John Russell

Male1759–

Brief Life History 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. He died in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Russell
1759–
Betty Fletcher
1759–1825
Marriage: 14 June 1786
James Russell
1787–
William Russell
1790–1791
William Russell
1792–
Thomas Russell
1794–
John Russell
1796–
Robert Russell
1800–1803

Sources (19)

  • John Russell in entry for Willm. Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Russell, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Russel in entry for Robert Russel, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1786
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    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.

    1815

    Age 56

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

    1823

    Age 64

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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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