for ever. The parish have not in their possession any copy of Sir John SYMTH's will, but the sum of 40 s per annum has long been and still continues to be paid to the churchwardens by the tenant of a farm and lands in the parish called Abbott's Farm, formerly belonging to the said testator, and now to Sir John SYMTH of Long Ashton. This sum of 40s appears from a book produced by the churchwardens, to have been regularly received and distributed every year since the year 1790 on Saint Thomas's day, to 20 poor people of the parish not receiving parish relief, in sums of 2s each. The persons among whom this sum is distributed are said to be the most deserving among the second poor." Nathaniel remained a tenant of the SYMTH family until 1802. However, around 1801-2 he agreed to take a lease on various tenements belonging to Mr George STOCKER. Nathaniel had known the STOCKER family for many years and indeed Mary STOCKER had been a witness at Nathaniel's wedding. However, Nathaniel's links with this family had become even stronger, for in August 1802, his own daughter (also named Mary)  was married to George Adam STOCKER, Gentleman. He was the son of George STOCKER Esquire (the STOCKERs were a local gentry family, and claimed to be descended from the STOCKERs of Chilcompton) [as stated on a monumental inscription inside the parish church at Whitchurch]. Mary was not of full age but Nathaniel gave consent to the marriage, and even agreed to stand surety for the marriage licence bond, so he must have been more than happy with the match. The Land Tax returns show that Nathaniel immediately took over a number of tenements owned freehold by son-in-law (George STOCKER). As well as the main farm holding - Reeve's Farm - he occupied several smaller tenements, including (part of) "Abbots", "Rooms", "Balls", "Mears", (part of) "Claylands", and "part of ADAMS". The Land Tax on this land was well over double what had been paid on the land which he leased from Sir John SYMTH, and so we can be sure that Nathaniel's prospects must have improved considerably as a result of his daughter's wedding and the associated business arrangement. The Land Tax on Reeve's Farm alone was P8 1s 2d, and that for (part of) Abbots and Rooms was P2 1 2d and P2 10s 8d respectively. In total the Land Tax assessment for all the lands which Nathaniel RUSSELL leased from George STOCKER (in 1802 and 1803) amounted to P14 18s 0d, compared with the land leased from Sir Hugh SYMTH (in 1802) which incurred tax of P5 19s 11d . For a short while, in 1802 only, Nathaniel leased lands from both Sir Hugh SYMTH and Mr George STOCKER, probably whilst he served out the period of his notice to Sir Hugh. A SYMTH estate rent book for the years 1802 to 1813 survives and this records that `Nathaniel RUFSELL' was the tenant of Lower Field Tyning (part of Whitchurch Farm) in 1802 and 1803. [Most of Whitchurch Farm was let to Thomas BARNES and later to George LANSDOWN.] The rent book records that Nathaniel paid the annual rent of P3, in two cash instalments each year, in March and September [Rent Book BRO ref AC/E39]. A separate book must have been used to record the receipt of rental payments for the rest of Nathaniel's farmland, and this book does not appear to have survived. From 1804 Nathaniel surrendered the lease on the smaller tenements, which reverted to George STOCKER who then farmed them on his own account. This left Nathaniel to concentrate on Reeve's Farm. No doubt Nathaniel found this amicable arrangement much to his convenience, and he probably anticipated it would continue until the end of his days. However, events would not go so smoothly, for his landlord-come-son-in-law (George STOCKER) died a few years later (on 27 December 1807). Although that would have been a tragic event in itself (George was only 26), it also led to a very unpleasant family quarrel. After George's death his estate passed to his widow Mary (ie Nathaniel's daughter) and in the Land Tax return for 1809 she was duly listed as the freehold owner of Nathaniel's farmland. That would have caused no problems apart from the fact that she soon decided to remarry. Her new husband was Mr James COLSTON, another local landowner and farmer, and it seems the marriage caused some degree of animosity between Nathaniel and his daughter and her new husband. [Neither a will or Administration have been found at Somerset CRO for George STOCKER, nor a marriage licence allegation or bond for Mary's marriage to James COLSTON.] This friction was probably at the root of the family dispute which arose in 1809. The family quarrel, between the COLSTONs and the RUSSELLs was sufficiently serious to justify the involvement of lawyers. It is from the lawyers papers that we know of the quarrel, albeit only from the COLSTON's point of view. Nevertheless, the facts are worth outlining here as they help to shed light on Nathaniel RUSSELL's character and on the conduct of his day-to-day business affairs. The quarrel involved - on the one hand - Nathaniel and his son William , & - on the other - his daughter Mary  and her newly-wed second husband, James COLSTON.. The problem arose from the fact that on her first husband's death at Christmas 1807, Mary inherited (amongst other lands) a tenancy-for-life of land known as Slape, which was within the parish of Whitchurch and just south of the village. The land included an adjoining garden and a withy-bed, and amounted to some 5 acres. In January 1808 the recently bereaved Mary handed over the profits of the land to her father, Nathaniel, and two months later (on Lady Day - 25 March) she agreed to lease the land to her father on a yearly tenancy for an annual rent of 6 guineas. However, during the course of the year Mary remarried. Her new husband assumed control of his wife's estate, and initially was content to leave the land at Slape to his father-in-law. Indeed, in March 1809 he accepted payment from Nathaniel of the annual rent which had accrued. However, things came to a head a short time later when James COLSTON decided to take possession of the land for his own use and on Michaelmas Day 1809 (29 September) he presented his father-in-law, Nathaniel, with a Notice to Quit, which was to take effect from Lady Day 1810 (25 March). When, the due date arrived James approached his father-in-law to secure possession of the land, but found Nathaniel to be far from co-operative. Nathaniel claimed that, with the agreement of his daughter Mary , he had transferred possession of the land to his son William , twelve months previously, and that consequently the Notice to Quit had been incorrectly served (it should have been served on his son). (But why could Nathaniel have not simply told his son-in-law of the error at the time!). Poor Mary was dragged into the dispute and, in support of her husband, she "positively declared that there was no such understanding with her father", and nor it seems did Nathaniel or William ever formally consult or inform James COLSTON of the transfer of land. Faced with the RUSSELL's obstinacy, James decided to seek legal advice. His solicitor, Mr LOVELL, again demanded possession of the land, but Nathaniel was not intimidated by the solicitor's demands or threats. However, in a chance meeting later between the RUSSELLs (father and son) and Mr LOVELL, William (the son) offered to pay rent for the property. The solicitor replied by saying that he looked to Nathaniel for the rent and that in any case he would not accept it without at the same time taking possession of the land. William then declared that he would not give up possession of the land. At this point James COLSTON's solicitor was instructed to seek further legal advice on the possibility of taking action in the courts to secure recovery of the land. In seeking the legal opinion his solicitor commented that: "there has unfortunately been a family quarrel and there is no doubt that the RUFSELEs hold over these premises solely for the sake of aggravation. Mr COLSTON so feels it and is therefore determined to prosecute an ejectment for the recovery of the premises." The details of the case were outlined in the solicitor's request for a legal opinion, which together with the response, covered more than three foolscap sides of text. The solicitor's papers later became part of a collection of manuscripts (the SHERWOOD collection) which came into the possession of the Society of Genealogists and are now deposited at Somerset County Records Office [SCRO reference DD/SOG 1134 - copy taken by G AUDCENT 6/7/99]. It seems that Nathaniel and James COLSTON later settled their differences as Nathaniel continued to occupy Reeve's Farm until 1822, and he even took on the lease of more tenements from his son-in-law over the years. In 1810 Nathaniel held the lease of (part of) "Abbots", "Rooms", "Balls", "the Mears", (part of) "Claylands", and "part of ADAMS", as well as Reeve's Farm. The level of land tax assessments were nearly identical to what they had been in 1802. With only minor alteration these tenements continued to be the lands which Nathaniel farmed up until 1822, at which date he appears to have retired from active or full-time farming. The Charity Commissioner's Reports (1819-1837) record that, in accordance with the terms of the will of Mr William OPIE, "the sum of P3 14s is annually paid by Mr James COLSTON of the parish of Whitchurch, in respect of an estate called Reeve's Estate in the same parish, of which he is the proprietor, to the minister of the said parish, who preaches a sermon every other Sunday; and the said James COLSTON also pays the sum of 20s annually to the churchwardens or overseer, who annually distributes it in sixpenny loaves among the poor who attend the church on Christmas-day". Nathaniel RUSSELL must have been pleased that it was the owner rather than the occupier who was expected to make this charitable gift, and that it was therefore his son-in-law rather than himself who was left a out of pocket each year, even if the charitable donation was only half what Nathaniel would have paid when he farmed Abbots Farm. Nathaniel RUFSELL was not only mentioned in the Land Tax returns as an occupier of land, his name also sometimes appears as an `Assessor' or `Collector' of the tax. He was an Assessor of the Land Tax in 1789, 1796 and 1809, and was Collector in 1788 and 1795. In 1808 Nathaniel, with John WHIPPIE, also served as combined Assessors and Collectors of the Land Tax, which was a most unusual arrangement as the two tasks were normally kept separate. Like his father before him, Nathaniel played an active part in village affairs more generally. He attended over fifty parish meetings, known as `Vestry meetings', between 1784 and 1820. [It is known which Vestry meetings he attended since he signed the minutes which were written up at the end of each meeting in the Vestry book (BRO P/WCh/1a). Nathaniel's record of attendance at Vestry meetings is summarised in the table at the end of his biography below.] Nathaniel was elected - and served - as a parish officer on a number of occasions. He was appointed Churchwarden at Easter in 1784, 1802 and 1812, and as Overseer of the Poor at Easter in 1785, 1800, 1801 and 1811. This represents a total of 7 years of service to the parish, but even during the years when Nathaniel held no official position, he still attended many Vestry meetings. These meetings were not held in the parish church, but in the more congenial surroundings of one of the village inns: normally the White Hart Inn, but sometimes next door in the Black Lion. For its namesake in 1938 see http://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred/2077359015/in/set-72157603342290718/ On the first occasion that Nathaniel was elected Churchwarden, in 1784, the Vestry meeting was held at the Black Lion inn, and the minutes record that Nathaniel was appointed `for the Late Abbotts Estate'. (On becoming Overseer of the Poor in 1786 and 1801 he was again recorded as doing so `for Late Abbotts'). [A Joseph ABBOTT was recorded as the occupier of Hassells Farm and Willsons Farm in a survey of the Manor of Whitchurch, carried out for Sir John SYMTH in 1730.] In March 1785 Nathaniel completed his first term as Churchwarden, and at the Vestry meeting to select the new Parish Officers, Nathaniel was appointed to the other parochial position of Overseer of the Poor. He was succeeded as Churchwarden by his father-in-law (William CHILTON). There is no detailed record of what Nathaniel accomplished as Churchwarden, but we do know that his first term as Overseer of the Poor turned out to be an especially busy, and involved him in collecting three separate rates (a Church rate in July 1785 and two separate Poor Rates, in August 1785 and April 1786). There was also a legal dispute with the parish of Bruton about an unfortunate pauper's place of legal settlement, and Nathaniel may have been involved with this. One of his final duties as Overseer of the Poor in 1786 was to collect the rent for Black Rock (which in 1786 amounted to P2/10/-). This land was enclosed meadow, containing about 2 acres, off Black Rock Lane in Stanton Drew ( a village some 8 miles away). [From The Reports of the Commissioners Concerning Charities and Education: Somerset Part I (ordered to be published 1815-1830), pp115-116. There is a copy of this book at Weston-s-Mare Library.] The land was purchased by the parish with money from several legacies and the rental income was used to pay the minister for a sermon and to distribute bread amongst the poor. Nathaniel used the Vestry minute book to account for how he spent the Black Rock proceeds: 7/6d went in Land Tax, 10/- was paid for the sermon, 12/- was spent on the purchase of bread and the remainder was given to the poor. In some years Nathaniel attended as many as five Vestry meetings. He normally attended the Vestry meetings held to select the Parish Officers (ie the Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor) each Easter. For example, in the 17 years between 1789 and 1806 he missed only 3 of the Easter Vestry meetings. Likewise he attended many of the Vestry meetings which were held to authorise collection of a parish Poor or Church Rate. The Vestry also met from time to time to take other important decisions about the administration of the parish, and the minutes of these meetings give a good indication of the type of issues which would have preoccupied Nathaniel's mind from time to time. For example, we find that in April 1790 Nathaniel was present at a Vestry meeting to discuss the care of an orphaned child and, in the following year, a meeting about the `ruinous state of the (church) tower' - Nathaniel was one of those who agreed to authorise repairs to the sum of P17. In 1792 he was present at a meeting to consider which family ought to have the use of a room in the parish poor house and two years later the poor house figured at another Vestry meeting, the minutes of which appear to have been written up in Nathaniel's own hand. He wrote: `April 22nd 1794: At a vestry held this Day within the Parish of Whitchurch ordered that the Overseer as soon as pofsible do remove Robt WHIPPIE and Mary his wife to the Poor Houfe, and if they will not remove their pay to be taken of(f) as the Parish is Determined to pay no more rent.' In 1796 Nathaniel took part in a meeting where it was agreed that three poor children, whose parents could no longer support them, should be apprenticed to a local resident, and in 1798 he attended a meeting at which further work on the church tower roof was authorised. Apprenticeship was a common method for dealing with poor children, who could be taken away from their families and apprenticed in husbandry or wifery, even against their parents' wishes. In 1800 Nathaniel again took part in two meetings to agree on the apprenticeship of two local poor children. In fact Nathaniel was the Overseer of the Poor at the time, and it would therefore have been his responsibility to deal with the childrens' parents and the prospective Masters, ensuring that all the necessary legal formalities were completed. Whilst this may have seemed harsh, the so called 'deserving poor' could expect more compassionate treatment from the Vestry, such as occurred in 1807, when Nathaniel and other Vestry members agreed that if Mr HISCOX, a parishioner, should gain admission to the Bath Hospital, the parish would provide him with clothes, convey him to Bath and pay a deposit of 3 pounds.Whitchurch Sept 16th 1806. At a vestry meeting held this day at the White Hart it was agreed that the overseer might collect a Rate of 2d in the Pound - Delabere PRITCHETT curate & Thos WICKHAM Whitchurch Jany 19th 1807. At a vestry held this day at the White Hart it was agreed that William HISCOX should [be] given admission into the Bath Hospital. The Overseer may furnish him with the clothes required, convey him there, & make the needed deposit of 3P? on the parish? tenant - Delabere PRITCHETT, John WAIT, Nath'l RUSSELL, Thos. WHIPPEY. This entry with signatures is reproduced on p38 of "Studies on the history of Whitchurch Part 2", Whitchurch Local History Society, ed. Brian SLADE 1995, bought '07 from his widow Margaret. Whitchurch March 23 1807. At a vestry held this day at the White Hart it was agreed that the Overseer is allowed a Rate at 2d in the Pound - Richd WHIPPEY, Geo HALL Junr [cf sp of 316], Sam EDWARDS, Delabere PRITCHETT. ex GA.
The Vestry were not solely preoccupied with local issues. For example, in March 1805, just seven month's before NELSON's famous victory at Trafalgar, the Vestry met to agree a Special rate to help fund an `Army of Reserve'. Nathaniel attended this meeting and was one of those who approved a Special rate of 6d in the pound. In 1806 a Vestry meeting was convened to select jurors, and Nathaniel was one of the five `Gentlemen' from the parish who were nominated for jury service. In 1809 Nathaniel's only son (William) was appointed Overseer of the Poor, and from then on father and son would sometimes attend Vestry meetings together. For example, in September 1809 they both made their way to the White Hart Inn for a Vestry meeting about the roads in the parish. For a farmer with land spread throughout the parish this would have been an important matter. In the twelve months following Easter 1811, the RUSSELL family virtually ran the parish, with Nathaniel as Overseer of the Poor, and his son William as Churchwarden. It is interesting to note that when Nathaniel came to account for the rent from Black Rock for the year 1812, its rental value had almost doubled (to P5) since 1786, when he had last collected the rent. In 1808 Nathaniel stood surety, to the sum of P300, by signing the bond required for his son's marriage licence to Ann SANDEFORD. Nathaniel also played a major role in organising and consenting to the marriages of his two daughters. Indeed he seems to have been quite astute in ensuring that both daughters wed respectable gentlemen of sound financial means. For example, Mary  married George Adam STOCKER, who was (or shortly afterwards became) Nathaniel's landlord. [As stated on a monumental inscription inside the parish church at Whitchurch.] Mary was not of full age but Nathaniel gave his consent to the marriage, and even agreed to stand surety for the marriage licence bond. His other daughter, Anne  (`again with the consent of her parents' and with Nathaniel standing surety) married George GANE, of the parish of Christchurch in the City of Bristol. The year 1816 was a particularly sad one for the RUSSELL family. First Betty's sister (Mary RUSSELL, nee CHILTON, 2 of 3. below) died on 29 July, and exactly one month later, on 29 August, Nathaniel and Betty's daughter (Mrs Ann GANE, nee RUSSELL ) died. The following year was hardly much better, because Nathaniel's brother-in-law (Thomas RUSSELL - no blood relation to Nathaniel as far as we know) died. In 1811-12 Nathaniel became the joint freehold owner, with his brother-in-law Thomas, of a small property (a house and land) in Whitchurch which had formerly belonged to their parents-in-law (from at least 1781). Thomas RUSSELL had inherited the property the previous year, and perhaps Nathaniel purchased a half-share in the property, in order to help his brother-in-law release some of the capital otherwise tied up in the property. Nathaniel's father-in-law [0 of 3. below] had been a carpenter, as was his brother-in-law Thomas RUSSELL [m 2 of 3. below]. The property therefore may have included a carpenter's shop, especially as it was Thomas rather than Nathaniel who actually lived in the property. The Land Tax on their property was assessed at 4s 5d per annum. Thomas continued to live in the property until his death, in 1817, and from then on Nathaniel was recorded in the Land Tax returns as the sole owner. However, he did not live there himself and instead leased the property, first to Simon JONES between 1819 and 1821 and then to George SAUNDERS from 1822 to (at least) 1831. The 1825 Land Tax return states that George SAUNDERS paid P1 10s 0d per annum in rental to Nathaniel. The Final Years of Nathaniel: He lived on for another five years. On 22 March 1820 Nathaniel attended his last Vestry meeting, accompanied by his son William. The meeting took place at the White Hart Inn and was held to appoint the parish officers for the ensuing year. In 1822 he gave up his tenancy of Reeve's Farm, as this was the last year in which the Land Tax assessments refers to him by name as the tenant of James COLSTON. [See 31 m2.] In February 1821 Nathaniel made a will. In this he referred to himself as a Gentleman and bequeathed his estate to his son (William) upon trust that his son permit Nathaniel's widow "Elizabeth, otherwise Betty RUFSELL" to enjoy the benefit of his estate for the rest of her life or widowhood (NB Elizabeth never benefited from this clause in the will since she died before her husband). Nathaniel named his wife as administrator of the will, and the witnesses were Daniel WAIT (perhaps her nephew 151, Mayor of Bristol in 1805?), Edward STEPHENS, solicitor of Bristol and Edward STEPHENS junior.For his will see 3 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.html
15.8.1822 Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette p3: Wm HUGHES lab'r of Bristol whipped for stealing apples from orchard of N RUSSELL of Whitchurch. Nathaniel died on 26 November 1832. [Date of death taken from the probate grant.] He was buried at Whitchurch on 3 December 1832, `aged 78', in the churchyard of St Nicholas'. This was the church in which he had been baptised and married. Nathaniel joined his wife, his parents, (at least) one of his grandparents, and one of his children, all of whom had predeceased him and been laid to rest in the churchyard. It is most likely that Nathaniel and Betty's grave would have been marked by a headstone, but either the stone has since been removed, or the inscription has weathered away. [Transcriptions of the monuments in the churchyard were made in 1955 and 1977 and neither refers to Nathaniel's grave.] Following Nathaniel's death his son William travelled to Wells where he appeared, on 20 May 1833, at the Consistorial Episcopal Court in order to obtain Letters of Administration over his father's estate, and at the same time a grant of probate. The Letters of Administration reveal Nathaniel's date of death (26 November 1832) and also confirm that Nathaniel no longer held any tenancies, presumably having retired from farming. The grant of probate indicates that Nathaniel's effects were sworn at under P100 in value. The estate was small, but this may have been because Nathaniel had passed on much of his property or possessions before his death, or because any modest wealth had gradually diminished because he had lived of the capital in his old age. The wills proved within the Diocese of Bath & Wells up to 1857 were destroyed during the bombing of Exeter in 1942. However, copies of wills proved between 1812 and 1857 were sent to Estate Duty Office in London, where they were used for the purpose of calculating death duty. These have now been transferred to the Somerset County Records Office, and a copy of Nathaniel's will was amongst them. [The copies of Nathaniel RUFSEL's will, administration and probate, made for Estate Duty purposes are now at Somerset CRO (ref 118/321).] It is not known what happened to his freehold property which he had leased to George SAUNDERS. However, it probably passed to his son William, in accordance with the terms of his will, and it was probably this property in which his son later lived (from 1840 to 1848). Many records survive which refer to Nathaniel and to his activities, and from these it is not difficult to visualise what his character may have been like - he was a good farmer but clearly stubborn and perhaps even a little cantankerous, as his dispute with his son-in-law demonstrated. We know which Vestry meetings Nathaniel attended since he signed the minutes, which were written up in the Vestry book. Nathaniel RUSSELL's record of attendance at Whitchurch Vestry meetings is summarised as follows: VESTRY MEETINGS TO APPOINT PARISH OFFICERS 1789-90 1792-94 1796-1802 1803 1806-06 1810-12 1814 1816-18 1 meeting a year 1819 2 meetings, 1820 1 meeting VESTRY MEETINGS TO SET A POOR OR CHURCH RATE VESTRY 1785 2 meetings, 1786-87 1793-94 1 meeting a year, 1796-97 1799-1800 2 meetings a year, 1801 1 meeting, 1803 3 meetings 1805 As well as a Poor rate, a Special rate was agreed at this meeting for the Army of Reserve 1806 1808 1 meeting a year, 1811-12 2 meetings a year, 1813-14 1 meeting a year MEETINGS WHICH WERE HELD TO CONSIDER SPECIFIC MATTERS 1785 Agreed to carry on lawsuit against Parish of Bruton 1790 to agree on care of orphan 1791 to authorise repairs to the church 1792 occupation of the parish Poor House 1794 agreed that a pauper & his wife should move into Poor House 1796 agreed on apprenticeship of poor children 1798 to authorise repair work to church tower and tower roof 1800 2 meetings to agree on apprenticeship of poor children 1806 to select Gentlemen for Jury Service 1807 to fund hospital treatment for a Mr HISCOX 1809 to discuss parish roads 1810 to authorise weekly payments to a Thos HAMBROW m by licence, Whitchurch 2.4.1782 sp-Elizabeth/Betty CHILTON bp 5.10.1760 St Nicholas, WhitchurchHere is the marriage register entry ex GA.
Both Nathaniel and Betty were able to neatly sign their names in the m register. The witnesses to the marriage were James LANSDOWN and Sarah STOCKER. (The LANSDOWN and STOCKER families were prominent farming families within the parish). 3 chn b 1783-1789 all bp at St Nicholas, Whitchurch. At her marriage she was noted as a spinster of the parish of Whitchurch. Bur 29.3.1827 Whitchurch `aged 66'.#She has ID 1 at 1.1 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/chilton/chilton.html
31 2-Mary RUSSELL bp 28 September 1783 St Nicholas', Whitchurch.
Amongst the property left to Mary by her 1st husband was the life tenancy of 5 acres of land Known as Slape, in Whitchurch, the control of which later led to a family quarrel (see 3 above for details). The 1840 Tithe Apportionment Award shows that Mary was the fifth largest landowner in Whitchurch, with 136 acres (it is assumed this is the same Mary COLSTON). Mary also held joint-tenancies on other land, with her children, including land leased from Sir John SMYTH of Ashton Court. By 1851 Mary was again widowed and the census recorded her as an annuitant living at White Cross in Whitchurch with Anne [32-sp] visiting. m1 Whitchurch 21 August 1802, by licence sp-George Adams STOCKER b1779 d 27.12.1807 at 26; abur 4.1.1808 St Nich.,Whitchurch. (Son of George STOCKER bur 9.1.1776 St Nich.,Whitchurch & Martha? bur 3.4.1800 St Nich.,Whitchurch). Witnesses were her father and uncle, Thomas RUYSELL. George was a gentleman farmer at Whitchurch. (His name appears on the family monument inside the church at Whitchurch). A Mary or Sarah? STOCKER was a witness of the m of 3 Nathaniel. "The Office of Overseer of the poor as never a popular office, the holder having to keep the parish poor at a minimum expense to the ratepayers who are generally none too keen on paying their poor rates or attending the Vestry meetings to discuss the poor of the parish. In 1791 George STOCKER the then Overseer called four separate meetings including one at 10 at night so as not to interfere with the gathering of the harvest without a single person turning up to any of them. Of course this may have been partly because he called for the meetings to be held in the church instead of in the more usual inn, where normally refreshment was provided out of the poor rate, e.g. "Sept. 29th, 1812. At a Vestry meeting held this day we allowed 10 glasses of Gin and Water and 3 quarts of Beer and 2 Pipes." The total cost of this was 4/6d or over twice the amount the W. Parker referred to earlier was given each week to keep his mother-in-law." - ex http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/5970/ 311 3-Anne STOCKER b 8 October 1806 bp St Nicholas, Whitchurch 1 January 1807. [31 2-Mary RUSSELL bp 28 September 1783 St Nicholas, Whitchurch ] m2 1809 sp-James Edward COLSTON bc1783 d14.3.1843 at 60. A local gentleman farmer. In 1838 Mary COLSTON (nee RUSSELL) was brought before Consistorial Episcopal Court of Wells for quarrelling, chiding and brawling in the parish church at Whitchurch and for laying violent hands upon George Wickham HALL (with a violent blow to his face with her hand, and also by thrusting and striking him upon the face with a candle, saying 'I will push it into thy mouth'). Ref: Somerset County Records office, ref DD/FS 55/11/6 and 18. For a fuller account see the following link. (9 years later her daughter Agnes, ID 316, married George Wickham HALL).#James has ID 16 at *1739 St Nicholas, Whitchurch, Somerset at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html See there for issue.
1851 Whitecross, Whitchurch, Somerset: (ID numbers are for http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/colston/colston.html & for this file, russell.html) Mary COLSTON Head W 70 1781 Whitchurch, Som. Annuitant 16-sp Jn'o Ed COLSTON Son U 39 1812 Whitchurch, Som. Farmer 100 Acres 164 Ann RUSSELL Visitor W 70 1781 Middx Annuitant 32-sp Eliza COLSTON Daug U 51 1800 Whitchurch, Som. Annuitant 163 aged 34! Elizabeth DOIL/DOYLE Serv 24 1827 Not known House servant Eleanor MACATY Serv 17 1834 Somerset John COLLOR Serv 31 1820 Wiltshire Ag. lab32 2-William RUSSELL bp 18.1.1786 St Nicholas's, Whitchurch.
D 11.6.1849 Melksham, Wilts. Bur. 17.6.1849 Whitchurch. Born c1786 possibly at Abbots Farm, Whitchurch, Abbotts being one of the main tenements which was his father occupied at the time. [From the Land Tax Returns.] He was the only known son of Nathaniel RUYSEL, yeoman, and his wife Betty (nee CHILTON). Bur 1849 at Whitchurch. Tenant farmer of Reeve's Farm and owner of RUSSELL's Cottage, Whitchurch. Overseer of the Poor for Whitchurch, 1809, 1822 & 1840 and 'perpetual overseer of the poor' 1823-1834. Churchwarden of St Nicholas' church, Whitchurch, 1810, 1823 & 1825. Way Warden for Whitchurch, 1837 & 1838. Census enumerator for part of the parish of Whitchurch, 1841. Collector of the Land Tax in 1816, 1821, 1822 & 1826. Moved to Melksham, Wiltshire, c1848. A yeoman farmer. Wm was born c1786 possibly at Abbots Farm, Whitchurch, Abbotts being one of the main tenements which was his father occupied at the time. William spent his childhood at Whitchurch, and would continue to live there for most of his life. He came from a respectable local family: His father, as well as both grandfathers, had served as Parish Officers, and it is evident from William's signature and handwriting in various documents that he had received an education. However, it is also likely that William would also have helped out on his father's farm. His father occupied Abbotts Farm, and other lands, as a tenant of the SMYTH family, until 1802. The farm covered over 86 acres of arable, pasture and meadow around Whitchurch, but in 1802, when William was aged about 16, his father left Abbotts Farm and took on the tenancy of Reeve's Farm, the freehold of which belonged to William's brother-in-law, Mr George STOCKER. William probably helped his father run Reeve's Farm. Between 1805 and 1812 a William RUSSELL (probably our William) was recorded, in the Land Tax assessments for Whitchurch, as the tenant of Mrs Ann BAGRIDGE. The property was fairly small - probably no more than a cottage, with perhaps a little land attached, but was sufficient to incur a modest Land Tax charge of 1s/8d. Where William lived after 1812 is not clear, as his name is not mentioned in the Land Tax returns, but his father (or his brother-in-law, James COLSTON,) might have provided a cottage for his to use. The first reference to William engaging in agriculture arises in connection with a family dispute between - on the one hand - William and his father (Nathaniel), and - on the other had - William's sister (Mary) and her newly-wed second husband, James COLSTON. The details of the dispute, which concerned the occupation of some land known as Slape within the parish of Whitchurch, plus an adjoining garden and a withy-bed (amounting to some 5 acres) is detailed in the biography of Nathaniel RUSSELL . Here it is sufficient to say that the land was apparently sub-let to William by his father, from Lady Day (25 March) 1809, and when his brother-in-law sought the assistance of a solicitor in order to reclaim the land, William refused point-blank to co-operate, maintaining (as his father did too) that the notice to quit was invalid, having been served on his father rather than himself as occupier of the land. The solicitor's papers later became part of a collection of manuscripts (the Sherwood collection) which came into the possession of the Society of Genealogists, now deposited at Somerset County Records Office.[SCRO reference DD/SOG 1134 - copy taken by G AUDCENT 6/7/99] William's occupation was described as 'yeoman' in 1817 (in connection with the proving of his uncle's will), and again in 1833 (in connection with the proving of his father's will). From 1812 to 1825 the Land Tax returns refer to William's father, but not to William himself, except that in 1816, 1822 & 1828 William was one of the men who were appointed Assessors for the Land Tax and in 1821 he was one of the two Collectors of the tax. [Nor was William RUSSELL listed amongst the principal occupiers of land who agreed to a survey of all rateable property in the parish in 1838, and nor was he listed as an owner or tenant of any farmland in the schedule prepared to accompany the 1840 Tithe Commutation Map.] In 1817 William and his sister, Mary COLSTON , inherited the estate of their late uncle, Thomas RUFSELL, who had been a carpenter and had lived at Whitchurch (Thomas had been married to their maternal aunt [Mary nee CHILTON 2 of 3.] and was not a blood relative as far as we know). The estate was valued at less than P100 but was of sufficient worth to justify William and his sister making the journey across the Mendips to Wells were they obtained probate of their uncle's will on 28 May 1817. In 1833 William was the sole beneficial of his late father's will, and again he travelled to Wells to obtain the grant of probate from the Consistorial Episcopal Court. The value of William's inheritance from his father was less than P100, but probably included the freehold of a house and land (later known as 'RUSSELL's Cottage'), which had belonged to William's father, and before that to his uncle and his CHILTON grandparents. Like his father and grandfathers, William played an active part in village affairs following his marriage. He attended many parish meetings known as `Vestry meetings' between 1809 and 1848. Members of the Vestry were the substantial residents of the parish, who paid rates. Their responsibilities were much wider than those of modern-day parish councils since, the parish was the principle unit of local government. Vestries therefore had responsibility for the setting and collection of property rates and maintenance of the parish church and roads. However, their most important responsibility was the care of the poor and sick. Regular vestry meetings took the more important decisions, but day-to-day affairs were left to the Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, who were annually elected by the Vestry. These positions were unpaid and could be quite onerous, but were considered to be a local honour. Most of the Vestry meetings which William attended were to elect the parish officers, although in 1846 he was one of the men who agreed to authorise the payment of 3d per dozen sparrows, yellow hammers, twinks or green linnets killed in the parish and brought to the churchwardens. William served as Overseer of the Poor in 1809, 1822 and then from 1823 until 1834 he served as `perpetual overseer'. He was Overseer of the Poor again in 1840, although by this date many of the Overseer's responsibilities had been transferred to the new poor law unions. He served in the other main parish office, as churchwarden in 1810, 1823 and 1825. He also served as the parish Way Warden in 1837 and 1838. Over the next twenty years William and Anne had at least twelve children, all of whom were baptised at Whitchurch. Their first child was a son, baptised in 1810, whom they named George Stocker RUYSEL - presumably after William's late brother-in-law (George STOCKER who had married Mary RUSSELL). Their 2nd was John  in 1811. William and Ann's 3rd child was another son. He was born in 1812 and given the same name, William, as his father. In 1814 their 4th child was born, this was yet another son whom they named Frederick Wellington (born 1814), after the Duke of Wellington. Their first daughter, Mariann, was born in 1815, to be followed by Frances Elizabeth, in 1817 and Ann, in 1818. Although William and Anne had been quick to get their first-born baptised, they were not so diligent in getting their next five children baptised. Consequently, these children were baptised together on 7 June 1818 at Whitchurch. It is not clear why some of their children were baptised late, especially as William had been a Churchwarden. Perhaps he had fallen out with the parson? However, after 1818 the rest of their children were baptised more promptly, these being Thomas (baptised 1819), Eliza (baptised 1821), Rozina (baptised 1822), James (baptised 1825), Edwin (baptised 1826 - see separate biography) and finally Alfred (baptised 1829). In 1826 the Land Tax Returns for Whitchurch show William as the tenant of his brother-in-law, Mr James COLSTON [sp of 32]. William was shown farming the same land as his father had farmed up until 1822. The main tenement was known as "Reeve's" (later referred to as "Reeve's Farm" in the Electoral registers), and had an annual rental of P50 with a further land tax charge of P8 1s 2d. The other smaller tenements occupied by William went under the descriptions of 'part of Abbots', 'late Rooms', 'Claylands', 'part of late ADAMS' and three separate tenancies each referred to as 'part of Balls'. The total rental for these other tenements amounted to P27 13s 11d, with a Land Tax of P4 2s 5½d. In 1826 William again acted as one of the two men who collected the Land Tax, and in 1828 he was again an Assessor. According to the Land Tax returns William continued farming, as a tenant of his brother-in-law, until at least 1831, with the same tenements listed in the returns each year as well as identical rental and Land Tax valuations. In fact, the Electoral Register confirms that William continued to occupy Reeve's Farm after 1831, up to and including the year 1840-41. The Charity Commissioner's Reports (1819-1837) record that, in accordance with the terms of the will of Mr William OPIE, "the sum of P3 14s is annually paid by Mr James COLSTON of the parish of Whitchurch, in respect of an estate called Reeve's Estate in the same parish, of which he is the proprietor, to the minister of the said parish, who preaches a sermon every other Sunday; and the said James COLSTON also pays the sum of 20s annually to the churchwardens or overseer, who annually distributes it in sixpenny loaves among the poor who attend the church on Christmas-day". William RUSSELL must have been pleased that it was the proprietor rather than the occupier who was expected to pay out the charitable gift, and that it was therefore his brother-in-law rather than himself who was left out of pocket each year. Around 1840 William moved out of Reeve's Farm and went to live at 'RUSSELL's Cottage', a house and garden of which he was the freehold owner. He lived there until 1848. It seems that he had retired from active or full-time farming, because the 1840 Tithe Apportionment Award for Whitchurch shows no agricultural land in the ownership of, or in occupation by, anyone named RUSSELL. However, it does show William as the owner and occupier of a house with carpenter's shop, a garden and two orchards on the northern side of Church Lane (opposite the church). This must have been 'RUSSELL's Cottage' although it was not listed as such. It appears that the Award also lists at least two of William's sons - with his son (and namesake) William leasing a small house and yard (backing onto the churchyard) from George HALL, and his son George renting a house from the COLSTON family. Both the HALL and COLSTON families were related to the RUSSELLs: for George HALL, see 135 of *1739 St Nicholas, Whitchurch, Somerset at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html 'RUSSELL's Cottage' was almost certainly the same property which had belonged to William's family since at least 1781. In that year the Land Tax Returns show a small property owned by a carpenter named William CHILTON, who was William's grandfather. After his grandfather's death in 1788, his widow, Mary, continued to live there, and when she died in 1809, the property passed to her son-in-law, Thomas RUSSELL, who was also a carpenter. From 1812 the Land Tax Returns show the property as being in the joint-ownership of Thomas and Nathaniel RUSSELL (brothers [in that they married sisters]). Thomas died in 1817 and from then on the property belonged to Nathaniel. However, Nathaniel was a farmer, not carpenter by trade, and he therefore let the property to tenants at an annual rent (in 1825) of P1 10s 0d. His tenant from 1822 until at least 1831 was a George SAUNDERS. Nathaniel continued to own the property until at least 1831, and when he died the following year, his will left all his estate to his son, probably including "RUSSELL's Cottgae". It seems that William was one of the two men from Whitchurch who were appointed to collect the information for the 1841 census. As he had been one of the Overseers of the Poor the previous year (1840-41) he would have been an obvious choice as Enumerator. Indeed it is likely that he would have carried out the previous census in 1831 (for which no records survive). Enumerators could not be infirm and had to be `temperate, orderly and respectable' and able to conduct themselves `with strict propriety'. The 1841 census was carried on 6 June, and on 12 June William signed the Enumerator's Schedule (for Enumeration District No. 8) before handing over the Schedule to the Registrar of the Keynsham District. [There were two Enumeration Districts covering Whitchurch, numbered 7 and 8. The Enumerator for District No. 8 signed himself Wm RUFSELL. There were several William RUSSELL's in Whitchurch at the time, but the signature looks very much like that of the above William RUSSELL, and as he was lately Overseer of the Poor, it would seem most likely that he was the Enumerator. This could be confirmed beyond doubt by checking the signature of the other William RUSSELL (who was a 25 year old farmer at the time and probably considered too young in view of the sensitive nature of the task).] On 25 April 1848 William attended his last Vestry meeting, which took place in the Vestry Room of the parish church and was held for the purposes of appointing the churchwardens. During the late 1840s members of the RUSSELL family, including William and Mary around 1848, moved to the town of Melksham in Wiltshire. William was in his sixties by then, and perhaps was not in the best of heath (he died aged 63). Maybe he retired from farming because of ill health. When William died, in 1849, his `place of abode' was recorded in the burial register as Melksham in Wiltshire. However, William and Anne had not severed all their connections with Whitchurch as some of their children continued to live in the area. William died on 11 June 1849 and was buried in the churchyard of his native village of Whitchurch, on 17 June 1849, aged `63 years'. Julian RUSSELL [32(12)6 71] in 1998 has in his possession a George IV coronation mug which has been passed down through the family, displaying the name `W RUSSELL'. This may well have belonged to William. 17.6.1843 Bristol Mercury p6: 5 men [named, to be tried for robbery] apprehended by W RUSSELL, constable of Whitchurch, & x. Presumably Wm above. m by licence 30.8.1808 St Nicholas's Whitchurch sp-Anne SANDEFORD b 19.10.1784 Middlesex; d 1855 Box,Wilts; bur 4.2.1855 Whitchurch aged 70. They were married by the curate. Both William and Anne were able to sign their names. The witnesses to the marriage were M STOCKER - probably William's sister Mary (31 m1 1802 George Adam STOCKER) - and Geo GANE (a friend of the family, who would later marry William's sister 33 Ann, in 1814). The marriage licence no longer survives. However, several legal documents associated with the marriage licence (ie the allegation and bond) were retained by the church authorities and these are now held by Somerset County Records Office. [SCRO reference D/D/CM 1808 A.] These reveal that the marriage licence was obtained just three days before the wedding, and that both William and his father, entered into a bond, to the sum of P300, in support of William's oath that there was no let or impediment why he should not marry Anne SANDEFORD.Here is the marriage register entry ex GA.
