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RUSSELL, William Farmer in Newarthill, Lanarkshire DNA linked
(About 1760-Before 1861)
RUSSALL, Elizabeth (DNA Linked)
(About 1765-)
RUSSEL, William (DNA Link)
(1794-1861)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. MARSHALL, Margaret

RUSSEL, William (DNA Link) 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 24 December 1794, Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 5 6 7
  • Baptised: December 1794, Shottsburn, Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 5
  • Marriage (1): MARSHALL, Margaret on 14 January 1816 in Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 13 February 1861, Dykehead, Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 6

   Cause of his death was paralysis over about 12 months.4

   Other names for William were RUSSELL, William 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 and RUSSELL, Willm..1

  General Notes:

Old Parish Registers
Bothwell Parish Lanarkshire
Births and Baptisms

"no day (added as note above the surname)
Russel
William Lawful Son of the aforesaid persons (William Russel farmer in Newarthill and of his spouse Elizth Russel) - Born 24th December and Baptised in said month by Mr Hisslop 1794"

In 1841 the census recorded William and Margaret Russell with members of their family living at Bridge End, in the parish of West Calder, Midlothian:
"William Russell 50 Gender Male born Scotland Engine Keeper
Margaret Russell 50
Alexander Russell 13
Peter Russell 13
Margaret Russell 10
Janet Russell 7"

1851 census for Whitburn parish, West Lothian:
"William Russell 59 Head, Male, born Bothwell Lanarkshire, AddressGreenburn,Occupation Smiths Forgehammer Man
Margaret Russell 58 Spouse
Janet Russell 17 Daughter"

In his death certificate of 1861 Willam Russell was recorded as an Engine Keeper married to Margaret Marshall. His age at death was noted as 71 years. His father was recorded as deceased.

When Margaret Russell died in 1863 she was recorded as aged 72 years, and "widow of William Russell Iron Furnace Engine Keeper".

When his daughter Elizabeth died in Utah in 1908 William Russell was recorded in her death certificate as an "engineer" by occupation. 2 4 5 6 7 8 10 12

  Medical Notes:

Peter Russell of Old Stane, Cambusnethan, was the informant of his father's death. 4


William married Margaret MARSHALL, daughter of James MARSHALL and Elisabeth BINNING, on 14 January 1816 in Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (Margaret MARSHALL was born about 1791-1793 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 7 8 10 13 and died on 21 December 1863 in Dykehead, Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 8.). The cause of her death was diarrhoea for some weeks.4


  Marriage Notes:

Old Parish Register
Shotts parish Lanarkshire
Marriages

"1816
Jany 14 Willm Russell & Margt. Marshall
Proclamation Money L. S. D. (headings at top right with 3. 7. 6 as first entry)
( "ditto mark under ) 2. 6 " 1

Sources


1 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Shotts parish Lanarkshire Marriages 1816.

2 LDS Family Search, IGI.

3 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Shotts parish Lanarkshire Baptisms.

4 GRO Scotland, Shotts Lanarkshire Deaths 1861.

5 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire Births and Baptisms.

6 GRO Scotland, Shotts parish Lanarkshire Deaths 1861.

7 1851 UK census, Whitburn parish West Lothian; ED: 6; Page: 39.

8 GRO Scotland, Calderhead Lanarkshire Deaths 1863.

9 ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

10 1841 UK Census, West Calder parish Midlothian; ED: 5; Page: 11.

11 ancestry.co.uk, Utah Cemetery Inventory, 1847-2000.

12 ancestry.co.uk, State of Utah Death Certificate 1908.

13 1861 UK census, Shotts parish Lanarkshire; ED: 15; Page: 26.

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