Family trees

1970’s tree compiled by Colin Russell of the ‘Bermondsey Russells’ after looking at [transcriptions of??] Potton parish registers. Add new page and image.

Our direct ancestors in bold, all surnames Russell unless other given

RUSSELL GENERATION 1
William Russell c1734-1820 m Hannah Maria Gregory c1750-1808
offspring:

  • Martha 1776-? baptised Campton (Shefford)
  • Sarah 1777-?
  • Rebecca 1779-?
  • Anna Maria 1782-?
  • Martha 1785-?
  • William 1787-? m Elizabeth Taylor in 1808, 4 offspring in Potton parish registers
  • Jacob 1789-1849  see Generation 2 below
  • Joseph 1791-1791
  • Mary 1794-?

GENERATION 2
Jacob Russell 1789-1849 m 1. Mary Richardson 2.Susanna Wagstaff 1795-1845

“Half ancestors” by 1815 marriage to Mary Richardson:
Mary 1814-?
Hannah 1816-?
Ann 1819-?
Jacob 1821-? m Mary Northfield 1823- see Bermondsey Russells
Fanny 1824-?
William 1826-?

“Step ancestors” by 1815 marriage of Susanna Wagstaff to James Townsend:
Emma Townsend 1816-?
Elizabeth Townsend 1818-?
Mary Townsend 1821-?
Susanna Townsend 1821-? ‘present at death’ of her mother Susanna and marriage of her half brother GWR 1834-1891. Married  James Holleyman and lived in Lambeth, London.

  • Emma 1831-?
  • George Wagstaff 1834-1891 see Generation 3 below
  • Louisa 1837-?

GENERATION 3
George Wagstaff Russell 1834-1891 m Eliza Day c1828-1887

  • George Wagstaff 1855-1940 see Generation 4 below
  • Henry William Wagstaff 1857-1930 see Bancroft Russells
  • Elizabeth 1861-83
  • Alice Elizabeth 1863-?
  • Grace Marion 1866-1941
  • Eleanor Sarah 1869-1933

GENERATION 4
George Wagstaff Russell 1855-1940 m 1. Rosa Kate Throssell 1859-1898 2. Rosa Armstrong 1864-1952

  • George Herbert 1885-1967 see Generation 5 below
  • Arthur Lionel  1885-1965
  • Alice Kathleen  1888-1893
  • John Kingsley  1889-1970
  • Helena Marjorie  1895-1990
  • Doris  1898-1899

“Half ancestor” by 1900 marriage to Rosa Armstrong:
Kathleen Armstrong 1902-1996

GENERATION 5
George Herbert Russell 1885-1967 m May Jessie Fisher 1892-1945

  • Daphne Joan 1922-2002 m John Anderson Oram 1920-2007
  • Philip James Wendon 1929- m Margaret Harris ?-

 

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