(# She might be Ann SANFORD bp 27.10.1782 St John's, Hackney, Middlesex to John SANFORD C042152 1742-1812. See 4.) Bur Whitchurch, 1855. At the time of her marriage she was a spinster of the parish of Whitchurch. At least 13 children b 1810-1829 & bp'd at St Nicholas, at Whitchurch. 1841 Whitchurch, Somerset on same page as families of John Day COLSTON [brother of m2 of 31 - see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html], Chorme? DAY, John KING & Susanna WAIT [0? at *1768 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/wait/wait.html]: William RUSSELL 50 1791 Somerset Farmer 32 Ann RUSSELL 50 1791 outside Somerset 32-sp Rossina RUSSELL 15 1826 Somerset 32(10) James RUSSELL 15 1826 Somerset 32(11) Edwin RUSSELL 15 1826 Somerset 32(12) Alfred RUSSELL 11 1830 Somerset 32(13) Maryann Russell TAYLOR 6 weeks 1841 Somerset 3251 Although William's property included a carpenter's shop, none of this household was recorded as a carpenter in the 1841 census. It is therefore not known whether the carpenter's shop was put to active use whilst William lived at 'RUSSELL's Cottage', but it is probably no co-incidence that his own son, Edwin 32(12), later became a ship's carpenter and shipwright. 1851 Whitecross, Whitchurch, Somerset: (ID numbers are for http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html & russell.html) Mary COLSTON Head W 70 1781 Whitchurch, Som. Annuitant 16-sp Jn'o Ed COLSTON Son U 39 1812 Whitchurch, Som. Farmer 100 Acres 164 Ann RUSSELL Visitor W 70 1781 Middx Annuitant 32-sp Eliza COLSTON Daug U 51 1800 Whitchurch, Som. Annuitant 163 aged 34! Elizabeth DOIL/DOYLE Serv 24 1827 Not known House servant Eleanor MACATY Serv 17 1834 Somerset John COLLOR Serv 31 1820 Wiltshire Ag. lab It is possible that Ann remained in contact with relations in Middlesex because one of her granddaughters was born in London in 1848. Both of William's sisters had married well (apparently with their father's help) and it quite possible that William's bride came from an equally comfortable background. It seems that Anne continued to live in Wiltshire after her husband's death. In the 1851 census her son James 32(11), a GWR policeman, was living at Melksham with two of Anne's grandchildren. Anne probably lived with them at Melksham, but on the night of the 1851 census she was recorded as a `visitor' in the household of Mrs Mary COLSTON 31 at White Cross in Whitchurch. Mrs COLSTON was Anne's sister-in-law (ie William's sister) and the farmhouse where she lived still stands opposite Gilda Parade in Whitchurch. It seems that the family dispute in 1810 (between Nathaniel/William RUSSELL and Mary/James COLSTON) had long since been forgotten. The 1851 census recorded Anne as an Annuitant visiting her sr-in-law Mary 31; (see under Mary's m2 for details). By the time of her death, in 1855, she was living in the village of Box, on the border of Wiltshire and Somerset. [Place of Abode given in the burial register] However, she was buried at Whitchurch, on 4 February 1855 `aged 70 years'. William and Ann were buried in the churchyard at Whitchurch. Until recently the location of William's grave was unknown since no headstone survived. However, in .2.1977 the wording of all the gravestones in the churchyard were transcribed by a local resident, D J IVORY (of 51 Whitecross Avenue, Whitchurch) [a copy is held at Somerset CRO (ref DD/X/IV). An earlier, and therefore possibly a better, transcription is available in the library of the SoG, in London this has not yet been consulted.] The transcription includes the following entry: Entry 61: RUSSELL James, son of William died 10 July 1863 [32(11)] ? ?died ? RUSSELL William died ?.. June.. ?65 (?) Mary died ?? [31??] Transcribed by E M WOODFORD on 6 September 1955. A copy is held in the library of the SoG, London. The transcription appears patchy eg it completely misses the grave of William CHILTON! & there is no reference to the first two entries shown in the 1977 transcription: RUSSELL William died 11 June 1849 aged 63 TAYLOR Mary, daughter died 1809 TAYLOR Mary, daughter died ... 1809 The inscription has now completely weathered away, and even in 1977 was only partially illegible. However, the transcription confirms that William (who died in the June of 1849, aged 63 - not 65) and Ann were buried in the same plot, and that they were later joined by their son and one other person. The order in which the transcription was made indicates that their grave was close to the other family graves (ie those of Anne GANE 33, Thomas and Mary RUSSELL, and William CHILTON fr-in-law of 3). 321 3-George Stocker RUSSELL bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch 1.1.1810. Presumably he was named after his father's late brother-in-law (31 m1 George Adam STOCKER - the STOCKER family were local farmers who were prominent in Vestry affairs). 28.4.1838 Bristol Mercury p3: Friday 3am G RUSSELL, butcher of Whitchurch [on his way] to Shepton-Mallet market, was stopped by 3 men on Hursley Hill, who beat him in such a dreadful manner. He became senseless, when they robbed him of 95 Pounds. He lies in a precarious state. 23.2.1843 Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette p2: I, George Stocker RUSSELL [of] Whitchurch, Somerset, being a butcher, coal haulier, ag lab, grocer & general shopkeeper [file for bankruptcy]. 18.10.1851 Wells Journal. The Inquest of Street. A letter to George RUSSELL from Deputy Coroner Francis SIMONDS advising how his vicious untied dog attacked a horse, resulting in the death of W EDWARDS at Street. m by 1841 sp-Priscilla (CHARD?) BURNELL b c1816 Cheddar,Somerset,d 14.4.1886 1861 a needlewoman. 1871 a seamstress. George and Priscilla lived at Whitchurch where George worked as a butcher (1828-1847), a parish constable (1848 and 1853), agricultural labourer (1851), labourer (1859) and a "dealer" (1861), a cattle dealer (1871) and sheep dresser (1879). In 1840, he was living in a small house with garden, backing onto the churchyard, which he rented from his aunt and cousins (the COLSTON family). They continued to live at Whitchurch until at least 1871. 1841 census Whitchurch: My ID George RUSSELL 30 1811 Somerset Butcher 321 Priscilla RUSSELL 25 1816 Somerset m 321 John RUSSELL 2 1839 Somerset 3212 Edward RUSSELL 4 months 1840 Somerset 3213 1851 census Whitchurch: My ID George RUSSELL Head M 41 1810 Whitchurch, Som. Ag. lab, haulier 321 Priscilla RUSSELL Wife M 35 1816 Cheddar m 321 William RUSSELL Son 12 1839 Whitchurch, Som. Ag. lab 3211 John RUSSELL Son 11 1840 Whitchurch, Som. Ag. lab. 3212 Edward RUSSELL Son 10 1841 Whitchurch, Som. Ag. lab. 3213 Frances RUSSELL Daur 8 1843 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 3214 Albert RUSSELL Son 5 1846 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 3215 Sophia RUSSELL Daur 3 1848 Whitchurch, Som. 3216 George RUSSELL Son 6m 1850 Whitchurch, Som. 3217On same page are John Day COLSTON & family, 17 of *1739 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html
1861 census Whitchurch: My ID George RUSSELL Head M 51 1820 Whitchurch, Som. Dealer 321 Priscilla RUSSELL wife M 45 1826 Cheddar, Som. Needlewoman m 321 Albert RUSSELL son 15 1846 Whitchurch, Som. Ag lab 3215 Sophia RUSSELL dr 13 1848 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 3216 George RUSSELL son 10 1851 Whitchurch, Som. Ag lab 3217 James RUSSELL son 6? 1855? Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 3218 Rosina RUSSELL dr 4 1857 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 3219 Bessie RUSSELL dr 2 1859 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 321(10) Mary A RUSSELL dr 4 mos 1860 Whitchurch, Som. 321(11) 1871 census at Todding House, Whitchurch (dates added): My ID George RUSSELL Head M 56 1815 Whitchurch, Som. Cattle dealer 321 Priscilla RUSSELL Wife M 50 1821 Cheddar, Som. Seamstress m 321 Rosina RUSSELL dr 14 1857 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 3219 Bessie RUSSELL dr 12 1859 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 321(10) Mary A RUSSELL dr 10 1861 Whitchurch, Som. Scholar 321(11) Charles COLES Lodger U 25 1846 Publow, Somerset Painter 1881 census at 31 Turnpike Road ex D WESTON: George Stocker RUSSELL Head M 71 1810 Whitchurch,Som. Sheep dealer,vet surg Priscilla Chard RUSSELL Wife M 65 1816 Cheddar, Som. Seamstress Mary Ann RUSSELL Daur U 20 1861 Whitchurch, Som. Assistant school teacher 321(11) George died Dec qtr 1881 (freebmd RUSSELL George Stocker 65 Keynsham 5c 410) and was buried at Whitchurch on 11 December 1881 aged 65. Priscilla died in 1886 (freebmd RUSSELL Priscilla Chard 70 Keynsham 5c 477) and was buried at Whitchurch on 18 April. 3 chn 3211 4-William John RUSSELL b c1838 Whitchurch bp 24 June 1838 Whitchurch. ??1841 West Lumtook?, with? William LYE 41 farmer, at Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset: Elizabeth HODGES 18 1823 Somerset Mary BEST 13 1828 Somerset FS William RUSSELL 3 1838 Somerset 1851 ag lab, 12, with parents. 3212 4-John RUSSELL bc1839 Whitchurch bp 25 August 1839 Whitchurch. He was 1841-51 with parents. In 1851 working as an agricultural labourer aged 11. He later joined the Royal Navy. m sp-Sarah A c1844 Portsea, Hants. 1871 Dock Bermuda, Vessels, Royal Navy, England: John RUSSELL Head M 29 1842 Whitchurch, Somerset Stoker 3212 1881 census Dwelling, 22 Commons St, Portsea, Hampshire: My ID John RUSSELL Head M 41 1840 Whitchurch, Somerset Stoker R.N. 3212 Sarah A RUSSELL Wife M 37 1844 Portsea, Hampshire m 3212 Charles RUSSELL Son U 17 1864 Portsea, Hampshire Printer 32121 John RUSSELL Son 12 1869 Portsea, Hampshire Scholar 32122 Albert RUSSELL Son 6 1875 Portsea, Hampshire Scholar 32123 Dave RUSSELL sent me his Admiralty records 18.4.2014: John RUSSELL b. 08/08/1841 in Whitchurch. [This does not match his bp date above.] Engaged 23.4.1864 10 years 29401 A. Height 5'6, brown hair & eyes. Ships served in: BELLEROPHON Sq Stoker 1873, TRIUMPH Sq Stoker 1875, INDUS Sq Stoker 1875, ASIA Sq Stoker 1875, JUNO Sq Stoker 1876, FROLIC Sq Stoker 1876-80, ASIA Sq Stoker 1880-82, SULTAN SM 1882-83, R ADELAIDE SM 1883, D OF WELLINGTON SM 1883. 32121 5-Charles RUSSELL b c1869 Portsea, Hampshire. 1881 with parents. 32122 5-John RUSSELL b c1864 Portsea, Hampshire. 1881 with parents. 32123 5-Albert RUSSELL b c1875 Portsea, Hampshire. 1881 with parents. 3213 4-Edward Merry RUSSELL b c1841 Whitchurch, b regd Mar 1841 vol 11 p113, bp Whitchurch 28.6.1841. 1841-51 with parents, 1851 working as an ag lab aged just 10. 1861 Portsmouth Harbour, Vessels, Hampshire: Edward RUSSELL S 18 1843 Whitchurch, Bristol, Somerset Ord 1st Class 1871? m sp-Annie Louisa b 1863 Portsmouth, Hampshire 1881 census, Vessel KANGAROO, Burnham, Essex: My ID Edward RUSSELL Head M 37 1844 Bristol, Somerset Comml Boatman 3213 Ann RUSSELL Wife M 27 1854 Portsmouth, Hampshire m 3213 Daniel Henry HAGGARTY Other U 27 1854 Devonport, Devon Kealman 1891-1901? 1911 West Liss, Greatham, Hampshire: Edward RUSSELL Head M 68 1843 Whitchurch, Somerset Naval Pensioner Stoker RN Annie Louisa RUSSELL Wife M 56 1857 Portsmouth, Hants Small shopkeeper, sweets & general. Dave RUSSELL sent me his Admiralty record, Catalogue Reference ADM/139/561 on 18.4.2014: Edward RUSSELL b. 02/11/1842 Whitchurch. Height 5'4, ... HMS BRITTANICA 4.3.1861, Boy 1st class 4.3.1861... 10 years .. Assigned CS no. 16020. NOTE All persons in the receipt of pensions are excluded from entering for continuous s[ervice] He made his mark. 12.10.1871 he reengaged for continuous service & signed his name, as an Able Seaman on HMS EXCELLEN[CE], Portsmouth receiving a clothing gratuity. There is a letter re this dated 27.11.1871 on HMS EXCELLENCE [signed or addressed to?] Sir James HOPE GCB Commander in Chief. Enclosure in Portsmouth letter No 2193 of 1871. Relative to a man having been found physically unfit for re-entry. HMS TRAFALGAR at shadkirk? 15.11.1871 letter signed by the Captain to? Henry BOYS HMS EXCELLENT, Portsmouth. .. He has since been reengaged at Haslar Hospital & found fit for further service. Signed xxxPRSELL, Commander. Letter 2193 to the Admiralty, on DUKE OF WELLINGTON at Portsmouth 30.11.1871. Section 13 on 45146 Edward RUSSELL No. 16.020 a Ships served in: NEPTUNE 1861-62, ROYAL OAK 1862-67, ASIA 1867-68, ARIADNE 1868-69, EXCELLENT 1869-72, TRAFALGAR 1870-71 [DUKE OF WELLINGTON]. W for pension 30.9.1882. 3214 4-Francis ("Fanny") Elizabeth RUSSELL b1842 Whitchurch; bp there 11 December 1842. Probably named after her aunt. 1851 with parents. In 1861 she was living in the household of her cousin James COLSTON, the inn keeper of the White Hart, Whitchurch, for whom she worked a servant. #He has ID 162 at *1763 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html 1871 St Anne and St Agnes, London with family of Alprice FRASER 32: Fanny RUSSELL Serv S 28 1842 Whitchurch, Somerset Housemaid, GPO 3215 4-Albert James RUSSELL b reg. Dec qtr 1845; bp 18.4.1847 Whitchurch. 1851-61 with parents. ?m sp-Hannah Maria DANIS 1850 Lancashire 1891 10 Porston St, Battersea, London: Albert James RUSSELL Head M 45 1846 Somerset R guard 3215 Hannah Maria RUSSELL Wife M 41 1850 Lancashire Frances Hellen RUSSELL Daur S 17 1874 Lambeth 32151 Tom RUSSELL Son 6 1885 Battersea 32152 Arthur RUSSELL Son 1 1890 Battersea 32153 Sarah Ann DANIS Sister S 44 1847 Lancashire Dressmaker 1901 10 Porston St, Battersea, London: Albert J RUSSELL Head M 55 1846 Bristol, Somerset Goods guard, rly 3215 Hannah M RUSSELL Wife M 50 1851 Lancashire Tom RUSSELL Son 16 1885 Battersea, London Bill diliverer O17/1 Arthur RUSSELL Son 11 1890 Battersea, London 32153 1911 73 Killyon Rd, Clapham S W, Wandsworth, London: Albert James RUSSELL Head M 65 1846 1846 Somerset - replaced by Gloucester Railway guard 3215 Hannah Maria RUSSELL Wife M 61 1850 Liverpool, Lancashire Frances Ellen RUSSELL Daur M 37 1874 South Lambeth - line crossed out 32151 Tom RUSSELL Son S 26 1885 Battersea Bill distribution 32152 Arthur RUSSELL Son S 21 1890 Battersea Railway clerk 32153 32151 5-Frances Hellen RUSSELL 1874 Lambeth, London 1891 & 1911? with parents. ?Frances Helen R RUSSELL m Jun Q 1904 Islington, London sp-Gottlieb SPEIDEL or Walter Charles F WILLETT - chk for chn 32152 5-Tom RUSSELL 1885 Battersea, London 1891-1911 with parents. 32153 5-Arthur RUSSELL 1890 Battersea, London 1891-1911 with parents. 3216 4-Sophia Ann RUSSELL b c1848 Whitchurch reg. Dec qtr 1847 bp 24.12.1848 Whitchurch 1851-61 with parents. ?m Mar Q 1880 Wandsworth sp-William Henry DAVIES or Hamlet HARRIS 3217 4-George RUSSELL b 27.9.1850 Whitchurch; bp 2.3.1853 Whitchurch, with his younger brother. d 25.2.1930 at 79. 1851-61 with parents. By 1879 he was working as a sheep dresser.The estate of Mr George RUSSELL deceased/ Dundry & Whitchurch, Somerset/ Important sale of a valuable/ Freehold Dairy Farm/ Closes of Accomodation/ Pasture & Building Land/ Detached/ Dwelling House & Land/ to be sold by auction at the/ Grand Hotel, Broad St, Bristol/ on Thursday 5th June 1930/ at 330 o'clock in the afternoon precisely/ Solicitors MEADE-KING & Co, 22-24 Orchard St, Bristol. Auctioneers William KING & Sons, Chew Magna, Somerset - ex GA.
m c1879 sp-Mary Jane WOOLVEN b c1850 at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey d 5.4.1907 at 57. They settled in London. 1881 census Dwelling 22 Charlotte St, Southwark Christchurch, Surrey: George RUSSELL Head M 30 1851 Witchurch, Somerset Crate Maker (Carpenter)3217 Maria J RUSSELL Wife M 31 1850 Kingston On Thames, Surrey m 3217 George H RUSSELL Son 2 1879 London Ch Ch, London 32171 Wm J RUSSELL Son 1 1880 London Ch Ch, London 32172 Infant RUSSELL Son 1 m 1881 London Ch Ch, London 32173 Sarah WOOLVEN Sis In Law U 28 Kingston On Thames, Surrey General servt Rachel WILLIAMS Visitor W 43 Sherness, Kent Monthly nurse Daniel STEVENSON Boarder U 20 London Lambeth, London Clerk commercial Geo. W MOSS Boarder U 21 Kirlywash, Essex Porter at hat factory Between 1885 and 1890 the family returned to north Somerset, where George acquired agricultural land at Whitchurch and Dundry. He must has done well in London and accrued some capital. The Return of Owners of Land 1873, Vol II (published 1875) shows a George RUSSELL as the owner of 3 acres of land in Winford (with a gross estimated rental value of P5-3-0).The 1897 North Somerset Electoral Register (BRO 40385) shows that George owned land at Winford, although his place of abode was listed as Littleton, Dundry. (The 1885 and 1897 Registers for Winford show that there was another a George RUSSELL, resident at Ridghill and Strode respectively. These are clearly different people to the George RUSSELL who lived at Dundry.) 1891 n.m. Farm [between Hassell and Upton Farms], Dundry, Somerset: George RUSSELL Head M 40 1851 Witchurch, Somerset Farmer 3217 Mary J RUSSELL Wife M 41 1850 Kingston, Surrey m 3217 William J RUSSELL Son 11 1880 Christchurch, London Scholar 32172 Bessie RUSSELL Daur 5 1886 Christchurch, London Scholar 32174 Arthur RUSSELL Son 1 1890 Dundry, Somerset 32175 James T RUSSELL Son 2 mo 1891 Dundry, Somerset 32176 William HANNEY Serv S 19 1872 n.k., Wales Farm servant Amelia CLARK Serv 13 1878 Winford, Somerset Dom servant In 1895 he acquired 7 acres of pasture land at Littleton in Dundry. In 1896 he acquired the freehold of Staunton House in Staunton Lane, Whitchurch which, with adjoining land, amounted to 3½ acres. [In 1861 Saunton House had been occupied by John Day COLSTON (aged 75).] The 1897 Electoral Register (for the parishes of Dundry and Winford) gives his abode as Littleton, Dundry & shows that this George still owned land in Winford. It is not known whether this is the same George, as most of our George's land was in the parishes of Whitchurch and Dundry. 1901 Court Farm, Dundry, Somerset: George RUSSELL Head M 50 1851 Whitchurch, Somerset Farmer 3217 Mary J RUSSELL Wife M 51 1850 Kingston on Thames, Surrey m 3217 William J RUSSELL Son S 20 1881 Blackfriars, London 32172 Bessie RUSSELL Daur S 15 1886 Blackfriars, London 32174 Arthur RUSSELL Son 11 1890 Dundry, Somerset 32175 James T RUSSELL Son 10 1891 Dundry, Somerset 32176 Elsie RUSSELL Daur 8 1893 Dundry, Somerset 32177 Frederick RUSSELL Son 4 1897 Dundry, Somerset 32178 Rosina RUSSELL Visitor S 44 1857 Whitchurch, Somerset Parlourmaid, dom 3219 Walter T ATKINS Serv 22 1879 Dundry, Somerset Ordinary ag lab 1911 North Hill Farm, Dundry, Somerset: George RUSSELL Head M 60 1851 Whitchurch, Some Farmer 3217 Mary A RUSSELL Wife M 58 1853 Knowle, Som m 3217 Arthur RUSSELL Son S 21 1890 Littleton, Dundry Employed at home 32175 James RUSSELL Son S 20 1891 Littleton, Dundry Farm lab 32176 Elsie RUSSELL Daur S 18 1893 Littleton, Dundry 32177 Frederick RUSSELL Son S 15 1896 Littleton, Dundry Farm lab 32178 Rosina RUSSELL Sister S 54 1857 Whitchurch, Som' Visitor, Private means 3219 Alice CLEMENTS Serv S 31 1880 Keynsham, Somerset Dom Walter ASKINS Serv S 32 1879 Dundry, Somerset Farm lab By the time of his death George was residing at Staunton House in Whitchurch. In 1908 he acquired another field in the parish of Whitchurch, at the foot of the Maes Knoll Hill on the lane between Whitchurch and Dundry. In 1912 he acquired another 5 acres at Whitchurch (now built over and known as Hooper Road, Stockwood). In 1916 the Ashton Court Estate sold its agricultural holding in Whitchurch, and George took the opportunity to augment his land on the lane between Whitchurch and Dundry. The 1919 Kelly's Directory lists George as a cattle dealer at East Dundry. In 1920 George made his biggest purchase of all when he purchased the freehold of North Hill Farm, East Dundry, from the Trustees of the Bristol Municipal Charities, totalling over 130 acres. When George d 1930 probate was granted to four of his sons, all farmers, on 17 May at Bristol. His estate was valued at P9,034 5s 10d. [The Calendar of Grants of Probate & Letters of Admin (1930) states RUSSELL, George, of Staunton House, Whitchurch, near Bristol, died 25 February 1930. Probate Bristol to -2 William John RUSSELL, -5 Arthur RUSSELL, -6 James Theodore RUSSELL and -8 Frederick RUSSELL, farmers Effects P9034 5s 10d.] George was buried with his wife at Dundry (where their grave is marked by a headstone) and shortly afterwards, most of his property in Whitchurch and East Dundry, including both Staunton House and North Hill Farm, were sold at auction, on 5 June 1930 at the Grand Hotel, Bristol. In 2007 Staunton Manor House, Whitchurch is now Horseworld. 32171 5-George H RUSSELL b c1879 Southwark Christchurch, London (probably at 22 Charlotte St where the family were living in 1881). His family returned to North Somerset, living at Dundry, but George may have died as he was not living with them in the 1891 census (but he could have been living elsewhere). 32172 5-William John RUSSELL b c1880 Blackfiars/Southwark, Christchurch, London (probably at 22 Charlotte Street where the family were living in 1881). His family returned to North Somerset, living at Dundry, whilst he was a child. 1891-1901 with his parents. In 1908 he was living at Whitchurch and working as a cattle dealer. In 1930 he acted as an executor for his father's estate and was recorded as a farmer. m sp-Hannah Kate At least one child:- 32172 1 6-Caroline (?) Mary Ann RUSSELL bp 30.9.1908 Whitchurch. 32173 5-(First Name Unknown) RUSSELL b Feb/March 1881 Southwark Christchurch, London (probably at 22 Charlotte St where the family were living at the time) . His family returned to North Somerset, living at Dundry, but he may have died as he was not listed with his family in the 1891 or 1901 census (but he could have been living elsewhere). 32174 5-Bessie RUSSELL b c1886 Blackfriars/Christchurch, London d 13 January 1917, aged 24, and was buried at Dundry with her mother. 1891 with parents. 32175 5-Arthur RUSSELL b c1890 Dundry. 1891-1911 with parents. He appears in the 1918 Absent Voters List (Weston-s-Mare Division, Parish of Dundry) when he was a Sergeant in the 6th Res. C.R. His address was recorded as Dundry. In 1930 he acted as an executor for his father's estate and was recorded as a farmer. 32176 5-James Theodore RUSSELL b 1891 Dundry, Somerset d 16.6.1970, aged 79. 1891-1911 with parents. In 1930 he acted as an executor for his father's estate and was recorded as a farmer. In 1935 he was a cattle dealer at Elton Farm, Dundry (Kelly's). m Dec Q 1915 Long Ashton sp-Sarah "Rose" B SWEET d 10.8.1963, aged 77. They were both buried at Dundry where their grave is marked by a headstone. 32176 1 6-Eileen Margaret RUSSELL reg as ER Sep Q 1918 Long Ashton district. (4m SW of Bristol. This includes Dundry.) She lived in Elton Farm, Dundry in 1946, & worked as Operations Manager for BOAC (forerunner to British Airways). One of her relatives worked for Bennett Brothers, Counterslip Works, Bristol in 1906. She and the BENNETTs are related to the informant's husband. In a book dedicated to the company's owner, Joseph BENNETT, the signature of an H RUSSELL appears on p1. Alive 2004. - This info is thanks to GW - name withheld on request. According to http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/3176929 she wrote "Eileen Russell / Elton Farm / Dundry / Xmas 1931 / From the Bird - Knapp" in a book "The poor gentleman" by HAY, Ian. m Sep Q 1958 Bridgwater, Somerset sp-Martin J KNAPP. A teacher. They moved to Bournemouth. ??32176 2 6-Eric J RUSSELL reg Sep Q 1926 W. Bromwich. His mother is probably a different SWEET. 32177 5-Elsie RUSSELL c1893 Dundry, Somerset 1901-1911 with parents. 32178 5-Frederick (Fred) RUSSELL b c1897 Dundry. 1901-1911 with parents. He is listed in the 1918 Absent Voters List (Weston-s-Mare Division, Parish of Dundry) as a Private in the 6th Res car. His home address was North Hill Farm, Dundry. He was still living at North Hill Farm in 1930, which he farmed as a yearly tenant of his father. It seems he vacated the farm before its sale later that year, but continued to farm at Dundry as the 1935 Kelly's directory lists Frederick RUSSELL as a farmer at East Dundry. In 1930 he acted as an executor for his father's estate and was recorded as a farmer. A Frederick John RUSSELL was recorded as a Warehouseman, living at Whitchurch 1921 and at 8 Buckingham St, Bristol in 1925, with wife. [This might be the same Frederick, but `our'Frederick never otherwise was associated with a middle name of John.] m sp-Louise They had two children. 32178 1 6-Raymond Colston Frederick RUSSELL bp 26.9.1921 Whitchurch. 1973-1999 living at 314A Bishopsworth Road, Bristol 3 (Kelly's Directory, BT Directory). 32178 2 6-Patricia Pauline Louise RUSSELL bp Whitchurch 30 August 1925. m Dec Q 1948 Bristol sp-Arthur TOBIN 1 child found. 3218 4-James RUSSELL b 8.10.1852 Whitchurch; bp 2.3.1853 Whitchurch. b regd Mar 1853 Keynsham. 1861 with parents. 1871 Hassell Farm, Whitchurch, Somerset: Mary A HASSELL Head W 32 1839 Farnborough, Somerset Farmer 30 acres 1 man George HASSELL Son 8 1863 Whitchurch, Somerset Scholar James HASSELL Son 7 1864 Whitchurch, Somerset Scholar John DURRY Brother U 25 1846 Farnborough, Somerset Farm bailiff James RUSSELL Lodger U 18 1853 Whitchurch, Somerset Dealer 3218 m 4.11.1879 Whitchurch sp-Heplizibah Mary COOKSLEY b Dundry d 17.6.1904. Daughter of John COOKLSEY, farmer, m2 of Mary A DRURY 1839 Farmbrough, Somerset. Mary has ID 0 at *1863 Whitchurch, Somerset of 8. HASSELL CLUES at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/derrick/derrick.html The couple settled at Barrow Gurney between 1880 and 1897, where James was a farmer of 100 acres. 10 children. 1881 census Dwelling Farm, Barrow Gurney, Somerset: James RUSSELL Head M 28 1853 Whitchurch, Som. Farmer Of 100 Acres Emply 2 Men 3218 Hephisbah RUSSELL Wife M 23 1858 Dundry, Somerset Farmer Wife m 3218 John H. RUSSELL Son 7 m .8.1880 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32181 Rosina CLARK Visitor W 58 1823 Whitchurch, Somerset Income From House 32(10) Elizabeth NICHOLS Serv U 14 N K General Serv Domestic Fredrick RAIKES Serv U 21 Queen Charlton, Somerset Farm Serv (Indoor) 1891 Barrow Gurney, Somerset as BURRELL: James RUSSELL Head M 37 1854 Witchurch, Somerset Farmer 3218 Mary RUSSELL Wife M 32 1859 Dundry, Somerset m 3218 Edith RUSSELL Dau 5 1886 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Scholar 32183 George RUSSELL Son 4 1887 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Scholar 32184 Maude RUSSELL Dau 1 1890 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Scholar 32185 Eliza GILLETT Serv S 21 1870 Bishopsmertle, Somerset Gen serv dom Benjamin COX Serv S 40 1851 nk Dorset Farm lab dom Henry MILES Serv S 24 1867 Witchurch, Somerset Farm lab dom The 1897 Register of Electors (Northern Division) shows that James living at Barrow Gurney, and occupying land at both Barrow Gurney and Dundry. 1901 Hill Farm, Dundry, Somerset as MUSSELL: James RUSSELL Head M 47 1854 Whitchurch, Somerset Farmer Hephzibals M RUSSELL Wife M 42 1859 Dundry, Somerset John H RUSSELL Son 20 1881 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32181 Ethel M RUSSELL Daur 18 1883 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32182 Edith M RUSSELL Daur 15 1886 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32183 George N RUSSELL Son 13 1888 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32184 Maude C RUSSELL Daur 11 1890 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32185 Mary RUSSELL Daur 9 1892 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32186 Alfred RUSSELL Son 6 1895 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32188 Dorothy RUSSELL Daur 4 1897 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 32189 Hephzibah RUSSELL Daur 11 mo 1900 Dundry, Somerset 3218(10) 1901 Farm, Barrow Gurney, Somerset: James RUSSELL Head W 55 1856 Whitchurch, Somerset Farmer 3218 Maude Cooksley RUSSELL Daur S 21 1890 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Housekeeper 32185 Dorothy RUSSELL Daur 14 1897 Barrow Gurney, Somerset Monitress 32189 Hepzibah May RUSSELL Daur 10 1901 Dundry, Somerset School 3218(10) 32181 5-John Henry RUSSELL reg Dec Q 1880 Bedminster. The parish register for Barrow Gurney states that he was privately bp 10.9.1880 and was received into the church 5.11.1882. 1881, 1901 with parents. 32182 5-Ellen Mary RUSSELL (Ethel in 1901) bp 5.11.1883 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 1901 with parents. 32183 5-Edith Heplizabah RUSSELL bp 2 August 1885 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 1891-1901 with parents. 32184 5-George Norton RUSSELL bp 5 June 1887 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 1891-1901 with parents. m Jun 1914 Long Ashton sp-Daisy T WORLE 32184 1 6-Hubert H RUSSELL b reg Jun Q 1916 Long Ashton m Jun Q 1941 Norton (16m SW of Long Ashton) sp-Mary O HASELL 32184 2 6-Kenneth H S RUSSELL b reg Jun Q 1916 Long Ashton m MarQ 1948 Weston (16m SW of Long Ashton) sp-Elsie I RICHARDS 2 chn suppressed 32184 3 6-Ivor R RUSSELL b reg Jun Q 1921 Long Ashton ?Ivor F RUSSELL b reg Jun Q 1947 Yeovil sp-Edna M STEPHENS 32185 5-Maud Cooksley RUSSELL bp 1 December 1889 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 1891-1911 with parents. 32186 5-Mary RUSSELL b c1891 Barrow Gurney, Somerset 1901 with parents. Became a teacher m at Dundry on 19 May 1914 sp-Thomas Henry CLEAK. She was living at North Hill Farm at the time. 32187 5-Agnes RUSSELL bp Barrow Gurney, on 23 April 1893 (may have died young as she does not appear with the family in the 1901 census). 32188 5-Alfred RUSSELL bp 10 March 1895 Barrow Gurney, Somerset b reg Mar Q Bedminster. 1901 with parents. 32189 5-Dorothy RUSSELL bp 12 March 1897 Barrow Gurney, Somerset d 16.1.1976. 1901-1911 with parents. m Jun Q 1920 Long Ashton sp-John Ernest WITHERS 1890-11.10.1987 ex ancestry 32189 1 6-Dorothy Jane WITHERS b reg Mar Q 1922 Long Ashton, Somerset Single 32189 2 6-Marjorie D WITHERS 1924 b reg Mar Q 1925 Long Ashton, Somerset Sibs suppressed pending permission. m sp-Rycroft HARTLEY 32189 21 7-David HARTLEY 1st contact 31.3.09 dhartley"att"woolleymanor.co.uk "I live at Woolley, just outside Bath. My mother's father's WITHERS family lived for several generations at Pigeon House Farm and Pottery Farm, Bishopsworth. Until they were compulsorily purchased after the war and made into a housing estate. They adjoined Fillwood Farm, Whitchurch so my mother knew the HALLs who lived there." Sibs suppressed pending permission. 3218(10) 5-Hephzibah M RUSSELL b 1901 Dundry, Somerset d 1978 1901-1911 with parents. m Mar Q 1922 Long Ashton sp-Benjamin WITHERS - Was he a brother to John Ernest above? I suspect some of Dorothy & John's chn belong here. 3219 4-Rosina ("Rose") RUSSELL b c1857 Whitchurch, Somerset. 1861-71 with parents. 1881 census Dwelling 1 Northcote Road, Clifton, Gloucester: Sampson SOMERFIELD Head U 80 Allesley, Warwick Retired bank manager, dividends & C. Mary Ann SOMERFIELD Sister U 68 Allesley, Warwick Dividends Rachel C HADDON Visitor W 47 Donnington, Shropshire Dividends & Annuity Sarah Jane ROLLASON Serv W 31 Plymouth, Devon Cook Rose RUSSEL Serv U 24 Whitchurch, Somerset Housemaid 3219 By 1901 she was working as a domestic Parlour Maid, and was visiting her brother George, 3217, at Dundry on the night of the census. 1911 still with her brother George, 3217, at Dundry. 321(10) 4-Betsy RUSSELL (Bessie according to 1861/71/81 census) b Whitchurch c1859; bp there Easter Day (24 April) 1859. 1861-71 with parents. 1881 census Dwelling Wick Lane Wick House, Brislington, Somerset: Henrietta HARRIS Governess (Head) U 28 Paddington, Middlesex Governess (Prof) Muriel ADAMS Daur U 11 Somerset Scholar ... etc Bessie RUSSEL Servant [1 of 7] U 20 Whitchurch, Somerset Dom Serv etc ... 321(11) 4-Mary Ann RUSSELL b regd Dec qtr 1860 as Mary Anne RUSSELL, Keynsham. bp 23.12.1860 Whitchurch . 1861-71 with parents.322 3-John Sandeford RUSSELL bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch 10.1.1811.
