Russ family tree.

(Created from information from the Ancestry trees of Geoff Eisenhaur and Gail Waite. Then I became a paid up subsciber of Ancestry, and was able to do my own research. The result is this tree as it is today. Dated: 11 Dec 2015. )

HENRY RUSS, born abt. 1664, in Tintinhull, Somerset, died Apr 17, 1743. Married Jan 8, 1688 to Suzannah Priddle, born 1668, died Jan 28, 1722. (Ref, Ancestry: Henry’s father was HENRY RUSS, born 1640 Somerset, England, died 23 Jun 1686 Redlynch, Somerset. Married Susannah. His father was William Russ, married Mary Duffy, who died 1698.)

a. JOHN RUSS, born May 17, 1691, died Aug 4, 1700.

b. MARY RUSS, born Sep 2, 1693, died 1779 aged 86. Married May 12, 1715 to Robert Chaffy, born 1692, died 1728.

1. MARY CHAFFY, bapt. Mar 3, 1716, died 1769. Married John Brown born 1723.

a. BETTY BROWN, born 1745, died 1760.

b. THOMAS BROWN, born 1747.

c. JOHN BROWN, born 21 Jul 1749.

d. MARTHA BROWN, born 1750.

e. ROBERT BROWN, born 1757, died 1764.

f. BETTY BROWN, born 1760.

2. ROBERT CHAFFY, born Aug 23, 1718, bapt. 1 Oct 1718. Died 9 Apr 1779 aged 60.

3. HANNAH CHAFFY, born 1720 Tintinhull, died 28 Jan 1722 aged 2.

4. THOMAS CHAFFY, born Dec 3, 1722 Tintinhull.

c. HENRY RUSS, born Sep 11, 1697, died Dec 6, 1782. Married Aug 7, 1728 Ann Marell, born 1701, died Jan 6, 1782.

1. JOHN RUSS, born Mar 21, 1729, died 1802. Married Nov 12, 1759 to Eve Gooden born c.1733, died 1780.

a. RUTH RUSS, bapt. May 31, 1761. Married 1784 to Robert Chenez born 1757.

b. JAMES RUSS, born Jun 26, 1763 Tintinhull, died Dec 1801 Somerset aged 38. Married Nov 11, 1783 to Elizabeth Monkton, born 10 Jan 1768, died 1807. Here is the marriage certificate for James and Elizabeth.

1. RUTH RUSS, born 9 May 1786 Tintinhull. Married 16 Sep 1805 to William Bell born 1783, died pre-1851.

a. CATHEN BELL, born abt, 1823 Somerset.

b. ELIZA BELL, born abt, 1829 Somerset.

2. HANNAH RUSS, born 3 Feb 1788 Tintinhull.

3. HARRIET RUSS, born 3 Apr 1791 Tintinhull. Married to Thomas Beaton born 1789.

4. EVE RUSS, born 25 Dec 1794 Tintinhull. Married 27 Jan 1817 to James Norris. Children: William 1817- , John 1819-1888, Alfred 1821-1893, James 1823- .

5. MELESINA RUSS, born 25 Dec 1794 Tintinhull, died 9 Oct 1821. Married 8 May 1821 to James Perrett born 31 Aug 1796, died 3 Jun 1834. Children: James 1822-1863, Sealy 1826-1898, Adam 1827-1894, Albion 1830-1895, Albin 1836-.

6. JAMES RUSS, born born 5 May 1799 Tntinhull, died abt, 4 Oct 1877 Martock, Somerset. Married 21 Feb 1820 to Christiana Symmins born 25 dec 1802, died Apr 1859. They had 10 children, all Russes.

a. WILLIAM RUSS, born 20 Apr 1820 Somerset, died 20 Apr 1876 Martock. Married (1) 6 Jul 1843 to Jane Rodford born abt. 1820. Married (2) 4 Aug 1859 to Sarah Harrison born abt. 1831.

Children of William and Jane:

1. JAMES RUSS, born 1845 Somerset.

2. SARAH ANN RUSS, born 1847 Somerset.

3. EDWIN RUSS, born Apr 1950 Yeovil.

4. WILLIAM RUSS, born abt. 1852 Ilchester, Somerset. Married 1875 to Elizabeth born Jul 1845. The had 4 children.

a. WILLIAM RUSS, born abt. 1875 Cardiff, death unknown. Married 1899 spouse unknown.

b. SAMUEL RUSS, born abt. 1876 Cardiff, death unknown. Married 1897 to Jane Russ.

c. JAMES EDWARD RUSS, born Apr 1878 Cardiff, death unknown. Married 1906 to Ethel Russ 1883- .

d. BEATRICE RUSS, born Jan 1882 Cardiff, death unknown. In 1901 census she is aged 19 and living in Canton, Glamorgan.

e. CHARLES RUSS, born abt. 1885 Cardiff, death unknown. In 1911 census he is aged 26 living in Cardiff and brother to head of household.

5. HARRIETT RUSS, born 1857 Somerset.

Children of William and Sarah:

6. EDWIN RUSS, born abt. 1860 Ash, Somerset, died 6 Dec 1916 Riverston, Nr Gordonvale, Qld, Au. Spouse: Amy Roberts (1890-1930).

a. EDWARD JOHN RUSS, born 12 Nov 1904 Cairns, Qld., Australia, died 26 Apr 1968 Qld.,

b. SARAH RUSS, born 13 Nov 1908 Cairns, Qld., Australia, died 26 Oct 1952 Cairns, Qld., Australia.

c. WILLIAM RUSS, born 17 Nov 1909 Cairns, Qld., Australia, died 11 Aug 1981 Qld.

d. AMY RUSS, born 8 May 1911 Cairns, Qld., Australia, died 6 Oct 1990 Trebonne, Qld. Married 26 Aug 1933 in Cairns to Alexander James Reed son of George Reed. Here’s a photo of their wedding.

1. GEORGE REED, born 1934.

e. ALICE ELLEN RUSS, born 9 May 1912 Qld., died 13 May 2002.

f. CHARLES BAXTER RUSS, born 28 May 1913 Qld.

g. HARRIET RUSS, born 7 Jul 1914 Cairns, Qld., Australia, died 10 May 10 May Cairns, Qld., Australia.

