James Russell

20 December 1807–
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Russell was born on 20 December 1807, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Russell, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Grant, was 21.

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James Russell
1786–1861
Sarah Grant
1786–1857
Jane Russell
1807–1864
James Russell
1807–
William Russell
1810–1891
Richard Russell
1812–1864
Ann Russell
1814–1902
Jeremiah Russell
1816–
Henry Russell
1820–
Elizabeth Russell
1822–
George Russell
1824–1904
James Russell
1828–1828

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World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 1

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 8

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1843

Age 36

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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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