Elspeth Russell

16 December 1726–
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elspeth

When Elspeth Russell was christened on 16 December 1726, in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Russell, was 16 and her mother, Elspeth Scot, was 12.

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Family Time Line

John Russell
1710–
Elspeth Scot
1714–
Elspeth Russell
1726–
Margaret Russell
1729–
Jean Russell
1731–
John Russell
1733–
Arthure Russel
1736–
Janet Russel
1736–

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World Events (3)

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

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

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

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

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