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Alexander Russell (1814-1885): 1p. Margaret Whitecross (1815-1890), 2m. Margaret Kelly (c1834-1920)
  • 1851, res. Quality St., Janet Russell widow 64 housekeeper Dunbar, nephew Alexander 36 fisherman Tranent [Scotland, 1851 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1851, res. Back St., James Whitecross 68 herd N Berwick, Mary 69 N Berwick, Peter 27 farm svt N Berwick, Margaret 36 house servant N Berwick, granddau Mary 1 N Berwick [Scotland, 1851 Census, North Berwick]
  • 30 Oct. 1857, marriage at North Berwick of Alexander Russell, fisherman at North Berwick, age 40, son of Robert Russell, deceased miller, and deceased Margaret Ker; and Margaret Kelly, of North Berwick, age 22, daughter of James Kelly, deceased fisherman, and Janet Hogg. [Scotland, North Berwick, Marriage Registrations]
  • 1858, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1859, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 3 Nov. 1859, death at North Berwick of Janet Russell, age 1, parents Alexr Russell fisherman & Margaret Kelley, buried at North Berwick, informant father Alex Russell [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
  • 1860, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1861, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1861, res. Begbie Ct., Alexander Russell 45 fisherman Tranent, Margaret 26 N Berwick, Janet 7m N Berwick, aunt Janet 75 Prestonkirk [Scotland, 1861 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1861, res. 29 High St., Margaret Whitecross 46 laundress N Berwick, Mary Russell 12 N Berwick, Jessie 6 N Berwick, boarder James Easton 14 cooper Musselburgh [Scotland, 1861 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1862, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 8 Aug. 1862, "SERIOUS DISTURBANCE. - On Saturday evening last, a rather serious breach of the peace occurred in connection with the labourers employed in the works going on at the harbour. Being pay-night, the men got exceedingly noisy, and a tendency to rioting became apparent among them. Police constable M'Millan, who was on duty, went forward to the men, and cautioned them to be quiet; but the only result of his interference was a knock down blow from one of the excited Irishmen, which was twice repeated after the constable had regained his feet. A number of fishermen and others of the inhabitants who had been attracted to the spot by the noise, seeing the brutal way in which the policeman was treated, one of the fisherman, Alexander Russell, cried out that it was a shame to see the man so abused, and he ran forward to give some assistance to the policeman. The navvies served out Russell in the same manner as they had done M'Millan, but this proved too much for the forbearance of the onlookers, who rushed forward in a body to the rescue. This led to a regular hand to hand fight, which lasted for upwards of half an hour, and in which heavy blows were given on both sides, but the result was that the Irishmen at length broke up and fled. Shortly afterwards, one of their number, Dailly by name, who was identified as the man who had struck the policeman, was captured and lodged in jail. At the burgh police court on Monday - James Dall, Esq., Chief Magistrate presiding - Dailly was charged with riotous conduct and assault. He was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of £2, failing payment, 30 days' imprisonment. The fine, by the subscriptions of his comrades, was immediately paid. Mr. Dall, in passing sentence, alluded to the serious character of the disturbance, and took the opportunity of thanking the fishermen and the inhabitants for the prompt and efficient assistance which they had given the authorities in preserving the peace." [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Courier]
