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Russell, Bourne

Russell, Bourne

Male 1794 - 1880

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  • Born  Y  [1
    Christened  1 Dec 1794  Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Jul 1880  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00863  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  14 Jun 2015 

    Father  Russell, Bourne,   c. 22 May 1763, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1801, At Sea, off the Island of Guernsey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Chandler, Hannah,   c. 20 Feb 1769, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1801 
    Married  12 Oct 1788  Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00404  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Watson, Elizabeth,   c. 16 Jan 1790, Iden, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1828 
    Children 
    >1. Watson, William Bourn Russell,   b. 20 Jun 1815, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1877, William Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00390  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mackreth, Jane,   c. 25 Aug 1794, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1881, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1816  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Russell, Mary Ann,   b. 1817, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1884, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Russell, Jane,   b. 1818, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1889, Portland Place, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Russell, Bourn,   c. 25 Feb 1819, St Hilda's, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1900, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Russell, Robert Mackreth,   c. 22 Oct 1822, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1876, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Russell, Charles William,   b. 1827, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1875, Orange, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Russell, Henry Chamberlain,   b. 17 Mar 1836, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1907, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Russell, Frank,   c. 15 Feb 1838, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1907, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00391  Group Sheet

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    Bourn Russell
    Bourn Russell

  • Notes 
    • Baptised 24.04.1795
      Up to 1804 Educated at Free Grammar School, Rye
      1805-07 Educated at an academy in Edmonston, Kent.
      1808-1809 Educated in Handcross, Sussex, under Rev. William Fuller
      1810 Apprenticed in coal trade out of Sunderland and later the transport trade to Portugal, Spain and the Meditterranean.
      1814 Was 2nd officer on the "Chapman" when pressed ganged onto the "Akbar" at Maderia and soon promoted to acting
      master's mate. When the ship was laying up at Rio DeJaniro he left the navy(as the war with France was coming to an end and he saw no prospect of high promotion). The British consul-general, Henry Chamberlain(a cousin of his mother) offered to appoint him Deputy Vice Consul of Parhiba or to get him a command of a steam ship under the Austrian flag. He declined both but got a letter to procure a superior ship in England.
      30.06.1815 William Borne Russell Watson born to Elizabeth Watson. Baptised at Winchelsea.
      20.03.1816 Married Jane McCreath at Sunderland.
      1817 Mary Ann Russell born at South Shield, Durham.
      1819 Bourne Russell(111) born at South Shields, Durham.
      July,1820 Off Greenland.
      22.10.1822 Robert McCreath Russell Born at South Shields, Durham.
      19.01.1826 Sailed from Cork, Ireland with 100 female convicts.
      17.05.1826 Arrived Sydney.
      22.07.1826 Left Sydney for London with passengers and general cargo.
      1827 Charles William Russell born at South Shields, Durham.
      16.08.1828 "Lady Rowena" left London for Tasmania with a cargo of 25 tons of iron, 25 tons of salt, cattle, and 305 sheep for the VanDieman's Land Company and 20 tons of merchant goods for Hobart.
      On board his natural son William Bourn Russell Watson, cabin boy and his legimate eldest son, Bourn Russell.
      20.12.1828 Arrived Launceston
      09.01.1829 Arrived Hobart
      03.02.1829 Arrived Launceston. Mid April in Tamar River.