7. HENRY RUSS, born 5 Feb 1862 Ash, Someset.

8. GEORGE RUSS, born 9 Dec 1866 Ash, Somerset, died 31 May 1940 Cairns, Qld, Au.

9. GEORGE RUSS, born Apr 1867 Ash, Somerset.

10. ANN RUSS, born 6 Feb 1870 Ash, Somerset, born Jul 1885 Yeovil, Somerset, aged 15.

11. ELLEN RUSS, born 8 Apr 1873 Ash, Somerset. Spouse: unknown, child: Mona Russ born 1895 Delinquin, NSW, Australia.

12. ELLEN RUSS, born Jul 1874 Langport, Somerset.

b. RUTH RUSS, born 22 Oct 1822 Somerset. Married 26 Dec 1853 to James Burt born 1822. Here is the marriage certificate of Ruth and James.

c. HARRIETT RUSS, born 6 Aug 1825 Somerset. Spouse: James Sweet born 1825.

d. JAMES RUSS, born 25 Dec 1829 Somerset, died 19 Jan 1830 Somerset.

e. CHARLOTTE RUSS, born 6 Nov 1831 Somerset.

f. JAMES RUSS, born 15 Mar 1834 Somerset, died 24 Nov 1835 Somerset.

g. JAMES RUSS, born 4 May 1836 Somerset, died Apr 1855 Yeovil.

h. EDWIN RUSS, born 4 Aug 1839 Somerset, died 31 May 1873 Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia.

i. BETSY RUSS, born abt. 1843 Martock, died 1843 Tintinhull.

j. RODA JANE COX RUSS, born Jan 1845 Yeovil, died Jan 1852 Yeovil.

7. HONOR RUSS, born abt. 1801 Tintinhull, died Oct 1843 Martock. Married 5 Jul 1831 to Charles Grinter, born 25 Dec 1806, died Apr 1879. They had 5 children: Henry 1832-1835, George 1835-1845, Henry Oct-Dec 1838-1860, Elizabeth Jan-Mar 1840-1864, Honor Jul 1843-1843.

c. MILLESINA RUSS, born 1769, died Oct 9, 1821 aged 52.

d. JOHN RUSS, bapt. Jan 17, 1771. Died Sep 1, 1799. Married Aug 10, 1795 to Phyllis Raison born 1775, died 1883.

1. ESTHER RUSS, bapt. Jun 5, 1796. Married May 8, 1815 to George Tucker.

a. JOSEPH TUCKER, born c.1821, died 1881. Married Dec 25, 1841 to Mary Russ born 1817, died 1897. (Mary’s great grandfather Thomas Russ 1738, was the brother of Esther’s grandfather John Russ 1729.) Joseph and Mary had 11 children together, then Joseph had a son by an unknown spouse.

2. PHEBE RUSS, bapt. Mar 10, 1799 Tintinhull. Married Jan 27,1821 to John Brown born 1795.

e. WILLIAM RUSS, bapt. Feb 28, 1773, died 1839. Married 1800 to Joan Gillard born 1779.

f. HANNAH RUSS, bapt. Mar 31, 1776 Tintinhull, died Apr 1848 Dursley, Gloucester. Married 1799 to Thomas Greening born 1776, died 1860. They had 6 children, all Greening.

g. SARAH RUSS, born 1776 Somerset, died 1848.

h. LEAH RUSS, born 1779 Somerset.

2. HENRY RUSS, born 25 May 1732, bapt. May 27, 1732, died Jul 1767. Married Aug 7, 1758 to Ann Manell. Here is the marriage certificate for Henry and Ann.

a. MARY RUSS, bapt. Oct 23, 1760, died Oct 1849. Married Jun 21, 1784 to Robert Barter. They had 6 children all named Barter. Here is Mary’s baptism certificate.

b. HANNAH RUSS, bapt. Dec 26, 1762.

3. WILLIAM RUSS, born Nov 25, 1734, died Nov 25, 1818. Married Dec 6, 1756 to Ann Horwood born 1733, died 1819.

a. JOHN RUSS, born 1756 Tintinhull, died 1829 Somerset aged 73. Married 1785 to Elizabeth Jeans born 1762.

b. BETTY RUSS, bapt. Oct 11, 1757 Tintinhull, died Sep 19, 1767 Tintinhull.

c. DOLLY RUSS, born 1757 Tintinhull.

d. ANN RUSS, bapt. May 25, 1761 Tintinhull, died Jan 29, 1847 Tintinhull.

e. SUSANNAH RUSS, bapt. Oct 2, 1763 Tintinhull, died 1847.

f. URY RUSS, born 1765 Tintinhull. Married May 1, 1791 to William White born 1765.

1. ANN WHITE, born 1801 Marlock. Married James Shoemake born 1801.

a. GRACE SHOEMAKE, born abt. 1831 Martock.

b. ACHSAH SHOEMAKE, born abt. 1832 Martock.

c. WALTER SHOEMAKE, born abt. 1851 Martock.

g. SAMUEL RUSS, bapt. Jul 23, 1769. Died Jul 8, 1770.

h. SAMUEL RUSS, bapt. May 19, 1771 Tintinhull, died Mar 16, 1885 Tintinhull. Married May 12, 1798 to Honor Shearstone born 24 Dep 1771, died 21 Nov 1853.

1. CHARLES CHASTINGS RUSS, born Sep 28, 1800 Somerset, England, died Dec 3, 1879 Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Married Dorcas Ewing, they had 5 children. Here is a photo of Charles’s grave.

2. SUSANNAH RUSS, Sep 28, 1800, died 1826. Married 29 Sep 1826 to Henry Bishop born 1796, died 1844. a. HENRY BISHOP, born 1828 Crewkerne, Somerset.

b. EDWARD EDWIN BISHOP, born 1830 Crewkerne, Somerset. >/dir>

3. EDWARD RUSS, May 23, 1802 Tintinhull, died 1813 Tintinhull.

4. JOHN RUSS, Jul 17, 1803 Tintinhull, died 1875 Yeovil. Married 18 Mar 1828 to Priscilia Mose, born 1801 Thorne Coffin, Somerset, died Jul 1869 Yeovil, aged 68.

a. EDWARD RUSS, born 1829 Montacute, Somerset, died Jul 1894 Wincanton. Married 28 Apr 1864 to Eliza Kiddle born 1828, died 1906.