322 3-John Sandeford/Sandford RUSSELL b 1811 (d cert) bp 10.1.1811 St Nicholas', Whitchurch, Somerset; d reg March qtr 1876 Bedminster,Bristol. 1841: Carpenter & joiner living at Hope Square, Bedminster, Bristol -ex b certificate of 5. Builder in 1864 m cert. of 5. John Sandford RUSSELL Death reg'd March qtr 1876 age 65 [so bc1811] at Bedminster vol 5c p549 - ex freebmd For his census entries 1841-61 see after his wife below.For John's will see 0 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.html
Dave RUSSELL 29.3.09: John may have moved to Bedminster from Whitchuch due to work. The transformation of Bedminster was rapid and traumatic. The population jumped from 3,000 in 1801 to 78,000 in 1884, as people from depressed rural Somerset flocked to the new coalfields for work. Almost overnight Bedminster became a power-house of heavy industry manned by a huge workforce packed into high density terraced housing. So there would have been a lot of work for carpenters and builders. Coal mining and smelting generated other industries: engineering, tanneries, glue-works, paint factories, glassworks. In the 1880s E.S. & A. ROBINSON's paper-bag business and W.D. & H.O.WILLS' tobacco business moved to new factories. The development was too rapid to implement the kind of urban infrastructure necessary to prevent slum conditions. The authorities faced public health problems of monumental proportions. In the filthy courts and alleys, the cholera epidemics of 1830 and 1846 caused more fatalities thananywhere else in Bristol.Dave has also supplied the fascinating history of Bedminster at Bedminster.txt
His will names his grandson Arthur GARRINGTON. Presumably a son of one of his daughters 1 Mary Ann, 2 Ellen, (& not of his daughter 3 Ann Frances m1 DEWFAll m2 SAVAGE). He may be Arthur William GARRINGTON b reg Sep Q 1863 Bedminster, Somerset. Looking at freebmd for RUSSELL m GARRINGTON gives 2 m's in Jun Q 1860 West Bromwich, (spanning Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire): Isaac BROOKES & Richard PERRY married Ann GARRINGTON & Mary Ann RUSSELL. So the puzzle remains. After John died, his daughter Ann & husband Charles DEWFALL became landlords: MASONS' ARMS Brightbow (Bedminster Parade) ex DR 16.4.10 1794. William TELPHORD 1800. Joan POWELL 1806. Richard NORTHMORE 1847. H. BREWER Father of James? 1848 - 65. James BREWER m1 of Mary 1867 - 69. Mary BREWER m2 of 0 1871 to 1876. John RUSSELL 0 1877 to 1878. Charles DEWFALL m of 5 1879 - 80. Ann DEWFALL 5 1882. W. WALLIS 1883. Thomas BRYANT 1886 - 92. Maria WATTS 1896. Emma FRANCIS 1899 - 1901. Edward COLLINS 1904 - 06. William PORCH For more on the Masons Arms see http://bristolslostpubs.eu/page96.html m1 1831 sp-Mary BAWLER b 1803 Creech St. Michael, West Monkton, Somerset, d 1861-68 - surname ex b cert. of 5. Creech St. Michael is a village and civil parish in Somerset 3 miles E of Taunton. Not listed in IGI list of Hugh WALLIS. (He does list Everreech, Somerset C141272 from 1540 and M141272 from 1540. But Evercreech is 30m NEE of Creech.)#She has ID 1337 at Our BAWLER family at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/bawler/bawler.html See there for her parents and her entry in 1851 when she was a seamstress.
TO EDIT: We know of children bc1830-40 to them & that John remarried in 1868. [The only d's of a Mary RUSSELL regd 1840-68 in Bristol are Deaths Dec 1841 RUSSELL Mary Ann Bristol 11 137 Deaths Mar 1844 RUSSELL Mary Bristol 11 159 A d cert. should give age, address & informant but not maiden name. Cf: John RUSSELL m 25.12.1830 Parish of Temple, Bedminster, Bristol sp-Mary SMITH by W ELLIOTT curate; they each made their mark X; witnesses Wm WILLIAMS & Eliz'th STEVENS signed. No 239.]Here is their m cert ex GA.
(CHECK if our John's signature exists on other documents.) 1830 not in Pigot's Directory for 1830 Bristol,Gloucestershire with Clifton, Bedminster, Ashton, Brislington, Pill, Stapleton, etc. tho this does contain a Brick & Tile Maker at Bright Bow, Bedminster, Bristol, their address in 1871. 1841 census Hope Square, Bedminster, Bristol transcribed RUPELL on ancestry: John RUSSELL 30 1811 carpenter 322 Mary RUSSELL 35 1806 George RUSSELL 3 1828 3224 John RUSSELL 6 m 1840 3225 Mary Ann? RUSSELL 11 1830 3221 Ellen RUSSELL 9 1832 3222 Ann RUSSELL 5 1836 3223 In 2007 I visited Hope Square next to Hope Chapel c1800 Methodist? Is this why Rex RUSSELL attended a Methodist Sunday School? The present vicar is Rev Silas CRAWLEY ph 07 813 141 999 cell 07970 246 771. 1851 Malvern Place, Bedminster, Bristol: John RUSSELL Head M 37 1814 Whitchurch, Somerset Carpenter 322 Ellen RUSSELL Dr U 17 1834 Bedminster, Bristol 3222 Ann RUSSELL Dr U 14 1837 Bedminster, Bristol Scholar 3223 George RUSSELL Son U 12 1839 Bedminster, Bristol Scholar 3224 John RUSSELL Son U 9 1842 Bedminster, Bristol Scholar 3225 Albert RUSSELL Brother U 21 1830 Whitchurch Glass Worker 32(13)Here is a cut down photo of part of the census entry ex GA.
On 25.6.1860, Mary & John RUSSELL, carpenter, lived at No 1 Regent St, Mew Cut, Bedminster: see declaration of Robert DUNN following the entry of her father, Edward BAWLER, ID 133 at 1. of bawler/balwer.html 1861 Malvern Place, Bedminster,Somerset 2 entries above daughter Ann & fam.: John RUSSELL Head 49 1802 Whitchurch, Somerset Carpenter emp' 3 men Mary RUSSELL Wife 48 1803 Creech, Somerset George W RUSSELL Son 22 1839 Bristol, Somerset Blind 1871 Malvern Place, 1?, Bedminster, Bristol ex GA: I CANT FIND THIS! John RUSSELL Head x 69 1801 Whitchurch, Som. Carpenter with indpt means? 322 Mary RUSSELL Wife 68 1802 Bristol?, Som. m2 George RUSSELL Son x 22 1839 Bristol, Som. 3224 John SANFORD Head x 45? 1836 Som.,ChixSch? Labourer [John's mr's nephew?] Mary SANFORD Wife x 47? 1834 Bristol?, Gloster? Heather (Walter?) NASH grdr? 6 1855 Clifton?,Gloster? Scholar Bleys? (Abby?) Paull? NASH? Lodger 18 1843 St..t.t.., Somerset Dress makerHere is a cut down photo of the 1861 census entry ex GA.
[Re John SANFORD in 1871 was with 322 JSR above, compare 1881 Dwelling Wood Hill Rd, Stoke St Gregory, Somerset: John Thos. SANDIFORD Head M 50 1831 Chillaton, Somerset Sawyer Emma L. SANDIFORD Wife M 48 Modbury, Devon Emma SANDIFORD Daur U 24 Jersey, Channel Islands Re Mary SANFORD above compare 1881: Alfred SANDFORD Head M 47 Stoke S Gregory, Somerset Farm Lab Mary SANDFORD Wife M 46 Stoke S Gregory, Somerset Jno. SANDFORD Son U 17 Stoke S Gregory, Somerset Farm Lab Henry SANDFORD Son 11 Stoke S Gregory, Somerset Scholar Willm. SANDFORD Son 4 Stoke S Gregory, Somerset ] Robin H RUSSELL has their family bible of 11.2.1861. 3221 4-Mary Ann RUSSELL c1830. 1841 with parents. Possible death Dec 1841: Mary Ann RUSSELL Bristol 11 137. 3222 4-Ellen RUSSELL c1832/1834 Bedminster, Bristol 1841 with parents. 1851 with father. 3223 4-Ann Frances RUSSELL b Bedminster, Bristol bp 7.8.1836 Temple, Bristol, Glos., dr of John & Mary IGI batch C172954.Her father is recorded as carpenter of Temple in this photo from a microfiche screen of her bp entry. - Thanks to GA.
1841 with parents. 1851 with father. 1856 living at William St. m1 29.6.1856 St Phillip, Bedminster, Bristol reg Jun Q 1856 Bristol sp-Charles John DEWFALL b 1837 Bedminster, Bristol d 24 Nov 1876 Bedminster, Bristol. Son of William DEWFALL & Mary GREEN. Info on this branch is thanks to Caroline WALKER's tree at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/1038742/person/-2009679627 1861 Malvern Cottage, Bedminster, Somerset 2 entries below her father: Charles DEWFALL Head M 24 1837 Bristol, Somerset Baker Ann DEWFALL Wife M 23 1838 Bristol, Somerset 3223 Charles DEWFALL Son 4 1857 Bristol, Somerset Scholar 33221 John DEWFALL Son 2 1859 Bristol, Somerset 32232 Isabella DEWFALL Dau 6 mo 1860 Bristol, Somerset 32233 1871 The Cross, Henstridge, Somerset [Eliza is wife of Thomas - see 1861]: Eliza DEWFALL Head M 41 1830 Stratbridge, Dorset Baker Thomas DEWFALL Son 14 1857 Bristol, Somerset Scholar Emily DEWFALL Daur 14 1857 Bristol, Somerset Scholar Charles E DEWFALL Son 12 1859 Henstridge, Somerset Scholar Mary E DEWFALL Daur 10 1861 Henstridge, Somerset Scholar Bessie DEWFALL Daur 5 1866 Henstridge, Somerset Scholar James DEWFALL Son 1 1870 Henstridge, Somerset Ann DEWFALL Visitor M 34 1837 Bristol, Somerset Servant dom 3223 1871 North St, Bedminster, Somerset: Chas DEWFALL Head M 34 1837 Bedminster, Somerset Baker Chas DEWFALL Son 14 1857 Bedminster, Somerset Apprentice baker 32231 John DEWFALL Son 12 1859 Bedminster, Somerset Scholar 32232 Wm DEWFALL Son 7 1864 Bedminster, Somerset Scholar 32234 Albert DEWFALL Son 5 1866 Bedminster, Somerset Scholar 32235 Thos DEWFALL Visitor M 36 1835 Bedminster, Somerset Baker 1871 The Crown, Henstridge, Somerset: Eliza DEWFALL Head M 41 1830 Statbridge, Dorset Baker Thomas DEWFALL Son 14 1857 Bristol, Somerset Emily DEWFALL Daur 14 1857 Bristol, Somerset Charles E DEWFALL Son 12 1859 Henstridge, Somerset Mary E DEWFALL Daur 10 1861 Henstridge, Somerset Bessie DEWFALL Daur 5 1866 Henstridge, Somerset James DEWFALL Son 1 1870 Henstridge, Somerset Ann DEWFALL Visitor M 34 1837 Bristol, Somerset Serv dom 3223 1879 Ann is a publican at the Mason's Arms, Beer retail. 1881-91 - see her m2 below. 32231 5-Charles William DEWFALL b 31.12.1856 16 Moorfield Buildings, Bristol. bp 19.4.1857 Phillip & Jacob, Bristol. d 27 Apr 1907 Guys Hospital, St. Thomas Street, Southwark, London 1861 with parents. 1871 with father. 1881 FIND! m 23.4.1882 All Saints Church, Newington, St. Saviour, Surrey at 25 sp-Sarah BOLTON 1891 FIND! 1901 26 Shaplesbury, Newington, Charles DEWFALL Head M 43 1858 Bristol, Gloster General carman 32231 Sarah DEWFALL Wife M 40 1861 Walworth, London Charles DEWFALL Son S 18 1883 Walworth, London Lab'r wire weaving 32231 1 Amy DEWFALL Daur S 15 1886 Walworth, London Errand girl, port 32231 4 Ruth DEWFALL Daur S 13 1888 Walworth, London 32231 5 Bertie DEWFALL Son S 11 1890 Walworth, London 32231 7 Lily DEWFALL Daur 9 1892 Walworth, London 32231 8 Sarah DEWFALL Daur 6 1895 Walworth, London 32231 9 May DEWFALL Daur 16 mo 1899 Walworth, London 32231 (12) 32231 1 6-Charles William DEWFALL 1883 Walworth, London d 1941 1891 FIND! 1901 with parents. m 21.5.1906 St. Peters, Liverpool Gardens, Walworth, London S at 23 sp-Florence Caroline DAVIES 32231 11 7- private DEWFALL m sp-Charles 32231 12 7-Florence Caroline DEWFALL 1906 Camberwell, London d 1926 at 20 32231 13 7-Charles William DEWFALL 24.5.1908 6 Elfin Road, Camberwell, London, S.E.5 d 1964 E Yorkshire m 1945 Camberwell, London sp-Hilda CARRICK 1923 Yorkshire d 1974 32231 14 7-Lillian "Lily" Nellie DEWFALL 13.6.1910 London SE d 4.11.1995 North Weald, Epping, Essex. m 1932 sp-Charles Maurice HOLLIDAY 1906-1974 3rd cousin of Sheila BEST sheila"att"fairlines.org.uk 32231 15 7-Henry Alfred DEWFALL b 14 Mar 1914 London d 1 Oct 1914 6 Elfin Road, Camberwell, London, S.E.5 32231 16 7-Dorothy M. DEWFALL 4.6. 1917 Camberwell, London m 1943 Q1 Epping sp-Harry J LATHAM 32231 17 7-Violet Rose DEWFALL 1917 London (SE) d 1 FEB 1994 Southwark, SE London m 14.11.1940 Camberwell Registry Office, London sp-Charles WALTON b 21.9.1914 London d 1.2.1994 Southwark, SE London at 76. 2 children. 32231 18 7-Alfred Thomas DEWFALL b 12 Mar 1919 Camberwell, London SE d c 21 APR 1988 Kings College Hospital. Builder. m1 Sep Q 1939 Lambeth sp-Catherine R SAWYER Div. 3 children. m2 11.11.1945 reg Dec Q Camberwell sp-Lottie L PHELPS 32231 2 6-John Edward DEWFALL b 15 JUL 1883 St Saviour, London SE d 6 JUL 1884 St. Saviour, London 32231 3 6-Eliza DEWFALL b 9 DEC 1884 47 Aylesbury Street, Walworth, London (SE) d ABT 16 FEB 1885 St. Saviour, London 32231 4 6-Amy Mary DEWFALL b 29 DEC 1885 47 Aylesbury Street, Walworth, London, S.E. 17 d 30 DEC 1957 Waybridge, Surrey 1901 with parents. 1891 FIND. m 1911 Lambeth, London at 26 sp-James Adolphus (King) MCINTYRE b 1884 d 10.3.1954 at 70 32231 41 7-James F MCINTYRE b reg Mar Q 1913 Lambeth 32231 42 7-Bertram J MCINTYRE b reg Mar Q 1915 Southwark 32231 43 7-Charles W MCINTYRE b reg Jun Q 1916 Southwark 32231 44 7- MCINTYRE 32231 45 7-Henry George MCINTYRE b 21 Apr 1919 London SE reg Jun Q Southwark d 5 Jul 2000 m 30.6.1938 reg Jun Q Southwark sp-Muriel Madeline FARRELL b 19 NOV 1919 London (SE) d 16 SEP 1985. 6 chn living in 2010. 32231 46 7-Alfred T MCINTYRE b 1920 London (SE) reg Sep Q Southwark d 2005 m sp- living [Cf Alfred J MCINTYRE m Jun Q 1948 Southwark sp-Sheila M HUGHES.] 32231 461 8-Arthur J MCINTYRE b reg Jun Q 1927 Southwark 32231 5 6-Eleanor Ruth DEWFALL b 7.11.1887 St Saviour, Walworth, London 1891 FIND. 1901 with parents. m Mar Q 1913 Southwark, London sp-Bertram John BENNETT 1883 Lambeth, London ?32231 51 7-Bertram J BENNETT b reg Jun Q 1915 Southwark ?32231 52 7-Kathleen R BENNETT b reg Sep Q 1917 Southwark 32231 6 6-May DEWFALL 1888 London 32231 7 6-Bertie Reuben DEWFALL b 9.3.1890 40 South St, Walworth, London SE d 6.1.1961. 1901 with parents. m .2.1913 Southwark, London at 22 sp-Maude VEALE b1888 Peckham, London (SE) d c1971 32231 8 6-Lily May DEWFALL 1892 Walworth, London d 30.9.1938 1901 with parents. m 26.8.1917 Church of the Lady Margaret, Walworth, SE London at 25 sp-Frederick Charles JENKINS b ABT 14 OCT 1889 St. Peter, Walworth., London d 29 MAR 1944 Wandsworth, London. 4 chn suppressed pending permission. 32231 83 7-Leonard William JENKINS b reg Dec Q 1924 Southwark d 1.1.1987 Hereford. Electrician then trai... m 16.10.1948 St John the Evangelist, Coulsd at 24 sp- living WHEELER 32231 831 8- living JENKINS 32231 832 8- living JENKINS 32231 85 7-Thomas G JENKINS b reg Jun Q 1927 Southwark 32231 9 6-Sarah Ann DEWFALL b 14 JUL 1894 Walworth, London (SE) d 16 JUN 1967 8 Orient St, SE17 at 72. 1901 with parents. m 25.12.1919 St. Mary Newington, Kennington at 25 reg Southwark sp-Henry Charles EMERY 32231 91 7-Henry C EMERY b reg Mar Q 1921 Southwark, London 32231 92 7-Thomas Alfred EMERY 1917 d 13.12.1937 London Surgical Case/Cabinet Maker m sp-Mary Ann PULLEN 1882 Southwark, London 32231 921 8- living EMERY female m sp- AUSTEN male 32231 922 8-Charles EMERY b 16 DEC 1922 Lambeth, London (SE) d 22 MAR 1989 4 Munro House Warehouseman m Sep Q 1942 Southwark sp-Ellen E WARNER 32231 922 1 9- living EMERY (BLOOR) female m sp- RYAN 1 female child. 32231 922 2 9- living EMERY (BLOOR) female 32231 922 3 9- living EMERY male 32231 922 4 9- living EMERY male 32231 922 5 9- living EMERY male 32231 93 7-William Thomas EMERY b 14 OCT 1929 Southwark, London reg Dec Q Southwark d 15 AUG 1991 Kings College Hospital, Camberwell Road sweeper. m sp-Jean COPPIN b 22.5.1936 London d 1991 32231 931 8- living EMERY male 32231 932 8- living EMERY male 32231 933 8- living EMERY male 32231 934 8- living EMERY female 32231 935 8- living EMERY female 32231 936 8- living EMERY female 32231 937 8-Jacqueline Elaine EMERY b 18 JUN 1962 Southwark, London d 8.5.1981 32231 (10) 6-Violet DEWFALL b 1896 St. Saviour, Walworth, London (SE) d ABT 1 FEB 1897 St. Saviour, London 32231 (11) 6-William Cornelius DEWFALL bp 5 OCT 1897 St. Saviour, London (SE) d ABT 1 MAY 1898 St. Saviour, London 32231 (12) 6-Thirza May DEWFALL b 31 MAY 1899 26 Shaftesbury Street, Walworth, London, S.E.17 d 10 JAN 1972 Hareston Drive, Caterham, Surrey 1901 with parents. m 27.8.1921 St. Mary Newington, 57 Kenning at 22 sp-Arthur WEBB 32231 (12)1 7- living WEBB 32231 (12)2 7- living WEBB 32231 (12)3 7- living WEBB 32231 (12)4 7- Arthur Benjamin WEBB b 11 MAR 1923 28 Old Paradise Street, London S.E.11 d 23 NOV 1977 Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada m 12.4.1947 St Margarets Church, Westminster sp-Emily GODDARD 32231 (12)41 8- living WEBB 32231 (12)42 8- living WEBB 32231 (12)43 8- living WEBB 32231 (12)44 8-Patricia Ann WEBB b 13 MAR 1948 Westminster, London, S.W.1 d 1 FEB 1964 Sudbury, Ontario, Canada at 15. 32231 (13) 6-Dorothy DEWFALL 21.5.1902 Southwark d 27.2.1978 Southwark m 16.12.1923 Southwark at 21 sp-John James HARVEY b 14 FEB 1900 Lambeth, London d 19 MAY 1980 at 80. 32231 (13)1 7- living HARVEY male 32231 (13)2 7- living HARVEY male 32231 (13)3 7- living HARVEY male 32231 (13)4 7-William Henry HARVEY b 21.10.1925 London d 27.1.1992 9 Highfield Road, Kemsing, Kent m sp- CRIBB 2 living daughters. 32231 (13)5 7-Edward Albert HARVEY b 7 NOV 1930 London? d 11 AUG 2001 m sp- living BENNET 32231 (14) 6-Alice Beatrice DEWFALL 23 AUG 1905 Newington south, Southwark, London (SE). m Dec Q 1928 Lambeth at 20 sp-Frederick George BARK b 15 FEB 1900 Southwark, London 32231 (14)1 7- female living BARK m sp- TUCKNUT 2 sons. 32232 5-John Edward DEWFALL b Mar 1859 Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset d Jan 1922 Bristol, Gloucestershire 1861 with parents. 1871 with father. m Jun Q 1879 Bedminster, Bristol sp-Minnie/Miriam BULL 1860 Bedminster, Bristol. (Minnie at freebmd.) 1881 2 Brewers Court, Bedminster, Somerset: John E DEWFALL Head M 22 1859 Bedminr, Bristol Wine And Spirit Cellarman 32232 Miriam DEWFALL Wife M 21 1860 Bedminr, Bristol Louisa DEWFALL Daur 10 mo 1880 Bedminr, Bristol 32232 1 1891 Masons Arms, 90 Bedminster Parade, Bedminster, Somerset: John E DEWFALL Head M 30 1861 Bedminster, Bristol Tin plate worker 32232 Miriam DEWFALL Wife M 30 1861 Easton, Glouc' Emma L DEWFALL Daur 10 1881 Bedminster, Bristol Scholar 32232 1 John E DEWFALL Son 9 1882 Eastville, Bristol Scholar 32232 2 Arthur DEWFALL Son 8 1883 Bedminster, Bristol Scholar 32232 3 William H DEWFALL Son 7 1884 Bedminster, Bristol Scholar 32232 4 Amy DEWFALL Daur 2 1889 Bedminster, Bristol 32232 5 Ann F SAVAGE Head W 50 1841 St Augustine,Bristol Living on her own means 3223 1901 2 Brewers Place, Bristol, Gloucestershire: John E DEWFALL Head M 41 1860 Bristol Tin plate worker Gds 32232 Miriam DEWFALL Wife M 40 1861 Bristol Edward DEWFALL Son S 19 1882 Bristol Lab'r in tin yard 32232 2 Arthur DEWFALL Son S 18 1883 Bristol Tin & iron worker apprentice 32232 3 Amy DEWFALL Daur S 12 1889 Bristol 32232 5 Alice DEWFALL Daur S 9 1892 Bristol 32232 7 Sarah DEWFALL Daur S 4 1897 Bristol 32232 8 1911 2 Brewers Place, Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire: John Edward DEWFALL Head M 53 1858 King St, Bristol Tin smith 32232 Minnie DEWFALL Wife M 52 1859 Bristol Frank DEWFALL Son S 19 1892 Bedminster, Bristol Tin smith 32232 6 Alice DEWFALL Dau S 17 1894 Bedminster,Bristol WorkingStripper factory 32232 7 Sarah DEWFALL Daur S 15 1896 Bedminster, Bristol Spinning 32232 8 Emily DEWFALL Daur S 15 1896 Bedminster, Bristol School 32232 9 32232 1 6-Emma Louisa DEWFALL .5.1880 Bedminster, Bristol 1881-91 with parents m Jun Q 1900 Bristol sp-William Henry TURNER 1911 Bristol, Gloucestershire with BAKER family: Emma Louise TURNER 30 1881 Bristol, Glos. Lady nurse 32232 2 6-John Edward DEWFALL 1882 Eastville, Bristol 1891-1901 with parents. 32232 3 6-Arthur DEWFALL 1883 Bedminster, Bristol 1891-1901 with parents. 1911 Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough St, Bristol, Gloucestershire: Arthur DEWFALL Patient M 28 1883 Bristol Sheet iron worker m Jun Q 1905 Bristol sp-Emily Rosina DAVEY or Elizabeth HARRIS 32232 31 7-Reginal Arthur DEWFALL b 1908 Bristol, Gloucestershire 32232 4 6-William Henry DEWFALL 1884 Bedminster, Bristol 1891 with parents. 1901 FIND. m Mar Q 1910 Bristol sp-Eliza Annetta HUNT 1888 Clifden, Donegal, Ireland 1911 44 Aubrey Road, Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire: William Henry DEWFALL Head M 26 1885 Bristol, Somerset Skipper warehouseman Eliza Anetta DEWFALL Wife M 23 1888 Clifden, Donegal, Ireland Kathleen May DEWFALL Dau S 3 mo 1910 Bristol 32232 41 32232 41 7-Kathleen May DEWFALL .12.1910 Bristol 1911 with parents. 32232 5 6-Amy DEWFALL 1889 Bedminster, Bristol 1891-1901 with parents. m Jun Q 1913 Bristol sp-Sidney JONES 32232 51 7-Leonard S JONES b reg Mar Q 1916 Bristol ?m Jun Q 1937 Weston sp-Doris A SHIPTON 32232 52 7-Vera A JONES b reg Jun Q 1918 Bristol 32232 53 7-Leslie JONES b reg Jun Q 1921 Bristol 32232 54 7-Eileen A JONES b reg Sep Q 1924 Bristol 32232 55 7-Audrey JONES b reg Sep Q 1927 Bristol 32232 6 6-Frank DEWFALL 1892 Bedminster, Bristol 1911 with parents. 32232 7 6-Alice DEWFALL 1.12.1892 Bristol 1901-1911 with parents. ? Alice K DEWFALL m Jun Q 1912 Bristol sp-Bristol sp-Randolph D DEVONALD 32232 8 6-Sarah DEWFALL 1897 Bristol 1901-1911 with parents. 32232 9 6-Emily DEWFALL 1896 Bedminster, Bristol 1911 with parents. 32233 5-Isabella Mary DEWFALL .9.1860 Bristol 1861 with parents. 32234 5-William Henry DEWFALL .3.1863 Bedminster, Bristol 1871 with father. 1881 15 Cabot St, Bedminster, Somerset: Frederick BRANCH Head M 39 1842 Bath [& family] Wire worker William Henry DEWFALL Lodger U 15 1866 Bedminster, Bristol Miller Alive 1911 Bristol. m1 1.8.1885 Bedminster, Bristol aged 22 sp-Hester Eliza BISHOP 1861 King Slanby, Gloucester 1891 1 Pylle Kill Cresc, Bedminster, Somerset: William H DEUFALL Head M 26 1865 Bristol, Somerset Carter 32234 Hester E DEUFALL Wife M 30 1861 King Slanby, Gloucester Margaret H DEUFALL Daur S 5 1886 Bishopstor, Bristol, Glo 32234 1 Ernest H DEUFALL Son S 3 1888 Bristol, Somerset 32234 2 William A DEUFALL Son S 1 1890 Bristol, Somerset 32234 3 Frank J S DEUFALL Son S 4 mo 1890 Bristol, Somerset 32234 4 Albert DEUFALL Head M 24 1867 Bristol, Somerset Carpenter 32235 Florence E DEUFALL Wife M 22 1869 Bristol, Somerset 32234 1 6-Margaret Hester DEWFALL 1886 Bishopstor, Bristol d 1920 1891 with parents. 1901 with grandmother. 32234 2 6-Ernest Henry DEWFALL 1887 Bristol 1891 with parents. 1901 with his father & stepmother. 32234 3 6-William Albert DEWFALL 1889 Bristol 1891 with parents. 1901-11 with his father & stepmother. 32234 4 6-Frank James S DEWFALL 1891 Bristol 1891 with parents. 1901-11 with his father & stepmother. BUT 1901 with grandmother! 32234 5 6-Herbert DEWFALL 1893 d 1976 1901-11 with his father & stepmother. 32234 6 6-Frank George DEWFALL 1895 1901 with his father & stepmother. [32234 5-William Henry DEWFALL .3.1863 Bedminster, Bristol] m2 1.12.1899 sp-Sussanah POWELL 1876 Wickwar, Gloucestershire 1901 90 Bedminster Parade, Bedminster, Somerset - his mother is in a cottage behind: William H DEWFALL Head M 36 1865 Bristol Miller flour mill 32234 Sushannah DEWFALL Wife M 25 1876 Wickwar, Glostershire Ernest H DEWFALL Son S 13 1888 Bristol Errand boy confectioner 32234 2 William A DEWFALL Son S 11 1890 Bristol 32234 3 James H DEWFALL Son S 10 1891 Bristol 32234 4 Herbert DEWFALL Son S 7 1894 Bristol 32234 5 Walter DEWFALL Son S 6 mo 1900 Bristol 32234 8 Frank G DEWFALL Son S 5 1896 Bristol 32234 6 1911 32 Victoria Place, Spring St, Bedminster, Somerset: William Henry DEWFALL Head M 47 1864 Bedminster, Bristol Flourmillhand 32234 Sushannah DEWFALL Wife M 36 1875 Wickwar, Glos William Albert DEWFALL Son S 21 1890 Bedminster, B'l Sheet iron working 32234 3 James DEWFALL Son S 19 1892 Bedminster, Bristol Gen lab 32234 4 Herbert DEWFALL Son S 17 1894 Bedminster, Bristol 32234 5 Walter DEWFALL Son S 10 1901 Bedminster, Bristol School 32234 8 Frances Mary DEWFALL Daur S 8 1896 Bedminster, Bristol School 32234 9 Reginald DEWFALL Son S 10 1901 Brislington, Bristol School 32234 (11) Albert Edward DEWFALL Son S 6 1905 Brislington, Bristol School 32234 (12) 32234 7 6- living DEWFALL m sp-Violet 32234 8 6-Walter DEWFALL .9.1900 Bristol. 1901-11 with his parents. m Jun Q 1925 Bristol sp-Elsie A SIMS 1898 32234 81 7- living female DEWFALL 32234 82 7- living male DEWFALL 32234 9 6-Frances Mary DEWFALL .6.1902 Bristol 1911 with parents. m Dec Q 1936 Bristol sp-Athelstan D COOPER Compare Percy Athelstan L COOPER in 1947 in Kensington. 32234 91 7-Margaret W COOPER b reg Jun Q 1939 Kingswood, Glos. 32234 (10) 6-Cicily DEWFALL 1902 Bristol m sp-Athelstone unknown 1897 But he looks like wife of Frances above. 32234 (11) 6-Reginald DEWFALL Dec 1903 Bristol 1911 with parents. m sp-Milly 1897 Cf Reginald DEWFALL m Sep Q 1925 Bristol sp-Lucy M PAYNE 32234 (11)1 7- living male DEWFALL 32234 (12) 6-Albert Edward DEWFALL Dec 1904 Bristol 1911 with parents. ?m Dec Q 1928 Keynsham sp-Gladys E COLES 32235 5-Albert DEWFALL 1866 Bedminster, Somerset d 1.1.1939 1871 with father. m Mar Q 1888 Bedminster sp-Florence Elizabeth BLAKE 1868 Bristol, Somerset 1891 they are with 32234 William H DEWFALL. 1901 12 Victoria Place, Bristol, Gloucestershire: Albert DEWFALL Head M 34 1867 Bristol House painter 32235 Florence DEWFALL Wife M 33 1868 Bristol Albert DEWFALL Son S 6 1895 Bristol 32235 1 Henry DEWFALL Son S 4 1897 Bristol 32235 2 Percy DEWFALL Son S 1 1900 Bristol 32235 3 1911 14 Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire: Albert DEWFALL Head M 44 1867 Bedminster, Bristol House painter GWR 32235 Florence DEWFALL Wife M 44 1867 Bedminster, Bristol Albert DEWFALL Son S 17 1894 Bedminster, Bristol Tin plate worker 32235 1 George DEWFALL Son S 15 1896 Bedminster, Bristol Chocolate manufacturer chocolate placing 32235 2 Percy DEWFALL Son 11 1900 Bedminster, Bristol School 32235 3 Arthur DEWFALL Son 9 1902 Bedminster, Bristol School 32235 4 Clarence DEWFALL Son 6 1905 Bedminster, Bristol School 32235 5 Doris DEWFALL Daur 1 1910 Bedminster, Bristol 32235 6 32235 1 6-Albert Thomas DEWFALL 1895 Bedminster, Bristol 1901-11 with parents. m Sep Q 1917 Bristol sp-Elsie L PRICE 32235 2 6-Henry George DEWFALL 1897 Bedminster, Bristol 1901-11 with parents. 32235 3 6-Percy Victor DEWFALL 1900 Bedminster, Bristol 1901-11 with parents. m Dec Q 1925 Bristol sp-Elsie H WILLIAMSON 32235 4 6-Arthur DEWFALL 1902 Bedminster, Bristol 1911 with parents. ?m Dec Q 1932 Bristol sp-Alice L TAYLOR 2 chn suppressed. 32235 5 6-Clarence DEWFALL 1905 Bedminster, Bristol 1911 with parents. ?m Sep Q 1939 Bristol sp- JARVIS 32235 6 6-Doris M DEWFALL 1910 Bedminster, Bristol reg Jun Q 1911 Bristol 1911 with parents. m Jun Q 1938 Bristol sp-Daniel E TOLFREE 1 son suppressed. [Compare Doris F DEWFALL m Sep Q 1938 Bristol sp-Thomas G WESTERN.] 32236 5-Amy DEWFALL b 1.1.1872 Bedminster, Bristol reg Mar Q bp 19.1.1872 Bedminster, Bristol. 1901 with mother, 3223 Ann Frances SAVAGE nee RUSSELL - see below. m Jun Q 1901 Bristol sp-Charles Robert DAVEY 1867 Oxfordshire [Possibly he m1 Jun Q 1895 Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire sp-Mary RATHBONE or Dinah Ann SNOW, & that she is the mother of Ivy, Georgina & Maud below.] 1911 55 Newfoundland St, St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire: Charles Robert DAVEY Head M 44 1867 Oxfordshire Butler Amy DAVEY Wife M 38 1873 Oxfordshire! 32236 Ivy DAVEY Children S 16 1895 Oxfordshire Shop assistant 32236 1 Georgina DAVEY Children S 13 1898 Oxfordshire School 32236 2 Maud DAVEY Children S 12 1899 Oxfordshire School 32236 3 Ellen DEWFALL Sister S 34 1877 Oxfordshire Servant 32237 Daisy DEWFALL Neice S 24 1887 Oxfordshire Factory hand 3223x 1 32236 1 6-Ivy DAVEY 1895 Oxfordshire? 1911 with parents. 32236 2 6-Georgina DAVEY 1898 Oxfordshire? 1911 with parents. 32236 3 6-Maud DAVEY 1899 Oxfordshire? 1911 with parents. 32237 5-Mary Ellen DEWFALL b abt 1 Sep 1874 Bedminster, Bristol 1911 with sister 32236 Amy DAVEY. 3223x 1 6-Daisy DEWFALL 1887 Oxfordshire? 1911 with aunt 32236 Amy DAVEY. She does not look like this one - wrong grandmother: 1901 Iver, Buckinghamshire: Walter DEWFALL Head M 44 1857 Heusbridge, Somersetshire Garden lab Harry DEWFALL Wife M 33 1868 Iver, Bucks Daisy DEWFALL Daur S 11 1890 Iver, Bucks Eliza SUTTON Mother W 63 1838 Langley, Bucks Laundress, wash Walter BODDINGTON Boarder S 27 John PRIEST Boarder S 15 [3223 4-Ann Frances RUSSELL b Bedminster, Bristol bp 7.8.1836 Temple, Bristol] m2 after 1874 sp- SAVAGE d by 1891 1881 FIND - try under SAVAGE! 1891 Masons Arms, 90 Bedminster Parade, Bedminster, Somerset living with her son 32232 John E DEWFALL: Ann F SAVAGE Head W 50 1841 St Augustine,Bristol Living on her own means 3 1901 cottage in rear of 90 Bedminster Parade, Bedminster, Bristol, where 32234 William H DEWFALL is living with family: Annie F SAVAGE Head W 60 1841 Bristol 3223 Amy DEWFALL Daur S 29 1872 Bristol Dom serv cook 32236 Hester M DEWFALL Grdaur S 14 1887 Bristol Worker in tobacco factory, cigarette maker 32234 1 Frank DEWFALL Grandson S 9 1892 Bristol 32234 4 3224 4-George William RUSSELL b 11.1.1838 Bedminster, Bristol bp 27 MAR 1842 Temple, Bristol, Gloucester son of John & Mary - IGI C172954. 1841, 1861-71 with parents. 1851 with father. He was blind in 1861 census.He was baptised with his br 4 John by DR LOGAN, curate. Here is a photo from a microfiche screen of their bp entry - their father John is a carpenter of Bedminster. - Thanks to GA.
