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Richard Russell, Esq.

Also Known As: "Honorable Richard Russell"
Birthplace: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, UK
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

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

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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
October 4, 1640
Age 29
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 31
May 14, 1676
Age 65
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts