James Russell

5 April 1791–
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Russell was born on 5 April 1791, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Russell, was 20 and his mother, Jean Sheddan, was 33.

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Robert Russell
1770–
Jean Sheddan
1758–
John Russel
1786–
Elizabeth Russell
1787–
William Russell
1788–1876
James Russell
1791–
Ralph Russel
1793–
Peter Russel
1794–
Agnes Dick Russel
1795–
Robert Russel
1798–
Margaret Russel
1800–
John Russell
1804–

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World Events (8)

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

Age 11

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 24

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 31

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

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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