      28.04.1830"Lady Rowena" sailed from London for Sydney with a cargo of merchandise and a steam engine for the Australian Agricultural Compnay's coal mine at Newcastle. (On board is William Watson, apprentice sailor, and Bourn Russell(111) aged eleven years.
      20.08.1830 Arrived Sydney.
      02.11.1830 Left Sydney for South Seas with Sperm whale fishing stores.
      17.11.1830 Discovered Russell's Reef of islands near Mellish's Reef.
      Mar/Apr 1831 At Hokkaido, Japan(Wrote letter to Emperor of Japan. See Bulletin Article, July 11,1995.)
      16.10.1831 Jane Russell left London aboard the "Dryad" with children (Mary, Ann, Jane, Robert and Charles)
      21.02.1831 "Dryad" arrived Sydney.
      27.06.1832 "Lady Rowena" arrived Sydney from South Seas, including Solomon Islands, Louisade Archipelago, Dampier Strait New Guinea and Japenese Waters, Cargo included 600 barrels of sperm oil.
      23.10.1832 "Lady Rowena" left Sydney for Sperm whale fishing
      17.06.1834 Mary Ann Russell(17 years) married Rev. William Jarrett.
      06.05.1835 "Lady Rowena" arrived Sydney with 1960 barrels of Sperm
      Oil. Dispute on board. Laid up until 08.04.1838
      1835Settled in Maitland and opened a general store.
      17.03.1836 Henry Chamberlain Russell born at West Maitland.
      15.02.1838 Frank Russell born at West Maitland.
      26.09.1840 Bourn Russell(111) married Sarah Singleton(Daughter of the
      founder of Singleton) at Glenridding.
      13.09.1841 Jane Russell married John William McCurdy at West Maitland.
      1842 Witness, at Morpeth, to the marriage of William B.R. Watson and Esther Emma Leach.
      1843 Insolvent-meeting of creditors in Sydney.
      1846 Opened tallow works at Stoney Creek.
      1850 Appointed magistrate. Opened a small coal mine at Farley.
      07.05.1851 Grandson. Bourn Russell(iv) born to Sarah and Bourn
      15.05.1852 Sarah Singleton died at Stockton.
      22.08.1852 John William McCurdy died at Stoney Creek.
      04.12.1853 Bourn Russell(iv) died at West Maitland.
      07.01.1854 Jane McCurdy married Ambross Foss at East Maitland
      19.01.1855 Robert McCreath Russell married Annie Elizabeth McDougall.
      1855 Sold Tallow works
      25.02.1856 Bourn Russell(iii) married Ellen Lane at Sydney.
      28.03.1856 Elected M.L.A. for Northumberland Boroughs.
      05.08.1856 Disqualified due to challenge by opposite candidate over voting irregularities.
      15.08.1858 Appointed M.L.C.
      10.01.1861 Henry Chamberlain Russell married Emily Jane Foss
      04.05.1862 Ambross Foss died at Sydney.
      1864 Charles William Russell married Priscilla Hack Foff
      1866 Jane Foss(formelyMcCurdy, nee Russell) married John Crone Raymond
      31.01.1875 Charles William Russell died at Orange
      04.02.1877 John Crone Raymond dies.
      15.05.1877 William Bourn Russell Watson dies at 2 Perth Terrace, Woolloomooloo.
      04.07.1880 Bourn Russell(ii) died at 2 Perth Terrace, Woolloomooloo.
      30.08.1882 Frank Russell married Laura Emily Elizabeth Lee.
      19.06.1884 Mary Ann Jarrett(nee Russell) died at Randwick.
      05.01.1889 Jane Raymond(formerly Foss, McCurdy and nee Russell died Middlesex, England.
      23.08.1900 Bourn Russell(iii) died at Sydney.
      22.02.1907 Henry Chamberlain Russell died at Sydney.
      20.03.1907 Frank Russell died at Sydney.
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      See the State Library of NSW. MLMSS 3532 Issue Copy Microfilm - CY 501, frames 1 - 563 (MLMSS 3532: 1 original page per microfilm frame)

      Journal of the ship, Lady Rowena, 1830-1832, with later annotations, 1839-1846, and incidental papers, 1820-1929. Maps, illus. Includes a brief account of the voyage from London to Sydney, 25 April-19 August 1830, and a detailed account of the whaling voyage which encompassed the Solomon Islands, Papua, the Bismarck Archipelago, Japan, Mariana Islands, Admiralty Islands, Dampier Strait, Trobriand Islands, Caroline Islands, Samoa, Tonga Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, 2 November 1830 - 25 June 1832. Describes native dress, vocabulary, appearance and culture; island geography, flora and fauna.
      The Japanese section of the journal covers the period 31 March - 19 May 1831. These pages are found at frames 189-305 (117 frames) in the microfilm copy at CY 501 (total of 563 frames).

  • Sources 
    1. [S00131] Rye Sussex Parish Registers.