Joshua Russell

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Russell was born in 1768, his father, William Russell, was 38 and his mother, Betty Norris, was 38. He married Mary Hall on 18 March 1786. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Russell
1768–
Mary Hall
1769–
Marriage: 18 March 1786
Thomas Russell
1786–
John Russell
1789–
Samuel Russell
1791–1792
Samuel Russell
1793–1802
Alice Russel
1796–
Ann Russel
1798–
Joshua Russell
1800–1801
Mary Russell
1802–
Joshua Russell
1808–1809

Sources (22)

  • Joshua Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joshua Rusrole, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Joshuah Russell in entry for Samuel Russell, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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World Events (6)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: of Norman origin, from Old French and Anglo-Norman French r(o)ussel, a diminutive of Old French rous(e) ‘red, reddish’, used either as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, or as a personal name. Compare Rouse . This Norman name has been established in Ireland since the 12th century. It has been reinforced in Britain and Ireland by Huguenot bearers of the name Roussel, of the same Old French origin.

English: habitational name from any of several places called Rushall (Norfolk, Staffordshire, Wiltshire) or possibly sometimes from Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent). Rushall in Staffordshire derives from Old English rysc ‘rush, rushes’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’. Rushall in Norfolk derives from an uncertain first element + Old English halh. Rushall in Wiltshire derives from an Old English personal name Rust (genitive Rustes) + halh. Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent) probably derives from Old English rust ‘rust, rust color’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’, but with a change in the final element due to influence from Middle English, Old English hall ‘hall, residence’, perhaps referring to a nearby building.

Americanized form of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element hrōd ‘fame, renown’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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