  • 1863, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1864, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1865, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1866, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1867, Alexander Russel, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1870, Alexander Russell, fisherman, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1871, res. Shore St., Alexander Russell 52 fisherman N Berwick, Margaret 35 N Berwick, Robert M 11 N Berwick, Margaret 9 N Berwick, Janet 5 N Berwick, Elizabeth 4 N Berwick, aunt Janet widow 84 N Berwick [Scotland, 1871 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1871, res. Church Yard Lane, Margaret Whitecross 55 laundress N Berwick [Scotland, 1871 Census, North Berwick]
  • 28 Oct. 1871, James Grieve, master plasterer & bachelor age 23 res. 10 Back St. North Berwick, married Mary Russel, domestic servant & spinster age 22 res. Kirk Ports North Berwick, on 24th Oct. 1871 at 7 Admiralty Street, North Leith, by John McMartin minister of St. Bernard's Parish Edinburgh, witnesses Peter Grieve and Barbara Grieve. His parents were George Grieve papermaker & Barbara Allan, her parents were Alexander Russell fisherman "deputed father" & Margaret Whitecross lodging house keeper [Scotland, Marriage Registrations, North Leith]
  • 26 May 1872, death at Shore Street of Janet Burnet, age 90, widow of James Burnet, farm servant, daughter of Robert Russell, miller, and Janet Watt, informant nephew Alexander Russell [Scotland, North Berwick, Death Registrations]
  • 20 Feb. 1874, death at Harbour Terrace of Janet Russell, age 8, daughter of Alexander Russell, fisherman, and Margaret Kelly, informant father Alex Russell [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
  • 18 May 1875, John Wilson journeyman mason and bachelor, age 30, and Jessie Russell domestic servant and spinster, age 21, both of 15 Abercromby Street in Glasgow, were married on 17th May 1875 at 198 New City Road. His parents were James Wilson master grocer deceased & Jessie Slight previously Wilson deceased. Her parents were Alexander Russell fisherman & Margaret Whitecross washwerwoman. [Scotland, Marriage Registrations, Glasgow]
  • 1879, Alexander Russel, elector [Scotland, Haddington, Haddingtonshire Annual Register]
  • 1881, res. Harbour Ter., Alexander Russel 66 fisherman N Berwick, Margaret 46 N Berwick, Robert 19 fisherman N Berwick, Margaret 17 N Berwick, Elizabeth 12 N Berwick, Alexander 9 N Berwick, Mary J 6 N Berwick, Catherine 4 N Berwick [Scotland, 1881 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1881, res. 4 Kays Rd., James Grieve 33 plasterer Dunbar, Mary 31 N Berwick, George 9 N Berwick, Barbara M 4 N Berwick, David 2 N Berwick, James 9m N Berwick, mother-in-law Margaret Whitecross 65 N Berwick, nephew James W 8 N Berwick [Scotland, 1881 Census, North Berwick]
  • 24 Aug. 1885, Alexander Russell, fisherman, died 24 Aug. 1885, 2:00 p.m., at Heriot Buildings of old age & bronchitis, age 70, married to Margaret Kelly, parents Robert Russell deceased miller & Margaret Kerr deceased, informant son Robert Russell [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
  • 1 Mar. 1890, Margaret Whitecross, single, died 27 Feb. 1890, 2:45 p.m., at Melbourne Square, age 75, of old age, parents James Whitecross deceased farm steward & Mary Manderson deceased, informant son-in-law James Grieve [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
  • 1891, res. Heriot Row, Margaret Russell widow 54 housekeeper N Berwick, Robert Mc 30 fisherman N Berwick, Alexander 18 fisherman N Berwick, Mary J 16 outworker N Berwick, Catharine 13 N Berwick, boarder James Kelly 54 sailor N Berwick [Scotland, 1891 Census, North Berwick]