1841 with parents. 1851-71 censuses with father. He ALSO appears 1871 thus: 1871 census ex GA at 19 Hillgrove St, Bedminster, Bristol: Charles LOCKSTONE Head U 50 1821 Bristol Formerly oil & colorman M LOCKSTONE sister U 46 1825 Bristol George RUSSELL lodger U 30 1841 Bristol Carpenter unemployedHere is a cut down photo of that census George's tin box - held by Robin.
1875 still at Hillgrove St in his father's will. 1881 census Dwelling 19 Hillgrove St, [Cotham suburb], Bedminster, Somerset: Charles LOCKSTONE Head U 59 St Pauls Bristol None Caroline LOCKSTONE Sister U 56 Temple Bristol Housekeeper George W. RUSSELL Boarder U 39 1942 Temple Bristol None Masons Arms is behind it in Hillgrove St! (d not found at freebmd; he is unlikely to be one of these from freebmd: George RUSSELL, m reg'd June qtr 1871 [age c32 if ours] Bedminster vol 5c p1251 to Mary Ann DEIOTT or Kate Maria HOSKINS George RUSSELL, m reg'd Sep qtr 1876 [age c37 if ours] Bedminster vol 5c p1050 to Mgt FIN or Eliz. TYLER George RUSSELL, m reg'd Mar qtr 1881 [age c42 if ours] Bedminster vol 5a p575 to Harriott MEECH or ?) He could be (ex RUSSELL1901bkBristol.xls where he appears without family): 1901 census Parish Of Temple, Bristol: George RUSSELL 61 1840 Bristol Living on own means 3225 4-John RUSSELL b 26.11.1840 Hope Square, Bristol reg 5.1.1841 Bedminster, Bristol [b cert.]; bp 27 MAR 1842 Temple, Bristol, Glo. son of John & Mary -IGI batch C172954. 1841 with parents. 1851 with father. I holds his b & m certs. Here is his birth cert. thanks to Robin.Robin has kindly sent me his d cert. He died aged 80 at 24 Thornsett Rd, Penge, [Croyden] London of bowel cancer. Streetview on google lets you see the house as it is today.After his wife died in 1909. John and daughter 51 Florence continued to live at Allenby Road until at least 1911 where they are living on the 1911 census. Will 8.6.1920, Probate 5.4.1921. He died 4.3.1921 at 24 Thornsett Road, Anerley, Penge, Surrey with an estate of £2783 8s 3p. His executors were Florence Amy RUSSELL  & Frank Henry RUSSELL .This photo held by Robin is possibly John RUSSELL.For John's will see 5 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.htmlHere is his b cert.1864 telegraphist living in Bermondsey, London. Why did he move to London? DR gives him as John Sandford RUSSELL 1840-1902. But candidates at freebmd who d 1902 have wrong ages. Other possibles are: Deaths Jun 1906 Russell John 67 St. Giles 1b 326 Deaths Mar 1914 Russell John 74 Holborn 1b 759. m 5.3.1864 St Mary Magdalen, Parish of Bermondsey, County of Surrey [London] sp-Ann DERRICK b at home Bishopsgate, London; bp 28.8.1840 St George, Southwark, Surrey; d October 1909 while living at Allenby Road [DR]. [Dau'r of Wm DERRICK (b 26/28.12.1807 Publow,Somerset; bp 17.1.1808 Publow; d 5.9.1849 Southwark,Surrey of cholera) & Harriet nee BOWLER or BOWLES (bc1813 Keynsham, Somerset).] Here is their marriage cert. thanks to Robin.Here is their inscription 11.2.1861 in their family bible, thanks to Robin.In 1833-1835, 1864 Wm was a farmer. In 1840 Wm a greengrocer living at 19 Sun St, Bishopsgate, E London, subdistrict of St Botalph.This could be Ann and John RUSSELL. It is from p6 of their album. Held by Robin.This looks like an early one of Ann, c25. Held by Robin.Ann RUSSELL nee DERRICK taken at Bates and Sons c1910. Held by Robin.Ann RUSSELL nee DERRICK taken at Mora studio, Brighton. Held by Robin.This Victorian photo held by Robin is probably of Ann RUSSELL nee DERRICK.A photo of Ann RUSSELL nee DERRICK taken c1900 at Mora Studio, Brighton - held by Kit WITHERS.Another photo of Ann RUSSELL nee DERRICK taken c1900-32 by BATES & Son, Photographers & framemakers, 187 Maple Rd, Penge SE, 1.5 km from Allenby Rd - held by Dave RUSSELL.A later one of Ann. Held by Robin.This photo of 17 Sun St is thanks to Dave RUSSELL.This photo of Ann RUSSELL nee DERRICK is held by Robin RUSSELL.Here is its reverse.This looks like a later one of Ann. Held by Robin.In 1841 his family was living at 111 Union St, St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey. Her sister Harriet DERRICK & Benjamin PHILLIPS were m witnesses.Here is their m cert.: he is 23 bachelor, telegraphist, son of John RUSSELL builder; she is 23 spinster dr of Wm DERRICK farmer; both are living in Bermondsey. Harriet DERRICK  & Benjamin PHILLIPS were witnesses at their marriage. Married after banns by J STEWART curate.
Ann has ID 364 and Harriet has ID 365 on our DERRICK tree at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/derrick/derrick.html Her grandfather has ID 3 there: John DERRICK (bp 1775 Som.-1851 Whitchurch,Som.) m sp-Elizabeth HARDWICK. So the grandparents of both Ann DERRICK & John RUSSELL lived in Whitchurch & would have known each other.1851 17 York Place [Kent Rd?], Southwark St George, Surrey: ID Harriet DERRICK Head W 38 1813 Hunton, Somerset Greengrocer 32236-W Ann DERRICK Daur 10 1841 St Georges, Surrey 322364 + sibs 1861 Bermondsey, South Eastern Railway Station, Willow Walk: Samuel FROST 54 Horse Keeper B 1807 Frining, Essex - her stepfather Harriet FROST 49 B 1812 Monkton, Somerset - her mother (remarried) with 2 of his chn, 1 of her grchn, & 3 of her chn including Ann: Ann DERRICK 20 Daughter in law (step daughter) Milliner B 1841 Bishopsgate, MSX 1866 John & Ann RUSSELL were living at 5 Fort Road, Bermondsey, London where their son 52 John Alfred was born. **Dave RUSSELL may have found a photo of John & Ann about this time! -email 14.4.09 1871 38 Storks Rd, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey: ID John RUSSELL Head M 30 1841 Bedminster?,Bristol Clerk in telegraph office 3225 Ann RUSSELL Wife M 30 1841 Bishopsgate, Middlesex 32236 4 Florence A RUSSELL Daur 6 1865 Bermondsey, Surrey Scholar 32251 John A RUSSELL Son 4 1867 Bermondsey, Surrey 32252 George E RUSSELL Son 2 1869 Bermondsey, Surrey 32253 Frank H RUSSELL Son 2 mo' 1871 Bermondsey, Surrey 32254 Harriet DERRICK sisterinlaw U 28 1843 Southwark Borough? Domestic serv 32236 5 This photo shows the vicinity of their home in Storks Rd, in 2009 from the corner of Clements Rd - thanks to 32252 6(11) Dave RUSSELL.- image stored at 1871JohnAnnRussell.jpg .6mgb hard to read 1875 "of the Government Electric Works", London in his father's will; also "of Rose Cottage, No. 88 Blue Anchor Road, Bermondsey, Southwark ... Surrey ... Superintendent of Telegraphs" when will proved in 1876. 1881 Dwelling 8 Casella Rd, Deptford St Paul, Kent: ID Name Relation Marital Status Age Birthplace Occupation John RUSSELL Head M 40 1841 Bristol Super Telegraph Civil Service 3225 Ann RUSSELL Wife M 40 1841 Bishopsgate, London 32236 4 Florence A RUSSELL Daur U 16 1865 Bermondsey, London Telegraphist Civil Service 32251 John A RUSSELL Son 14 1867 Bermondsey, London Scholar 32252 Geo. E RUSSELL Son 12 1869 Bermondsey, London Scholar 32253 Frank H RUSSELL Son 10 1871 Bermondsey, London Scholar 32254This photo of 8 Casella Road, Deptford is thanks to Dave RUSSELL 2.4.09.1891 Oak Villa, Allenby Road, Lewisham, London ex Patsy: ID John RUSSELL Head M 50 1841 Bedminster,Bristol Telegraph superintendantCTO 3225 Ann RUSSELL Wife M 50 1841 Bishopsgate, London John A RUSSELL Son 24 1867 Bermondsey, Surrey Telegraphist CTO 32252 George E RUSSELL Son 22 1869 Bermondsey, Surrey Hypospada? 32253 1901 4 Allenby Rd, Lewisham, London: ID John RUSSELL Head M 60 1841 Bristol, Glo'ster Assist't controller GPO 3225 Ann RUSSELL Wife M 60 1841 Bishopgate, London Florence RUSSELL Daur S 36 1865 Bermondsey, London Telegraphis CTO 32251 George RUSSELL Son S 32 1869 Bermondsey, London No Occupation 32253This postcard of Oak Villa, 4 Allenby Rd, Lewisham, London, has on the back 'Feb 28th [birthday of 32254 1 Rex] - Wishing you many happy returns of the day, with love from Grandma & Grandpa' - held by Kit WITHERS.This photo of Oak Villa, 4 Allenby Rd, Lewisham, London is thanks to Dave RUSSELL 2.4.09.1911 4 Allenby Road, Forest Hill SE, Lewisham, London: John RUSSELL Head W 70 1841 Bristol, Somerset Retired postoffice official 3225 Florence Amy RUSSELL Daur S 46 1865 Bermondsey, London Supervisor, Central telegraph office 32251 He appears to have sold the property Oak Villa at 4 Allenby Road and moved to 24 Thornsett Road, Anerley, Penge, London with Florence and George where he died. -DR. Thanks to DR for the bp info of their chn, sent 28.1.10. The "government electric works in the city of London Superintendent of Telegraphs" is also on John RUSSELL's pension record from the GPO. DR found his pension record at the GPO Museum: 9. 1901? retired at 60 10. 18xx clerk, Electrical & International Telegraph Company 1870 clerk, Post Office 1871 superintendent 1894 assistant controller Present salary P800 pa. (Also given is his sick leave.) 11. John RUSSELL has discharged his duties with diligence & fidelity to the satisfaction of his superior officers. By command of the Postmaster General. Secretary GPO 1902. Treasury Chambers 15.10.1902. No 15924 Sir, The Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury have had before them the case of Mr John RUSSELL, Assistant Controller, Central Telegraph Office, which was submitted on the 9th instant; & I am directed by Their Lordships to acquaint you that They have been pleased to him a pension of P400. Superannuation Acts 1834-92 4. John RUSSELL b 19.11.1840 5. Service 45 years 11 months since attaining the age of 16. Salary P600 ... since 29.1.1870Eric HARDSTAFF (37511 on our DERRICK tree) has very kindly sent me these photos - L to R: 32252 John, 32253 George (in kilt), 32251 Florence - all taken c1870. On the back of each is "Mr WASH, photographer & artist,119 Newington Causeway, carte de visite 5/- per doz..." (A search shows that this is now the Southwark address of Nando's Chickenland & JD Wetherspoon at the Elephant & Castle's Metro Central near Southwark Bank N of New Kent Rd: see arrow at http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=532041&y=179169&z=0&sv=SE1%206BA&st=PostCode&lu=N&tl=JD%20Wetherspoon&ar=y&bi=~&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf
Here is an 1882 map of Deptford, on the S side of the Thames (.4mgbytes) W of Greenwich. Scale is 1 in 10560. The SE Railway runs from the NW to the SE corner. From old-maps below.32251 5-Florence Amy RUSSELL b 9.3.1865 bp 7.5.1865 St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey son of John & Ann, Telegraphist of Fort Road -thanks to DR. For a likely photo of her as a baby, see Album2.JPG and Album2Closeup.JPG of 2.1. 1871-81 with parents. 1891 Dreghorn House (boarding house), East Sussex, Hastings: Florence A RUSSELL 26 Telegraphist B London 1901 with parents & brother 53. 1911 with father.A photo of Florence Amy RUSSELL taken c1900 at Mora Studio, Brighton - held by Kit WITHERS.A later photo of Florence Amy RUSSELL, taken at Westons Studios Ltd, 15-17 Poultrey, London EC2, (a Victorian photographic studio situated in East London no longer in business -DR).A 3rd photo, held by Robin.Robin has sent me a list she wrote of her next of kin: John Alfred RUSSELL , 66 Flat Ward Ave?, Dagenham, Essex, George Edward RUSSELL  who resides with m[e], 34 Harley St, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, Frank Henry RUSSELL , Rivelin, 86 Harpenden Road, St Albans, George Harford RUSSELL [32254 3], 34 Watsons Walk, St Albans, Herts, Reginald Frank "Rex" RUSSELL [32254 1], 19 Cathedral Place, Peverell [Parnell], Auckland C4, NZ. Daughters and sons of my brother John : Mrs COCKING [32252 3], 107 Applegarth Drive, Aldbors Hatch, Ilford, Essex, Lilian Mrs [32252 4], John William called Will [32252 1], Alfred Charles [Alfred George [32252 2], Edgar James [32252 6]. 32252 5-John Alfred RUSSELL b 3.10.1866 at 5 Fort Rd, Bermondsey, London bp 7.4.1867 Christ Church, Bermondsey, Surrey son of John & Ann, Merchants clerk of Fort Road - thanks to DR. d 21 Jun 1953 at 107 Applegarth Road, Ilford, Essex. 1871 with parents at 38 Storks Rd, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey. 1881 census with parents at 8 Casella Rd, Deptford St Paul. DR found his pension record at the GPO Museum: Application for superannuation. 1-2. John Alfred RUSSELL telegraphist, Central Telegraph Office, Post Office 3. Age 60, b 3.10.1866 5. Service 42 years 8 months. ... Salary 188.1.1. [Calculation of pension.] 11. Retiring at 60 12. Civil Service Certificate 15.9.1883 14. Telegraphist 5.1.1884 Scale 12/- per week to P100 pa 4.10.1925 10/- to 87/6 per week. Personal max 68/6 p week 19. Paid to 3.10.1926 20. Mr John Alfred RUSSELL has discharged his duties with diligence & fidelity to the satisfaction of his superior officers. He is recommended for the Imperial Service Medal. - This was awarded in 1926: http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33221/pages/7405 m sp-Rose Rouse DURSTON (19.3.1874 Shapwick, Bridgewater, Somerset-21.3.1945 Ilford, Essex) # Thanks to 32252 6(11) dave"att"daverussell.co.uk for most of this branch - 1st contact 31.1.2007. Gedcom JohnSandefordRussell.ged/paf 11.2.2007. A photo of Rose standing outside 62 Airthrie Road, Ilford where they lived from c1911. - thanks to Dave RUSSELL.1901 census at Lewisham, London: John RUSSELL 33 1868 Bermondsey, London Telegraph clerk 32252 Rose RUSSELL 26 1875 Shapwick, Somerset John RUSSELL 6 1895 East Ham, London 32252 1 Alfred RUSSELL 4 1897 East Ham, London 32252 2 1911 census at 62 Airthrie Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex: John Alfred RUSSELL Head M 43 1868 Bermondsey, London Telegraph clerk, GPO Rose Rouse RUSSELL Wife M 38 1873 Shapwick, Somerset John William RUSSELL Son S 16 1895 East Ham, Essex Clerk 32252 1 Alfred George RUSSELL Son 14 1897 East Ham, Essex School 32252 2 Winifred Rose RUSSELL Daur 7 1904 Lewisham, London School 32252 3 Lilian Gertrude RUSSELL Daur 2 1909 Goodmayes, Essex 32252 4 Frank Edward RUSSELL Son 1 1910 Goodmayes, Essex 32252 5 32252 1 6-John William RUSSELL b c1895 East Ham, London/Ilford, Essex. Sailor. 1901-11 with parents.John William RUSSELL c7(back left), Alfred George RUSSELL c8(back right) holding hands with either Winifred Rose RUSSELL or Lillian Gertrude RUSSELL c4 front. Taken outside 62 Airthrie Road, Ilford, Essex c1910. ID'd by Dave. Held by Robin.The same photo showing house behind. Held by Robin.Highly likely to be of John William RUSSELL - Dave. Held by Robin.Could this be John Alflred with John William RUSSELL, Alfred George RUSSELL? I've not done a careful comparison. Held by Robin.m sp-Marrion 1.1.1897 32252 2 6-Alfred George RUSSELL b c1897 East Ham, London/Ilford, Essex. 1901-11 with parents. Sailor. Killed 1944 in WW2.Alfred George RUSSELL. Held by Robin.Alfred George RUSSELL. Held by Robin.m sp-Muriel Hannah 1902 32252 3 6-Winifred Rose RUSSELL 1906 Ilford, Essex-1950 1911 with parents. c1948 she lived at 107 Applegarth Drive, Aldbors Hatch, Ilford, Essex, after her marriage, according to list of next of kin of 32251 Florence. m sp-Leslie COCKING 1908 Romford, Essex 32252 31 7-Derek COCKING b 1923. The only candidate at freebmd is Derek F COCKING b reg Jun Q 1923 Bradford, Yorkshire. But that lists his mother's maiden name as STEWART. It looks like the year is wrong & he should be 32252 31 7-Derek L COCKING b Dec Q 1933 Romford, Essex with mother's maiden name RUSSELL. The only candidate for his m at freebmd is Marriages Dec 1953 (>99%) Derek COCKING m Dec Q 1953 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire Mary P WRIGHT. But this is probably DC b Mar Q 1931 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, mother nee ROGERS. 32252 4 6-Lillian Gertrude RUSSELL 1908 Romford, Essex-1992 Hastings, Sussex 1911 with parents. Secretary m sp-Stanley Norman STURSBURG 1905 Romford, Essex-1978 Ilford, Essex 32252 5 6-Frank Edward RUSSELL 1909 Chelmsford-15.11.1923 Ilford, Essex 1911 with parents. 32252 6 6-Edgar James RUSSELL 24.10.1915 at 62 Airthrie Road, Ilford-23.8.1967 King George Hospital, Redbridge. Manager Sweet Shop / Bakery Supervisor. m 24.11.1937 Romford, Essex sp-Doris Gertrude LARMAN 20.4.1917 Islington, North London-24.10.1999 Rush Green Nursing Home, Dagenham. 11 children Shop Assistant at Boots. 32252 61 7-Terrence Edgar RUSSELL b 4.10.1938 Erith Road , Goodmays, Ilford bp 21 Nov 1948 St ELizabeth Church Dagenham d 8 May 1996 Chelmsford Test. Mechanic. m sp-living with 2 chn - names withheld pending permission 10 siblings - names withheld pending permission except for the last. 32252 67 7-Janet Maureen RUSSELL b 12.2.1948 at 74 Wood Lane, Dagenham Details withheld pending permission. 32252 6(11) 7-David Stephan RUSSELL 6 Nov 1959 at 12 Mead Grove, Chadwell Heath Romford Essex dave"att"daverussell.co.uk 1st contact 31.1.2007. Dave has supplied most of the branch at 32252. Musician. 32252 6(11)1 8-Rachel Anne RUSSELL 6 Feb 1988 Orsett Hospital, Grays Thurrock, Essex 32252 6(11)2 8-Darcie Kashmir RUSSELL b1996 Peterborough District Hospital, Cambridgeshire [32252 6(11) 7-David Stephan RUSSELL 6 Nov 1959] m 15 May 2004 Finningly, South Yorks sp-Laurie-Jo DAVIES b 1974 Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 32253 5-George Edward RUSSELL b 16.7.1868 bp 13.9.1868 Christ Church, Bermondsey, Surrey son of John & Ann, Telegraph clerk of 5 Fort Road, St James Road - thanks to DR. 1871 with parents at 38 Storks Rd, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey. 1881 census at 8 Casella Rd with parents. 1891 census at Oak Villa, Allenby Road, Lewisham with parents. 1901 census Lewisham, London living with parents 5 & sister 51: George RUSSELL 32 1869 Bermondsey, London No Occupation 1911 has GR 1865 Surrey with wife Hannah, chn Sidney George 9 & Wm Francis 4; & GR 1872 Battersea, Surrey with wife Beatrice E, chn Beatrice 11, George C 7, & Marion J 3. 32254 5-Frank Henry RUSSELL b 24/25.1.1871 St Olave, London bp 26.2.1871 Christ Church, Bermondsey, Surrey son of John & Ann, Civil service clerk of 38 Storks? Road - thanks to DR. d 22.5.1961 London 1871 with parents at 38 Storks Rd, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey. 1881 census at 8 Casella Rd with parents. 1891 37 Charles St, Lambeth, Surrey: ID at derrick.html Joseph H CARPENTER Head M 40 1851 Old Kent Rd, London Cabdriver Groom Jane CARPENTER Wife M 43 1848 London Borough 367 Joseph W CARPENTER Son S 18 1873 Old Kent Rd, London Lamp porter Railway 3671 Frank CARPENTER Son S 16 1875 Old Kent Rd, London Clerk? Law Court 3672 Annie CARPENTER Daur 13 1878 Old Kent Rd, London Scholar 3673 Frank RUSSELL Nephew S 20 1871 Bermondsey, London Letter sorter GPO 32254 Jane is his mother's sister: ID numbers are for http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/derrick/derrick.html 1892 He passed his Civil Service Certificate 1.3.1892, a mail-sorter for the General Post Office, awarded a Civil Service Cert. 1894 when m'd 23 bachelor, sorting clerk, GPO living at Allenby Rd, Forest Hill, London, son of John RUSSELL, Telegraph Superintendent. c1948 he lived at Rivelin, 86 Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts, according to the next of kin list of 32251 Florence.This photo of Frank c20 is held by Robin.This photo of Frank c30-40 is held by Robin.This photo of Frank c60 is held by Robin.Compare this with the photo at 3225 labelled possibly John RUSSELL. Believed to be Frank. Held by Robin.m 7.5.1894 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St, District of Blean, Herne Bay, E Kent sp-Alice Olivia HARFORD (10.9.1870 Whitstable, Kent-3.10.1948 London?) Birth registered by her mother at 1 month. freebmd: b regd Dec qtr 1870 Alice Olivia HARFORD at Blean. freebmd: m regd Jun qtr 1894 at Blean 2a 1345 Alice Olivia HARFORD to Frank Henry RUSSELL. 1894 m cert.: 232 spinster living at Calverley Tce, Herne Bay, Kent dr of Thomas HARFORD master mariner; witnessed by the bride's father and the bridegroom's sister 51 Florence Amy RUSSELL. Married by HJ LEWIS.Here is their m cert.
Photo of 32254 Frank with 32254 3 George on knee, Alice, 32254 1 Rex standing & 32254 2 Florence standing. George is c2, so it was taken 1912, the year Rex sailed to NZ. Held by Robin.
This is the same photo, passed down to me from Rex via Mum.
One of Rex, Florrie & George taken at the same time - held by Robin
This is a photo of 32254 2 Florence, 32254 Frank & Alice with 32254 3 George looking 6-9 so taken 1916-19.
This photo shows 32254 Frank standing, & sitting sister 51 Florence on L, Alice, son 32254 3 George on R, & 32254 2 Florence in front with dog c1933.
A similar photo but with Eric (husband of 32254 3 Florence) on RHS c1933.
Another of Frank & Alice - held by Robin.
One of Alice - held by Robin.Frank reached a senior position in the GPO, London. Alice RUSSELL, with her husband and young children, for some years came to spend Christmas in Farningham with her uncle Edward Thomas CLAY, 8(11) of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/clay/clay.html & his 2nd wife Elizabeth: -page 40 of Ruth CLAY's book `SOME CLAYS & OTHER ANCESTORS' (1985). 1901 1 Osborn Villas, Alvino Rd, Lewisham, London: Frank H RUSSELL Head M 30 1871 Bermondsey, London Sorter GPO 32254 Alice O RUSSELL Wife M 30 1871 Whitstable, Kent Reginald F RUSSELL Son 6 1895 London South Wark, London, Lewisham 32254 1 - RUSSELL Daur 12 weeks 1901 Southwark, London 32254 2 E AYLING Monthly nurse W 55 1846 Wooton Bassett, Wilts Monthly nurse sick 1911 30 Chaffinch Rd, Beckenham, Kent, 6 rooms + bathroom, M for 17 yrs: Frank Henry RUSSELL Head M 40 1871 Bermondsey Sorter, GPO + signature 32254 Alice Olivia RUSSELL Wife M 40 1871 Whitstable, Kent Reginald Frank RUSSELL Son S 16 1895 Trafalgar Rd, Peckham Boy clerk insurance office 32254 1 Florence Alice RUSSELL Daur 10 1901 Sydenham, Kent School 32254 2 George Harford RUSSELL Son 1 1910 Beckenham, Kent 32254 3This postcard of Chaffinch Rd would have been sent to Rex by his father Frank - held by Kit WITHERS.1928 he was an Overseer for the London Postal Service. .3.1931 at age 60: Service 40 years 5 ms, salary 260P pa; 19.11.1890 Temporary sorter 18s/wk; 7.3.1892 Sorter 18-40 sh/wk; 1.5.1928 Overseer 220-260P pa; 1 day ill in last 5 yrs! -Info from his "Application for super or other retiring allowance" 8.4.1931 retired after 40 years service & recommended for the award of the Imperial Service Medal.A photo of Frank RUSSELL aged about 40, held by Kit WITHERS. A photo of Frank c1947 in a suit; taken in Margate, Kent by GOODMAN and SCHMIDT. The photo was probably held by 32252 4 Lillian RUSSELL - thanks to 32252 6(11) Dave RUSSELL.For more on their studio, see http://thanetcoastlife.blogspot.com/2008/12/george-hoare-margate-photographer.html 1957: 11 Leigh Park Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. It is 30m E of London, just N of the Thames W of Southend-on-Sea: for photos see http://www.leigh-on-sea.com/ This is the address on a letter he wrote me 1957 at age 86: "... I manage to get out most days with my hostess & her 2 cocker spaniels ..."For his will see 32254 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.html - thanks to 32252 6(11) Dave RUSSELL 2.11.2010.A frozen lake - sent by Frank to Rex - held by Kit WITHERS.This is the reverse of the photo of the frozen lake showing Frank's writing: 'The lake frozen over at our old country home "Louisville". In peace times we had skating carnivals & all the Xmas lighted walls fairy lamps. It used to look beautiful. February 1917.'I corresponded with him when I was c10, obtaining info on the RUSSELL, DERRICK & CARPENTER branches of the family. c1920-1933 Alice & Frank lived in Beckenham, London. During this time Alice "would come to visit my grandparents [8(11) Edward Thomas CLAY & his 2nd wife Elizabeth of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/clay/clay.html above for the day, usually calling in on my parents [8(11)4 Lewis & Evelyn CLAY] at the same time. Apart from her good looks, enhanced by the jewellery she always wore, she had a warm & friendly nature & brought a sort of magic to any occasion. In 1925 she was present at the wedding of Cordelia CLAY [8(11)5] when her daughter [143 Florence below] was a bridesmaid & the following year when Florence herself married .. I remember how my mother & I were invited to Alice & Frank's home to inspect the bride's trousseau... One thing that stands out in my mind is a visit we paid to the offices of the Oyster Fisheries. Alice had some business there & I remember that she was welcomed as an old & honoured friend." - p20-21 of Ruth CLAY's book above. Her shares in Oyster Fisheries passed to 32254 11 Laurette RUSSELL. About 1930 "Alice & Frank arranged with my parents for me to spend a few days with them at Whitstable where they were on holiday." - Ruth CLAY# Alice is 11 at 4. of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/harford/harford.html
Photo of 32254 1 Rex & sibs, taken in 1912, the year he sailed to NZ.[Another copy is 4455.]George in army uniform 23.3.1941 at Quetta, Pakistan. Held by Robin.32254 1 6-Reginald Frank RUSSELL b 28.2.1895 Southwark, London [1901 census] or Whitstable, Kent [death cert.] d 22.8.1978 Auckland. He changed his name to Rex.This photo held by Robin is Rex c5 looking just like my grandson Alan at the same age!1901-11 with parents.I think this is the same photo of 32254 1 Rex about 1897 aged c4. This is the reverse - taken by London studio Hellis & Pins? 1904-1906 3 of his Sunday School prizes for these years are held by his grgrdr 52521 Adrianna of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withersnzwithersnz.html The plate inserted for 1906 is headed "Lower Sydenham [London] Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School." The tale of the great mutiny, WH Fitchett 1909 awarded 1910 to Mr Regd RUSSELL for Arithmetic, by London County Council, Lewisham, LCC Evening School. Photo of 32254 1 Rex alone taken at same time as photo with his family, IMG_4507a.JPG above, ie 1912 aged 17, the year he sailed to NZ. [Another copy is 4455.]1912 aged 17 he sailed from Port of London to Wellington in 1912 on the KARAMIKO?. He had been advised to leave England for his health. In his early days in NZ he travelled on horseback as a travelling salesman. 1914-18 His WW1 record can be ordered from http://archway.archives.govt.nz Let me know if you get it pls.Rex in sergeant's uniform - NZ Home Guard? Held by Robin. Reverse of same photo: Mum with love, Rex. Taken March 1916. On the front is Bartlett photo, NZ. Held by Robin.1927 Wise's PO Directory: Reginald RUSSELL clerk, Maungawhau Rd, Newmarket, Auckland. 1935 Wise's PO Directory: Rex RUSSELL accountant, 1 Albury Ave, Auckland. 1970-71 Wise's PO Directory: Rex RUSSELL 19 Cathedral Place, Auckland. He became General Manager of the Associated Bottling Co., Khyber Pass, Newmarket, Auckland & President of the (Newmarket?) branch of the Rotary Club. He was a Freemason: he was a Junior Warden of the Maungakiekie Lodge, No 373, Auckland. "He was a very good ritualist & the first floor member in Ara's 100 year history to deliver ritual charges in the Lodge. This work had been previously restricted to Past Masters who were far more experienced." (His cert. is held by the local Masonic museum.)Here is p1 of the lodge meeting notice for 5.11.1952 - it reads in part: Junior Warden BRO. REX RUSSELL, 19 Cathedral Place, Parnell C4.He was an honorary Steward for the Avondale Racing Club. He lived with Vera and Laurette at Devonport and later Epsom, Auckland. From c1943 he and Vera lived at * 19 Cathedral Place, Parnell, Auckland.This photo is from http://rwbroadway.co.nz/Residential_Property/Auckland/Auckland_City/Parnell/Cathedral_Place/BDW20626 30.3.2014 CV $1,000,000. It would be nice for Mum to see it now. Amazing how it has been remodelled and the back section divided off for other properties.Death certificate: Reginald Frank RUSSELL retired company manager, aged 83; of Selwyn Village, Pt. Chevalier; died 22.8.1978 at Christ's Private Hospital, Pt. Chevalier; b 28.2.1895 at Whitstable, Kent; 66 years in NZ; son of Frank Henry RUSSELL civil servant and Alice Olivia nee HARFORD; m1 at age 21 to Vera Bessie HALL; m2 at age 79 to Robina Viola CREAGH formerly LYTTLE; cremated 24.8.1978 at Purewa; cause of death bronchopneumonia 4 days, Cor. Pulmonale years, lung disease years; Watney Sibuns Sons funeral directors, Auckland.For his will see 32254 1 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.htmlm1 1916 Auckland sp-Vera Elizabeth Rathbone HALL b 14.7.1897 Auckland d 18.6.1971 Auckland) Death certificate: Vera Bessie RUSSELL of 19 Cathedral Place, Parnell, died at 25 Ventnor Road,Remuera of myocarditis - several months, etc; daughter of Henry HALL builder & Laura nee RATHBONE; married at age 22 at Auckland to Rex RUSSELL; cremated at Purewa 20.6.1970; living issue F age 52.Vera has ID 37 on our HALL tree at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/hall/hall.html (c1800 Upperthorpe, Sheffield; c80 kbytes). See there for photos of Rex, Vera and Laurette.Rex RUSSELL wearing masonic regalia and Vera nee HALL around the time of their marriage.Rex & Vera RUSSELL next to a car c1940-45.Rex & Vera RUSSELL 'at PuPu' - but it looks like the Ohau Channel, Lake Rotorua where they had a holiday home at Morea.For more photos of them, many on holiday in the South Island in 1949, see their entry at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/hall/hall.htmlFor her will, see 32254 1 m1 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.html32254 11 7-(Alice) Laurette RUSSELL b 6.2.1918 Auckland d 19.4.2010 Auckland Hospital. Attended St Cuthbert's College. Achieved Honours in Trinity College piano exams. Hairdresser in various places including & Wellington, Invercargill, Christchurch before her marriage.Here is a photo of Rex, Vera & Laurette aged c1. 8kb.
And a photo of Laurette aged c3 with a doll.
And one of her c6 in a party dress.
R to L: Vera, Laurette c10 co c1928, Rex, Betty REID?? et al. A picnic on Motuihe Island, Auckland harbour. Held by Robin.
This shows the writing on back by Rex.
Here's another of her aged c21, 4kb.
A wedding photo appears in the Weekly News for 20.11.1940.
A photo of her c1960 with family friend Dean (later Bishop) Rae MONTEITH.She had 4 books of cigarette cards she collected as a girl, and her mother's stamp album of 1908. Now held by Russell WITHERS. From 1944 until her last few weeks in hospital, she lived at 18 Cathedral Place, Parnell, Auckland, NZ, 3318 square metres, Lot 8, DP 28252, CT 844/292. 16.2.1932 NZ Womens Weekly p22: 2 of our young things celebrated their 21st birthdays last week. Pretty little Laurette RUSSELL who came up from Christchurch for a short holiday, had her party on Monday at her parents' flat. Among her old friends who gathered to wish her well were Dorothy THORBURN, Beris SCHRAMM, Win MCMANEMIN, Ngaire WOODS, Peggy TRAYES [her 1st cousin ID 341 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/hall/hall.html & Dorothy LAWRENCE.Laurette returned to Chch last Friday. 13.11.1940 NZ Herald: EVENING WEDDING, WITHERS-RUSSELL, Bride's french lace gown, Attendants wear organdie. The marriage of Miss Laurette RUSSELL, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Rex RUSSELL of Marino Gardens, Mt Eden, & Mr Wynn Stroude WITHERS of Wellington, youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs ES WITHES of Parnell, took place last evening at St Mark's Church, Remuera. Archdeacon P HOUGHTON officiated & Mr A PASCOE was the organist. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful gown of ivory French stiffened lace over taffeta with full-topped sleeves tapering at the wrists, & a heart-shaped neckline. The flowing skirt was fashioned to form a long train, over which fell the veil of ivory tulle. This was worn over the bride's face as she entered the church & was caught to the head with a cluster of 3 white Christata orchids & sprays of lily-of-the-valley. A shower bouquet of white orchids, carnations, roses & lily-of-the-valley was carried. In attendance as bridesmaids were Miss Wynn MCMANEMIN & Miss Berris SCHRAMM, who wore frocks of pale blue self-patterned organdie over delphinium blue taffeta. Circlets of small pink sweetheart roses were worn on their heads, & bouquets of pale blue delphiniums & pink carnations & roses were carried. The bridegroom was attended by Flying-Officer Trevor WITHERS, Royal NZ Air Force, Hobsonville, as best man & by Private John WITHERS 4th Reinforcements, 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force, as groomsman. A sherry party was afterward held at the Station Hotel where Mrs RUSSELL received her guests wearing a frock of mist blue lace & coatee, & a blue floral toque. She carried a bouquet of deep pink roses & green orchids. Mrs M COLLINS, aunt of the bridegroom, was in a navy pebble crepe frock & hat with a shoulder spray of autumn-tinted roses. PHOTO: Wedding at St Marks Church, Remuera: Mr & Mrs WS WITHERS leaving the church after their wedding last evening. 14.11.1940 NZ Womens Weekly p14: Attractive Laurette RUSSELL has been spending the past few weeks dashing form 1 party to another, & with each of her many friends deciding that they simply must give a party for her, you can just imagine how much spare time she has had. 1 of the 1st parties for her in the pre-wedding rush was that given by Wynn MCMANEMIN at her home in Omahu Rd, Remuera. The party took the form of a handkerchief afternoon, & Laurette was looking very lovely in a grey dress worn with a fur cape & hat to match. Another party was given for her by Beris SCHRAMM at Berisville Flats on Wed. evening last week. THis time Laurette chose a frock of blue & white floral lace & looked really lovely. The guests included Joan FORVES, Wynn MCMANEMIN & Nesta STAPLES. Last Monday week also found this popular lass partying again & this time it was Nesta STAPLES who hostessed. "Something really different" was the keynote of this party & the guests had a thoroughly exciting time having their fortunes told. A luncheon party was given for her last THursday & she was presented with eeverything for the well-dressed bathroom. Laurette wore a fur coat over a grey frock for the occasion & among those who came to offer their good wishes & gifts were Joyce NATHAN, Naida CARSIE, Wynn MCMANEMIN, Estelle BOUCHER & Margaret DYSON. And the great day arrived: Tues evening found Laurette looking lovelier than any one person has a right to as she walked up the aisle of St Marks Church, Remuera in her frock of cobwebby French lace that swirled its ivory stiffness over a slip of matching taffeta. The bodice of the frock was heart-shaped & the skirt fell into a long train. The bride carried a bouquet of roses, carnations & lily-of-the-valley. Her 2 bridesmaids were Wynn MCMANEMIN & Beris SCHRAMM who wore unusal frocks of striped organdie in delphinium-blue with floral lace tucks in the front of the bodices. The bride's mother Mrs Rex RUSSELL received the guests in a frock of mist-blue lace at the Station Hotel where a cocktail party was held. Laurette's husband Wynn WITHERS hails from Wellington & the newly-weds plan to make their home in that city. For another wedding photo, see Weekly News 20.11.1940. Marriage cert: Wyvern Stroude WITHERS 26 Insurance Clerk bachelor b Auckland Present residence Auckland, Usual residence Wellington, son of Edward Stroude WITHERS solicitor & Lisa WITHERS nee WHITSON; Alice Laurette RUSSELL 22 spinster b Auckland Residence Auckland, dau'r of Reginald Frank RUSSELL accountant & Vera Bessie RUSSELL nee HALL; Minister Percy HOUGHTON; Witnesses Trevor S WITHERS, Hobsonville Air Base, Auckland Flying Officer RNZAF & John S WITHERS, Papakura Military Camp, Private In 1944 they lived at 1411 Great North Road, Auckland.Here is a photo of her with Dad holding a pipe, perhaps on their honeymoon, 8kb.