1. EDWARD RUSS, born Jul 1865 Thorne Coffin, Somerset.

2. GRACE RUSS, born 1867 Thorne Coffin, Somerset.

b. LEONORA RUSS, born 1831 Montacute, Somerset.

c. HONOR RUSS, born abt. 1833 Chilthorne, Somerset. Married 9 Nov 1886 to William Symes.

d. EMILY RUSS, born 1835 Chilthorne, Somerset.

e. TRYPHENA RUSS, born abt. 1837 Thorne Coffin, Somerset. Married 18 Feb 1862 Thorne Coffin to Edwin Edward Bishop 1829-1865. Here is the marriage certificate for Tryphena and Edwin.

1. Emily Bishop, born Apr 1865 Weymouth.

f. ADELAIDE RUSS, born 1840 Chilthorne, Somerset. Married 1874 to William Clapp.

g. ISABELLA RUSS, born Jul 1842 Chilthorne, Somerset.

5. HONOR RUSS, twin to Samuel, born Mar 30, 1803, died Jan 21, 1887. Married Jul 29, 1826 to Joseph Chaffey. They had 9 children, including Isabella Chaffey (1828-1842), James Frederick Chaffey (1829-1830), Samuel Russ Chaffey (1831-1872), here’s his marriage certificate, Octavious Robert Chaffey (1832-1896) and wife Margaret Jane Goodman (1852-1912), here's a photo of them both, Joseph Chaffey (1835-1917) and wife Elizabeth Hannah Palmer (1839-1882), here's Joseph's grave, Robert Chaffey (1837-1917) and wife Charlotte Johnston (1841-1928) here's Robert's grave, Elizabeth Chaffey (1838-1918) and husband George T. Brooks (1835-1908), Honor Chaffey (1838-1894) who married William Henry (Cocky) Russ (1837- ) here’s Honor’s grave, William Adolphus Chaffey (1840-1900) and wife Amelia Muriel Chad (1847-1923). Here's William's grave.

6. SAMUEL RUSS (twin to Honor), Mar 30, 1806 Tintinhull.

7. WILLIAM HENRY RUSS, born 2 May 1813 Tintinhull, died Sep 1897 Ilchester. Married Apr 20, 1835 to Elisabeth Sugg (1810-1881).

a. ISABELLA RUSS, born Sep 19, 1836, died 1837. Buried Jan 6, 1837 Babcary, Somerset.

b. WILLIAM HENRY (COCKY) RUSS, born Aug 23, 1837 Babcary, Somerset, died May 14, 1918 Tamworth. Married (1) Jul 24, 1860 to Honor Chaffey born 16 Apr 1838, died May 14, 1894 aged 56. Here is a photo of William’s grave, plus one of Honor’s grave. They had 11 children, and (2) 1895 to Margaret Doak, born 24 Mar 1854 Aberfoyle, Guyra, NSW, died 17 Sep 1921 Tamworth, NSW. They had 1 child. Here is a copy of their marriage certificate. Here is the christening record for Honor.

Children of William and Honor:

1. ELIZA ANN CHAFFEY RUSS, born Jun 7, 1860 Tamworth, NSW, died 1918.

2. WILLIAM HENRY (BILL) RUSS, born 1861, Tamworth, NSW, died Jul 16, 1919 Tamworth, NSW. Married in 1883 to Emily Eliza Crotty, born 23 Dec 1865 Uralla, NSW, died Sep 14, 1938 North Sidney, NSW. Here's William's grave, which shows he is buried with his daughter Lillian Estella.

a. HENRY THOMAS RUSS, born Jun 16, 1884 Moor Creek, NSW, died Aug 31, 1952 Tamworth, NSW. Married Nov 5, 1904 to Florence May (Florrie) Ingram, born Jul 16, 1886, died Aug 26, 1947. They had 12 children. Here are photos of the graves of Henry and Florence.

1. EMILY MAY RUSS, born Jun 2, 1905 Tamworth, NSW, died Dec 5, 1982 Dubbo, NSW. Married Aug 26, 1922 to Albert Ernest O’Dell, born Oct 30, 1898, died Jul 4, 1960. In the photo, Albert is on the right. They had 2 children.

2. LILLIAN ESTELLA RUSS, born 5 Dec 1906 Tamworth, NSW, died May 10, 1980 Tamworth. Gravestone shows her name as Stella (Lillian Estella) Hall, indicating a spouse. Also, the inscription “DEAR MOTHER OF TINY”. Here is Lillian’s gravestone, which shows she is buried with her father William Henry.

3. CLARA JANE “CLARE” RUSS, born Jul 1, 1908 Tamworth, NSW, died Jul 31, 1996 Tamworth.

4. FLORENCE MAY RUSS, born Jul 8, 1910 Tamworth, NSW, died Jul 29, 1914 Tamworth. Here’s a photo of Florence’s gravestone, showing her inscription at the bottom of the stone.

5. KATHLEEN LORNA RUSS, born 1911 Tamworth, NSW, died 15 Mar 1978 Bankstown, NSW. Married 1941 to Milton Keith Cameron 1904-1978.

6. WILLIAM JAMES “JIM” RUSS, born Jun 1, 1913 Tamworth, NSW, died Apr 11, 1999 Queensland. Married 21 Mar 1934 to Alma Agnes Wheatley 1904-1986.

a. MAXWELL HENRY RUSS, born 31 Aug 1940 Tamworth, NSW, Aust., died 29 Nov 1999 Darwin, NT.

7. HENRY THOMAS (HARRY) RUSS, born Sep 3, 1915, Tamworth, NSW, died Jun 22, 1992 Tamworth. Married 1933 to Gracie May Blake died 1969. Here’s a photo of Henry’s grave, and here’s a photo of Gracie’s grave.

a. TREVOR HENRY RUSS, born abt. 1935, died 6 Sep 1973 Tamworth, NSW, Aust.

b. NEVILLE ALTON HENRY RUSS, born abt. 1938, died 17 Sep 1955 Tamworth, NSW, Aust.

8. DOROTHY MAY RUSS, born Sep 20, 1917 Tamworth, NSW, died Aug 31, 1995 Tamworth. Married 25 Apr 1936 to Randle Ellis Woods 1915-1991. Here’s a photo of Randle with his mother Kate taken in 1916.

9. VIOLET MAY RUSS, born 1 Dec 1919 Tamworth, died 15 May 1980 Tamworth.

10. BESSIE IRENE RUSS, born Mar 1, 1922 Tamworth, NSW, died Mar 15, 1978 Bankstown, NSW. Married 1943 to Harry James Schabel 1909-1968.