  • 12 Aug. 1891, Mary Grieve, died 11 Aug. 1891, 9:00 a.m., at Melbourne Square, age 41, of Brights disease, married to James Grieve, plasterer, parents Alexander Russell deceased fisherman (reputed father) & Margaret Whitecross deceased, informant son Geo. Grieve, London [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
  • 19 July 1898, Disp. by Andrew Walker to James Kelly & Mrs Margaret Russell or Kelly, of 21 Victoria Rd [Scotland, North Berwick, Minute Book of Sasines]
  • 1901, res. 28 Victoria Rd., Margaret Russell widow 63 N Berwick, Robert 40 fisherman N Berwick, Elizabeth 29 cook N Berwick, Mary Jane 26 dressmaker N Berwick, Catherine 23 laundress N Berwick, boarder James Kelly 63 fisherman N Berwick [Scotland, 1901 Census, North Berwick]
  • 19 Feb. 1908, Writ of Acknowledgment dated 17 Feb. 1908 of bond £500 and Disp. in sec., by James Kelly and Mrs Margaret Russell or Kelly, to the Executors of the deceased Mrs. Isabella Thomson or Noel, over East side of Victoria Rd (Kelly's) [Scotland, North Berwick, Minute Book of Sasines]
  • 29 May 1908, Assignation of bond £500 and disp. in sec., by the executors of dec. Mrs. Isabella Thomson or Noel to George Nelson over East side of Victoria Road (Kelly's) [Scotland, North Berwick, Minute Book of Sasines]
  • 19 May 1911, Disch. dated 17 May 1911 of bond £500 & disp. in sec. by George Nelson to James Kelly & Mrs. Margaret Russell or Kelly, over East side of Victoria Road (Kelly's) [Scotland, North Berwick, Minute Book of Sasines]
  • 23 May 1911, Disp. dated 19 May 1911 by James Kelly & Mrs. Margaret Russell or Kelly, to George Durie, over East side of Victoria Rd (Kelly's) [Scotland, North Berwick, Minute Book of Sasines]
Alexander Russell (1872--): m. Agnes Verth (1874-1951)
  • 1881, res. Harbour Ter., Alexander Russel 66 fisherman N Berwick, Margaret 46 N Berwick, Robert 19 fisherman N Berwick, Margaret 17 N Berwick, Elizabeth 12 N Berwick, Alexander 9 N Berwick, Mary J 6 N Berwick, Catherine 4 N Berwick [Scotland, 1881 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1891, res. Heriot Row, Margaret Russell widow 54 housekeeper N Berwick, Robert Mc 30 fisherman N Berwick, Alexander 18 fisherman N Berwick, Mary J 16 outworker N Berwick, Catharine 13 N Berwick, boarder James Kelly 54 sailor N Berwick [Scotland, 1891 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1901, res. Clifford Rd, Alexander Russell 28 gas stoker N Berwick, Agnes 26 N Berwick, Alexander 1 N Berwick [Scotland, 1901 Census, North Berwick]
David Russell (1812--): m. Isabella Purves (c1817-1865)
  • 1851, res. West Gate, David Russel 37 ag laborer Tranent, Isabella 38 Prestonkirk, Jessie 10 Dirleton [Scotland, 1851 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1861, res. West Gate, David Russel 46 gen laborer Water of Leith, Elizabeth 43 N Berwick, Jessie 20 domestic svt N Berwick [Scotland, 1861 Census, North Berwick]
  • 10 July 1863, marriage at North Berwick of James Anderson, cooper at South Leith, age 24, son of Robert Anderson, laborer, and Isabella Mitchell; and Jessie Russell, domestic servant at Abbey, North Berwick, age 22, daughter of David Russell, general laborer, and Isabella Purvis [Scotland, North Berwick, Marriage Registrations]
  • 30 Nov. 1865, death at West Gate of Isabella Russell, age 49, spouse of David Russell, general laborer, daughter of Hamilton Purves, ag laborer, and Janet Lockhart, informant husband David Russell [Scotland, North Berwick, Death Registrations]
  • 1871, res. Shore St, David Russel 56 gardener Seton Mill, dau Jessie Anderson 30 Linton, Isabella 7 N Berwick [Scotland, 1871 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1881, res. 5 Market Pl, David Russel 66 laborer N Berwick, ldgr Thomas Glen 52 mason's laborer Ireland, ldgr Mary 39 Ireland [Scotland, 1881 Census, North Berwick]
Janet Russell (1784-1872): m. James Burnet (c1785--)
  • 1809, "James Burnet, labourer and Janet Russel both of this parish were irregularly married at Edinburgh on the 16th April 1808" [Scotland, Dunbar, Old Parish Registers, Marriages]
