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Richard Russell, Esq.

Also Known As: "Honorable Richard Russell"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, UK
Death: May 14, 1676 (65)
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul of (County Hereford) Russell
Husband of Maud Pitt and Mary Chester Russell
Father of Catherine Rosewell; Honorable James Russell; Reverend Daniel Russell and Elizabeth Graves

Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Hon. Richard Russell

Speaker General Court Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1654-56

Note: "Rev. John Eliot's Records of the First Church in Roxbury, Mass.," Communicated by William B. Trask, Esq., of Boston; NEHGR, July 1879, Vol. 33, Page 298: "1676, month 3, day 16. Mr. Russell* Buryed, a godly man, another gap on our Bench."

  • "Hon. Richard Russell, of Charlestown, died May 14, 1676, in the 65th year of his age. He had been one of the selectmen of the town, a member of the artillery company, representative, speaker, treasurer of the colony, and Assistant."

WILL: dated 29 Mar 1674, proved 18 May 1676

IMMIGRATION: ship "St. John" 1639/40, Richard Russel and partners, Masters, Stephen Goodyear of New Haven, Owner as 26 Jan 1639/40, transporting 250 passengers to New England, (Adams, 209)


  1. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, MA, 1629-1818. Thomas Bellows Wyman, Publication: Boston: 1879 pg. 829


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Hon. Richard Russell's Timeline

Hereford, County of Herefordshire, UK
August 16, 1637
Age 26
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
October 4, 1640
Age 29
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
August 12, 1644
Age 33
Massachusetts, United States
May 14, 1676
Age 65
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States