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John Russell, WS

Birthdate: (39)
Death: December 2, 1792 (39)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Russell of Roseburne, WS and Bethia Russell
Husband of Eleanor Russell
Father of Mary Nicholson, Btnss and John Russell, WS
Brother of Claude Russell; Patrick Russell of Kellerstain, WS; Sir William Russell, 1st Baronet of Charlton Park, MD and Mary Elliott, Btnss

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About John Russell, WS

Biographical Summary

Russell, John. 22/01/1753-02/12/1792. Ref: 1318. Male.

  • Profession: Writer to the Signet.
  • Appointments Held: WS 1774; Clerk to the Signet; Extraordinary Director, Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Training: Apprentice to John Russell of Roseburne (father).
  • Marital Status: Married (1778) Eleanora Robertson.
  • Family: Son John Russell FRSE 1780-1862.
  • Mother: Bethia Campbell d.1810.
  • Father: John Russell of Roseburne WS.
  • Other Family: Son-in-law of Principal William Robertson FRSE 1721-1793.
  • References: History of the Society of Writers 308; Shapin 409; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981, 77;
  • Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet 1983, 277.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 811

"Russell, John - Apprentice to, and eldest son of John Russell of Roseburne, W.S. - Born 1753. Died 2nd December 1792. Married 8th June 1778, Eleanor, daughter of the Rev. William Robertson, D.D., Principal of Edinburgh University."

SOURCE: A history of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, page 177

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John Russell, WS's Timeline

January 22, 1753
February 22, 1780
Age 27
Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 26
December 2, 1792
Age 39