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« on: Thursday 10 November 11 08:04 GMT (UK) »
Looking for info for James Henry Weaver Russell born 21 July 1830 Winscombe Somersetshire - these details were on grave stone in Lancefield, Victoria, Australia - don't have any previous information. Looking to find info on parents (might be John Russell and Charlotte Weaver) and when he came to Australia.

James Russell is my Dad's (who is still alive) great grandfather.
James Russell married Mary Ann Thompson - when and where ?????
When did he come to Australia - was he married or single at the time of immigrating
James Russell was in Australia 1864 as he had a son Willie Henry Russell born in Australia

Any information or suggestions as to where I can start searching would be great..... Alison

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Re: RUSSELL family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 November 11 09:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alison,

John RUSSELL = Charlotte WEAVER of Bath Easton 27 Apr 1820 at Radstock

There is a James RUSSELL with a possible wife Mary Anne THOMPSON Sep 1/4 1859 Axbridge 5c 991 (Winscombe is in the Axbridge District)

1861 census

RG9/1675 Folio 61 Page 1
Hale
Winscombe


RUSSELL James Head 31 Mar b Berrow Somerset Butcher
RUSSELL Mary Ann Wife 34 Mar b Saich Norfolk
HANCOCK Henry Lodger 25 Unm b Winscombe Ag Lab

1851 census

HO107/1937 Folio 329 page 7
Upper Langford
Churchill
Somerset


RUSSELL John Head 59 Mar b Wells Warrener
RUSSELL Charlotte Wife 53 b Wells
RUSSELL Caroline Dau 25 Unm b Walcot
RUSSELL James Son 21 b Berrow Lime Burner
RUSSELL William Son 18 Unm b Berrow Butcher
RUSSELL Mary Ann Dau 15 b Witcombe Bath
RUSSELL Isaac Son 14 b Walcot Bath
RUSSELL Charles Son 10 b Bathwick Bath
RUSSELL George Son 7 b St James Bath Scholar

1841 census

HO107/931 Book 6  Folio 26 Page 6
Sham Castle Lane
Bathwick


RUSSELL John 40 Y Butcher
RUSSELL Charlotte 35 Y
RUSSELL Caroline 14 Y
RUSSELL John 11 Y
RUSSELL James 10 Y
RUSSELL William 6 Y
RUSSELL Marrianne 5 Y
RUSSELL Isaac 3 Y
RUSSELL Charles 9 Months Y

Cheers Kris  :)


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Re: RUSSELL family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 November 11 09:30 GMT (UK) »
Theres are some of the baptisms in Lincombe and Widcombe and in Walcot

http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 November 11 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Chris - thanks ...... Alison

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 November 11 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Is the 1871 census available to search for John and Charlotte Russell - this may help narrow down the search years for deaths - they appear in 1861 census -Landford ?????

Any clues as to how to find when James and Mary Ann Russell came to Australia - they had a son born 1864 in Australia Willie Henry Russell - which is our line of family. So sometime between marriage 1859 - 1864........ Thanks Alison

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Re: RUSSELL family
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 November 11 00:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alison,

1861 census

RG9/1675 Folio 82 Page 1
Landford
Winscombe


RUSSELL John Head 69 Mar b Wells Butcher
RUSSELL Charlotte Wife 65 b Batheaston
RUSSELL Isaac Son 24 Unm b Bath Butcher
RUSSELL Charles Son 21 Unm b Bath Ag Lab
RUSSELL George Son 18 Unm B Bath Butcher

I don't see them in 1871

possibly John's death

RUSSELL John Jun 1/4 1865 Axbridge 5c 419

I see brother Thomas died in Vic also.

I have not had any luck with James immigration. They may have entered through another state. We know now he was married and still in UK in 1861 and was in Vic by 1864 so that narrows it down. I suggest you post to the Australia Board.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 November 11 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Kris - 1841 census John born about 1830 (son of John and Charlotte - 8 children) does not appear 1851 census - any clues, does he appear anywhere else in 1851 census or deceased?

1861 census
Caroline - presumed married so that narrows 1851-1861
John - he was gone where ?? sometime after 1841 - he would have been 21 in 1851
James - married 1859 to Mary Anne Thompson so need to find him elsewhere before OZ
William - gone between 1851-1861
Mary Ann - possibly married between 1851-1861

Where did Isaac, Charles and George go after 1861?   Think Isaac came to Australia

You mentioned brother Thomas died in Victoria - brother to who????  what year???

Thanks heaps Kris, so grateful for your assistance. I'll get a map and look at the places you located from census, bye for now, regards Alison

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 November 11 03:18 GMT (UK) »
Kris - Mary Ann Russell (Thompson) in the 1861 census has her birth place as Saich Norfold - can't find this anywhere, can you suggest what it might be? Thanks Alison

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 November 11 03:56 GMT (UK) »
Kris - is it likely that the whole family came to Australia? Everyone seems to be gone after 1861 census and nothing for 1871 census. Are there emmigration indexes from UK to Australia? ............. Alison