11. JOSEPH CHARLES THOMAS “JOE” RUSS, born May 5, 1926 Tamworth, NSW, died 1950. Married 15 Apr 1944 to Hazel Violet McDonald 1925-1988.

a. GORDON JOSEPH RUSS, born 25 Nov 1944 Tamworth, NSW, died 23 Feb 2006 Scones, NSW. Married 1968 unknown spouse.

b. MAUREEN VIOLET RUSS, born 5 Jul 1946 Tanworth, NSW, died 5 Jun 2009. Bankstown, NSW. Married 22 May 1971 to Robert John Barnes 1947-2011. Here’s a photo of Maureen (wedding day?) and another of Maureen and Robert. Here’s a photo of Robert.

c. RONALD CHARLES RUSS, abt. 1950, died 1950 Tamworth, NSW.

12. FREDERICK JOHN RUSS, born Nov 30, 1931 Tamworth, NSW, died Jul 16, 1978 Tamworth.

b. LILLIAN ESTELLA RUSS, born 1886 NSW, died Jul 17, 1900 Tamworth, NSW. Here's Lillian's grave.

c. HAZEN JARVIS (JIM) RUSS, born Nov 5, 1889 Uralla, NSW, died Apr 11, 1969 Hamilton, NSW. Married 1912 to Florence Ethel Mahony 1889-1967.

1. JOHN HAZEN RUSS, born 1912 Tamworth, NSW, died 1959 Lambton, NSW. Married (1) 1937 to Mavis Mitchell Gillard 1913-1938, (2) 1942 to Isabelle Short 1917-2005.

d. ALLAN PEEL RUSS, born 1891 Tamworth, died Jul 22, 1964 Queensland. Married 5 Apr 1920 to Maude Marler 1893-1985.

e. WILLIAM JOHN RUSS, born 1894 NSW, died 18 Oct 1970 Gosford, NSW. Married 1924 in Rockdale, NSW, to Alice M. Moir.

f. RUBY MAY “POLLY” RUSS, born 1897 Tamworth, died 20 Nov 1980 NSW.

g. ERIC GEORGE RUSS, born Jun 21, 1900 Tamworth, NSW, died Aug 17, 1980 Sydney, NSW. Married 1951 to Margaret Ritohie Meikle 1905-1989. WWII Military Service 1939-1948, service number N319311.

h. LYNDA GERTRUDE RUSS, born 1903 Tamworth, died 1903 Tamworth.

3. SAMUEL ADOLPHUS RUSS, born Oct 24, 1863 Tamworth, NSW, died Feb 17, 1923 Turkey Creek, Western Australia. Married Dec 10, 1888 to Clara Jane Crotty 1868-1908. Clara is the sister of Emily Eliza Crotty. Here is the birth certificate for Samuel. Here is a photo of Samuel, and one of Samuel with Clara. Here is a photo of Clara. Here is her grave, and here is an article including information on members of the Russ family.

a. HARRY CROTTY, born 1889 Warburton, Victoria, Au., died 8 Jul 1981 Gosford, NSW. Married (1) 1912 to Elizabeth Groom 1891-1916. They had 2 children. Married (2) 1918 to Muriel Comrie Wallace 1895-1984. They had 2 children.

b. RAYMOND JESSE CROTTY RUSS, born 1889 Uralla, NSW, died 11 Jul 1973 West Aust. Married 1914 to Essie Kendrick 1890- .

c. FREDERICK ADOLPHUS RUSS, born 11 Dec 1890 Uralla, NSW, died Nov 29, 1975 Derby, West Aust. Married Jun 25, 1939 to Laura Barbara Booty, born Jun 25, 1917, died Jan 10, 1970 Derby, West Aust. Here is group photo showing L-R; Fred, Laura, Beth, Beverley and Norma.

1. JANET CLAIRE RUSS, born Nov 28, 1949 West Aust, died Apr 8, 1951 Derby, West Aust, aged 1.

d. MARYON ELLA RUSS, born Jun 17, 1898 East Kimberley, Western Aust., died Jul 25, 1987 Mount Lawley, West Aust.

e. NORMA SOPHIA RUSS, born Jul 19, 1899 Wyndham, West Aust, died Feb 28, 1987 Manning, Western Aust. Married Dec 12, 1916 in Freemantle, West Aust, to Colin Raymond Campbell, born Aug 25, 1895, died Jul 15, 1973. They had 7 children, all named Campbells.

f. NANCY RUSS, born 1914, died Mar 22, 1945 Wyndham, West Aust. Married Jul 11, 1935 to Richard Macale, 1914-2004. Here's Richard's grave.They had 2 children.

4. EMILY RUSS, born 1865 Tamworth, NSW, died Jan 11, 1952 Cabramatta, NSW. Married 30 Jun 1886 to George Missen Brown 1861-1939. They had 6 children.

5. CHARLES EDWARD RUSS, born 22 Jun 1866 Tamworth, NSW, 1866, died Nov 20, 1867 Tamworth, NSW, aged 1. Here's Charles's grave.

6. HONOR SOPHIA RUSS, born May 1, 1868 Tamworth, NSW, died Oct 3, 1944 Tamworth, NSW.

7. ELIZABETH MAY RUSS, born Aug 27, 1869 Tamworth, NSW, died Aug 31, 1951 Cabramatta, NSW. Married 1891 to George Pullman 1867-1933. See this photo of Elizabeth’s grave which shows a spouse – George Pullman died Oct 11, 1933.

8. LOUISA RUSS, born 1871 Tamworth, NSW, died Jul 20, 1952. Married 16 Mar 1904 to William Sneddon 1867-1937. They had 5 children all named Sneddon.

9. FREDERICK CHARLES RUSS, born Mar 17, 1873 Tamworth, NSW, died Aug 28, 1889 Tamworth, NSW. Aged 16. Here's Frederick's grave.

10. STENZA THURSA ELLEN RUSS, born Sep 30, 1874 Tamworth, NSW, died Feb 2, 1904 Tamworth, NSW. Married 26 Apr 1897 to James Cox 1868-1941. They had 3 children all named Cox.

11.EDWARD JOSEPH ROBERT RUSS, born 1879 Tamworth, NSW, died 1926 Tamworth, NSW.