  • 1841, res. Dawell Brae, William Rusell 28 cabinet maker Y, Janet 59 N [Scotland, 1841 Census, Dunbar]
  • 1851, res. Quality St., Janet Russell widow 64 housekeeper Dunbar, nephew Alexander 36 fisherman Tranent [Scotland, 1851 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1861, res. Begbie Ct., Alexander Russell 45 fisherman Tranent, Margaret 26 N Berwick, Janet 7m N Berwick, aunt Janet 75 Prestonkirk [Scotland, 1861 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1871, res. Shore St., Alexander Russell 52 fisherman N Berwick, Margaret 35 N Berwick, Robert M 11 N Berwick, Margaret 9 N Berwick, Janet 5 N Berwick, Elizabeth 4 N Berwick, aunt Janet widow 84 N Berwick [Scotland, 1871 Census, North Berwick]
  • 26 May 1872, death at Shore Street of Janet Burnet, age 90, widow of James Burnet, farm servant, daughter of Robert Russell, miller, and Janet Watt, informant nephew Alexander Russell [Scotland, North Berwick, Death Registrations]
Mary Russell (c1849-1891): m. James Grieve (1847-1899)
  • 1851, res. Back St., James Whitecross 68 herd N Berwick, Mary 69 N Berwick, Peter 27 farm svt N Berwick, Margaret 36 house servant N Berwick, granddau Mary 1 N Berwick [Scotland, 1851 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1861, res. 29 High St., Margaret Whitecross 46 laundress N Berwick, Mary Russell 12 N Berwick, Jessie 6 N Berwick, boarder James Easton 14 cooper Musselburgh [Scotland, 1861 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1871, res. Murray House, Mary Russell 21 cook N Berwick, servant of David McC Turpie [Scotland, 1871 Census, North Berwick]
  • 28 Oct. 1871, James Grieve, master plasterer & bachelor age 23 res. 10 Back St. North Berwick, married Mary Russel, domestic servant & spinster age 22 res. Kirk Ports North Berwick, on 24th Oct. 1871 at 7 Admiralty Street, North Leith, by John McMartin minister of St. Bernard's Parish Edinburgh, witnesses Peter Grieve and Barbara Grieve. His parents were George Grieve papermaker & Barbara Allan, her parents were Alexander Russell fisherman "deputed father" & Margaret Whitecross lodging house keeper [Scotland, Marriage Registrations, North Leith]
  • 2 Feb. 1875, death at Manse Road of Margaret Grieve, age 9 weeks, daughter of James Grieve, plasterer, and Mary Russell, informant father James Grieve [Scotland, North Berwick, Death Registrations]
  • 1881, res. 4 Kays Rd., James Grieve 33 plasterer Dunbar, Mary 31 N Berwick, George 9 N Berwick, Barbara M 4 N Berwick, David 2 N Berwick, James 9m N Berwick, mother-in-law Margaret Whitecross 65 N Berwick, nephew James W 8 N Berwick [Scotland, 1881 Census, North Berwick]
  • 1891, res. 15 Melbourne Square, James Grieve 42 plasterer Dunbar, Mary 40 N Berwick, Barbary 15 dressmaker N Berwick, David 12 N Berwick, William 9 N Berwick, nephew James Walton 18 plasterer N Berwick [Scotland, 1891 Census, North Berwick]
  • 12 Aug. 1891, Mary Grieve, died 11 Aug. 1891, 9:00 a.m., at Melbourne Square, age 41, of Brights disease, married to James Grieve, plasterer, parents Alexander Russell deceased fisherman (reputed father) & Margaret Whitecross deceased, informant son Geo. Grieve, London [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
  • 1899, "Grieve, James, Plasterer, 54 Queen Street, Edinburgh, died 18 May 1899, at Edinburgh, intestate. Confirmation granted at Edinburgh, 23 May, to George Grieve, Draper, Cavendish House, Cheltenham, his son, Executor dative qua next of kin. Value of Estate, £40, 1s. 8d." [Scotland, Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories]
Robert Russell: m. Janet Watt
