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Title: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: Ann Kempson on Tuesday 10 February 15 09:52 GMT (UK)
Looking for some help please.

I am new to searching Scottish records and I am unsure where to start.  I am researching James Russell above and his parents James Russell born abt 1781 and his wife Mary both from Scotland.  I can only assume that they were also from the Isle of Arran.  Where would I go to research their marriage?  Why did they leave and move all the way to Romsey in Hampshire?  The occupation of both were labourers.

I have searched FindMyPast, Ancestry and Family Search, any suggestions where I should look next please?

Look forward to receiving any response . . . Ann
Title: Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: miriamkinga on Tuesday 10 February 15 10:30 GMT (UK)
Hi Ann and a warm welcome to Rootschat.

This website might be a place to start : -  http://www.scotlandgenweb.org/

Best of luck  :)
Title: Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: jim1 on Tuesday 10 February 15 10:50 GMT (UK)
ScotlandsPeople have the largest collection of Scottish records:
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Error/denied.aspx
Title: Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: Ann Kempson on Tuesday 10 February 15 11:15 GMT (UK)
Thank you both so much for your very prompt response.  I will famliarise myself with the sites.  :)
Title: Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: trish1120 on Tuesday 10 February 15 12:23 GMT (UK)
If I have the right James in 1861 he is born c 1823 Isle of Arran, Scotland
Married to Sarah and living in Dorset with 2 Children aged 10/6
With them is his Sister Eliza born c 1839 Romsey, Hampshire.

I doubt that James/Elizas Parents would then be born c 1781?

1851 he is born c 1823 - Sct B S, living in Romsey, Hampshire with Sarah and Son age 5mths.

I presume you have his Father as James from his Marriage to Sarah ALFORD. 29 April 1848, Romsey, Hampshire ?
(FreeBMD has him as Russel)

This appears to be Eliza in 1841
HO107/401/14/ Romsey Infra
Mary RUSSELL. 40, born Scotland
Tom, 12
ELIZA, 2
Tom/Eliza both born Hampshire

This Mary is 40ish  which is a more likely age to be the Mother of James/Tom/Eliza
(there are other Children on Familysearch to this Couple, some may have died )

Burial;
James RUSSELL, 9 August 1840, Romsey, Hampshire

Trish :)
Title: Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: Ann Kempson on Tuesday 10 February 15 12:34 GMT (UK)
Thank you so much Trish.  Yes I already have found information.

Ann :)
Title: Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
Post by: trish1120 on Tuesday 10 February 15 12:49 GMT (UK)
It appears Mary died 1850 (F/S.Org)
Eliza Birth Cert will give you Marys maiden name (check FreeBMD)
She was Christened 5 Aug 1838 so Birth Reg should be near that.

Trish :)