Child of William and Margaret:

a. JOHN SUGG (JACK) RUSS, born 1898 Tamworth, NSW, died 1976 Tamworth, NSW. Married abt. 1955 to Kathleen Leahy 1913-2000.

c. ELIZA JANE RUSS, born Oct 20, 1839 Babcary, Somerset, died 1907. Aged 12 in 1851 census.

d. HONOR SOPHIA RUSS, born Jul 22, 1841, died Dec 1928 Bideford, Devon, aged 87.

e. THOMAS RUSS, born c.1842 Babcary, Somerset.

f. LOUISA RUSS, born Aug 6, 1843, Married Apr 20, 1870 to Samuel Hockey 1850- .

g. ELIZABETH BICKNELL RUSS, born Aug 24, 1845 Babcary, Somerset.

h. SAMUEL RUSS, born Jan 2, 1848 Babcary, Somerset. Married abt. 1876 to Grace 1844-1901.

a. HELENA MABEL RUSS, born abt. 1878 Charlton Adam, Somerset.

b. ETHEL DOROTHEA RUSS, born abt. 1880 Charlton Adam, Somerset.

i. EMILY RUSS, born c.1850 Babcary, Somerset.

j. THIRSA ELLEN RUSS, born Jan 23, 1853 Babcary, Somerset, died Oct 1853 Langport, Somerset.

i. HENRY RUSS, bapt. Feb 12, 1775 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 1778 Tintinhull, Somerset.

j. JACOB RUSS, bapt. Aug 6, 1777 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Dec 26, 1779 Tintinhull, Somerset.

4. MARY RUSS, born 1735.

5. THOMAS RUSS, bapt. Jun 18, 1738, died Aug 10, 1804. Married (1) Mar 23, 1762 to Elizabeth Horwood, and (2) Feb 26, 1783 to Mary Bull.

Children of Thomas and Betty:

a. WILLIAM RUSS, bapt. Jan 8, 1763. Died Oct 30 1846. Married Oct 23, 1786 to Martha Littlejohn (1758-1833).

1. ALFRED RUSS, born Jan 7, 1787 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Oct 20, 1791 Martock, Somerset.

2. ALFRED RUSS, born 1791 Somerset, died 1814 Somerset.

3. CHARLES RUSS, born c.1791 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Mar 1872. Married 1814 to Elizabeth White (1792-1871). They had 10 children.

a. GEORGE RUSS, born c1812 Somerset. Married Louise ? born 1820.

1. EDWIN RUSS, born 1838 Somerset.

b. RUTH RUSS, born c1815 Somerset.

c. MARY RUSS, born 1816 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 1897. Married Dec 25, 1841 to Joseph Tucker 1821-1881. They had 13 children, all Tuckers.

d. GEORGE RUSS, born 1819.

e. HENRY RUSS, born 1823 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Nov 18, 1894 Perth, W. Aust. Married (1) 2 aug 1841 to Charlotte Denvir 1922- , (2) 1863 to Jane Smart nee Cox 1843-1883. Here’s Henry and Charlotte’s marriage certificate. Here is an advert Henry placed.

f. HANNAH RUSS, born about 1826 Somerset. Aged 15 in 1841 census.

g. JOHN RUSS, born about 1827 Somerset. Listed as aged 13 in 1841 census.

h. JAMES RUSS, born 1828 Somerset, died 1830, buried 26 Sep 1830 Somerset.

i. LUCY RUSS, born Mar 13, 1836 Stoke, Somerset, died May 30, 1924 Burra, South Australia. Married Jan 14, 1855 to Thomas William Chant, born Sep 15, 1833, died 1907. Photo of Lucy and Thomas. Here is a birthday celebration, and an obituary for Lucy, both on the same document. Here is Lucy's grave.

4. ALFRED RUSS, born c.1791, died 1814.

5. MELLESINA RUSS, born Jan 3, 1791. Married in 1811 to Thomas Clark.

a. ELIZABETH CLARK, born 1812.

6. MARGARET RUSS, born 1792 Somerset, died 1814.

7. PHYLLIS RUSS, born 1796 Martock, Somerset, died Jan 1877. Married 13 May 1818 to John Trask Pullen 1786-1868.

b. THOMAS RUSS, bapt. Nov 11, 1769. Died Apr 14, 1771.

c. THOMAS RUSS, bapt. Jun 7, 1772, died Aug 30, 1839.

d. PHILIP RUSS, bapt. Jan 6, 1776 Tintinhull, died 1818 Tintinhull. Married Mar 11, 1804 to Mary Mattock 1776-1847. Here’s Mary’s death certificate.

1. JAMES RUSS, born 1801 Somerset, resident in Martock in the 1841 census. Married to Christina 1808- . They had 3 children.

a. WILLIAM RUSS, born 1821 Martock, Somerset, death unknown. Spouse: Sarah Russ.

b. HARRIET RUSS, born 1826 Martock, Somerset, baptised 6 Aug 1826, death unknown.

c. EDWIN RUSS, born Apr 1838 Yeovil, Somerset, died 30 May 1873 Michelago, NSW aged 42. Married 2 May 1858 to Elizabeth West 1839-1934. Here’s a photo of the grave of Edwin and Elizabeth. They had 6 children.

1. JAMES RUSS, born 29 Sep 1858 at sea on board the “Forest Monarch”, died 16 Jan 1932 Goulburn, NSW, Aust. Married 1882 to Alice Sarah McKenzie 1863-1944.

a. EDWARD RUSS, born and died 17 Nov 1883 Michelago, NSW, Aust., aged 1 hour. Here’s a photo of Edward’s grave.

b. IVY MARGARET RUSS, born 6 Oct 1897 Cooma, NSW, died 3 Oct 1962 Cooma, NSW. Married 2 Apr 1923 to Henry Mortlock 1898-1971. They had 1 son Lance William Mortlock 1922-2006.