  • 24 July 1781, "Robert Russel, miller, Thornton Mill, and Janet Watt his wife had a son baptised, born the 15th inst. his name John. Witnesses George and James Monilaws." [Scotland, Innerwick, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 27 May 1783, "Robert Russel, miller in Warriton Mill & Janet Watt his wife had a son baptd born 10th inst. his name Alexander. Witnesses George & James Monilaws." [Scotland, Innerwick, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 4 Dec. 1784, "Thornton Miln 4 Decr Robert Russel and Janet Watt his wife had a daughter baptized (born 27th Novr) her name Janet. Witnesses James Monilaws and George Ker." [Scotland, Innerwick, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 25 Feb. 1788, "Thornton Miln 25th Feb 1788. Robert Russel in Thornton Miln and Janet Watt his wife had a son baptized (born 16th curt.) his name Robert - Pra. Congregation." [Scotland, Innerwick, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 13 July 1794, "[born] 1794 July 1, George Russell Son of Robert Russell Miller West barns & Janet Watt his Wife, Witt: John Russell & Robert Trail, [baptised] 13 July" [Scotland, Dunbar, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 20 Dec. 1797, "[born] 1797 Dec 10, John Russel Daughter of Robert Russel miller in West Barns, and Janet Watt his wife, Witt: John Liddel & Willm Huet, [baptised] 20 Dec" [Scotland, Dunbar, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 26 May 1872, death at Shore Street of Janet Burnet, age 90, widow of James Burnet, farm servant, daughter of Robert Russell, miller, and Janet Watt, informant nephew Alexander Russell [Scotland, North Berwick, Death Registrations]
Robert Russell (1788--): m. Margaret Kerr (1788--)
  • 4 Mar. 1810, "Robert Russell and Margret Ker appeared before the session this Day acknowledging their Marriage at Coldstream on the first of last June. Witnesses John Sommerville and Margt Boyd." [Scotland, Cockburnspath, Old Parish Registers, Marriages]
  • 4 Mar. 1810, "Redheugh 4th March 1810, P. Robert Russell Margret Ker, B. Robert, W. John Robertson William Aitchison" [Scotland, Cockburnspath, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 21 June 1812, "Robert Russel Miller in Seton-miln and Margaret Ker his wife had a son named David born 8 and bap 21 June 1812" [Scotland, Tranent, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 15 May 1814, "Robert Russell Miller in Seton miln and Margaret Kerr his wife had a son named Alexander born 30 April and bap 15 May 1814" [Scotland, Tranent, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 6 Oct. 1816, "Robert Russell Miller at Seton miln and Margt Ker his wife had a son named William born 17 Sep & bap 6 October 1816" [Scotland, Tranent, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 1 Nov. 1818, "Robert Russell Miller in Seton miln & his wife Margaret Kerr had a son named John born 22 Septem and bap 1 November 1818" [Scotland, Tranent, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 27 May 1821, "Robert Russell Millar Water of Leith and Margaret Kerr his Spouse had Son born 24th April last named Andrew" [Scotland, Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Old Parish Registers, Baptisms]
  • 30 Oct. 1857, marriage at North Berwick of Alexander Russell, fisherman at North Berwick, age 40, son of Robert Russell, deceased miller, and deceased Margaret Ker; and Margaret Kelly, of North Berwick, age 22, daughter of James Kelly, deceased fisherman, and Janet Hogg. [Scotland, North Berwick, Marriage Registrations]
  • 24 Aug. 1885, Alexander Russell, fisherman, died 24 Aug. 1885, 2:00 p.m., at Heriot Buildings of old age & bronchitis, age 70, married to Margaret Kelly, parents Robert Russell deceased miller & Margaret Kerr deceased, informant son Robert Russell [Scotland, Death Registrations, North Berwick]
William James Russell (1909-1997): m. Edith Rita May Taylor (c1908--)
  • 5 Sep. 1930, on RMS Mongolia from London to Melbourne, William James Russell, golf pro, age 21, last res. 39 Middleshot Rd, Gullane [UK, Outward Passenger Lists, London]