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James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« 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

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Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« Reply #1 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  :)
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Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« Reply #2 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
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Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« Reply #3 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.  :)


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Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« Reply #4 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 :)
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 February 15 12:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Trish.  Yes I already have found information.

Ann :)

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Re: James Russell born 1823 Isle of Arran
« Reply #6 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 :)
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