2. GEORGE RUSS, born 15 May 1860 Michelago, NSW, Aust., died 9 Jan 1948 Michelago, NSW. Married 22 May 1883 to Elizabeth Emily Suitor 1862-1920. Photos: here’s George with daughter Olive, here’s George’s grave, and here’s Elizabeth’s grave. They had 3 children.

a. EDWIN JAMES RUSS, born 16 Feb 1893 Lyons Creek, NSW, died 21 Apr 1946 Anembo, NSW. Married Feb 1921 to Stella Katherine King 1884-1961. Here’s a photo of Edwin, here’s Edwin with Stella, and here’s one of Edwin’s grave.

b. WALTER HENRY RUSS, born 13 Jul 1897 Anembo, NSW, died 19 Jan 1969 Anembo, NSW. Married 21 May 1919 to Gladys Eileen Scott 1898-1964. Here are some photos: Walter, Walter and Gladys, and Walter’s grave, Gladys and Gladys’s grave

1. ELMA JEAN RUSS, born abt. 1920 NSW, died 25 Dec 1974 Queanbeyan, NSW. Married 1945 spouse unknown.

2. GEORGE FREDERICK RUSS, born 1924 NSW, died 18 Mar 1973 Penhurst, NSW aged 49.

3. BRUCE ARTHUR RUSS, born 6 May 1925 Queanbeyan, NSW, died 10 Mar 2004 “Little Tinderry”, Anembo, NSW aged 78. Here’s a photo of Bruce’s grave. (Grave states Bruce is father to Ian George, Ann-Maree (Woolaston) and Bruce Evan.

c. OLIVE MARY DELANEY, born 12 Nov 1903 Moss Vale, NSW, died 22 Nov 1916 Anembo, NSW aged 13 years. Olive was the adopted daughter of George and Elizabeth, and apparently went to bed in good health but died during the night of unknown causes. Some photos: Olive, Olive’s obituary and Olive’s grave.

3. JOSEPH JOHN RUSS, born 15 Aug 1861 Michelago, NSW, Aust., died 10 Apr1869 Michelago aged 7. Here’s a photo of Joseph’s grave.

4. ELIZA RUSS, born 2 Jul 1864 Michelago, NSW, Aust., died 22 Nov 1939 Queanbeyan, NSW. Married 24 Mar 1884 to William Charles Byrnes 1860-1939. Here’s the grave of Eliza and William.

5. WILLIAM RUSS, born 16 Oct 1867 Michelago, NSW, Aust., died 18 Jul 1949 Captain’s Flat, NSW. Married 5 Feb 1890 to Ada Follett 1870-1946. Photos: here’s William’s grave, and Ada’s grave. They had 3 children.

a. SUSAN MARIA RUSS, born 17 Jun 1889 Norongo near Captain’s Flat, NSW, died 4 Oct 1912 Queanbeyan, NSW. Married 17 Feb 1906 to Henry John Griffin 1884-1952. Here’s a photo of Susan’s grave.

b. HENRY JAMES RUSS, born 26 Dec 1893 Anembo, NSW, died 27 Feb 1898 Anembo, NSW, aged 4. Here’s a photo of Henry’s grave.

c. JOSEPH JOHN RUSS, born 30 May 1897 Michelago, NSW, died 3 May 1898 Anembo, NSW, aged 11 months. Here’s a photo of Joseph’s grave.

6. HENRY CHARLES RUSS, born 27 Nov 1872 Michelago, NSW, Aust., died 12 Nov 1950 Goulburn, NSW. Married 22 Nov 1905 to Jane Ada Neely 1881-1963. They had 2 children.

a. ERIC HENRY RUSS, birth unknown, died 1974 NSW, Aust.

b. ETHEL M. RUSS, born 1906 Goulburn, NSW, death unkown. Married 1930 to Arthur C. Seiffert.

2. JESSE RUSS, born 1805 Martock, died 1805 Tintinhull.

3. THOMAS RUSS, born 1806 Martock, died 1810 Martock.

4. EMMA RUSS, born c.1808 Tintinhull, died Jun 1864 Bradford Abbas, Somerset. Married Sep 22, 1834 at Veovil, to John Bartlett 1812-1898. They had 6 children; George 1830, 1836, Charles 1842-1912, Henry 1846-1907, Emma 1848 and Alfred 1851.

5. SILVANUS RUSS, born 1811 Somerset. Married Mary Russ born 1811.

a. ANN RUSS, born 1837 Martock, died 1910 Tiverton.

6. ANN RUSS, born 1812 Martock.

7. VINCENT RUSS, born 1814 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Dec 29, 1875 Durham , County Durham. Married 31 Jul 1834 to Mary Jane Augusta Chapman, born 1815, died 1874. They had 14 children. Here’s Vincent’s Will. Here's their marriage certificate. Vincent's wife is listed as Ann. Here’s Vincent’s death certificate. This lists his age of death at 65 years, which would suggest he was born in 1810.

a. ANGELINA RUSS, born 1835 Hardington, Somerset, baptised 31 May 1835, died 27 Feb 1913 Willington, Co. Durham. Married 3 Dec 1853 to George Robinson born 1927, died 4 Feb 1885. George was accidentally killed by falling beneath 6 coal trucks. He lived for 5 hours. They had 8 children. Here’s their marriage certificate.

b. HARRIET (LAVINIA) RUSS, born Jan 1, 1836 Hardington, baptised 17 Jun 1836, died Mar 21, 1889 Kempsey, NSW. Appears on a passenger list 12 Mar 1855 to Sydney, NSW. Married 25 Feb 1857 to John F. Campbell Stuart 1819-1885. They had 13 children. Here is the marriage certificate for Harriet and John.

c. GEORGE RUSS, born 1838 Hardingham, Somerset, died Sep 1866 Somerset. Married Jan 1860 to Sarah shumake, born 1839, died 1900. They had 3 children.

1. FREDERICK GEORGE RUSS, born Jul 1860 Martock, Somerset, died 1924 Lanchester, Durham. Married Oct 1881 to Elizabeth Mary Tolliday 1863-1927.

a. JANE A. RUSS, born 1881 Portsmoth, Hampshire. Married James Ecclstone.

b. GEORGE D. RUSS, born 1883 Esh, Durham.

2. WILLIAM RUSS, born Apr 1863 Martock, Somerset, died Dec 1932 Durham. Married 1881 to Sarah Hannah Tolliday 1865-1920.

a. OLIVE RUSS, born abt. 1904 Brandon, Durham.

3. CHARLES RUSS, born 1866 Martock, died 22 May 1912 Langley Park, Co. Durham. Married 27 Sep 1890 to Plesance Matilda Sayer, born Jul 1873, died Feb 11, 1946. They had 8 children. Here is the birth certificate for Plesance, which gives first name as Pleasant. Here is the death notice for Charles, indicating he was a colliery worker and died as the result of an accidental fall. Here is the marriage certificate for Charles and Plesance.

a. GEORGE CHARLES RUSS, born Jan 24, 1892 Langley Park, Co. Durham, died Jun 1948 Newcastle upon Tyne. Married 1915 to Annie Smith 1892-1961. Here is a photo of George and Annie.

1. JOHANNA “JOAN” RUSS, born 6 Aug 1919 Sedgefield, Co. Durham, died 29 Jun 1994 Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham.