Here is a very poor quality photo of her with Wynn in uniform and Russell as a baby in 1942 (6 kbytes).
Here is a photo of her and her children at her 79th birthday, 1997 at Peter and Judy's in Waiheke: Q5251 Russell, Q5253 Peter, Laurette,Q5252 Kit1945-2010: 18 Cathedral Place, Parnell, Auckland, NZ. 24.11.1976 Auckland Star University Exams results: French 34.200 Cop (Cert. of Proficiency) AL WITHERS. A photo of her with friends appears on p11 of the Middleburg Life paper for July 1994 on a visit to a school-friend in Virginia.For her will of 23.3.2010, see 32254 11 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.htmlDad's & her ashes are in the Columbarium Remembrance Garden outside St Mary's consecrated 1.11.2009.This photo of Mum was taken Feb 2011 by Alison WHEELER, the last photo taken of her before she died, and one of my favourites!m .11.1940 St Mark's,Remuera,Auckland sp-Wyvern Stroude WITHERS b 22.6.1914 Auckland d 31.12.1982 Auckland. Death certificate: Wyvern Stroud WITHERS, Insurance broker (Ex serviceman), of 18 Cathedral Place,Parnell, age 68,b 24.6.1914 Auckland; died 31.12.1982 at 18 Cathedral Place,Parnell; son of Edward Stroud WITHERS lawyer and Elizabeth nee WHITSON; married in Auckland at age 26 to Alice Laurette RUSSELL now aged 64, with M issue aged 41 39 & 36, cremated 4.1.1983 at Purewa; cause of death bronchial adenocarcinoma left lung 1 year, medical attendant DL RICHWHITE, funeral director LG RESNICK) He is Q525 10--Wyvern "Wynn" Stroude WITHERS" inthe NZ branch of our WITHERS tree at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withersnz/withersnz.html See there for photos of him with Laurette, his biography and descendants, and links to his DEACON DOBLE HOPKINS KING LIDDIARD NASH NEWTON PETTET QUELCH SLOPER STROUD TUBB WHITSON and WITHERS ancestors.[32254 1 6-Reginald Frank "Rex" RUSSELL (1895 Southwark, London or Whitstable d 1978 Auckland)]: m2 c1973 Auckland sp-Robina CREAGH nee LYTTLE 32254 2 6-Florence Alice RUSSELL b c5.1.1901 Sydenham, London d 1935 in child -birth. 1901-11 with parents.I think this is a photo of her aged c15. Held by Robin.Mum has a photo of "Aunt Florrie". 1925 a bridesmaid at the wedding of Cordelia Jane CLAY, 8(11)5 on the CLAY tree (see 32254 sp above), to George Edward ANDREWS Florence died giving birth to Joy - p20 of Ruth CLAY's book above. m 1926 London sp-Eric BLACKBOURNA wedding photo of Florrie and Eric, held by Robin.And another with George on left and unknown bridesmaid - held by Robin.The birth of an Eric Fred BLACKBOURN was registered in Newmarket, Cambs. in December 1901. The ref. is Vol. 3b, Page 504. - http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ via David BLACKBOURN (None in 1901 census. It seems unlikely to be one of these 4: 1901 census: Name Age Where Born,Administrative County,Civil Parish Occupation Eric Blackburn 2 Lanc Gorton Lancashire Gorton Eric Blackburn 4 Yorks Cleckheaton Bradford Bradford Eric Blackburn 6 Lancs Great Crosby Lancashire Great Crosby Eric Blackburn 8 Yorks Sheffield Lancaster Broughton ) 32254 21 7-Freda Alice "Joy" BLACKBOURN (31.5.1935 London?) May have lived in Greece. But in the 1958 will of  Frank, she was living at 33 Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent. This left her P300. 32254 3 6-George Harford RUSSELL b 22.06.1909 Bromley, Beckenham, Kent bp 01.08.1909 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Argyle Road, Whitstable, Kent d 20.02.1958 St. Marys Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex. His bp cert. gives his abode as 30 Chafinch Rd, Beckenham, Kent. When he died he was living at 111 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, working as a clerk for the Dental Estimates Board.George c2 with sister Florence. Held by Kit.A photo of George c14. Held by Robin.Here is an interesting shot of a baseball team: George or Rex? is 3rd from left in front row. Held by Robin. I hold a copy too.George c16, (wearing a school/college uniform?) He appears to be standing on a pier. Held by Robin.George c19. Held by Robin.George c45. Held by Robin.Robin has kindly sent me his d cert. He died of a bronchial carcinoma.He was severely injured in WW2 & died in the early postwar years.George's War repatriation: Xmas 1940 Quetta (Pakistan). Apl 1941 Iraq, Syria, Persia. May 1942 West'n Desert. Jun 1942 captured wounded in Libyia. Prisoner of war Italy. Repatriated Apl 1943 Minus right leg and sight of right eye. Addressed to Mr FH RUSSELL, Rivelin, 86 Harpenden Rd, St Albans, Herts. He was a Gunner in the Royal Artillery, and was in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley on 29.4.1944. Both documents held by Robin.Will sent me by Dave R by email earlier - CHECK. 1911 with parents.This photo of George RUSSELL has on the back 'July 1940' - held by Kit WITHERS.Headline: BLESMA pays last tribute to George. Held by Robin.c1948 living at 34 Watsons Walk, St Albans - next of kin list of 32251 Florence.George 2nd from left at a BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association) Remembrance Parade 11.11.1953. Eastbourne Gazette. Held by Robin.Robin has sent me this link giving info on his WW2 experiences: http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/supportcentre/conversation/1021155/?auth=KX2L99eXCPYEiKOwFivQQcdk%2BmscBWflzEiEHR3YFCkHvMUBXHnPxTc14JCfyqHyzLR0fqHT%2F3hwcgCmIi6dVw%3D%3D&source=351789 m 1st qtr 1944 St Albans, Hertfordshire sp-Edith Matilda COUTTS, aka Jean, b 6.10.1909 Kensington, London dau'r of Charles Henry. George's aunt, 51 Florence Amy RUSSELL, lived with them at 111 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, Sussex until her death in 1954. She left most of her estate to George and Edith. - DR. In Frank's will & on the photo he sent Rex, she is referred to as Jean living at the above address.Here is Edith in 1940 aged31 - thanks to Robin.Here is a photo of Edith with her new baby Robin.32254 31 7-Robin Harford RUSSELL b 24.11.1944 St. Albans, Hertfordshire bp St. Albans Cathedral, St. Albans. Left P150 in the 1961 will of 32254 Frank. At that time Robin lived at 111 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne,Sussex. 1st contact 24.3.2014 Tel. ++44 (0)1323 504622 17 Henfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RJ. robin"att"rhrussell.co.uk He has the Mate's Certificate of Competency of his grandfather Thomas HARFORD, No. 20638.Robin in uniform shaking hands with a dummy. His mother Edith is standing next to him. 'My uniform in the Dummy shot is 2nd Officer (2nd Mate) in the British Merchant Navy, I subsequently sailed on coastal tankers as 2nd Mate and Chief Mate before taking up a shore based position; all will be revealed when I finally get everything written up.'This photo of Robin with his mother Edith, & his children Eden, Sophie, Lee & Sheri was taken in 2009 3 weeks before she died in 2009.m1 21.10.1967 sp-Rosemary Anne HUGHES b 26.02.1948 [div. 16.12.1977] 32254 311 8-Sheri Louise RUSSELL b 06.02.1970 m 01.10.1994 sp-John Terry POWELL b 09.02.1969 32254 3111 9-Joshua (Josh) Terry POWELL b 13.09.1997 32254 3112 9-Georgia Ann POWELL b 28.09.2000 32254 312 8-Lee Harford RUSSELL b 01.01.1973 m1 c1995? sp-Simone BROWNE [div.] 32254 3121 9-Kieran Lee Harford RUSSELL b. 01.02.1997 [32254 312 8-Lee Harford RUSSELL b 01.01.1973] m2 15.05.2003 sp-Tracey BRYANT b 15.05.1973 32254 3122 9-Benjamin (Ben) Harford RUSSELL b 24.06.1999 32254 3123 9-Harrison (Harri) Harford RUSSELL b 08.03.2007 [32254 31 7-Robin Harford RUSSELL b 24.11.1944 St. Albans, Hertfordshire] m2 12.01.1978 sp-Tracey SUTCLIFFE b 10.10.1959 [div. 04.10.1993] d 25.10.2011 aged 52. 32254 313 8-Nicholas Julian RUSSELL b 10.04.1978 (aka Nicholai Julian RIDER) df sp-Claire FARRELL 32254 3131 9-Amber Vivienne Alexandra FARRELL b 10.07.2002 [32254 313 8-Nicholas Julian RUSSELL b 10.04.1978 (aka Nicholai Julian RIDER)] Fiancée: Heather Kirsty ASTON (nee WEAVER) b 25.03.1980 32254 3132 9-Dexter Brandon Haydn RIDER b. 04.01.2014 32254 314 8-Eden James Harford RUSSELL b. 19.04.1981 m 30.11.2013 sp-Nicole Louise PESCOTT b. 14.01.1991 32254 315 8-Sophie Verity RUSSELL b. 12.10.1982 m 09.07.2005 sp-Darren Anthony STRUDWICK b. 15.05.1979 32254 3151 9-Riley Anthony Harford STRUDWICK b. 17.12.2004 32254 3152 9-Brooke Louise Indianna STRUDWICK b. 07.10.2006 32254 3153 9-Chase Anthony Harford STRUDWICK b. 26.08.2009 32254 3154 9-Autumn-Bliss Louise STRUDWICK b. 19.09.2013 [32254 31 7-Robin Harford RUSSELL b 24.11.1944 St. Albans, Hertfordshire] m3 23.04.1994 sp-Valerie Christine THOMAS b. 21.11.1947This photo of Robin, his mother Edith, & Val was taken in 2009 3 weeks before she died in 2009.Robin: I noted on the attachment "Dad's War Repatriation" that my grandfather's address was 'Rivelin', 86 Harpenden Road, St. Albans c.1940s; which I note was the name of one of the family houses in NZ. I wonder if Rex mentioned it to his father at some point and my grandparents subsequently used it. So many coincidents arise and I noted that there was an Allenby Road/Ave in both UK and NZ. [322 3-John Sandford RUSSELL bp 10.1.1811 Whitchurch, Somerset d March Q 1876] m2 Mar Q 1868 Bristol vol 6a p121 sp-Mary BREWER b 1809 Bedminster, Bristol d Bedminster, Bristol. [There are 3 men but only 2 women on this page (the other being Elizabeth STURGE) ex Patsy pkoshea"att"xtra.co.nz 2005] Her 1st m was to James BREWER d 1867: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1038742/person/583364953 1871 census at Bedminster,Bristol; St Luke's ecclesiastical district, Schedule 271, Bright Bow, Masons Arms, East St, Bedminster,Bristol: John S? RUSSELL Head M 55? 1816 Carpenter & beer retailer b Somerset,Whitchurch Mary RUSSELL Wife M 62 1809 Carpenter & beer retailer assistant b Bristol, Bedminster 1879 Kelly's Bristol Directory lists him as a beer retailer at 88 Bright Bow, Bedminster Road. Masons Arms closed c1950. At one time East St had 56 pubs. Dave RUSSELL 29.3.09: Mary BREWER was the landlord (Beer Retailer) at the Mason Arms pub with her 1st husband James BREWER between 1848-1865. James died 1867 (death entry found) and Mary BREWER then took over until 1871 when she married John Sandeford RUSSELL who then became landlord (Beer Retailer) until his death. Here is a link to the Pub history: http://www.bristolslostpubs.com/page96.html It gives: MASONS' ARMS Brightbow (Bedminster Parade) 1794. William TELPHORD 1800. Joan POWELL 1806. Richard NORTHMORE 1847. H. BREWER 1848-65. James BREWER 1867-69. Mary BREWER 1871 to 1876. John RUSSELL 1877 to 1878. Charles DEWFALL 1879-80. Ann DEWFALL 1882. W. WALLIS 1883. Thomas BRYANT 1886-92. Maria WATTS 1896. Emma FRANCIS 1899-1901. Edward COLLINS 1904-06. William PORCH John probably knew Mary BREWER from drinking in the Mason Arms pub, and when Mary BREWER's husband James died in 1867 a relationship formed between them which led to marriage and John becoming a beer retailer. The history in & around Bedminster, Bristol during this period is fascinating and I have enclosed a word document that might bring alive why John moved there with his carpenter and building skills. As a child I remember artefacts laying around the house that have direct links with the Wills cigarette factory in Bedminster, which my grandfather must have got from John Sandeford and then passed down to my father. 323 3-William RUSSELL b 14.5.1812 bp 7.6.1818 Whitchurch, Somerset to Wm & Ann 1840: He was living in a house with yard rented from George HALL, husband of 316 Agnes COLSTON 1822 Whitchurch: see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html m1 sp-Elizabeth 1798 Portsmouth, Hants d by 1881 ?m 13.3.1834 Bedminster, Somerset I02622-8 sp-Eliza GREEN 1841 Whitchurch, Somerset: Martha WEBB 65 1776 Somerset Shop worker William RUSSELL 25 1816 Somerset Farmer 323 Elizabeth RUSSELL 35 1806 Somerset His m1 Previous entry same page: ID in colston.html above George HALL 60 1781 not Somerset Ind. Parents of 165-sp below Elizabeth HALL 60 1781 not Somerset George Wickham HALL 30 1811 Somerset 165-sp [m Agnes COLSTON 1822] Susanna HALL 30 1811 Somerset Sister of 165-sp Mary Day HALL 25 1816 Somerset Sister of 165-sp 1851? 1861 34 William St N, Islington St Mary, Middlesex: ID William RUSSELL Head M 48 1813 Whitchurch, Somerset Messenger, GPO 323 Elizabeth RUSSELL Wife M 63 1798 Portsmouth, Hants His m1 Mary Ann TAYLOR Niece 19 1842 Bedminster, Somerset Milliner 3251 1871? [323 3-William RUSSELL b 14.5.1812 bp 7.6.1818 Whitchurch, Somerset] m2 1861-81 sp-Ann b c1819 Romford, Essex ?William RUSSELL son of William m 5.12.1872 South Petherton, Somerset sp-Mary Ann DUNSTONE daur of John DUNSTONE IGI batch I02531-5. 1881 census Dwelling Squirrels Heath, Hornchurch, Essex: ID William RUSSELL Head M 69 1812 Whitchurch, Somerset Superannuate 323 Ann RUSSELL Wife 62 1819 Romford, Essex His m2 Maria SIMKINS Visitor U 66 1815 Romford, Essex Annuitant Sarah TAYLOR Visitor U 61 1820 Edmonton, Middlesex Lodging House Keeper 324 3-Frederick Wellington RUSSELL (presumably named after the Duke of Wellington - the British commander at the Battle of Waterloo) b 9.4.1814; bp 7.6.1818 St Nicholas', Whitchurch. m 9.3.1834 Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset IGI batch I04481-5 sp-Emily AKIN b 1820 Knockholt, Kent. d 1881-91 1841? 1851 Islington, London: Frederick RUSSELL Head M 31 1820 Whitchurch, Somerset Pohn man 324 Emily RUSSELL Wife M 31 1820 Knockholt, Kent m 324 Walter RUSSELL Son 6 1845 London City 3241 Thomas RUSSELL Son 11 1840 London City 3242 1861 Islington, London: CHECK last 2 lines! Frederick RUSSELL Head M 31 1820 Whitchurch, Somerset Railway porter 324 Emily RUSSELL Wife M 31 1820 Rochester, Kent Coffee shop keeper m-324 Walter RUSSELL Son U 16 1845 London City Errand boy 3241 Thomas RUSSELL Son 13 1848 London City Errand boy 3242 Emily RUSSELL Daur 11 1850 London City Of, Middlesex 3243 Agustus RUSSELL Son? 9 1852 London City Of, Middlesex 3244 1871 FIND 1881 census Dwelling Raynor Park Station, Merton, Surrey: My ID Fredk. RUSSELL Head M 66 1815 Whitchurch, Somerset Station Master 324 Emily RUSSELL Wife M 61 1820 Knockholt, Kent m 324 Emily RUSSELL Daur U 30 1851 London City Of, Middlesex 3243 Fredk. RUSSELL Grandson 7 1874 Battersea, Surrey Scholar 32431 1891 Battersea, London ex JH: Frederick RUSSELL Head W 77 1814 Whitchurch, Somerset No occupation 324 Emily RUSSELL Daur U 41 1850 City of London 3243 3241 4-Walter Frederick RUSSELL b 1845 City of London reg Mar Q West London 1851-61 with parents. 3.2.1859 Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette: he, aged 15, (.1.1850), father Frederick Wm RUSSELL, a native of Whitchurch near Bristol, Foreman, South Western Railway Co, 25s/week, 4 chn all dependent. Residence 8 St Georges Pl, Walworth Rd. 2 votes [This put him as No. 16 for election of apprentices. Only the top 10 were chosen.] ?m Dec Q 1867 Wandsworth sp-Eliza GRADDAGE or Eliza REEVE 1871 24 Branksome Rd, Brixton, Lambeth St Mary, Surrey: Walter F RUSSELL Head M 26 1845 City, London Messinger GPO Eliza RUSSELL Wife M 23 1848 Hampt'n, Midd'x 1881 73 St Albans Rd, Watford, Hertfordshire: Walter RUSSELL Head M 35 1846 Middsx City, Middlesex Oil & colourman 3241 Eliza RUSSELL Wife M 33 1848 Hampton, Midds'x Hwife Elizabeth RUSSELL Daur 8 1873 Brixton, Surrey Scholar 32411 Ethel RUSSELL Daur 5 1876 Ballarat, Australia Scholar 32412 1891? 32411 5-Elizabeth RUSSELL 1873 Brixton, Surrey 1881 with parents. 1891? 32412 5-Ethel RUSSELL 1876 Ballarat, Australia 1881 with parents. 1891? 3242 4-Thomas RUSSELL 1848/40 London 1851-61 with parents. 1871 - many poss's 3243 4-Emily RUSSELL 1851 London 1861, 1881 with parents. 1891 with father. 32431 5-Frederick RUSSELL? 1874 Battersea, Surrey 3244 4-Augustus RUSSELL 1852 London 1861 with parents. ?1891 131 Plough Rd, Battersea, London [see also 1901]: Augustus RUSSELL Head M 36 1855 Surrey Agent Alice RUSSELL Wife M 25 1866 Surrey Augustus RUSSELL Son S 5 1886 Surrey Leonard RUSSELL Son S 3 1888 Surrey Clara ADAMS Serv S 15 1876 Surrey Gen serv 325 3-Marie Ann RUSSELL b 28.10.1815 bp 7.6.1818 St Nicholas', Whitchurch m 7.5.1840 Whitchurch, by licence sp-John TAYLOR - a baker (witnesses 322 John and 326 Frances Elizabeth RUYSELL). After their marriage they lived at Knowle, Bedminster. They were apparently both deceased by March 1851, having had at least one child 3251 4-Mary Ann Russell TAYLOR b 1841 "Norvell"?, Somerset reg Jun Q Bedminster bp 6.6.1841. 1841 aged 6 weeks with her maternal (RUSSELL) grandparents 32 - the whereabouts of her parents is unknown. Orphaned by 1851 and living with her maternal grandmother 32-sp & 32(11) in Melksham. 1861 milliner with her uncle 323 William RUSSELL & his m2 Ann. It is not known what happened to Mary Anne. The 1881 census shows two unmarried women b c1841 - one born in Bristol (and working as a cook in Devon) and the other born at Mynehead (and working as a servant in Hampstead, London). 326 3-Frances Elizabeth RUSSELL b 14.1.1817; bp 7.6.1818 St Nicholas', Whitchurch. Not married by 1840 - she was a witness to the wedding of her elder sister 325. 327 3-Ann RUSSELL b 11.5.1818; bp with her elder brothers and sisters (except 321 George who had already been baptised) at St Nicholas', Whitchurch, in 1818. d 12.10.1906 - ancestry. 1851 12 High St, Bristol All Saints, Gloucestershire: Ann RUSSELL U 31 1820 Whitchurch, Somerset Housekeeper 328 3-Thomas RUSSELL b 27.11.1819 bp 25.12.1819 St Nicholas', Whitchurch 329 3-Eliza RUSSELL b 20.3.1821 bp 15.4.1821 St Nicholas', Whitchurch d 12.3.1906 FIND 32(10) 3-Rossina RUSSELL bp 28.7.1822 St Nicholas', Whitchurch aka Rozeylind RUSSEL b 30 Jun 1822 d 7 Mar 1909. 1841 with parents. m sp- CLARK. ?Rosina RUSSELL m Dec Q 1865 West London sp-Jacob CLARK On the night of the 1881 census she was visiting her nephew (James RUSSELL  above) at Barrow Gurney, where she was noted as Living off the income from houses. 32(11) 3-James RUSSELL b 21.3.1825 bp 17.4.1825 St Nicholas', Whitchurch d 10.7.1863 aged 38; buried with his parents at Whitchurch. At the time of death he was living at Highbridge. 1841 with parents. 1851 Beanacre, Melksham, Wiltshire: James RUSSELL Head U 25 1826 Whitechurch, Somerset GWR policeman 32(11) Susannah ABRAHAMS Serv W 50 1801 Melksham, Wilts Housekeepeter Mary Ann TAYLOR Neice U 9 1842 Norvel, Somerset Orphan 3251 William RUSSELL Nephew 3 1848 London Visitor, nephew 32x1 1861 Wells St Cuthbert In, Somerset: John BRIANT Head M 48 1813 St Georges, Soms't Porter Mary Ann Briant 56 Francis John Briant 15 Albert Briant 8 James RUSSELL Boarder U 33 1828 Whitchurch, Soms't Rail[wa]y police Jo Albt Lambert 12 By 1851 he had become a Policeman on the Great Western Railway, living in the hamlet of Beanacre, near Melksham in Wiltshire; also living with him was a housekeeper, his orphaned niece (3251 Mary Ann TAYLOR) and his nephew (William RUSSELL b c1848 London- WHO IS HE? NOT 3211 or 32(12)6). His mother was visiting friends in Whitchurch on the night of the census, but she probably also lived with James. 32(12) 3-Edwin RUSSELL bp 5.11.1826 St Nicholas', Whitchurch by the curate Rev J ASHE. 1841 with parents. 1851 with brother 322 John RUSSELL b 1814. A shipwright (1855), ship's carpenter (1871), unemployed (1881), an Engine Driver (1891) and Engineer (also 1891). It is understood that Edwin worked for Charles HILL & Sons, ship builders, at the Albion shipyard in Bristol. The family lived near St Michael's Hill for some years, as Edwin and Elizabeth were recorded as residents of nearby Old Park (1863), Church Lane (1871-1874), No. 2 Upper Church Lane (1875), No. 17 Trinity Street (near the Cathedral) (1881) and No. 27 Cumberland Street (near Stokes Croft), in the parish of St Pauls, Bristol (1891-96). Died before 1906. Shipwright, engine driver & engineer of Bristol - residing at Rufsel Street (Redcliffe), Old Park, Upper Church Lane (St Michael's Hill), Trinity Street (near the Cathedral), Cumberland Street (near Stokes Croft) & Richmond Street, Totterdown. For photos and history of Bristol Cathedral see www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk Edwin was probably born and raised on Reeve's Farm in Whitchurch, which his father occupied at the time. [Land Tax Returns 1825 onwards.] This farm had been owned by Edwin's relatives since 1802 and had been farmed, almost continually since then by his father and grandfather. Before that, from 1782 to 1802, his grandfather 3 had farmed Abbotts farm, also in Whitchurch. Edwin would no doubt have helped his father and brothers around the farm. However, when Edwin was about 14 years old, his father gave up the tenancy of Reeve's Farm and moved into a house known as 'RUSSELL's Cottage'. [From Electoral Register 1833-1849. SCRO ref Q/Rer Eastern. ] The 1840 Tithe Map shows that this house was located in Church Lane and had a garden and two orchards attached to it. It also included a carpenter's shop. Edwin was living here, with his parents as well as one of his sisters and two brothers, at the time of the 1841 census. No occupation was shown for any of the children, but their father was still recorded as a farmer. 'RUSSELL's Cottage' was almost certainly the same property which had belonged to Edwin's family since at least 1781. In that year the Land Tax Returns list a small property owned by a carpenter named William CHILTON (fr-in-law of 3 & 0 of 3.) Edwin's great-grandfather. [William CHILTON (1717-1788) 0 of 3. was Edwin's great-grandfather and lived at Whitchurch from 1759 until his death in 1788 - his marriage allegation and gravestone both referred to him as a carpenter. Thomas RUSSELL (1760-1817) was Edwin's paternal great-uncle who married Edwin's great-aunt (Mary CHILTON 2 of 3.). This great-uncle was recorded as a carpenter at Whitchurch between 1805 and 1807 in a Rent Book belonging to the SYMTH Estate (BRO ref AC/E39 page 23) and was also referred to as a carpenter in his will, dated 1817. In his will he left half his estate to Edwin's father. ] After William CHILTON's death in 1788 his widow, Mary, continued to live there, and when she died in 1809, it passed to her son-in-law, Thomas RUSSELL, who was also a carpenter. From 1812 the Land Tax Returns show the property as in the joint-ownership of Nathaniel 3 and Thomas RUSSELL (brothers [in law]). Thomas died in 1817 and from then on the property belonged to Nathaniel. However, Nathaniel was a farmer, not carpenter by trade, and he therefore let the property to tenants at a annual rent (in 1825) of P1 10s 0d. His tenant from 1822 until at least 1831 was a George SAUNDERS. Nathaniel continued to own the property until at least 1831, and when he died the following year, his will left all his estate to his son William (32 Edwin's father). Thus, although Edwin's father and grandfather had both been yeoman farmers at Whitchurch, several members of the family had been carpenters and this history of carpentry as a family trade, together with the CHILTON and RUSSELL family's ownership of the village carpentry shop, probably explains how Edwin came to be a shipwright, rather than a farmer. Despite the family's strong links with Whitchurch (where Edwin's father, grandfather and two great-grandfathers had served as Overseers of the Poor and Churchwardens for the parish), Edwin moved away from the village and obtained work in nearby Bristol. The city was probably familiar to Edwin even from his early childhood, since although he lived in the country, Whitchurch was only four miles from the city and he may well have accompanied his father or other relatives to market along the turnpike road. Carriages and wagons travelling between Bristol and Wells would also have been a familiar sight at the time, as Whitchurch was one of the villages through which the main turnpike road passed. The city of Bristol was still a major port at this time, and although its ship building industry had passed its heyday, it still stood at the forefront of Victorian shipbuilding technology. Edwin worked as a shipwright, and it is understood that he would walk from his home in Whitchurch to a shipyard in the centre of Bristol. [Recalled by Frank RUSSELL 32(12)6 7.] We do not know how frequently, or for how long, he kept this up, although by the time of his marriage in 1855, at the age of 27, he was recorded as a resident of St Michael's in Bristol. Edwin would live in the city for the rest of his life and the RUSSELL family would remain in Bristol down to the present day. Edwin was about 15 years old when Brunel's steamship, the SS Great Britain was launched. It is entirely possible that Edwin might, perhaps as a young apprentice, have been involved in the ship's construction. But even if not, it is still unlikely that he would have escaped the excitement that accompanied its launch. Around 1848 members of Edwin's family (his parents, as well as his brother James [32(11)], a nephew and a niece) moved to Melksham in Wiltshire. Edwin stayed behind in Whitchurch or Bristol, but must have been a regular visitor, because he ended up marrying a young woman from Melksham. Where Edwin was in 1851 is not know - but an Edwin RUSSELL, aged 27 bc1824 was living at Bath, St James (see census 1941 ED=01b, page 71). Where was he in 1851? m 9.4.1855 St Andrew's, Melksham sp-Elizabeth WITTS bp 2.9.1832 St Andrew's, Melksham, daughter of Thomas WITTS, a mason and inn keeper, and his wife Elizabeth nee NAISH). General Stores Shopkeeper (1901). At their m [GRO Ref 5a/173] the witnesses were Charles MILES, Mary WITTS and another person with the surname WITTS (first name unreadable). Edwin was described as a shipwright of St Michael's, Bristol, and Elizabeth was described as a resident of Melksham. Both bride and groom were literate. Within the family it used to be said that when she married, Elizabeth had `lost her WITTS' (according to Frank RUSSELL). Died before 1906. Most of their children were baptised in the church of St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the-Mount-Without (at the bottom of St Michael's Hill) in Bristol. Her parents were living at Beanacre, a hamlet north of Melksham, at the time of her baptism, but Elizabeth later lived with her parents at the Red Lion in Melksham (where she was recorded in 1851). Edwin and Elizabeth had 8 children, all of whom were (as far as we know) born in Bristol. 1st was -1 Ellen, known as `Nell' (born 6 January 1856 [Recalled by Frank RUSSELL]). Then -2 Mary Ann (bp St Mary Redcliffe 20 August 1857), -3 Albert Edward (bc 1858), -4 Frances Elizabeth (bc 1866), -5 Annie (bc 1869), -6 William (b 1871), -7 Maria known as `Rye' (bc 1873) and -8 Edwin (bc 1875). The last five children were bp St Michael the Archangel on the Mount Without (at the bottom of St Michael's Hill) in Bristol. For some reason Frances, Annie and William were baptised together on 12 February 1871, meaning that Frances was about five years old and Annie two. Their youngest child, Edwin, may have died as an infant since there is no record of him in the 1881 census. Edwin worked as a shipwright (ie a ship builder/ship's carpenter) for many years. In 1857 (at his daughetr's baptism) he was recorded as a shipwright of 5 RUFSELL Street, Redcliffe. In the 1871 census we was referred to as a ship's carpenter, although ten years later he seems to have fallen on hard times, being listed as unemployed in the 1881 census. By the time of the 1891 census Edwin was working as an Engine Driver, although seven months later (at the marriage of his son William) he described himself, a little more grandly, as an Engineer. His grandson, Frank RUSSELL, understood that Edwin worked for Charles Hill & Sons, ship builders at the Albion dockyard in Bristol. At some stage after 1857 the family moved from Redcliffe parish to the St Michael's Hill district, where they remained for some years, as Edwin and Elizabeth were recorded as residents of Old Park in 1863. The Rates Books for this period make no reference to Edwin RUSSELL, so probably he rented rooms in a house headed by someone else. From 1870 until (at least) 1878 Edwin and his family lived at No. 2 Upper Church Lane. [The Consolidated Rate Books for the parish of St Michael, September 1870-1878, at Bristol Records Office, confirm that Edwin lived in Upper Church Lane, his sons' baptism record records the house number, in 1875, as No.2. All the houses in Upper Church Lane have now been demolished - the site is now occupied by a car park and school play ground.] This time he was the main occupier of the property, as the Rates Books from 1869 list him as the tenant of someone name Pound, and the rateable value of the house was assessed as P8. In that year Edwin was required to pay a Consolidated Rate to the Bristol Corporation of 18/10d. In 1874 the freehold of his house was taken over by Mr J HALL, who remained Edwin's landlord until at least 1878. The Consolidated Rate Books describe Edwin's property as a house up until 1874, but from 1875 refer to it as a "house and shop". Between 1870 and 1878 he paid around P1 in rates each year, although the exact amount varied from year to year. 1861 34 Hope Square, Bedminster, Somerset: Edwin RUSSELL Head M 33 1828 Whitchurch, Somerset Ship's carpenter 32(12) Elizabeth RUSSELL Wife M 28 1833 Melksham, Wilts Ellen RUSSELL Daur 5 1856 Bristol Scholar 32(12)1 Emma J RUSSELL Daur 1 1860 Bristol Scholar 32(12)4 Richd GAMMON Lodger U 21 1840 Newport, Monmouth Lock and bright smith 1871 St Michaels Cottages, 2 Upper Church Lane, St Michael, Gloucestershire: Edward RUSSELL Head M 41 1830 Whitchurch, Somerset Ship carpenter 32(12) Elizabeth RUSSELL Wife M 38 1833 Melksham, Wilts Albert E RUSSELL Son 8 1863 Bristol Scholar 32(12)3 Francis E RUSSELL Daur 6 1865 Bristol Scholar 32(12)5 Annie RUSSELL Daur 2 1869 Bristol 32(12)6 William RUSSELL Son 4 mo 1870 Bristol 32(12)7 1881 census Dwelling 17 Trinity St., Bristol St Augustine, Gloucester: Edward RUSSELL Head M 53 1828 Whitchurch, Somerset Unemployed Ship carpenter Elizabeth RUSSELL Wife M 49 1832 Melksham, Wiltshire Albert E RUSSELL Son U 18 1863 Bristol Cloth cutter (Tailor) 32(12)3 Francis E RUSSELL Daur 15 1866 Bristol 32(12)5 Annie RUSSELL Daur 12 1869 Bristol Scholar 32(12)6 William RUSSELL Son 10 1871 Bristol Scholar 32(12)7 Maria RUSSELL Daur 8 1873 Bristol Scholar 32(12)8 William WESTON Boarder W 78 1803 Barrow, Somerset Retired Francis S WATE Lodger U 20 1861 Bristol Clothcutter (Tailor) By 1881 - whilst Edwin was unemployed - the family were living at No. 17 Trinity Street, close to Bristol Cathedral, in the parish of St Augustine. This was a large property, which was in multiple occupation at the time, and no doubt the rooms where fairly cheap to rent. To help make ends meet there was a lodger and a boarder living with the family at the time. 1891 27 Cumberland St, Bristol, St Paul, Gloucestershire: Edwin RUSSELL Head M 63 1828 Whichurch, Somt Engine driver 32(12) Elizth RUSSELL Wife M 58 1833 Melksham, Wilts Francis RUSSELL Daur S 25 1866 Bristol, Glos. Machine rule print 32(12)5 Annie RUSSELL Daur S 22 1869 Bristol, Glos. Book sewer 32(12)6 Wm RUSSELL Son S 21 1871 Bristol, Glos. School board clerk 32(12)7 Maria RUSSELL Daur S 18 1873 Bristol, Glos. Help at home 32(12)8 By 1891 Edwin had moved on and was living with is wife and four younger children at No. 27 Cumberland Street, in the parish of St Pauls, Bristol. [Cumberland Street ran between Brunswick Square and North Street. Half of Cumberland Street remains standing, and includes a number of mid-nineteenth brick-built terraced houses. The other half of the street has been demolished and stood on what is now the site of Avon House North.] He continued living there until around 1896 (being listed as the householder in street directories up to that date). 1901 81 Richmond St, Bristol, Gloucestershire: Edward RUSSELL Head M 74 1827 Whitchurch, Som Retired shipwright 32(12) Elizabeth RUSSELL Wife M 68 1833 Melksham, Wilts General stores shopkeeper Maria RUSSELL Daur S 27 1874 Bristol 32(12)8 By 1901 the couple had moved south of the river, to the Bristol suburb of Totterdown. Here, at No. 81 Richmond Street, the census shows Edwin and Eliabeth living with their daughter Maria -7. Edwin was recorded as a 74 year old `Retired Shipwright' and Elizabeth as 68 year old `General Stores Shopkeeper' (working at home on her own account). [RG13/2364 folio 42, p29] The 1902 Kelly's Street directory of Somerset, Gloucestershire & Bristol included the following entry: `Richmond street, Totterdown [From `St Michael's Hill and Cotham not so long ago' (1998)], RUSSELL Edwin, grocer'. There is still much work to be done to uncover more of Edwin's life, in particular to find him in the 1851 and 1861 census returns (NB he was not living at Whitchurch, and nor was he living in Church Lane in 1861, probably somewhere in Bristol like RUFSELL street, Redcliffe). 32(12)1 4-Ellen (known as Nell) RUSSELL. It is believed she was born on 6 January 1856. 1861 with parents. m sp- HISCOCKS and soon after emigrated to Canada, where they were attracted by the 'Gold Rush'. Her husband died in Canada, but Nell was joined out there by her sister Rye. The two ladies returned to the UK c1915. After a short stay in Bristol they both moved to Dauntsey, in Wiltshire, to live with their sister Annie. Nell (who was small with a thin face and very bossy) later returned to live at Myrtle Rd, Bristol, where she died on 30 October 1952. Her estate was valued at P775 for probate purposes - her will was proved at Winchester. She had no children. The 1851 census for Whitchurch has HISCOX b Pensford, Som. 32(12)2 4-Mary Ann RUSSELL bp St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol 20 August 1857. She may had died young as nothing else is known of her. 32(12)3 4-Albert Edward RUSSELL bc 1857-8 bp St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the -Mount-Without (at the bottom of St Michael's Hill) in Bristol on 23 August 1863. 1871 with parents. In 1881 he was living with his parents & employed as a cloth cutter in Bristol. He later moved to Dudley, where he eventually became the chief buyer and designer for a company manufacturing children's clothing. He later worked for Holloways at Stroud. Albert was very softly spoken. m Sep Q 1885 Bristol sp-Louisa LARK 1859 Lambeth, London d in WW2. 1891 8 Freemantle St, Bristol, The United Parishes of St James and St Paul, Gloucestershire: Albert RUSSELL Head M 29 1862 Bristol, Gloster Tailor's cutter 32(12)3 Louisa RUSSELL Wife M 32 1859 Lambeth, London Nelly RUSSELL Daur 5 1886 Bristol, Gloster Scholar 32(12)31 1901 Slad Rd, Uplands, Gloucestershire: Albert RUSSELL Head M 38 1863 Bristol Foreman, tailor's cutter 32(12)3 Louisa RUSSELL Wife M 40 1861 Westminster, Middx Ellen RUSSELL Daur S 15 1886 Bristol School teacher 32(12)31 Dorothy RUSSELL Daur S 1 1900 Stroud, Glos 32(12)32 1911 Uplands, Gloucestershire: Albert Edward RUSSELL Head M 48 1863 Bristol Clothier cutter 32(12)3 Louisa RUSSELL Wife M 52 1859 Lambeth, London Ellen RUSSELL Daur S 25 1886 Bristol, Glos School assistant 32(12)31 Dorothy RUSSELL Daur S 11 1900 Stroud, Glos School 32(12)32 Muriel RUSSELL Daur S 7 1904 Stroud, Glos School 32(12)33 32(12)31 5-Ellen RUSSELL 1886 Bristol 1901-11 with parents. ?Ellen Louisa RUSSELL b reg Jun Q 1886 Bristol ?Ellen L RUSSELL m Sep Q 1913 Stroud, Glos sp-Henry MOORE 32(12)32 5-Dorothy May RUSSELL 1900 Stroud, reg Jun Q Glos. 1901-11 with parents. ??Dorothy M RUSSELL m Jun Q 1932 Monmouth sp-Leslie WATKINS 32(12)33 5-Muriel Irene L RUSSELL Jun Q 1903 Stroud, Glos. 1911 with parents. m Sep Q 1931 Stroud, Glos. sp-Robert PATTISON ??32(12)34 5-Irenie RUSSELL ??32(12)35 5-Pam RUSSELL 32(12)4 4-Emma J RUSSELL 1860 Bristol. 1861 with parents. 32(12)5 4-Frances Elizabeth RUSSELL bc 1866 Bristol; bp St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the-Mount-Without (at the bottom of St Michael's Hill) in Bristol on 12 February 1871. She died of cancer aged about 32. 1871-91 with parents. In 1891 she was working as a Machine Ruler. She was never married and had no children. (Cf Frances Elizabeth RUSSELL m Jun Q 1894 Bristol sp-Henry KIRBY)? 32(12)6 4-Annie RUSSELL bc 1869 Bristol, bp St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the -Mount-Without in Bristol on 12 February 1871. 1871-91 with parents. In 1891 she was working as a Book sewer. She later lived at Dauntsey, Wilts, on the estate of an earl, where she worked as a cook. d 1943 Melksham. She never married and had no children. 32(12)7 4-William RUSSELL b Nov/Dec 1870 Bristol, probably at Upper Church Lane, behind St Michael's church at the foot of St Michael's Hill, where the family were living at the time. [His birth certificate has not been obtained. But it is known he was born in November/December 1870 because he was noted as being with his parents, 4 months old in 1871 census.] bp St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the Mount -Without Bristol 12 February 1871. [The church still stands close to the bottom of St Michael's hill, its correct name being `St Michael the Archangel on the Mount Without'. The word `Without' denoting that church stood outside the city walls. Some of the Georgian streets behind the church remain, although others have been demolished.] (Could be ex freebmd b regd Mar qtr 1871 at Bristol vol 6a p50.) 1881-91 with parents. Evidently William received a good education as a child. He became a clerk with Bristol School Board. The year 1891 was a busy one for William, for in addition to his job as a clerk with the School Board, he helped to compile the census of that year, as an `enumerator'. [The Enumerator for District No. 7 was required to sign the Enumeration Schedule, and this confirms that Enumerator was William RUSSELL, as his signature is the same as used at his marriage.] He was the enumerator for Enumeration District No. 7, in the civil parish of St Paul's, Bristol. His duties involved him in visiting more that 112 dwellings, and recording the details of all 670 people who were resident there on the night of the census, which included himself, his parents and four sisters. The schedule in which William recorded this information is preserved at the Public Records Office, and reveals that he was staying with his parents on the night of the census, at No. 27 Cumberland Street, Bristol. Sometime over the next seven months William moved out of the parental home, because by the time of his marriage he was living at 11 College Place, Bristol. William and his wife Dot spent their entire married lives at 10 Myrtle Road, Bristol. They had a lodger, Miss MANNING, who became a close friend to the family - it was through Miss MANNING that both Bill and Dot, and some of their children, became Roman Catholics (commencing from 1906). Around 1907 William became a part-time volunteer soldier with the 1st (City of Bristol) Volunteer Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. He was with the Battalion when they were reorganised, in 1908, to form a Territorial Force battalion - the 4th (or 6th) (Territorial) Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. The Battalion's HQ was at the Drill HALL in Queens Road. During the First World War, Bill served mainly in the reserve forces and was engaged mainly in Home Defence duties. By December 1916 Bill was away from home, serving as a Lance Corporal in the 6th Gloucester Reserve, which was later amalgamated into the 4th Reserve Battalion. In total he spent at least two years away from home, before he was invalided out - before the end of the war - and returned home for treatment at The Hydro, in Park Street, Bristol. Dot did her bit for the war effort, working in a munitions factory in Bath Road, Brislington. William retired around 1933, when he was aged 62, because of his deteriorating eyesight. Fortunately he had a full pension, having worked the full forty years. He died four years later at the age of 66, on 1 August 1937 at 10 Myrtle Road. Following a service at St Mary-on-the-Quay, William was buried in the MEEK family grave at Arnos Vale Cemetery (not Holy Souls), Bristol. [Wm's death was registered on 3 August by his widow who was present at the death. The cause of death was coronary thrombosis, myocardial degeneration and arterio sclerosis. F RUSSELL recalled that he died in the front bedroom. The undertakers were Wood & Co, and their bill, which came to P24/12/6, refers to St Mary-on-the-Quay and to Arnos Vale cemetery.] m 29.12.1891/93 St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol sp-Elizabeth Mary ("Dot") MEEK b 3.6.1868, No. 2 Upper Berkeley Place, Bristol, daughter of William Harding MEEK and his wife Emily ELI(S)SON nee TANNER). They were married by the vicar, the Rev Pitt EYKYN, following the reading of banns. [The church has been demolished, but stood on the site of the Swallow Hotel extension, at the bottom of Park Street.] The signatures of the bride and groom were both in neat copperplate style and there were four witnesses, which was unusual as there were normally only two. The witnesses were William Henry TOZER, Annie RUSSELL (William's older sister), Edith JENKINS (possibly Dot's twin sister) and Emma MEEK (Dot's aunt). Dot died 1952, Bristol. Milliner and during the First World War munitions worker. 