John Russell

1759–Male (Age NaN)
Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Russell was born in 1759, his father, William Russell, was 29 and his mother, Betty Norris, was 29. He married Betty Fletcher on 14 June 1786. They were the parents of at least 6 sons.

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John Russell
Betty Fletcher
James Russell
William Russell
William Russell
Thomas Russell
John Russell
Robert Russell

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 42

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 56

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

Age 64

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Russell in entry for James Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Russell in entry for John Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Russel in entry for William Russel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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