2. CHARLES LESLIE RUSS, born 24 May 1921 Ferryhill, Co. Durham, died 19 Mar 1973 Washington, Tyne and Wear. Married 24 Dec 1944 to Mary Jane Mitford 1920-2006.

3. ALBERT RUSS, born 21 Apr 1927 Co. Durham, died Jan 2004 Rotherham, Yorkshire. Married 1953 to Doreen Hancock 1930-1985.

b. BEATRICE RUSS, born c1893 Langley Park, Co. Durham.

c. BEATRICE RUSS, born c1894 Langley Park, Co. Durham.

d. CECIL RUSS, born c1897 Langley Park, Co. Durham, died 1969 Chester-Le-Street.

e. ARTHUR RUSS, born c1899 Langley Park, Co. Durham.

f. MILDA RUSS, born c1902 Langley Park, Co. Durham, died Jun 1991 South Shields. Married 1923 to Norman Leslie Edgell 1901-1975.

g. ELIZABETH SAYER RUSS, born Oct 10, 1903 Langley Park, Co. Durham, died Jan-Mar 1974 Whitley Bay. Married 1929 to Albert Sayer 1897-1976. Here are Elizabeth’s marriage certificate, and death certificate.

h. LILY MATILDA RUSS, born 1906 Langley Park, Co. Durham, died Dec 1931. Married 1929 to Frederick Swinburn 1903- .

d. PHILIP CHARLES RUSS, born Dec 1839 Martock, Somerset, died 1901 Auckland, Durham. Married Oct 1859 to Tabitha Pipe. They had 8 children.

e. THOMAS RUSS, born Oct 1841 Yeovil, Somerset, died 1842.

f. THOMAS RUSS, born 1843 Yeovil, Somerset, died 1907 Cardiff, Wales. Married 1880 to Sarah Jane Marsden 1861-1931. They had 7 children.

1. ELIZABETH J. RUSS, born 1881 Cardiff, Glamorgan.

2. THOMAS JOHN RUSS, born Sep 1886 Cardiff, Glamorgan.

3. CHARLES RUSS, BORN Dec 1888 Cardiff, Glamorgan.

4. ARTHUR EDWARD RUSS, born Sep 1891 Cardiff, Glamorgan, died Dec 1967 Brent, London. Here's Arthur's death certificate.

5. WILLIAM JAMES RUSS, born Aug 1, 1893 Cardiff, Glamorgan, died 1971 Glamorgan. Married 11 Sep 1916 to Mary Eleanor Matthews 1900-1935. They had 2 children.

a. ETHEL MAY RUSS, born 12 Feb 1920 Splottlands, Wales, died 16 Jun 2005 Bridgend, Wales. Married Dec 1942 to Leslie Baker 1910-1997. They had 2 children.

b. WILLIAM LEWIS RUSS, born 17 Jul 1927, died 17 Mar 1984 Cardiff, Wales. Married Sep 1949 Cardiff to Sylvia Beryl Ingram. She was born Mar 1927. William died at the University Hospital of Wales as the result of having a heart attack at a bus stop.

1. STEPHEN RUSS, born 30 Jun 1953 Ely, Cardiff, died 27 Oct 2006 following a head injury in an accident at work. Married 30 Mar 1985 Jane Edith Louise Hall. She was born 23 Jun 1953 Ely, Cardiff, and died 14 Jun 2006 of liver failure. Stephen had a career in the RAF between 1970 and 1977.

a. Michelle Katrina Russ, born Sep 1986 South Glamorgan. Spouse: Steven.

2. LESLIE WILLIAM RUSS, born Sep 1957 Cardiff, Glamorgan.

c. DORIS RUSS, birth date unknown, died 5 Jan 2017. Married 1943 Cardiff to Horace H. (Ossie) Swift. He died Oct 2008. They had 5 children.

1. DAVID SWIFT.

2. KEITH SWIFT.

3. RAYMOND SWIFT.

4. JEANETTE SWIFT.

5. ANN SWIFT.

6. LEONARD RUSS, born Sep 1896 Cardiff, Glamorgan.

7. ANNIE MAY RUSS, born c1898 Cardiff, Glamorgan, died Feb 1990 Cardiff.

g. EMMA RUSS, born Sep 1843 Somerset, died Dec 1889 Durham. Married 1868 to Alfred Curl, born 1845.

h. JESSE RUSS, born 2 Mar 1845 Martock. Married 21 Mar 1877 to Mary Jane Brimstone, born Apr 1859 Cardiff, died Dec 1930 Cardiff. Here’s Jesse’s birth Certificate. Here’s Jesse and Mary’s marriage certificate.

a. JESSIE RUSS, born 21 Sep 1889 Wales, died Mar 1966 Glamorgan, Wales. Married 1910 to William Charles Lever 1888-1959. Here’s Jessie’s birth certificate.

i. CHARLES RUSS, born 1849 Martock, died 1901 Auckland, Durham.

j. SARAH ANN RUSS, born 1851 Yeovil, died 1858 Yeovil.

k. MARY RUSS, born 1854 Martock.

l. JAMES RUSS, born Apr 23, 1856 Martock, died 14 Feb 1911 Durham. Death certificate states heart disease and exhaustion. Married Oct 1879 to Mary Jane Thompson 1861-1936. James’s occupation listed as colliery labourer.Here’s James and Mary’s marriage certificate. Here’s James’s death certificate. They had 10 children.

1. ELIZABETH ELLEN RUSS, born 1880 Crook, Co. Durham, died 1956.

2. VINCENT GEORGE RUSS, born 1882 Crook, Co. Durham, died 1957 Homelands Hospital, Helmington Row.

3. ARTHUR RUSS, born 1884 Crook, Co. Durham.

4. LINTON THOMPSON RUSS, born Jul 25, 1886 Helmington Row, Co. Durham, died 14 Nov 1978 Co. Durham. Married Apr 1910 to Lily Emmerson, born 1890. They had 4 children.

a. MARGARET RUSS, born 1911 Crook, Co. Durham, died 1916.

b. NORMAN RUSS, born 1912 Crook, Co. Durham, died 23 Dec 1944. Norman was in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and was killed in Italy, and buried at Saterno Valley War Cemetery. Married to Vera Ann Russ.

c. MAGGIE RUSS, born Jun 1916 Aukland, died 1920.

d. JEAN EMMERSON, born 23 Oct 1920 Crook, Co. Durham, died Sep 1995.