9 children born between 1893 and 1911. Each of their children was born in Bristol. The elder children were baptised as Anglicans whilst the younger ones were baptised as Roman Catholics. She may have been one of twins. [This is not certain, but seems a possibility as the 1881 census showed an Edith MEEK, who like Dot, was aged 11 at the time, had been born in Clifton, and was living in Bristol at the time with relations. Also an Edith JENKINS was one of the witnesses at Dot's wedding.] At the time of her birth, her father was working as an Insurance Agent. [Her birth registered on 26 June 1868 by the father.] It seems that her mother died around 1877 and within a few years her father was to remarry. He therefore arranged for his daughter Dot to go and live her five maiden great-aunts (Hester, Louise, Elizabeth, Emma and Harriet Meek) at 5 Griffin Lane (later known as 22 Lower Park Row), in the parish of St Michael's, Bristol. This, it seems, was where the Meek family had been living since at least 1812. Dot was recorded there in the 1881 census (although her father was living at Bedminster with his new wife and their two young children, where he was working as Superintendent of the Fever Hospital in Bedminster, his new wife being the matron). It is understood that Dot at some stage Dot went to live with Mrs ROSEVEAR for a time, at Mary-le-Port Street. At the time of the 1891 census, and at the time of her marriage, in the same year, Dot was recorded living at 22 Lower Park Row (5 Griffin Lane) with her two surviving maiden aunts (Emma and Harriet), who were both dressmakers. However, Dot's occupation was recorded as milliner. Their first child Reg was born 1893. On 23 December 1892 two of Dot's aunts, Emma and Harriet, signed a contract to purchase a recently built double-bayed terraced property, known as 10 Bellfield Villas, in Myrtle Street, off the top of St Michael's Hill. As soon as the aunts moved in they also found room to accommodate their niece Dot, with her husband William and their child. The property would remain the home of Emma and Harriet for the rest of their lives. William and Dot would also live there for the rest of their lives and would bring up their nine children there. Their 2nd child Madeline was born 1894. In both 1891 and 1894 William was recorded as a clerk. They had another son Chris born 1896 [Date ex FR], and another, Julian (`Joe') born 1900. Around 1896 the Bristol School Board promoted William to the position of School Attendance Officer. This involved him checking the school attendance registers, dealing with truancy, collecting money from parents for their children's spectacles, and appearing as a witness at the Magistrate's Court when parents were prosecuted for their children's truancy.. In 1903 the School Board was abolished under the Education Act of 1902, and its responsibilities and staff, including William, were transferred to the Education Committee of the Bristol Corporation. [ex FR. It seems he was promoted to School Attendance officer around 1896, as in 1897 the Bristol & Clifton Directory refers to him as such for the first time. He was listed in the 1895 and 1896 directories but without an occupation given.] William (ex FR) had responsibility for Temple School in Victoria Street, Redcliffe School and Institute, and St Luke's School in Bedminster - his office was in the Guildhall, Broad Street, and William was well known to all the magistrates and court staff. Wright's Bristol Directory for 1906 lists William RUSSELL as the Attendance Officer for St Michael, Kingsdown and Redland schools. [p xxii.] Kelly's Directory for 1923 lists William as one of the eleven School Attendance Officers in `B' Division under the direction of Superintendent George MOULDER. Dot's aunt Harriet died around 1898, but aunt Emma continued to live with the family until she died on 28 July 1901. In her will she left all her real and personal estate, which included the freehold of 10 Myrtle Road, on trust to Dot for her lifetime and thereafter to Dot's children. This meant that William and Dot could continue to live at 10 Myrtle Road. Until 1901 the house had no gas supply because aunts Emma and Harriet were afraid of being blown up. One of the first things Dot did after Emma died, was to have gas installed. [ex FR.] However, Dot would not have electricity in the house because she was afraid of it. When Dot had the gas put in she had a dispute with the workman, he charged P20/-/- and half a penny, and Dot gave him P20 in cash, but he still asked for the ha'penny. She said she never wanted to see him again. [ex FR in `St Michael's Hill and Cotham not so long ago' published 1998 by Barry WILLIAMSON.] In 1903 Bill and Dot had Bess then in 1904 Stan'. [Date ex FR.] Then Francis in 1906. The Family's conversion to Roman Catholicism: Little did Dot and Bill realise that their decision to send their daughter Madeline to the local Roman Catholic convent school, would have far reaching consequences. The decision was based entirely on practical, rather than religious, reasons - the school had vacancies and was nearby. The headmistress was a Miss Catherine MANNING, and when Dot and Bill heard that she was looking for new accommodation they decided to offer her a room. Within a short time Miss MANNING had moved into 10 Myrtle Road as a lodger, and she would then remain with the RUSSELL family for the rest of her life, becoming a close friend almost one of the family. Dot had always been sympathetic towards the Catholics (a Catholic school had backed onto her home at Griffin Lane), but it was largely due to Miss MANNING's influence that Dot and Bill, and most of their children, became Roman Catholics. The family did not convert to Catholicism together, but gradually over number of years. William and Dot's daughter Madeline was the first to decide that she wanted to convert to Catholicism, which was perhaps not surprising as most of her school friends would have been Catholic. However, before she could be baptised as a Catholic, Miss MANNING persuaded Bill and Dot to have their six-week-old son (Francis) baptised as a Catholic at St Mary-on-the-Quay, even though Bill and Dot were not themselves members of the Catholic church at that date. Miss MANNING became his God mother. One month later Bill's daughter Madeline was also baptised at the same church (having already been given an Anglican baptism in 1894!). From 1907 Bill and Dot decided to send their sons (except Reg the eldest) to St Mary-on-the-Quay RC Boy's School. Chris joined the school in June 1907, followed by Joe in July 1908, Stan in July 1912, Frank in July 1913 and Wilf in July 1916. [Details from the School Admissions register (entry numbers 1731, 1792, 1922, 1960 and 2094) at BRO.] In June 1909 Bess was bp'd, aged six. In 1909, they had another boy named Wilfrid (no baptism found). [Birth date ex FR.] Their last child, Kathleen was born 1911 . Altogether at least four of Bill's (younger) children were baptised as Catholics, with Miss MANNING playing a prominent role in the children's religious upbringing. During the mid-1920s Bill and Dot finally decided to follow their younger children by converting to the Roman Catholic church. Bill became a member of the Knights of St Columba. In January 1928 Miss MANNING died, and it goes to show how close she felt to the family that her will named Dot as her Executor. William had an allotment at Coat Lane in Westbury-on-Trym, on which the family grew potatoes and cabbages. [ex FR in 1998.] William's sons -7 Frank and -3 Chris did much of the digging. Dot would earn a little extra money, from friends and acquaintances, by doing some millinery work, using the skills she had learnt as a girl. Sometime during the 1914-18 war (FR recalled that the back chimney at 10 Myrtle Road caught alight. The fire brigade were called from Redland and the fire was soon put out. However, William was prosecuted for this and fined half a crown. For once William had found himself on the wrong side of a court room, so to speak, and because of his work the magistrate's clerk knew exactly who he was. Around 1907 William became a part time volunteer soldier with the 1st (City of Bristol) Volunteer Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment (also known as the Bristol Rifles, Volunteer Rifles and the Green Jackets). He was with the Battalion when they were reorganised, in 1908, to form a Territorial Force battalion, of the Gloucestershire Regiment. The Battalion's HQ was at the Drill Hall in Queens Road (the Drill Hall stood on the site of the University tower until 1916). The RUSSELL family were greatly affected by the First World War: In March 1915 William decided to enlist in the army whilst Dot took a job in a munitions factory. Also two of their sons fought with the 48th Division in France and Italy, and another son was called up towards the end of the War: their son -1 Reg had joined the 1st South Midland Royal Engineers (part of the 48th Division) before the war. Despite its name this was a local unit. In 1916 Reg persuaded his brother -3 Chris to enlist, under the Derby scheme. Chris also served in the 48th Division. Both Reg and Chris fought with the 48th Division at the Battle of the Somme during the summer of 1916 and, presumably, they remained with their units to fight at the Third Battle of Ypres, from July to October 1917, before both brothers left France for Italy, probably in November 1917, where they remained until the end of the War. William and Dot's third son, Joe, also joined the army, being called up following his eighteenth birthday. He served with the 6th Gloucesters. [FR, speaking in 1998, said that Reg was in the South Midland Royal Engineers, part of the 48th Division and that Chris was in the same Division. It was Reg who persuaded Chris to enlist in 1916 under the Derby scheme, and both brothers served in the 48th Division, and fought at the Somme and in Italy. The additional material quoted here in connection with these units is taken from pp20-27 `Bristol and the Great War 1914-1919' by G F STONE and C WELLS (1920). These pages deal with the 1st and 2nd South Midland Royal Engineers.] On 31 March 1915 William enlisted in the army - this just happened to be the same day on which his son Reg disembarked for France. William signed the declaration and took the oath, at Bristol, and when he was medically examined on the same day, he was certified fit for service as a local guard in the Territorial Force. A few days later he was examined again and was found to be fitted for service at home which does not entail prolonged exertion or marching more than 10 miles. William was allocated to the 3rd Supernumerary Company of the 4th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. He served with this unit for a year and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 17 April 1915. Just a few months later he developed myalgia. On 29 April 1916 he was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps (No. 251), and on the same day reverted to the rank of Private at his own request. Over the next two years William was posted to a number of RDC units, ending up with No. 261 in London from 1 December 1917. Unfortunately his myalgia was getting worse and he was discharged from the army on 4 April 1918 as medically unfit. He was assessed as 30% disabled and had served 3 years and 5 days - all of it on home defence duties.. On his discharge William was described as 48 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His military character had been very good. He received a pension for a period of two years. [Some of William RUSSELL's army service records can be found at the Public Records Office (ref WO 364, 3rd Collation - the `unburnt collection').] His son (-7 Frank) recalled that at the beginning of the war his father was stationed at Penzance and St Just, Cornwall, on coastal defence duty, and later was stationed at Coventry. [FR, speaking in 1998, said that his father served with the 4th Gloucesters, or maybe the 6th. This is confirmed by a photograph of his father in military uniform, with the Gloucesters' cap badge and by other documentary evidence: In 1916 a Christmas Message from the Chairman of the Education Committee listed all the Department's employees who were `away on military service'. This list included the enrty :- `RUSSELL, W., Lance Corporal, 6th Gloucester Reserve'. After the war the Corporation of Bristol published a 1914-1918 Roll of Honour (BRO ref 40568) giving a `full list of Corporation employees who enrolled in H M Forces'. The section covering the Education Department refers to `RUSSELL, Wm., 4th Gloucesters, Private, (Period of service:) 3 years 0 months, (Theatre of service:) France'. The reference to service in France is an error.] In total he spent over three years away from home, before he was medically discharged, prior to the end of the war. He then returned home for treatment at The Hydro, in Park Street, Bristol, and although he received a reasonably generous pension to begin with, it was gradually reduced as he recovered his health. Once he was well enough William returned to his civilian job as a School Attendance Officer Dot also did her bit for the `war effort', by working for the Bristol Tramways Company at the Motor Constructional Works at Bath Road, Brislington. The company, were sub-contracted to the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and built fighter and training planes at the Constructional Works between 1915 and 1918. [FR recalled that his mother `worked at the Tramways Company's Constructional Works in Bath Road, Brislington, during the First World War'. He recalled that this was a munitions factory, as well as an aircraft factory. His mother worked a machine which produced parts for munitions on the night shift. The works stood on the site of the MFI and Great Mills superstores, and opened in 1912. In 1955 it became Bristol Commercial Vehicles.] However, her son Frank recalled that Dot was employed on other work, instead working a machine that made parts for shells. Dot mainly worked `nights', leaving her younger children in the care of her eldest daughter, Madeline. With her husband away from home and two of her sons on active service in the battlefields of Europe, life cannot have been easy for Dot at this time. The family owned a foot last but just after the War it was very difficult to get hold of leather. One of Bill and Dot's sons repaired all the family's shoes with old car tyres - he ripped them open and took out the canvas. Bill and Dot did not have their names placed on the Electoral Register for 1918, although two of their sons were registered as Military Voters. After Wm d 1937 Dot lived on for a further twenty years. In 1934 and again in 1947 Dot took out assurance policies with the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society, which paid out P12 and P4/10/- respectively following her death. [Information recorded on reverse of a copy of her Death Certificate.] She died at 10 Myrtle Road on 25 January 1952, aged 83. [Her death was registered on 25 January by her son Chris, who was present at the death. The cause of death was coronary thrombosis, arterio sclerosis and chronic bronchitis.] Following a service at St Mary's-on-the-Quay she was buried with her husband and aunts at Arnos Vale Cemetery. [The undertakers were Wood & Co, and their bill which came to P51/17/6, refers to St Mary-on-the-Quay and to Arnos Vale Cemetery.] In her will she left her estate to three of her children: Madeline, Chris and Wilf. Her death also meant that the Trust arrangement, which had been established under the will of her aunt Emma, could also be wound up. The value of Emma's estate amounted to P1,146, which included the freehold of 10 Myrtle Road worth P600, various stocks and the small sum of P1/10/- which was paid by the Ministry of Works as compensation for the loss of iron railings. All of William and Dot's nine (known) children were still living in 1952 and they each received an inheritance from Emma's estate of P120/9/3 each. Dot died at 10 Myrtle Road on 25 January 1952, aged 83. Following a service at St Mary-on-the-Quay she was buried with her husband and aunts at Arnos Vale Cemetery. School Attendance Officer for the Education Committee of the Corporation of Bristol. Served with the Gloucestershire Regiment (Bristol Rifles) and the Royal Defence Corps before and during the First World War. Converted to Roman Catholicism in the 1920s. Died 1937, Bristol, Bur Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol. 32(12)71 5-Reginald Edwin (Reg) RUSSELL MM b 20 February 1893. He joined the Territorial Army before 1914 and served with the Royal Engineers part of the 48th (South Midland) Division, during the First World War. [The 48th (South Midland) Division was a formation created at the establishment of the Territorial Force in 1908. It moved to France between 22 March and 1 April 1915, and served with distinction on the Western Front until 21 November 1917. The Division was then ordered to Italy on 21 November 1917, where it remained, taking part in actions on the Asiago Plateau. The 48th Division included the following units from the Corps of Royal Engineers: 474th Field Company (joined Aug 1914, left Dec 1914, rejoined May 1915, formerly the 1st (South Midland) Field Company), the 475th Field Company (joined Aug 1914, formerly the 2nd (South Midland) Field Coy), and the 477th Field Company (formed Sept 1914 but joined Division June 1915, formerly the 2/1st (South Midland) Field Coy).] He embarked for France on 31 March 1915, which suggests that his unit was probably the 475th Royal Engineers Field Company - formerly the 2nd (South Midland) Field Company. [His army service records were destroyed by enemy action in 1940. However, information about his army service has been obtained from the card index to the Medal Rolls at the PRO (W0 329/2586),the newspaper report in the Bristol Times & Mirror dated 20 September 1916,as well as the recollections of his brother Frank.] Reg fought at the Battle of the Somme during the summer of 1916 [FR said that Reg fought at the Battle of the Somme and later served in Italy, with the South Midland Royal Engineers as part of the 48th Division. He also said that his brother was awarded the Military Medal] and, presumably he remained with his unit to fight at the Third Battle of Ypres, from July to October 1917, before leaving France for Italy, probably in November 1917, where he is also known to have served. He was promoted to Sergeant by September 1916. He was demobbed on 18 March 1919. He was awarded three campaign medals: the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the 1915 Star.He was also awarded the Military Medal c September 1916.The Military Medal was awarded to Other Ranks for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit an award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Recipients of the medal, which was silver and featured the head of the monarch on the front, were allowed to list the letters 'MM' after their name. Awards of the medal were announced in the London Gazette (without an accompanying citation). News of his award and a photograph were also published in the Bristol Times & Mirror on 20 September 1916. Given its timing, Reg must have been awarded the medal for bravery displayed during the Battle of the Somme. Before and after the First World War he worked for LAVERS of Broad Street, Bristol, as a compositor (printer). He is remembered as being a little solemn, and became a non-conformist lay preacher. He died at Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff, on 1 March 1963. Letters of Administration were granted to his widow on 15 July 1963. [The Calendar of Grants of Probate & Letters of Admin (1963) states `RUSSELL, Reginald Edwin, of 9 Grand Avenue, Ely, Cardiff, died 1 March 1963 at Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff. Admin Llandarff 15 July to Gertrude Emma RUSSELL, widow. Effects P489 14s.] From 1972 (or earlier) until his death he lived at 9 Grand Avenue, Ely, Cardiff, and his widow continued living there until at least 1979. m sp-Gertrude Emma CUTHOYS They later moved to Cardiff. She died on 8 September 1987. They had two sons: 32(12)71 1 6-Ron RUSSELL. Born c1927, he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. He was a regular soldier. 32(12)71 2 6-Peter RUSSELL. Born 1930-34. He settled in London where he worked as a Civil Servant at the Treasury. 32(12)72 5-Harriet Isabella Madeline (Madeline) RUSSELL b 7 September 1894 and baptised at St Augustine-the-Less (CofE), exactly one month later. As a child her parents decided to send her to the local Roman Catholic convent school, for practical not religious reasons (it was close to home and had free places). Not surprisingly Madeline soon decided to convert to Catholicism and was baptised for a second time at St Mary's-on-the-Quay (RC) on 14 April 1906. She lived at No.10 Myrtle Road throughout her life and died at Southmead Hospital, on 14 February 1971. She was buried at Holy Souls Cemetery, Arnos Vale, Bristol, in Plot 15 (besides Miss MANNING - her former headmistress and friend of the family). She never married or had any children. 32(12)73 5-William Christopher (Chris) RUSSELL b August 1896 at Kingsdown, Bristol. Like his elder brother (Reg) he served in the 48th Division during the First World War, with the Gloucestershire Regiment. He was at the Battle of the Somme and later served in Italy. It was his brother Reg who persuaded Chris to join the army under the Lord Derby scheme in 1916. After leaving the army in 1918 we was unable to find regular work until about 1921. He was later a foreman with COX & STEPHENS at Cathedral Garage, Bristol. In 1952 he purchased the family home, at No. 10 Myrtle Road, with his brother Wilf for P600. He died on 19 June 1973 at home. He never married or had any children. 32(12)74 5-Julian Josiah (Joe) RUSSELL b 27 October 1900, Bristol and was baptised at St Augustine-the-Less (C of E) on 2 December 1900. In 1918 he was called up into the army and had to report to Church House, Tyndalls Park Road. He served at some stage with the 6th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (Territorials). He worked as a building labourer and also a storeman. He lived at 11 Remenham Drive, Westbury Park (1972) and later (by 1979 until his death) at No. 20 Wildcroft House, White Tree Road, Henleaze, Bristol. He died 7 July 1990 at Ham Green Hospital near Bristol and is buried at Holy Souls, Arnos Vale. m sp-Edith VIDDES b Bristol d by 1979. They had no children. 32(12)75 5-Elizabeth Pauline (Bess) RUSSELL b 5 January 1903 Bristol. A very weak baby, having to be carried around on a cushion, which might explain why she was not baptised (RC) until 1909. m sp-Albert Charles LAWRENCE (b 1898, Somerset). He was a foreman/warehouseman with BAC, they also ran a shop in Canon Street, Bedminster and later a greengrocers in Paul Street, Kingsdown. They later lived at Myrtle Road. Albert died on 21 February 1972 at Myrtle Road. Bess then moved to 38 Ash Road, Horfield (1973), and subsequently (by 1981) moved into Beechwood House, 38 Tyndals Park Road. She died at the Barham Nursing Home, Chesterfield Road, Bristol on 13 July 1982. In her will she left P200 to St Mary-on-the-Quay, and P200 to the Little Sisters of the Poor of Cotham Hill. They had no children. 32(12)76 5-Stanislaus (Stanley/Stan) RUSSELL. Born 7 March 1904. He worked as a furniture porter and was a good card player. He survived a serious brain operation (for a mastoid abscess) which at the time was a very new technique and which he was lucky to survive. d1970 [where?]. m sp-Kathleen WESTON (born around 1900, Bristol). Stan died on 6 January 1970 at home, 1 Penrith Gardens, Southmead, and his widow was found dead, on 27 November 1972, at the same address. They had no children.32(12)77 5-Francis ("Frank") RUSSELL b 30 January 1906.Referred to as FR above.c Details withheld pending permission. m 30.9.1933 St Mary-on-the-Quay (RC), Bristol sp-Winifred FRY (born at, 9 Morford Street, Bath, on 2 June 1910, the youngest child of John Walter FRY, a painter and later a milkman, and his wife Louisa (nee HAWKER)). Before her marriage Win worked as a Housemaid in Bath and Bristol. Frank worked in the painting, decorating and building trade throughout his life, for various local firms including Joseph COLEMAN & Son (in Dowry Square) from 1940 to 1954 (with a gap during the war), and then CHIVERS & THOMAS Ltd, of 4 & 19 Clifton Road, from 1960 to 1976, when he retired. Frank joined the Territorial Army in 1921, and served as a part-time soldier with the 4th (Territorial) Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, until 1925. During the Second World War he was a paid-warden in the Air Raid Police from 1941-1942, based at Sneyd Park,Bristol. In1942 he planned to return to the building trade but was called up for the RAF between 1942 and 1946. He was trained as a cook and was posted to various air stations in the UK before being posted to Lucknow in India. Frank was demobbed and returned home to Bristol in April 1946. Frank and Win lived at various addresses in Bristol: first at Park Place, then Belgrave Place and Cornwallis Crescent before moving into the Basement Flat at Charlton Mansions, Richmond Park Road, Clifton in 1937. They remained there until 1981, when Frank purchased the old family home at 10 Myrtle Road, for P12,000. Win (who never became a Roman Catholic) died, at home, on 30 June 1989, there followed a cremation at Canford Crematorium, Bristol. Frank continued to live at 10 Myrtle Road until he went to live with his granddaughter and her family in 1998. 32(12)77 1 6-Julian RUSSELL Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)77 2 6-Philip Adrian (known as "Adrian") RUSSELL Details withheld pending permission. m Cahir, Tipperary, Eire, in 1961 sp-Josephine "Jo" Christina PURTILL. Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)77 21 7-Susan RUSSELL m sp-Alexander STUART Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)77 22 7-Sandra RUSSELL b 21.10.1964 m Bristol, 1987 sp-Geoffrey David AUDCENT. They lived at 33 Chatsworth Road, Brislington, Bristol. 2004: Geoff.Audcent"att"defra.gsi.gov.uk 117 Mendip Road, Yatton, North Somerset, BS49 4EX, Tel (0)1934 838271. #Geoff is the source of this section - we are deeply indebted to his research! 1st contact 27.5.2004. They live "13 miles from Bristol and 30 from Taunton, where the records are kept. Whitchurch itself is a small village in North East Somerset, about 6 miles south of the centre of Bristol. Although the village itself retains its village character and comes under Bath & North East Somerset Council, most of the ancient parish is now within the City of Bristol and forms a rather drab 1960s suburb. See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/5970/ " His uncle david"att"audcent.com 2004 maintains an AUDCENT website at http://www.audcent.com/ From that site: "I was born at Weston-Super-Mare in 1962 and was brought up in Cheddar. After leaving school I read for a Combined Honours degree in History and Geography at the University of Birmingham (obtaining an Upper Second degree). I then joined the Civil Service, working across a range of functions carried out by the Departments of Transport and Environment, including early preparatory work for the Channel Tunnel, introduction of new computer systems, personnel, and land use planning. I currently work for the Government Office for the South West, based in Bristol and live halfway between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare."This photo of Geoff is also from that site32(12)77 221 8-Joseph Richard AUDCENT b 2 September 1989 Bristol. 32(12)77 222 8-Andrew Thomas AUDCENT b 16 October 1992 Bristol. 32(12)77 3 6-Ian Nicholas RUSSELL b Bristol October 1947. Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)77 4 6-Neil Andrew RUSSELL b Bristol October 1948. Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)78 5-Wilfrid ("Wilf") RUSSELL (no baptism found) b 4 November 1909 He worked as a plumber. In 1952 he purchased the family home, at No. 10 Mrytle Road, with his brother Chris. He died at the BRI (following a road accident in Redcliffe Way) on 26 October 1878. A requiem mass at St Mary on the Quay on 3 November was followed by a cremation at Canford Cemetery. He never married and had no children. 32(12)79 5-Kathleen Mary (Kathleen) RUSSELL b 14 November 1911, bp St Mary-on-the-Quay (RC) on 20 December 1911. After her husband's death, Kathleen went to live with her daughter at Knowle. She died 6 June 1996. m sp-Edward John ("Ted") IRVIN He served in the Royal Navy and later worked as a long distance lorry driver. (He was RC - funeral held at St Bonaventure's, Bishopstone followed by a cremation at Canford Cemetery). They lived at 7 Vernon Street Totterdown, Bristol (1972) and later at 25 Bourton Avenue, Patchway. d 17 April 1979. 2 children. 32(12)79 1 6-Anthony IRVIN b 1934. Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)79 2 6-Christine IRVIN m sp-Michael O'BRIEN Details withheld pending permission. 32(12)8 4-Maria (known as Rye) RUSSELL bc 1873 (freebmd b regd Mar qtr 1873 at Bristol vol 6a p49.) bp St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the-Mount-Without in Bristol 11 January 1874. 1881-1901 with parents. In 1891 she was still living at home, aged 18, with her parents and 3 elder siblings. The census return states that she helped at home. She was still living with her parents in 1901, and no doubt helped her mother to run her parent's grocery shop at 81 Richmond Street in Totterdown. She later emigrated to Canada to join her sister, before returning to the UK c1915. She had poor eyesight. She died c1943, having not married. 32(12)9 4-Edwin RUSSELL b regd Jun qtr 1875 Bristol bp 12.12.1875 St Michael-the-Archangel-on-the-Mount-Without (at the bottom of St Michael's Hill), Bristol. He probably died as an infant since there is no record of him in the 1881 census or thereafter. 32(13) 3-Albert/Alfred RUSSELL b 21.6.1829 bp 19.7.1829 St Nicholas', Whitchurch. 1841 with parents. 1851 Glass worker U 21 staying with his brother John 322. 27.7.1865 Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette p3: Alfred RUSSELL of Whitchurch fined 1s & costs for an assault on Richard YOUNG, landlord of the Black Lion, or in default .. 7 days. ?32(14) 3-Joseph RUSSELL listed in the 1840 Tithe Apportionment Award living next door to 321 George RUSSELL. 32x1 4-William RUSSELL 1848 London 1851 with uncle 32(11) James RUSSELL. 33 2-Anne RUSSELL b 1 September 1789; bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch 21 January 1790. d 29.8.1816; bur 4.9.1816 Whitchurch. Her grave is marked by a headstone which reads `Sacred to the memory of ANN, wife of GEORGE GANE of the City of Bristol, & daughter of NATHANIEL RUSSELL of this parifh Yeoman, who died 29th of August 1816 aged 27 years.' I found the grave 2007, 2 graves from that of her aunt Mary nee CHILTON, Mary's husband Thomas RUSSELL, & their son James (2 and 21 of 1.1 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/chilton/chilton.html) but I could only read the last 2 lines of the inscription. This cluster of RUSSELL graves is L of the church.This photo of her headstone is courtesy of JH 2005.m by licence and with the consent of her parents, on 26 October 1814 at St Nicholas', Whitchurch sp-George GANE of the parish of Christchurch in the city of Bristol. It is unusual for an inscription to refer to the father as well as husband - perhaps Nathaniel had taken the loss of his youngest daughter particularly hard and wished to be named on her memorial - or perhaps he paid for the gravestone. The Local Militia List for Bristol in 1809 shows George GANE, aged 26, with no children, living in Broad St, St Ewen Ward. His occupation was shown as Accomptant (ie an accountant) and he was noted as a Bristol Volunteer. However there was no reference to him in the poor rate books for St Ewen or Christchurch wards 1800-1826. ISSUE?? 4 1-Betty RUSSELL bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch, on 11 December 1757. The registers at Whitchurch record the burial of a Betty RUYSELL on 10 August 1759. This could have been William and Florence's youngest daughter, who would have been less than 3, or the dr of an Arthur & Rachel RUSSELL. 5 1-Hannah RUSSELL bp St Nicholas', Whitchurch on 3 February 1765 ??m 30 Apr 1792 Weston, Somerset sp-John ROACH ......................................................................... PRIMARY SOURCES USED SOMERSET COUNTY RECORDS OFFICE: 1) Bishop's Transcripts for Whitchurch 2) Land Tax Returns for Whitchurch 1766 - 1831 (SCRO ref Q/rel 21/16) 3) Estate Duty Copies of Wills, Administrations and Probates for Thomas RUFSELL (1817) [m 2 of 3.] and Nathaniel RUFSEL (1833)  (SCRO ref 118/321). 4) Electoral Registers for Whitchurch (Eastern Division of Somerset) 1832-1849 (Q/Rer Eastern); The 1885 Register of Electors (Parish of Winford); The 1897 Register of Electors (Somerset, Northern Division, various parishes); 1918 Absent Voters List (Weston-s-Mare Division, Parish of Dundry); 5) Marriage Allegations and Bonds for the marriages of William CHILTON to Mary WAIT (1759)(D/D/CM 1759 B), Anne RUFSELL to Hugh Wallington Saunders (1779)(D/D/CM 1779 B), Mary RUSSELL to George STOCKER (1802)( D/D/CM 1802 A (239)), William RUFSEL to Ann Sandeford 1808 (D/D/CM 1808A), and Anne RUSSELL to George GANE (1814) (D/D/CM 1814A (223)). 6) Legal papers relating to a dispute: Jas. COLSTON [31 m2] v Nathaniel RUSSELL  and his son William . (1810) (DD/SOG 1134)69. BRISTOL RECORDS OFFICE: 1) Parish Registers for the following parishes: a) Whitchurch (Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1752 to 1882) b) St Michael's the Archangel on the Mount Without Bristol (Baptisms) c) St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol (Baptisms, Marriages) d) St Mary-on-the-Quay (RC), Bristol (Baptisms) 2) Whitchurch Vestry Minute Book (ref P/WCh/V/1a) 3) Tithe Apportionment Award Schedule and Map for Whitchurch, 1840 (BRO ref 24537(1)) 4) SMYTH Family Estate Papers, including `A Survey of lands belonging to Sir Hugh SYMTH Bt, 1802' (BRO AC/E14 page 62), an Account Book for rents received (BRO AC/E39), A Survey of various manors including Whitchurch 1789 (BRO AC/E8), A Survey a various manors including Whitchurch 1792 (BRO AC/E10) 5) Auction Catalogue for the Sale of Land at Dundry & Whitchurch (Estate of Mr George RUSSELL , Deceased) 5 June 1930 (BRO ref 38261/27) 6) Admission Register for St Mary's-on-the-Quay (RC) Boys School 7) Roll of Honour of employees of the Bristol Corporation 1914-1918 (at BRO 40568) 8) Local Militia List 1809 Index (BRO Militia L3). WILTSHIRE COUNTY RECORDS OFFICE: Parish Registers for St Michael's, Melksham (Marriages) Monumental Inscriptions" Monumental inscriptions in the (C of E) churchyards at Whitchurch, Dundry, Queen Charlton, Somerset. Census Enumerator's Schedules: 1841: Whitchurch 1851: Whitchurch, Melksham 1861: Bristol (St Michael's) 1871: Whitchurch 1881: Bristol (St Augustine's), Barrow Gurney & other places 1891: Bristol (St Paul's) 1901: Census Bristol, Dundry & other places Collection of assorted family papers assembled by 32(12)77 Frank RUSSELL (now in possession of -1 Julian RUSSELL): 1) Short Birth Certificates for 32(12)78 Wilfrid RUSSELL (1909), and 32(12)73 William Christopher RUSSELL (1896), 2) Marriage Certificate for 32(12)78 William RUSSELL and Mary Elizabeth MEEK (1891) 3) Death Certificates for 32(12)7William RUSSELL (1937), sp-Mary Elizabeth RUSSELL (1952), -2 Harriet Isabella Madeline RUSSELL (1972), -3 William Christopher RUSSELL (1973), -5 sp-Albert Charles LAWRENCE (1972), -4 Julian Josiah RUSSELL (1990), -6 Stanley RUSSELL (1970), -5 Elizabeth Pauline LAWRENCE (1982), and -7 sp-Kathleen RUSSELL (1972) 4) Wills of 32(12)7- 5 Elizabeth Pauline LAWRENCE (1979),- 4 Julian Josiah RUSSELL (1979), -2 Harriet Isabella Madeline RUSSELL (1953), and -3 William Christopher RUSSELL (1972) OTHER: Kelly's Directories of Bristol, 1910, 1935. The Calendar of Grants of Probate & Letters of Admin (various years) The Bristol Times & Mirror, 20 September 1916 5) Grants of Probate re. 32(12)7- 3 William Christopher RUSSELL (1973) and -8 Wilfrid RUSSELL (1978), 6) Various papers concerned with the conveyance of 10 Myrtle Road to Messrs W [ 32(12)7-8] and WC RUSSELL [-3] in 1952 and to Mr F RUSSELL [-7?] in 1981, 7) Assorted invoices from monumental masons and funeral directors, 8) Newspaper cuttings relating to the deaths of 32(12)7-8 Wilfrid RUSSELL and -9 sp- Edward John (Ted) IRVIN. BIBLIOGRAPHY: `Bristol and the Great War 1914-1919', by G F STONE & C WELLS (1920) 'Studies on the History of Whitchurch' (1976) 'St Michael's Hill and Cotham Not So Long Ago', by Barry WILLIAMSON (1998) 'The History & Antiquities of Somerset' by John COLLINSON (1791) Kelly's Directories of Somerset and Bristol, various years. SOURCES - ADDED BY KIT: FGD (Eric) HARDSTAFF, 83 Statesman Square, Scarborough ON, Canada M1S 4H7 He is 3751 on our DERRICK tree http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/derrick/derrick.html JH: Jessie HILLIER Her email no longer works. Trying to get hold of her! Thank you for the photos of the gravestones of 33 AR at 1. & TR sp of 2 at 3. & the following 3 photos:Here is the Workhouse in WhitchurchWhitchurch House, WhitchurchToll house, Turnpike Road, WhitchurchUnited Reformed Church, WhitchurchPost Office, WhitchurchBlackacre, WhitchurchSt Nicholas from behind, WhitchurchBlack Lion, Whitchurch in 2001 ex GA?. In 2007 the White Hart Inn & Black Lion is renamed Toby Carvery.Jessie lived in what was called Home Ground opposite Blackacre by St Nicholas.PhotoAlbumcatch.JPG This is a photo of the album and its catch. Thanks to Robin.
