William Russell

about 1800–
Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Russell was born about 1800, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Russel, was 14 and his mother, Agnes Bilsland, was 25.

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Family Time Line

William Russel
1786–
Agnes Bilsland
1775–
Ann Russel
1797–
William Russell
1800–
John Russell
1804–
Margaret Russell
1807–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 2

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 23

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 (1)

  • William Russell, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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