2. Photos of unknowns in 1. RUSSELL of Whitchurch held by Robin H RUSSELL. 2.1 From John RUSSELL & Ann nee DERRICK's album held by Robin. 70 2.2 Some loose photos held by Robin. 71 2.1 From John RUSSELL & Ann nee DERRICK's album held by Robin. Dave guesses it as c1860.Album1.JPG The front page says Album Belgravia, one of the styles of Photo Album that you could purchase at that time.Album2.JPG This photo of a maybe is probably John & Ann's 1st child, 32251 Florence Amy RUSSELL b 9.3.1865.Album2Closeup.JPG A closeup of the last photo.Album3.JPG The next two people on Album3 and Album4 seem of differing ages so not sure if they are parents of the baby.Album4.JPGAlbum5.JPGAlbum6(was0652).JPG This is thought to be Ann and John RUSSELL. It is from p6 of their album.Album6Right.JPG An enlargement of that photo thought to be John RUSSELL b 1840.Held by Robin.Album6Left.JPG An enlargement of that photo thought to be Ann DERRICK. Held by Robin.Album7(was0653).JPGAlbum8.JPGAlbum8TopL.JPGAlbum8TopR.JPGAlbum8BotL.JPGAlbum9.JPGAlbum9TopL.JPGAlbum9TopR.JPGAlbum9BotL.JPGAlbum9BotR.JPGAlbum10.JPGAlbum11.JPGAlbum12.JPGAlbum12TopL.JPGAlbum12TopR.JPGAlbum12BotL.JPGAlbum12BotR.JPGIMG_0653.JPG c1860? From John & Ann nee DERRICK's album held by Robin.IMG_0659.JPG c1860? From John & Ann nee DERRICK's album held by Robin.IMG_0678.JPG c1860? From John & Ann nee DERRICK's album held by Robin.LooseinAlbum.JPGLooseinAlbumCloseup.JPGAlbum14.JPGAlbum15.JPGAlbum16.JPGAlbum17.JPGAlbum18.JPGAlbum19.JPGAlbum20.JPGAlbum20BotL.JPGAlbum20BotR.JPGAlbum20TopL.JPGAlbum20TopR.JPGAlbum21.JPGAlbum21BotL.JPGAlbum21BotR.JPGAlbum21TopL.JPGAlbum21TopR.JPGAlbum22.JPGAlbum22cropped.JPGAlbum23.JPGAlbum24.JPGAlbum25.JPGAlbum26.JPGAlbum27.JPGAlbum28.JPGAlbum29.JPGAlbum29BotL.JPGAlbum29BotR.JPGAlbum29TopL.JPGAlbum29TopR.JPGAlbum30.JPGAlbum30L.JPGAlbum31.JPGAlbum31L.JPGAlbum31R.JPGAlbum32.JPGAlbum32BotL.JPGAlbum32BotR.JPGAlbum32TopL.JPGAlbum32TopR.JPGAlbum33.JPGAlbum33BotL.JPGAlbum33BotR.JPGAlbum33TopL.JPGAlbum33TopR.JPGAlbum36.JPGAlbum37.JPGAlbum39.JPGAlbum.JPG2.2 Some loose photos held by Robin. Robin, which album are the next 4 from? Maybe give us a cover or inscription to help ID it.Unknown14(CloseUp).jpg Held by Robin.Unknown14.jpg Held by Robin.Unknown14(Reverse).jpg Held by Robin.Unknown Possibly his Mums Family. Held by Robin.3. CHILTON of Whitchurch, Somerset - by GD AUDCENT
5.7.07 I moved this to 1. of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/chilton/chilton.htmlI also moved WAIT of Norton Malreward, Som. (re sp of 1 of 3.) there.4. SANDEFORD/SANDFORD/SANFORD clues (re sp of 32 of 1.)
* http://www.british-history.ac.uk leads to eg . Somerset > North Petherton Hundred> Wembdon > its hamlet of .909! Somerset > Horethorne Hundred > Sandford Orcas .1606 servant to Lord Penbrook, Parliament .1667 London Francis SANDFORD Gentleman, and Richard Bodily Gentleman, be, and are hereby, required to attend the House of Peers on Monday next,... .1693 London Middlesex, St Mary Whitechapel, Montague Street SANDFORD, Stephen; City of Westminster, St Martin in the Fields, Drury Lane Ward, Drury Lane SANDFORD, Grace; City of London, Tower Ward, Seething Lane Precinct, Black Dog Court SANDFORD, Nicholas Stock value 200P; ... .1701 Devon/Parliament Upon reading the Petition of John SANDFORD Esquire; shewing, "That he is Tenant to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Exeter, for the Manor of Culmstock in Devon; that he hath Power to grant Estates, by Copy of Court Roll, for One or Two Lives jointly in Possession, and One Life in Reversion, subject to the Custom of Widows Estates; which Estates are subject to many Inconveniencies; ... .1716 Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn,London. Mary SANDFORD theft The Proceedings of the Old Bailey http://www.oldbaileyonline.org .1738 Gloucestershire > Whitstone > Leonard Stanley manor bought in 1738 by Robert SANDFORD of the Priory. .1791 London? T SANDFORD apptd Watchman .1795 Portsea,Hants: PCRO CHU3/1D/8 St Mary's Portesa no 202 Thomas SANDFORD,bachelor & Peggy PARKINS,spinster,both pf this parish were married in this church by banns 01st September 1795 signed bu Thomas SANDFORD & x the mark of Peggy PARKINS,in the presence of John H S PEARSON & Richd GUDGE ex ENG-HAM-PORTSMOUTH-GOSPORT .1795 Portsea,Hants: PCRO CHU3/1A/11 St Mary's Portsea bp Oct 2 1796 John son of Thomas & Reba STANFORD ex ENG-HAM-PORTSMOUTH-GOSPORT .1817 London; Bassishaw Ward - Commercial directory ex: Johnstone's London Commercial Guide and Street Directory, 1817: 55 Aldermanbury St, James SANDFORD wrhsemn .1817 Portsea,Hants: Rebecca SANDFORD m 14.9.1817 St Marys Portsea Thomas BEVES ex ENG-HAM-PORTSMOUTH-GOSPORT .1830 Lord Mount SANDFORD's Estate Bill. The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Devisees under the last Will and Testament of the Right honourable Henry Lord Mount SANDFORD, deceased, to make Leases of the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, lately in the possession of the said Henry Lord Mount SANDFORD, and devised by his said Will; and also, to enable the said Devisees to execute a Conveyance to the Rector of Kilkevan of a certain Piece of Ground situate in the Parish of Kilkevan, and County of Roscommon; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House .1831 Essex > Lexden Hundred > Wivenhoe William SANDFORD, by will proved 1831, left 50s. a year charged on a farm at Fingringhoe to buy bread for 10 poor communicants. (Footnote 19) His brother, Benjamin SANDFORD, by his will proved 1840, left 50s. yearly, ... .1886-80 Adelaide (South Australia) App. 29 Oct 1886. Chairman: Duke of Cambridge; Secretary: Sir Herbert Bruce SANDFORD. Rep. 1888, C.5440, xxiv. .1886 Sir Francis Richard SANDFORD voted on Elementary Education Acts . Middlesex P.R.O., RG 31/3, nos. 793, 959, i.e. at SANDFORD's brewho. *1660 ex St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol? recorded 2007: 0 SANDFORD m Ann 1660 d 30.5.1741 at 81 1 Ann 1690 d 1741 at 52 m CHALLONER 2 Rev Richard SANDFORD AM 1695 d 6.8.1721 at 26 ?m Elizabeth 1700 d 1728 at 28 *1676 ny_rose1"att"yahoo.com 2002 noted the following for sale on eBAY: SANDFORD genealogy on Robert SANDFORD (deceased 1676 [US or UK?]) and his wife Ann ADAMS SANDFORD with some of their descendants. This is a reproduction of the original 85 page book presented on cd-rom in pdf file format. *1750-1805 London Batch C042152 1742-1812 gives these 5 families 0 George 1 Margaret SANDFORD bp 28 OCT 1750 Saint John, Hackney, London 2 Mary SANDFORD bp 06 MAY 1753 Saint John, Hackney, London 3 Sarah SANDFORD bp 27 JAN 1757 Saint John, Hackney, London 0 William 1 Sarah SANFORD bp 14 JUN 1780 Saint John, Hackney, London 0 John 1 Ann SANFORD bp 27 OCT 1782 Saint John, Hackney, London # possibly the one who m 32 of 1. 0 William 1 Mary Ann SANFORD bp 08 AUG 1792 Saint John, Hackney, London d 11 AUG 1797 2 Elizabeth SANFORD bp 17 SEP 1794 Saint John, Hackney, London 3 William SANFORD bp 16 OCT 1795 Saint John, Hackney, London 4 Elizabeth SANFORD bp 15 NOV 1797 Saint John, Hackney, London 5 James SANFORD bp 08 SEP 1802 Saint John, Hackney, London 6 Edmund SANDFORD bp 13 OCT 1803 Saint John, Hackney, London 7 Eliza SANDFORD bp 10 OCT 1805 Saint John, Hackney, London 0 Thomas 1 William SANFORD bp 14 FEB 1796 Saint John, Hackney, London *1810 Hampshire Sarah GOODYEAR familytree"att"shaw.ca 2002: 0 John SANDFORD bricklayer bp Mar 1 1810 St John's Portsea son of John & Elizabeth SANDFORD m 16 Aug 1829 Saint Marys, Portsea sp-Ann MARTIN bp 25.12.1805 St Marys Portsea dr of Henry & Sarah MARTIN (Linda and Tony Knightroots"att"aol.com 2002 listowners give: CHU3/1B/ page 72 entry 215 John SANDFORD of this parish,batchelor, and Ann MARTIN, of this parish,spinster,after banns 16 Aug 1829 in the presence of Harriet LAMBERT and John LAMPARD) 1 Sarah Ann SANDFORD bc 1833 Portsea m sp-William Charles READ bc 1820 Landport Portsea 2 Elizabeth SANDFORD bp 1850 * 1881 Scotland: only 2 families for Wigtonshire: at Glasserton and Wishaw: contact kellyadunbar"att"aol.com 2002. * 1901 census gave 5 in different households: (CHECK if this is only Bristol>64) Name Age Where Born,Administrative County,Civil Parish Occupation Ellen SANDFORD 60 1841 Somerset ...Parish Bristol, Bristol id 3959920 Margaret SANDFORD 62 1839 Somerset Bridgwater, Cheshire, Chester Headmistress Of The Queens School id 23659901 George SANDFORD 64 1837 Gloucestershire, Gloucester City Bristol, Bristol Brick Layres Labourer id 4016703 George SANDFORD 73 1828 Stoke S Gregory Som,Somerset,Stoke St Gregory Farm Labourer Rebecca SANDFORD 92 1809 Somerset Brestol, London, Lambeth id 1492018 *c1901 ex theresa_m_watson"att"msn.com 2005: 0 Henry SANDFORD from Berkshire. 1 Anne SANDFORD (later m GUNTER) 11 Alfred William SANDFORD - no fr on b cert Great Grandfather m Mary BURNS of Plymouth5. SURNAMES AND THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE (out of date)
BAWLER 1840 Bristol m John Sandford RUSSELL, ID 322 at 1. See 11.1. BLACKBOURN 322543 of 2. London? 1920's CAMBRIDGE M 0 of 1. CHILTON m 3 of 1.; 3. CLARK 32(10) COLSTON 31 of 1. HALL m 316 c1847 HARFORD 14 of 2. Whitstable, Kent 1870 HISCOCKS 32(12)1 bc 1876 no chn IRVIN m 32(12)79 c1931 LAWRENCE m 32(12)75 c1923 no chn O'BRIEN m 32(12)792 c1958 RUSSELL 0 of 2. Bristol 1840 SANDFORD 0 of 2. Bristol 1840 SAUNDERS m c1779 2 of 1. STOCKER m 31 TAYLOR 325 m 1840 WAIT m Wm CHILTON WITHERS 3225411 of 2. Auckland 1914 MAIDEN NAMES ABBOTTS & ADAMS Whitchurch 32 1826 BAGRIDGE 32 BALLS Whitchurch 32 in 1826 CHARD? 321 of 1. COOKSLEY 3218of 1. DERRICK 5 of 2. Southwark or London 1840 HALL 322541 of 2. Auckland 1897 MEEK m 32(12)7 PURTILL m 32(12)77 2 WESTON m 32(12)76 of 1. c1925 WITTS m 32(12) of 1. WOOLVEN m 3217of 1. UNRELATED: GWYNN & BENNETT 3161 Bristol 1921 JONES REEVE & ROOMS 32 in 1826 STEPHENS solicitor in Bristol
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INDEX OF PLACE NAMES*** CANADA 32(12)1 *** ENGLAND ** GLOUCESTER Bristol - Bedminster (188 ha) 322 of a. 1840; Metz Villa 316 in 1881 - 1 Northcote Road, Clifton 3219 in 1881 - Totterdown 3161 4 c1888 - 32(12): Old Park (1863), Church Lane (1871-1874), No. 2 Upper Church Lane (1875), No. 17 Trinity Street (near the Cathedral) (1881) and No. 27 Cumberland Street (near Stokes Croft), in the parish of St Pauls, Bristol (1891-96). at Rufsel Street (Redcliffe), Old Park, Upper Church Lane (St Michael's Hill), Trinity Street (near the Cathedral), Cumberland Street (near Stokes Croft); the Guildhall, Broad St; grocery shop at 81 Richmond St, Totterdown -32(12)1 32(12)710 Myrtle Rd [10 Bellfield Villas, Myrtle St]; an allotment at Coat Lane in Westbury-on-Trym; Dot worked at Tramways Company at the Motor Constructional Works at Bath Road, Brislington - In 1955 it became Bristol Commercial Vehicles. - Holy Souls Cemetery, Arnos Vale 32(12)74 etc -32(12)74 at 11 Remenham Drive, Westbury Park (1972) & in 1979 at No. 20 Wildcroft House, White Tree Road, Henleaze -32(12)75 Canon St,Bedminster; a greengrocers in Paul Street, Kingsdown -32(12)79 at 7 Vernon Street Totterdown, Bristol (1972) and later at 25 Bourton Avenue, Patchway Dudley 32(12)3 Knowle in Bedminster 3166 in 1882, 325 c1840 Stroud 32(12)3 Upper Knowle in Bedminster 316 in 1885 ** HAMPSHIRE Portsea 3212 in 1881 at 22 Commons St Portsmouth 3213? in 1881 ** KENT Herne Bay, E Kent 32254 Whitstable, Kent 32254 of 2. 1870 ** LONDON - see also SURREY Beckenham 32254 of 2. 1920-1933 Bermondsey in S London 5 of 2. 1864, 464 of 2. 1881 For some info on it today try http://www.knowhere.co.uk/4765_heroes.html (There is an entry at http://www.curiousfox.com John RUSSELL b Bermondsey c 1809 m Sarah WINDLE. Daughter Sarah born in 1845 in St Pancras.) Bishopsgate 464 of 2. 1881 Forest Hill 32254 of 2. 1894 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** SOMERSET Ashton Court [in Whitchurch?] home of landowner Sir Jn Hugh SMITY/SYMTH 1789-1802 & Sir Hugh SMYTH 1802- Barrow Guerney 1880-97 3218+ Bruton parish 3 1785 Cheddar sp of 321, sp of 32(12)77 22 http://www.cheddarsomerset.co.uk/ Dundry 3217had land there c1885; 1891 he had a farm there between Hathell and Upton Farms; 1895 he bt 7 acres at Littleton; 1901 living at Court Farm. 1901 3218at Hill Farm. ?Keynesham 2 c1779 Norton Malreward, near Whitchurch -see Mary WAIT mr of Betty CHILTON, m 3 at 1. No RUSSELL or CHILTON entries have been found in the marriage registers (1755-1801, 1816-35) or general register (1721-1814) at Norton Marleward. 1851 population 113 Norvell? 3251 c1841 Queen Charlton 1756 See 1.2-1.3 ............................................. WHITCHURCH -by GA: During the 1750's a small agricultural community straddling the main road between Bristol and Wells, and it is most likely that William was a farmer. He certainly of sufficient standing in the local community to play an active part in parish affairs, and must therefore have owned or tenanted sufficient property to pay the parish rates. It can be safely assumed that he was a tenant rather than a land-owning farmer because he was not listed amongst the freehold owners in the Land tax returns for 1766 or 1767 [at SCRO ref Q/rel 21/16]. The parish was the principle unit of local government at this date, and important decisions were taken at parish meetings known as vestry meetings. Members of the Vestry were the more substantial residents of the parish and their responsibilities were wider than modern-day parish councils (eg, including the setting and collection of rates, maintenance of the parish church and care of the poor and sick). The Vestry delegated day-to-day decisions to a Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, who were both annually elected. These positions were unpaid and could be quite onerous, but were often regarded as a local honour. Many records survive which record the patterns of the land ownership and occupation in Whitchurch during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, such as the land tax returns, the electoral registers, and various surveys of the SYMTH estate (the SYMTH family lived at Ashton Court near Long Ashton, but only a large amount of land in Whitchurch). The RUSSELL (and CHILTON) families figure in all these records between 1766 and 1848/9, and it is therefore important to understand the patterns of land occupation and the way fields, tenements and farms were named. The Land Tax returns show that there were about a dozen land owning families in Whitchurch during the late Eighteenth Century, some of whom could be described as minor gentry and who occupied their own land (such as the LANSDOWN, STOCKER and COLSTON families) whilst others (such as the GORE-LANGTONS and SYMTHS) were aristocratic absentee landlords who let their lands to tenant farmers. The RUSSELLs would have mixed with the LANSDOWN, STOCKER and COLSTON families on a frequent basis, and indeed they married into the STOCKER and COLSTON families. Land holdings were often leased to tenant farmers and divided up into tenements for this purpose. Tenements could constitute an entire 'farm' or just individual fields, or portions of a former farm tenement. Each farm or tenement was individually named, sometimes on based on the characteristics of the field concerned (eg Claylands, Long Mead, Tyning-next-Saltwell) and sometimes based in the name of the previous occupier. Thus, the land belonging to Francis ADAMS Esq and known as "Lyons Court and Giffards" in the tax returns up to 1782 changed its name from 1783 when ownership passed to Sir John SYMTH Bt. From then on it was known as "Late ADAMS'. Another example was "Late ABBOTS" - Joseph ABBOTT was recorded as the occupier of Hassells Farm and Willsons Farm in a survey of the Manor of Whitchurch, carried out for Sir John SYMTH in 1730. Other probable examples included "Late Townsends", "Late Harris's", "Late Rooms", and possibly "Reeves's". Some name's disappeared over time, whilst others continued and became the formal names of particular farms, such as Abbots Farm and Reeve's Farm. The Land Tax returns show that there was relatively little change in land ownership and occupation from one year to the next, and that the amount of tax assessed on individual tenements often remained the same over many decades, which is especially helpful in identifying the ownership of land over time (even when a tenement's name is used inconsistently). 322357 in 1850, 322363 1860, 32237 1851, 322372 1859, 322373 1861, "Whitchurch the Village is situated on the outskirts of Bristol on the A37, it used to be classed as Somerset, then Avon now Bath & North East Somerset... most births & marriages etc, would be shown as Keynsham" - Jessie HILLIER TOMMIN"att"blueyonder.co.uk 2005 BOUNCED 2012 to ENG-SOM list 1750+ St Nicholas parish church 1792 Upper and Lower How Mead, Inner and Outer Court Perry, Great and Little Paddock, Over Long mead, Clay land, Upper and Lower Marsh. 3 1781 'RUSSELL's Cottage' owned by Wm CHILTON 0 of 3. 1788-1809 home of his widow Mary. 1809-1817 owned by their 2 sons-in-law (Th RUSSELL sp of 2 of 3. & 3 of 1.); 1817-1833 owned by 3; 1833-40 home of 32; 1840 owned by 32: a house with carpenter's shop, a garden and two orchards on the northern side of Church Lane (opposite the church) - this must have been 'RUSSELL's Cottage'. 1781 Abbots & Hazel field 1781-2 Lyons Court & Giffards field 3 1782-1802 Abbotts Farm 3 1783-1802 Adams field 3 1784 Black Lion Inn - where vestry met including 3 1786 Black Rock 3 1793-1802 Mearmeads field; 3 These were near the present-day A37 Saltwell viaduct; & S of Whitchurch where the A37 crosses the old rail line ? Yellow Land field S of Whitchurch between the turnpike road to Wells (now A37) & the lane to Queen Charlton population 1801 362; 1851 428 & 78 buildings in use; 1901 322544; c1802 "Rooms", "Balls", "Mears", (part of) "Claylands", and "part of ADAMS". 3; 32 in 1826 1802-13 Field Tyning (part of Whitchurch Farm) in 1802 and 1803. 3 1807 Slape within the parish of Whitchurch, plus an adjoining garden and a withy-bed (amounting to some 5 acres) 3, 31, 32 1826-40 "Reeve's Farm" 3 & 31 1802-22; 32 1851 31 in White Cross (Was this Whitecross Av?) 1809-20 vestry meetings for 3 & 32; 1861-1871 313 & 3214: the White Hart Inn at Whitchurch (on the site of the present day Black Lion public house) 1851 census mentions White Cross House and Whitchurch Green on the east side of the Turnpike road and Bridge Farm, Whitchurch Farm, Tilers Cottage, Filwood Farm, Yet Tree, Brick Yard Cottage, Old Parsonage House and Lyons Court Farm on the west side of the Turnpike road... The window tax was still in force starting at houses with 8 or more windows. ... Farms include Name of Farm Name of Farmer Acreage Number of labourers My ID George W. HALL 63 1 m 316 Whitchurch Green Thomas VOWELS 162 3 White Cross Edward COLSTON 200 3 How related to m2 of 31? James B. COLSTON ? ? m 313 Bridge Farm Susannah WAIT (Widow) 110 3 She is W of 0 at *1768 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/wait/wait.html John DERRICK 118 1 3 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/derrick.html -see 5 of 2. William CARPENTER ? 3 How related to m 367 of derrick? Tailors Cottage James COX 40 - m 33 of derrick.html -see 5 of 2. John DERRICK 29 - 35 of derrick.html fr of 5 of 2. Filwood Farm Benjamin HALL 250 9 How related to m of 316? Lyons Court John Day COLSTON 110 4 How related to m2 of 31? 1861 at Saunton House aged 75 - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/5970/ This covers "History of Whitchurch, Bristol" [Part 1], Whitchurch Local History Society. I also have "Studies on the history of Whitchurch Part 2", Whitchurch Local History Society, ed. Brian SLADE 1995, bought '07 from his widow Margaret. There is also "Whitchurch - more memories" ed Brian & Mgt SLADE 1997; "Whitchurch Wartime Newsletters" "Studies on the history of Whitchurch", JH BETTEY staff tutor 1976, University of Bristol, Dept of Extramural studies. 1871 Turnpike Rd 321 1871 3218at Hassell Farm 1895 Staunton House in Staunton Lane 3217in 1895 1896 3217bt Staunton House in Staunton Lane; living there 1897 1908 3217bt a field at the foot of the Maes Knoll Hill on the lane between Whitchurch and Dundry. In 1912 he acquired another 5 acres at Whitchurch (now built over and known as Hooper Road, Stockwood). In 1916 the Ashton Court Estate him land on the lane between Whitchurch and Dundry. 1910 Curzon House 3161 1916 3131 was living at The Limes in WhitchurchThis 1790 map of Whitchurch showing the names of fields is from GA.Landtax return for 1805: line 3 proprietor George STOCKER, occupier Nath'l RUSSELL  charged 8p 1s 2d lines 4-9 proprietor George STOCKER, occupier George STOCKER [m1 31] charged for Abbotts, Rooms, Balls, Moors, Claylands, Part of Adams line 17 proprietor Mrs BAGRIDGE, occupier Will'm RUSSELL  charged 0p 1s 8d l.19 - proprietor Mary CHILTON, occupier Mary CHILTON [2 of 3.] charged 4s 5d Collectors Jms? WAITE & Geo. STOCKER -ex GA.This 1884 map of Whitchurch is from JH.This 1890 map of Whitchurch is from GA/JH. It shows Whitchurch Farm some distance W of Whitchurch.St Nicholas in 19th Century water colour ex GA. The RUSSELL family graves are in front of the channel to the L of the picture.St Nicholas in 2001 ex GA.White Hart Inn & Black Lion Inn in 1920s ex GA.View of Whitchurch in 2001 ex GA.2007 St Nicholas: Sun service 9am, church open Wed 2-4pm Rev Erica SCOTT 01275 836 505, churchwarden John SEALY 01275 543 739 In 2007 the churchwarden holding the book of St Nicholas graves inscriptions is Ashton BROAD, The Pantiles, 157 Bristol Rd, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0D4 tel +44 01275 832148. Others in the village include Jessie & Tom HILLIER Mike SQUIRE of the Parish Council mywych"att"hotmail.com '07 & his son Martin SQUIRE 07791 574 566 martin"att"bristolcherishedcars.co.uk '07 ............................................. West Monkton & Creech St. Michael, Somerset. See BAWLER at 11. Winford 3217 of 1. owned land here in 1897 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** SURREY Battersea c1874 3241 1 Merton, Raynor Park Station 324 in 1881 Southwark Christchurch 22 Charlotte Street 3217in 1881 ** WILTSHIRE Beanacre, near Melksham 32(11) in 1851, Box on Somerset border 32-sp Anne nee SANDEFORD d there 1855 Dauntsey 32(12)1 & 32(12)5 lived here after 1891 Melksham 32, ..., 32(11), 32(12) moved here c1848, 3251 with them in 1851, 32(12) m here 1855, 32(12)5 d here 1943. 32(12)-sp lived here at the Red Lion 1851. *** WALES Cardiff 32(12)71 in 1963-79. *** NEW ZEALAND Auckland 141 1912, 1411 1918-present
7. ABBREVIATIONS b born bp baptised br brother c about chr christened d died div. divorced dr daughter dsp died without children E W N S compass points eg for example ie that is m married; if this is omitted, it is indicated by sp- for "spouse" m1 married first m2 married second: where this is some distance from spouse, he or she may be given in square brackets in line before as a reminder, for example [31 2-Mary RUSSELL bp 28 September 1783 St Nicholas, Whitchurch ] m2 1809 sp-James COLSTON sp spouse NSW New South Wales, Australia NZ New Zealand SA South Australia Vic. Victoria, Australia WW1, WW2 World War 1 & 2
8. THE NUMBERING SYSTEMS USED (i) The number at the start of the line indicates his order of descent from the initial couple. In . this is "0 William RUYSEL b c1725 Whitchurch m sp-Betty CHILTON" (The "sp-" is for spouse.) Their children are numbered 1 2 3 ... The children of say 2 are numbered 21 22 23 .. and so on. (ii) The generation number precedes the name. For example the "6-" in 32254 2 6-Florence Alice RUSSELL indicates she is in the 6th generation, counting the initial couple as generation 0. So to see who her siblings are one can either look for adjacent "6-" or look at the beginning of each line for 32254 1, 32254 3.
9. ORIGIN OF THE NAME RUSSELL Excerpt from "The Dictionary Of British Surnames" by PH REANEY (1958) London, Routledge. RUSSEL,RUSSELL,RUSSILL,ROUSEL,ROUSELL,ROUSSEL,ROUSSELL: Russel c1095, RUSSELLus de Suberton 1212, Ralph & Robert Russel 1115 & 1169, John Roussel 1297. Old French rous-el a diminutive of rous `red' used also as a personal-name.
10. OTHER RUSSELL FAMILIESPAGE (for an A4 printer) 10.1 RUSSELL CLUES for Whitchurch, Somerset by GA & JH 51 10.2 RUSSELL clues for Queen Charlton, Somerset by GA 52 10.3 RUSSELL clues for Bristol, Gloucester " 10.4 RUSSELL clues for Gloucester outside Bristol 53 10.5 RUSSELL in Somerset 54 10.6 RUSSELL elsewhere in England 55 10.7 RUSSELL outside England 56 .......................................................... 10.1 RUSSELL CLUES for Whitchurch, Somerset - mostly by GD AUDCENT - Add censuses! *1616-1856 RUSSELL of Som. wills ex www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk Will of Henry RUSSELL, Clerk of Binegar, Somerset 13 June 1616 PROB 11/127 Will of Elizabeth RUSSELL of South Petherton, Somerset 15 July 1625 PROB 11/146 Will of John RUSSELL, Tanner of Broadway, Somerset 20 November 1638 PROB 11/178 Will of John RUSSELL of Moorlinch , Somerset 11 September 1713 PROB 11/535 Will of William RUSSELL, Yeoman of Wayford,Somerset 23 January 1728 PROB 11/619 Will of Mary RUSSELL,Widow of Milborne Port,Somerset 21 August 1758 PROB 11/840 Will of Charles RUSSELL, Butcher of Bath, Somerset 29 December 1766 PROB 11/924 Will of David RUSSELL, Apothecary of Bath , Somerset 22 May 1766 PROB 11/919 Will of Francis RUSSELL, late in the Service of the Honorable East India Company of Walcot , Somerset 27 September 1794 PROB 11/1250 Will of Edward RUSSELL, Bookseller of Bath , Somerset 26 May 1798 PROB 11/1307 Will of John RUSSELL, Mealman of Bedminster , Somerset 09 September 1799 PROB 11/1330 Will of Elizabeth RUSSELL, Widow of Walcot , Somerset 11 October 1799 PROB 11/1331 Will of William RUSSELL, Blue Dyer of Combe Saint Nicholas, Somerset 15 July 1817 PROB 11/1594 Will of Reverend Charles RUSSELL of Bath, Somerset 30 March 1833 PROB 11/1813 Will of Ann RUSSELL, Widow of Walcot , Somerset 15 April 1835 PROB 11/1846 Will of Mary RUSSELL, Widow of Charlton Horethorne , Somerset 08 November 1843 PROB 11/1988 Will of William RUSSELL, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy of Walcot Bath , Somerset 07 June 1847 PROB 11/2058 Will of Abraham RUSSELL of Chard Borough , Somerset 29 April 1848 PROB 11/2073 Will of James Hyatt RUSSELL, Plumber and Glazier of Nailsea , Somerset 20 October 1854 PROB 11/2199 Will of William Stephens RUSSELL, Gentleman of Batheaston near Bath , Somerset 08 September 1856 PROB 11/2239 *1753-70 possibly brother of Wm (0 of 1.1): 0 0-Arthur RUSSELL b c1720 m sp-Rachel. They lived at Whitchurch, Somerset 1753-1770 & brought up a large family in Whitchurch during the 1750s and 1760s, but as there is no reference to them in the parish registers after 1770, nor any apparent reference to their children, it is likely the family moved away soon after 1770. Arthur RUSSELL bur St Nicholas, Whitchurch 28.10.1774 - Natl Burial Index. 1 1-Mary RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 3 December 1753 2 1-Betty RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 11 February 1755. She may died in 1759 as the registers at Whitchurch record the burial of a Betty RUYSELL on 10 August 1759. However, this could equally have referred to William and Florence RUSSELL's youngest daughter, who would have been less than three years old at the time. 3 1-James RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 13 March 1757. 4 1-Arthur RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 17 September 1758. He probably died in 1765 as the registers at Whitchurch record the burial of an Arthur RUSSELL on 23 January 1765. 5 1-Rachel RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 6 December 1760. 6 1-Robert RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 19 November 1762. 7 1-Thomas RUSSELL bp Whitchurch on 13 May 1770 ................................................................... *1754 0 0-Thomas RUSSELL. Nothing is known of him except that he had a daughter 1 1-Susannah RUSSELL buried at Whitchurch on 22 April 1754. ................................................................... *1754-1826 RUSSELL burials at St Nicholas, Whitchurch [Bristol], Somerset - thanks to Jessie HILLIER: Susannah RUSSELL 22 Apr 1754 - see previous entry Arthur RUSSELL Arthur RUSSELL Mary RUSSELL 5 Aug 1816 - nee CHILTON - she is 2 of 3. above Thomas RUSSELL 1 May 1817 - m 2 of 3. above Betty RUSSELL 29 Mar 1827 - 1 nee CHILTON of 3. above, wife of Nathaniel RUSSELL 3 Dec 1832 - 3 of 1. William RUSSELL 15 Jan 1826 - 1 of *1756 - next entry ................................................................... *1756 0 Thomas RUSSELL (possibly the same Thomas RUSSELL) m Betty one son: 1 William RUSSELL bp 17.10.1756 Queen Charlton Buried at St Nicholas, Whitchurch 15.1.1826 aged 68. - Natl Burial Index. ................................................................... *1760 0 0-Thomas RUSSELL probably the TR buried at Queen Charlton on 28 July 1781. m at Queen Charlton, by licence, on 2 June 1760 sp-Sarah KELSON 5 children, each bp'd at Queen Charlton. 1 1-Thomas RUSSELL bp 1761 Queen Charlton bur 7 June 1761 at Queen Charlton. 2 1-Thomas RUSSELL bp 1762 Queen Charlton bur 26 August 1762 at Queen Charlton. 3 1-John RUSSELL bp 1763 Queen Charlton m by licence, at Queen Charlton on 28 September 1790 sp-Mary GIBBS died 12 September 1805, aged 33, and was buried at Queen Charlton on 15 September 1805. John died 3 October 1811, aged 48, and was buried alongside his wife on 8 October. Their gravestone still stands in the churchyard (dates on it need to be re-checked). 2 children: 31 2-Frances RUSSELL b 6 March 1791 bp Queen Charlton on 10 April 1791 m sp-John GUNNING. They had one known child: 311 3-Susannah GUNNING d at 8 months, buried on 21 April 1823 at Queen Charlton. 32 2-Sarah RUSSELL. Buried at Queen Charlton on 17 October 1811. -------------------------------------------------------------------- *1819 (Entry D10 in verger's book?): 0 0-William RUSSELL d1819 m Mary 1 1-James RUSSELL ---------------------------------------------------------------------- *1837-1908 Let me know if you want the RUSSELL bmds at Keynsham (includes Whitchurch) ex freebmd as of 14.1.2005. ------------------------------------------------------------------- *1841-2 Whitchurch from Dave RUSSELL 18.4.2014. Admiralty records for Edward RUSSELL b. 02/11/1842 Whitchurch:Here is the cert ex GA.
10.2 RUSSELL clues for Queen Charlton, Somerset The family of Thomas and Margaret RUSSELL were recorded here in the mid-sixteenth century -GA.
10.3 RUSSELL clues for Bristol, Gloucester re 322 of 1. *1741 ex Gwen Rowley Gwen"att"rowleyg.fsnet.co.uk 2004 0 John RUSSELL will 12th October 1741 from Bristol (he a Victualler) m Ann RUSSELL will 8th April 1741 from Bristol *1749-1851 Bristol Cathedral R of transept: 0 James Grave RUSSELL 1749 d 14.2.1832 at 83 m Mary 1784 d 4.12.1846 at 62 [his m2?] 1 Mary Grave RUSSELL 1752 d 46.1.1830 at 68 2 Thomas Grave RUSSELL 1775 d 9.2.1798 at 23 at Hot Wells barrister of Boston, North America 3 Lechmere RUSSELL 1781 d 14.2.1786 at 4 yrs 5 months 4 Lechmere RUSSELL 1787 d 28.4.1851 at 64 *1792 Christchurch,Downend,Bristol & London ex Gwen"att"rowleyg.fsnet.co.uk Gwen ROWLEY burials at Christchurch,Downend,Bristol & Avon "All RUSSELLs, apart from the ones from London, were born in Downend." 0 Edward RUSSELL, originally from London d1792 m Elizabeth d1807 1 Edward RUSSELL d1856 at 88 bachelor 2 Mary RUSSELL d 1859 at 85 single 2 William RUSSELL d1840 at 77 m Celia d1857 at 90 3 Edward RUSSELL ? 31 Edward RUSSELL d1867 London at 74 m Elizabeth d1879 at 82 311 Eliza RUSSELL m George Cook THOMAS d1868 at 53 * her line 32 Wm RUSSELL m Elizabeth 33 Charles RUSSELL d1859 at 57 m Susan d1870 at 74 331 Edward RUSSELL d 19.12.1859 at 30 332 Charles RUSSELL d 16.9.1889 at 57 333 Sarah RUSSELL 334 Blagdon Hale RUSSELL m Emily chn Alice & Emily. 335 Joseph RUSSELL *1814 Bristol ex Stephanie RUSSELL wrote me 24.2.99 for Thomas RUSSELL thomas.russell"att"mcmail.com : 0 James Hart RUSSELL (confectioner) 1 Henry James RUSSELL b Bristol 1814/5 probably St.James parish.Basket Maker. m Charlotte ANSTEY, 26th Aug, 1866.Reg.Office.Bristol 11 Henry Thomas RUSSELL Born 1857.Bristol.St.James. shoemaker. m Mary Elizabeth FILDES,Sept 9th, 1899. St.Barnabus.Bristol. 111 Arthur born 1904. Alive 1999. 1111 Thomas RUSSELL thomas.russell"att"mcmail.com m Stephanie 112 Henry b 1901. *1822-47 Bristol: C172954 gave 2-4 in 2. This batch no. also gives . Ann RUSSELL bp: 07 APR 1822 Temple, Bristol, Gloucester to John & Eliza . Amelia RUSSELL bp: 04 JUN 1826 Temple, Bristol, Gloucester to Rbt & Eliz. . George Henry RUSSELL bp: 23 MAY 1847 Temple, Bristol, Gloucester to George & Mary Anne *1832 0 William RUSSELL laborer m Elizabeth 1 John RUSSELL bp 18.3.1832 Parish of Temple, Bristol by W ELLIOTT*1837-1910 Let me know if you want the RUSSELL bmds ex freebmd as of 14.1.2005. * 1881 census Whitchurch shows families of 3212, 321(10), & 32(12) above. * 1881 census other Dwelling 62 Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, Somerset: Name Relation Marital Status Age Birthplace Occupation Ann RUSSELL Head W 44 1837 Bristol, Gloucester Dressmaker Harry RUSSELL Son U 17 Bristol Bedminster Coach Painter Emily RUSSELL Daur U 16 Bristol Bedminster Book Sewer Re wife of 0 of 2.: Mary RUSSELL b1811+-20 Gloucester gave 12 * 1901 census http://www.census.pro.gov.uk RUSSELL keywords glos, Bedminster, Bermondsey, Lewisham gave "taking too long". BUT next day I got: RUSSELL keyword Bedminster Charles RUSSELL 22 1879 Somerset Bedminster Borough Of West Ham West Ham Corset Maker Harry RUSSELL 2M Bedminster Bristol Bristol Bristol Harry RUSSELL 28 Bedminster Bristol Bristol Bristol Plumber RUSSELL born or keyword Bristol gave 574 (with many duplicates) stored at RUSSELL1901bkBristol.xls RUSSELL keyword Bermondsey 63 m + 58 f stored at RUSSELL1901kBermondsey.xls This did NOT include family of 1,sp,11,13. RUSSELL born Bermondsey 91 m + 77 f stored at RUSSELL1901bBermondsey.xls This did include 11,12,13,14. RUSSELL keyword Lewisham 99 m + 114 f stored at RUSSELL1901kLewisham.xls This included families (1,sp,11,13), (12,sp,121,122), (14,sp,141,143). Moral of the story: search on keywood where one of them resides at the census.
10.4 RUSSELL clues for Gloucester outside Bristol *1600+ Stonehouse, Glouc'e ex 100356.414"att"compuserve.com via GRD CD for 2000 *c1666 Horton,GL: SJ STONE 254 Stones Rd,Eastville via Maldon Vic3463 AUS exGRD *1700 Rodmarton,GLOUC :C&W RICHARDSON RR 1 Barrie ONT L4M 4Y8 Canada GRD 2000 *1712 Stonehouse, Glouc'e near Stroud ex Russell MARSHALL (former Minr of Foreign Affairs, NZ), 26 Mana Esplanade, Paremata, Porirua 6251 in 1992. 2004: NZ Ambassador to UK 0 Richard RUSSELL m 23.6.1712 Stonehouse sp-El.iz. OZBURNE 1689 dr of Daniel & Sarah 1 Peter RUSSELL 1713 2 Richard RUSSELL 1714 3 Eliz. RUSSELL 1717 4 Hannah RUSSELL 1719 5 Samuel RUSSELL 22.12.1722 m 21.10.1745 Stonehouse sp-Mary VEISEY 51 Peter RUSSELL 1746 52 Samuel RUSSELL 1748 53 Martha RUSSELL 1751 54 Richard RUSSELL 1754 541 Thomas RUSSELL the Stonehouse baker 55 Charles RUSSELL 8.5.1757 m 1785 Stroud sp-Hester CRATCHLEY 551 Ann RUSSELL 1786 552 Charles RUSSELL 1788 dy 553 Thomas RUSSELL 25.12.1791 m1 9.1.1817 Caoley sp-Sarah FORDS 5531 Eliz. RUSSELL 1818 [553 Thomas RUSSELL 25.12.1791] m2 3.3.1829 sp-Martha LEWIS widow (nee DALBY?) 5532 George RUSSELL 17.5.1829-25.4.1901 (known as Charles George after his br Charles d 1844) m 27.1.1855 Bedford St Chapel, Stroud sp-Emma BROWNING dr of John 1871 census at 5 Vauxhall Tce, Gloucester, George a master baker 1881 census at 33 Napier St - used as a bakery until 1950s 55321 Charles RUSSELL 28.5.1856 Stroud #ancestor of informant 55322 Emma Maria RUSSELL 1859 Stroud m sp-Walter GURNEY br of the poet & composer Ivor Bertie GURNEY 55323 Thomas George RUSSELL 1861 Dudbridge 55324 Walter RUSSELL 1864 Dudbridge 5533 Sophia RUSSELL 1831 5534 Charles RUSSELL 1835 d 1844 554 Hannah RUSSELL 1794 555 Charles RUSSELL 1797 6 Mary RUSSELL 1724 7 Charles RUSSELL 1726 8 Sarah RUSSELL 1726 9 Margaret RUSSELL 1733 *1790+Kempsford,GLOUC: M LILLEY,Hazelcot,Hibbert Rd,Braywick,Maidenhead BRK SL6 1UT ENG *1803 Cheltenham,GL ex Gladys TRATEBAS gmtratebas"att"aol.com Box 85,Helmsburg IN 47435-0085 USA 2001: 0 John RUSSELL (-1836 age 37) Cheltenham NWW of Oxford on A46 to Winchester. m 20.3.1803 Cheltenham,GL to Eliz. BUNCE (4.9.1786 St Aldate,GL) She m at 16. 1 John RUSSELL (c1799 Glos.-1836 age 37) bur.19.10.1836 Glos. Carpenter, Gardner,Lab. m 21.5.1821 Cheltenham,Glo. to Eliz. COATES (c1792 Painswick (S of Chelt.) GL -1.2.1881 Ryeworth,Charlton Kings, GL) When m she was 29 and he was 22. Charlton Kings is a little S of Cheltenham. 11 John RUSSELL (1822 Charlton Kings, GL-bur.1.2.1841 GL) 12 Sarah Stevens RUSSELL (bp 7.12.1823 St Marys,Charlton Kings, GL) m Charles KEAR 13 Thomas Coates RUSSELL (bp 11.9.1825 St Marys,Charlton Kings, GL-9.12.1856 St Pancras,London) Lived at 3 Bath Pl,New Rd,Regents Pk, London. Butler m 15.5.1849 St Marylebone,London to Margt Eliz. HOLMES (c1820) 131 Wm Ch Coates RUSSELL (28.12.1849 London-2.1.1889 Chicago,USA) m 8.6.1874 St Marylebone,London El. WILLIS (1850 Stockton,Wilts.-1932 Chicago) children male 1876, Florence 1877, Edwin 1878, Edith 1880 all b Saginaw, MI, and Grace 1884, Hazel 1888 both b Chicago,IL. 132 Phoebe Emma RUSSELL (4.7.1851 London-27.5.1927 Spokane,WA,USA) 133 male R 14 Ann RUSSELL (bp 13.4.1828 St Marys,Charlton Kings, GL) 15 Wm RUSSELL (bp 18.10.1829 St Marys,Charlton Kings, GL-24.8.1887 Cheltenham, Rosehill St.) Bur.Charlton Kings. Brickmaker porter. m 14.2.1856 W Bromwich,Staffordshire to Elda NORTHALL 16 Helen RUSSELL (bp 18.12.1831 Charlton Kings,GL) 17 Hannah Eliz. RUSSELL (bp 24.11.1833 Charlton Kings,GL) m? at Ch'n Kings Wm PEACEY 18 Emma RUSSELL (bp 17.7.1836 Charlton Kings,GL) m 16.7.1860 GL Jesse Mustoe PEACEY ............................................................................ *1808 ex Richard ISAAC bibiaust"att"eisa.net.au 2001: "I have local knowledge & may be able to help u if you need any local advice." 0 Grace RUSSELL (1808?! Badmington Gloucestershire) m 1582 at Tormarton,Glouc. Jacob ISAACK/ISAAC *1830 to NZ 1856 ex worthington"att"timaru.com 0 Jeremiah RUSSELL m Rebecca 1 Elizabeth RUSSELL (1830 GLO) to NZ 1856 m (1857 Christchurch,NZ) Stephen HARRIS Hampnett SH came to NZ 1852 with his br Charles m (Hampnett,GLO or Bath) Jane RUSSELL (1820 Bath), ER's sr? ............................................................................ *1860 Glouc. ex E GREENHALL 19 Gisborne Rd,Bacchus Marsh,Vic 3340 AUS 0 Wm RUSSELL (1839-3.11.1886 Liverpool) m Carolyn POWELL (1839-1886) 1 Thomas Underwood RUSSELL (1860 Glouc.-1907 Melbourne,Australia) C of E, fishmonger 1879 on ship Italy (Liverpool) to Australia. Aunts Jean & Ellen in Liverpool & Lizzie in Cardiff. m 1884 Melbourne to Eleanor PASSMORE (1868 Geelong-1922 Fitzroy,Melbourne) 11 Th Wm Passmore RUSSELL (1884-1919? bur. Melbourne) m Sarah 12 John Henry Powell RUSSELL (1886) m Millie 13 Sarah Jane RUSSELL (1890 Fitzroy-1940?) m BROWN 14 Eva Annie RUSSELL (1892 Fitzroy-Fitzroy) m 1912 Wm HEATLEY - her husband's grfr 15 Annie Rowe RUSSELL (1894 Fitzroy) m KILLEN 16 Victoria Alexandrina RUSSELL (1897 Fitzroy) m MAYNE 2 Alice Maud RUSSELL (1880-1880 bur. Walton) 3 Freddie RUSSELL, 4 Willy RUSSELL m 1887 Jeannie BETHUNE, 5 Sarah?Jane RUSSELL m 1887 to ?, 6 Ted R, 7 Arthur R, 8 Jack (John Henry?) R ............................................................................ * Tetbury,Glos NOT Bristol jwhitehouseja"att"aol.com via www.familyhistory.uk.com *GL: SGS Box 1464 Prince Albert, SAS S6V 5G8 Canada GRD CD for 2000
10.5 RUSSELL in Somerset *c1720 Stapleton, Somerset ex Marion lowe.marion"att"gmail.com Hattill JENNINGS b by 1720 d .11.1775 Stapleton, Somerset Mealman (miller) Will mentions half brother John RUSSELL, nephew Hatwill HEANS of Oxfordshire, Hattwill Jennings MILLARD, son of William MILLARD (believed to be another nephew); Elizabeth HORWORD, widow of William (relationship not known). m 1740 sp-Elizabeth TAGG/JAGG No children. After his death, Elizabeth made a good income by money lending and died wealthy. *1767-1805 IGI Searching in www.familysearch.org for John RUSSELL of Somerset gave 375. Bristol is not mentioned. The only ones for Bedminster are 356. John RUSSELL m 15 Sep 1767 Bedminster, Somerset BUSY 358. John RUSELL m 3 Jul 1797 at Bedminster, Somerset to Mary WATSON Film 1985733 361. John RUSSELL m 30 Sep 1805 Bedminster, Somerset to Sarah ROE Film 1985733 * Searching in www.familysearch.org for John RUSSELL of Gloucester in 1780-1820 gave 64 but Bristol is not mentioned, so is more likely to come under Somerset. * Michael HEMSLEY mh007a2521"att"blueyonder.co.uk 2002 RUSSELL in Somerset dbase
10.6 RUSSELL elsewhere in England * I have yet to check out RUSSELL-L-request"att"rootsweb.com and RUSSELL-UK-L-request"att"rootsweb.com for the RUSSELL surname in the United Kingdom only. One can subscribe to these. This info comes from RootsWeb List Finder at http://lists.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/findlist.pl But http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.russell/mb.ashx has only my entry for Whitchurch in 2007. ----------------------------------------------------- ** BEDFORD Alex ROBERTSON arobertson"att"phoenix.co.uk 2001: his grmr was RUSSELL m Archibald Campbell ROBERTSON (-Bedford UK c1930, of TB) (Bedford is both a county and a town - c45 miles north of London.) ----------------------------------------------------- ** DORSET *1425 0 Henry RUSSELL elected MP for Weymouth 1425 111 John RUSSELL created Baron & Knight of the Garter by King Henry 8 in 1539 & Duke of Bedford in 1550 *1485 John RUSSELL of Berwick family of Lord Bertrand RUSSELL: p250-277 of "Studies in .." by JH ROUND, Tabard ----------------------------------------------------- ** HAMPSHIRE babel17"att"elender.hu ex www.familyhistory.uk.com ----------------------------------------------------- ** KENT * 1832-1844 Maidstone: contact Anne anne&andrew"att"xtra.co.nz 2002 * 1832 Sittingbourne to Oz & NZ ex Rex RUSSELL 16 Bell St,Hamilton,NZ in 1975: 0 0-Joseph RUSSELL m Mary LAUDEN 1 1-George Henry RUSSELL 1832 Sittingbourne,Kent d 1910 Greymouth,NZ m 1861 Benalla Vic Oz sp-Jessie BOWERS c1835 Perthshire,Scotland-1899 Greymouth 11 2-Ellen RUSSELL c1862 Vic,Oz 12 2-Wm RUSSELL drowned 13 2-George Henry RUSSELL 1863 Vic-1907 Hastings m 1881 sp-Nora Matilda MARTYN 131 3-Jennie RUSSELL 132 3-Flossie RUSSELL 133 3-Harry RUSSELL 134 3-Charlie RUSSELL 135 3-Walter RUSSELL 136 3-Arthur RUSSELL 14 2-Alfred Charles RUSSELL 1868 NZ-1941 Waipukurau m sp-Mary El. PELLING 141 3-Nellie RUSSELL 142 3-Florence RUSSELL 143 3-Rita RUSSELL 144 3-Jack RUSSELL 145 3-Bill RUSSELL 146 3-Jessie RUSSELL 147 3-Alice RUSSELL 148 2-Alf RUSSELL 149 2-Dollie RUSSELL 14(10) 2-Dulcie RUSSELL 15 2-Lillian RUSSELL 1870 m Frederick JACKSON chn Jessie Lilly Jean Harry Fred 16 2-Arthur James Hamilton RUSSELL 1872 Marsden-1938 Hastings m 1901 sp-Charlotte PELLING 161 3-Sarah Charlotte RUSSELL 162 3-Arthur James H RUSSELL 1621 4-Rex RUSSELL # informant 1622 4-Noel H RUSSELL 163 3-George Bowes RUSSELL 1631 4-Judith RUSSELL * 1853 Deptford, Kent: contact Olivia ROBINSON livinchina"att"public.qd.sd.cn 2001 * drt001"att"blueyonder.co.uk ex www.familyhistory.uk.com ----------------------------------------------------- ** LONDON 1901 census Re 423: 1901 census gives 76 Winifred RUSSEL's RUSSELL b London keyword Bermondsey gave 33 m + 38 f ----------------------------------------------------- ** NORTHAMPTONSHIRE *1882 Potterspury: Mark RUSSELL mark"att"russells-pwc.com 2001 He has RUSSELL & BLACKBOURN on his database at Passenham/Potterspury,Northamptonshire. His tree is at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/u/s/Mark-E-RUSSELL/ ----------------------------------------------------- ** STAFFORDSHIRE gaudynight"att"hotmail.com ex www.familyhistory.uk.com ----------------------------------------------------- ** SUFFOLK c1095 Bury: 1st reference to name RUSSELL ----------------------------------------------------- ** WILTSHIRE *1876 Chippenham will of John RUSSELL 6.11.1876 from Colerne near Chippenham. Sent me by Gwen ROWLEY Gwen"att"rowleyg.fsnet.co.uk 2004
10.7 OUTSIDE ENGLAND ** BAHAMAS rprussell"att"aol.com ex www.familyhistory.uk.com ** CANADA *c1910 Newfoundland? ex Larry clan_rodger"att"cox.net 2003: Grace RUSSELL bc1910, cousin Olive ** USA?? Mercer elt1000"att"aol.com ex www.familyhistory.uk.comFor SURNAME SEARCHES try the ROOTSWEB database http://searches2.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl
11. BAWLER For our BAWLER family see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/bawler/bawler.html .1 Our BAWLER family of West Monkton & Creech St. Michael, Somerset .2 BAWLERS CLUES .3 BAWLER message boards
12. BLACKBOURN CLUES - searching for 543 of 2. m 1926 ** ENGLAND *1810 Isle of Wight Searching at genconnect.rootsweb.com/indx/FamAssoc.html 2001 gave BLACKBURN c1810 Isle of Wight susanrob"att"ultra.net.au *Lincolnshire c1750 to Wisconsin Julia BLACKBOURN juliab"att"envoy.mcb.harvard.edu 2001:Wigtoft, Lincolnshire c1750 to Wisconsin c1850s, now all over the U.S. *1841 Reading, Berks. Helen WHITEHEAD sherlock.holmes"att"sympatico.ca 2001: 0 GG-Grandfather - Richard BLACKBURN (1841 Reading, Berks.) * London archives at http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl gave David BLACKBOURN djblack"att"island.net emailed 2002 * Audrey PEARCE, Kit's Cottage,Pilgrim's Way W(ilts?). Tel.9592.2081 is sr of Marion BLACKBOURN of Wn,NZ & has done a BLACKBOURN tree. Related to 8623? ** USA * b Ireland d 1753 PA: rconnell"att"cfl.rr.com 2001 0 John BLACKBURN (Co. Armagh,Ireland-1753 PA) m 1717 Rachel MORTON to Pennsylvania in 1736, settling in Menallen Twp., Adams County, Pennsylvania *1742+ FRBlackburn"att"webtv.net (b 1942 in Florida) See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~janelle/Intruders.htm for Benjamin, Samuel & Rev. Gideon BLACKBURN 1809-10, Tennessee. (2001)
13. CAMBRIDGE clues re 0 of 1. Wm RUSSELL m 1749 Bristol sp-Florence CAMBRIDGE *1693-95 London http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ gives entries for Anthony Norton Robert Rowland Susannah William from the books .Metropolitan London in the 1690s .London Inhabitants within the Walls 1695 & the tax record .Four Shillings In The Pound Aid 1693-1694 eg CAMBRIDGE versus JEFFRIES & al. Upon reading the Petition of Norton CAMBRIDGE, in the Behalf of Commissary John SHALES; shewing, "That he is in His Majesty's Service, as Commissary, or Providore General in the Army in Ireland; and that, in his Absence, one Jeffrey JEFFRYES, John CLUTTERBOOKE, and one Mr. HALSE and Mr. LLOYD their Attornies, have delivered Ejectments for some Estate in Houses ... *1815-1832 CAMBRIDGE of Bristol ex www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk Will of Joseph CAMBRIDGE, Batchelor of Saint James Bristol , Gloucestershire 31 October 1815 PROB 11/1573 Will of Thomas CAMBRIDGE, Tiler and Plasterer of Saint Paul Bristol , Gloucestershire 22 May 1822 PROB 11/1656 Will of John CAMBRIDGE, Merchant of Bristol , Gloucestershire 03 April 1832 PROB 11/1798
14. COLSTON clues re m2 of 31 of 1. On 5.12.07 this moved to http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/colston/colston.html
15. SOME WEB LINKS 15.1 GENEALOGYor Rootsweb Surname List at http://rsl.rootsweb.com/ or (example) http://resources.rootsweb.com/~clusters/surnames/w/a/WAIT/ * GLOUCESTERSHIREDerek BENSON is a researcher with a links page for Gloucestershire Genealogical Research. They include: Gloucestershire section of the leading web resource for UK genealogy GENUKI - including a resource list for Gloucestershire towns and parishes; Gloucestershire Family History Society Gloucestershire Local History Committee Glosgen - Stuart FLIGHT's extensive Gloucestershire ancestry plus much more John WILKES's collection of Gloucestershire photographs Tewkesbury Local History SocietyDerek BENSON says the 1851 GFHS CD does not include Bristol. Gordon BEAVINGTON sells a CD for the 1851 census transcriptions for Gloucs, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire. (Worcestershire is coming.) See http://www.mycensuses.com/ His CD.4 for Bristol & Bedminster covers Bedminster, Castle Precincts, Christchurch, Clifton, Ewen, Leonard, Werburgh, Horfield, Horfield Barracks, Maryleport, Orphanage, St. Andrews, St Augustine, St. Barnabas, St. John St Mary, St. Michael, St. Paul, St. Nicholas, St James & St. Paul. St Peter, St Philip & Jacob "In/Out" St. Stephen, Temple. Also in Bristol Northern Suburbs: Shirehampton, Henbury, Westbury on Trym, Filton, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Stapleton.The GLS GenWeb Page is at http://www.rootsweb.com/~enggls/index.htmlThe Bristol Record Office is at B Bond Warehouse,Smeaton Road,Bristol BS1 6XN bro"att"bristol-city.gov.uk www.bristol-city.gov.uk/recordoffice Online Catalogue: archives.bristol-city.gov.uk Tel: 0117 922 4224, Fax: 0117 922 4236 Has anyone used the Bristol wills index? Saw it advertised on emailnews"att"genealogysupplies.com 2006. * SOMERSET The Parish records for Keynsham are held at the Somerset Record Office: archives"att"somerset.gov.ukTry Somerset Genweb at http://www.rootsweb.com/%7eengsom/1851 census for Somerset will soon be available as 8 CDs: see http://www.mycensusues.com eg Bath A look up exchange for Somerset is at http://users.bigpond.net.au/stellers/lookup/som.html - yet to try it. * ROOTSWEB BOARDS This needs updating. See http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ You can join http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ & explore surname & placename posts. One can POST QUERIES at rootsweb boards for different locations, for exampleA sometimes really useful site is Family Tree Maker Online and its branches Search Family Tree Maker Online, and Internet Family Finder. I've only just begun to try these.
* FAMILY TREE MAKERFor genealogy in general let me mention a useful place to search is the LDS site http://www.familysearch.comFor the batch numbers for a particular parish click here then scroll down the county list on LHSorhome.clear.net.nz/pages/nzsoghamilton/batchnumbers.htm for some counties (not Wilts Berks or Somerset)or try home.clear.net.nz/pages/nzsoghamilton/batchnumbers.htmOnce you have the batch numbers you can download all the parish records or those with the surnames you seek! eg1 scrolling down as above gave for GLOUCESTERSHIRE (among others): Bristol (All Saints) C172701 - C172703 M172701 (Baptist - Broadmead) C092511 (Calvinist Methodist - Church of God) C027271 (Calvinistic Methodist - - Broadmead Welsh Chapel) C083551 (Calvinistic Methodist - Penn Street) C083541 (Christ) M172711 - M172712 (Countess of Huntingdon's) C083561 (French Episcopal Church) C049101 (Gideon) C172891 - C172892 M172892 (Holy Apostles) C171552M171552 (Holy Trinity) C172741 - C172742 M172742 - M172743 (Independent - Brunswick Square) C083501 (Independent - Castle Green) C083491 (Independent or Congregational - Bridge Street) C099151 (Methodist - Ebenezer) M170761 Emmanuel's) C172731 M172732 (Methodist - Portwall Lane) C170791 (Non Conformist - Gideon & Bethesda Chapel Newfoundland and Gr George) C083481 (Protestant Dissenters - Lewins Mead Society) C170911 M170911 (Presbyterian or Unitarian - Lewins Mead) C083471 (Primitive Methodist - Mount Tabor) C170771 (United Methodist - Newtown) C170781 (United Methodist - Oxford) M170861 (Wesleyan - Bedminster Langton St. formerly Guinea Street) C083511 (Wesleyan - Ebenezer Chapel- King Street) C083531 (Wesleyan Methodist) C170031 M170031 (Wesleyan Methodist - Trinity Chapel) C170211 M170211 (St Agnes) C172781 M172781 (St Andrew Montpelier) C172801 M172801 - M172802 (St Augustine the Less) P019001 C019003 - C019005 M019001 - M019006 (St Barnabas) C172821 M172821 - M172822 (St Bartholomews) C172831 M172831 (St Clement) C172841 M172841 - M172842 (St Ewen) C172851 M172851 (St George) C150802 - C150803 M150801 - M150804 (St George Brandon Hill) C170941 M170941 - M170942 (St James) C171901 C172861 - C172865 M172861 - M172869 (St Joseph Roman Catholic) P017451 M017451 (St Mary Le Port) C027281 M027282 (St Mary's Redcliffe) C172541 - C172545 M172541 - M172545 (St Matthew Moorfield) C172551 - C172552 M172551 - M172552 (St Michaels) C172561 - C172562 M172562 (St Philip and St Jacob) C172881 - C172882 M172882 - M172886 (St Philips Chapel Old Market Street Wesleyan) C083521 (St Thomas The Martyr) C171071 M171071 (Society of Friends) C170551 - C170559 C170561 - C170562 M170551 - M170556 M170564 - M170565 (Tabernacle) C172901 (Temple) C172951 - C172953 M172951 - M172953 (Tucker Street) C172921 (Upper Maudlin Street Moravian) C083571 eg2 scrolling down as above gave for SOMERSET among others: Glastonbury (Wesleyan) C083701 1817-1837 M083701 Harptree, East (Wesleyan) C083651 M083651 Harptree, West C019351 M019351 Keynsham C170891 C392182 M392183 M170891 C170901 C392185 Midsomer Norton (Wesleyan) C083821 M083821 There are no Batch Numbers for the following parishes: ... Bedminster, ... I HAVE NOT YET HAD TIME TO CHECK THESE OUT! ANOTHER source is http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyGloucester_(A-M).htm This gave for Bristol: BRISTOL C390699 (Bedminster Langton Street Formerly Guinea Street Wesleyan) C083511 1813-1837 (Bridge Street Independent Or Congregational) C099151 1714-1785 1825-1837 (Broad Mead Baptist) C092511 ** 1726-1837 (Broadmead Welsh Chapel Calvinistic Methodist)C083551 1808-1837 (Brunswick Square Brunswick Independent)C083501 1834-1856 (Castle Green Independent) C083491 1785-1837 (Christ) M172712 1653-1933 (Church Of God) C027271 ** 1808-1874 (Countess Of Huntingdon) C083561 1820-1837 (Ebenezer Chapel King Street Wesleyan)C083531 1793-1837 (Emmanuels)M172732 1865-1910 (French Episcopal) C049101 1687-1762 (Gideon) M172892 1854-1919 (Gideon And Bethesda Chapels Newfoundland & Great George St Non Conform) C083481 1823-1837 (Holy Trinity) C172741 1832-1895 M172742 1835-1867 (Lewins Mead Presbyterian Or Unitarian)C083471 **1718-1840 (Saint Augustine The Less) C019005 1853-1940 E019002 P019001 1577-1700 M019001 1674-1700 M019002 1577-1673 (Saint George)M150801 1756-1783 M150803 1784-1854 M150804 1855-1903 (Saint Philips Chapel Old Market Street Wesleyan)C083521 1817-1837 (Society Of Friends)M170552 1759-1837 M170564 1659-1691 (St James)M172864 1830-1888 M172865 1754-1785 (St James') C172861 1559-1687 (St Mary's Redcliffe) C390702 C390704 C390705 C390708 (St Matthew Moorfields) M172552 1895-1896 (St Michaels) C172561 -1610 -166 M172562 1813-1870 (St. Joseph Rc) P017451 1777-1808 (St. Mary Le Port) C027281 1561-1654 (Tabernacle) C172901 1775-1953 (Tabernacle Penn Street Calvinistic Methodist) C083541 1775-1837 (Temple) M172952 1819-1844 (Tucker Street) C172921 1706-1731 (Upper Maudlin Street Moravian) C083571 1756-1837 (Wesleyan Methodist) M170031 1865-1969FREE BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH INDEX (ENGLAND AND WALES) is at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/ has 6 million names to search on as of 20.11.1999;WORLDGENWEB at http://worldgenweb.org/faq.htmFor old UK maps (1846-1899, 6 inches to the mile) is www.old-maps.co.uk/
15.2 MAPS *c1787 county maps:http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tomals/index11.html - yet to try www.ukvillages.co.uk - enter the 'village' (suburbs work well too) for a map of where it was & sometimes old photos of the place -DW Dot WALKER also recommends a genealogy programme from a free disc from NetGuid called 'PARLOC' - you type in the name of the first parish and tell it to find. Then type in the second and it finds that one as well and it will calculate how far away from each other (or whatever you want to put in) in m or km For old UK maps (1846-1899, 6 inches to the mile) is
A CD including Whitchurch memorial inscriptions can be bought for 8P from http://www.bafhs.org.uk/shop/burmem.htm They Lived in Bristol - Bristol Burials Index 1813-1837 by Jane BAKER. I would like to hear from anyone who has access to this. For a modern day map showing say Whitchurch, try entering say Whitchurch, Somerset at www.mapquest.com/ then zooming in.
15.3 www.historicaldirectories.org for Bedminster & Bristol I have yet to search these! Title Location Decade Key name using a search on Bedminster & Bristol: 1846 Bath Directory Somerset 1750-1849 Silverthorne 1852-53 Slater's Directory of Berks Cornwall Devon Dorset Gloucester Hampshire Somerset Wiltshire Wales 1881 Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire. [Part 1: County Information & Places A-K] 1881 Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire. [Part 2: Places L-Y] 1881 Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire. [Part 3: Court & Trade Directories] 1883 History & Directory of West Cumberland Cumberland Bulmer 1884 Business Directory of London. [Part 2: Classified Section and Provincial & Foreign Register] Morris 1893 Kelly's Directory of N & E Ridings of Yorkshire. [Part 1: Places] 1893 Kelly's Directory of N & E Ridings of Yorkshire. [Part 2: Court & Trade Directories and Hull] Yorkshire 1895 Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & S Wales. [Part 2: South Wales Court & Trade Directories] 1898 Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire Wiltshire 1890s Kelly 1900 Gore's Directory of Liverpool & Birkenhead. [Part 3: Trade & Official Directories] Lancashire Cheshire 1902 Post Office Bath Directory Somerset 1900s Post Office 1903 Slater's Manchester, Salford & Suburban Directory. [Part 3: Trades & Official Directories, etc.] Lancashire 1900s Slater 1907 Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire Wiltshire 1900s Kelly 1908 Post Office London County Suburbs Directory. [Part 1: Street, Commercial, & Trades Directories] 1909 Slater's Manchester, Salford & Suburban Directory. [Part 3: Trades & Official Directories, etc.] Lancashire 1900s Slater 1912-13 Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry & District Warwickshire 1912-13 Kelly's Directory of Wood Green, Muswell Hill ... Middlesex
15.4 SOMERSET views Take a virtual spin around Somerset with more than 70 great panoramic pictures http://www.bbc.co.uk/somerset/see/360/ Also http://bdwfh.co.uk/id4.htm The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society has photographs of churches at http://www.sdfhs.org/pictures_of_churches.htm Bristol is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/cityviews/360/index.shtml