5. JESSE RUSS, born 1890 Crook, Co. Durham.

6. EMMELINE RUSS, born 1893 Helmington Row, Durham, died 1932.

7. EDWARD RUSS, born 1895 Crook, Co. Durham, died 1996.

8. CHARLES RUSS, born 1898 Crook, Co. Durham, died Apr 2, 1963 Durham.

9. JAMES RUSS, born 1901 Crook, Co. Durham.

8. JESSE RUSS, born 1815 Tintinhull, Somerset.

9. PHILIP RUSS, born 1818 Tintinhull, Somerset.

e. BETTY RUSS, bapt. Oct 1778, [died 1779].

f. ELIZABETH RUSS, born 1780, Married Apr 14, 1803 to Joseph Oram.

g. JESSE RUSS, born Jan 19, 1781 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Mar 1861 Tintinhull, Somerset. Married (1) Apr 28, 1803 to Elizabeth Cole Evans 1785-1810, and (2) Sep 30, 1811 to Phyllis Raison 1785-1859.

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth:

1. THOMAS RUSS, born Apr 8, 1804, died Aug 1804.

2. ELIZABETH RUSS, born 5 Aug 1807, died 1881. Married 24 Dec 1830 to Thomas Brown 1808-1893. They had 8 children all named Brown.

3. ALFRED RUSS, born 1810 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Oct 28, 1878 Denilquin, NSW. Married 1836 to Mary Ann Chant 1812-1853. Arrived in Australia 8 Sep 1853 when Alfred was aged 42. Here's Alfred's grave.

a. MARY ANN RUSS, born Feb 6, 1837 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 1837 Tintinhull, Somerset.

b. THOMAS RUSS, born Jan 14, 1838 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Mar 15, 1920 Manly, NSW. Married in 1864 to Catherine Bouchier 1849-1920. They had 9 children. Here is the grave of Thomas and Catherine.

1. JAMES (ALFRED ANDREW) RUSS, born 1865 Colac, Victoria, Australia, died 15 Sep 1945 Warren, NSW, Australia. Married 1895 to Elizabeth Williamson (1869-1945). Here is James’s grave, and here is Elizabeth’s grave.

a. JAMES HENRY RUSS, born 1896 Dubbo, NSW, Australia, died 30 Apr 1980 St. Ives, NSW, Australia. Married 1924 Sydney, NSW to Ruby Matilda Jasper (1900-1983).

b. CATHERINE LILY RUSS, born 1898 Dubbo, NSW, Australia, died 16 Oct 1968 Manly, NSW, Australia. Married unknown Brennan. Here is Catherine’s grave. Married 1946 Sydney, NSW to Roland Martin Brennan (1901-1991).

c. CECIL ALFRED WILLIAMSON RUSS, born 1901 Warren, NSW, Australia, died 28 Nov 1974 Fairlight, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Married 1944 Dubbo, NSW to Doris Eileen Hazel (1911-2006).

1. SUSAN MARY RUSS, born 1946 Warren, NSW, died 1974 NSW.

d. ELIZABETH (BETH) WILLIAMSON RUSS, born 11 Apr 1905 Warren, NSW, Australia, died 26 May 1988 Warren, NSW, Australia. Married 1931 Warren, NSW to Hector Oswald Munro (1890-1956).

1. CLIVE DOUGLAS MUNRO, born (1940-2003).

2. HENRY BOUCHIER RUSS, born 1867 Darlington, Victoria, Australia, died 2 Oct 1957 Epping, NSW, Australia.

3. LILY RUSS, born 1869 Darlington, Victoria, Australia died 1890 Parkes, NSW, Australia.

4. THOMAS RUSS, born 1872 Darlington, Victoria, Australia, died 10 Oct 1872 Darlington, Victoria, Australia.

5. PAUL AMBROSE RUSS, born 22 Feb 1874 Toolirook, Victoria, Australia, died 20 Jan 1969 St. Leonards, NSW, Australia.

6. WILLIAM CHARLES RUSS, born 1876 Denilquin, NSW, Australia, died 1957 Manly, NSW, Australia. Married 1902 Narromine, NSW to Annie Isabel Bates (1882-1958).

a. WILLIAM NORMAN RUSS, (photo) born 21 May 1903 Bathurst, NSW, died 10 Dec 1994 NSW. Married 1932 North Sydney, NSW to Myrtle Valentine Haultsbaum (1901-1990).

b. ISABEL FLORENCE LEILA RUSS, born 1908 NSW, died 1981 Chatswood, NSW. Married 1933 NSW to Alfred Thomas Carter ( -1983).

c. JOAN SARAH CATHERINE RUSS, born 1917, died 28 Sep 2009. Married 3 Sep 1938 Sydney, NSW to Keith Kingsbridge Nymet Hole (1914-1993).

7. FLORENCE DAISY RUSS, born 1880 Denilquin, NSW, Australia, died 1882 Jerilderie, NSW, Australia.

8. THOMAS ALBERT RUSS, born 1883 Jerilderie, NSW, Australia, died 8 Jul 1962 Narromine, NSW, Australia. Here is a photo of Thomas’s grave.

9. HECTOR NORMAN RUSS, born 1886 Jerilderie, NSW, Australia, died 9 Jul 1898 Dubbo, NSW, Australia.

c. ELIZABETH ANN ELLEN RUSS, born 1841 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Jul 12, 1900. Married William Luscombe born 1833 Ivysbridge, Devon, died 8 Dec 1901 Northcote, Victoria, Australia. Here is the marriage certificate of Elizabeth and William.

Child of Jesse and Phyllis:

1. HARRIET RUSS, born 1812 Tintinhull, Somerset, died abt. 1882 Coburn River, Tamworth. NSW. Married (1) in 1831 to Henry Luxton 1808- , and (2) Dec 1838 to Job Simmonds 1832-1912. Here’s a photo of Harriet with Job.

Child of Harriet and Henry:

a. THOMAS RUSS, born 1832 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 1912 Tamworth, NSW. Married in 1878 Tamworth, NSW to Elizabeth Emma Ward died 6 Aug 1933 Waverley, NSW. Thomas’s occupation: Agricultural labourer.

Children of Harriet and Job:

They had 8 children, all named Simmonds.

h. ANN RUSS, born c.1782 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Jun 1, 1782, buried 6 Jan 1782 Tintinhull.

i. BETTY RUSS, born 1788 Tintinhull, Somerset.

6. ELIZABETH RUSS, born 1742 Tintinhull, Somerset, died May 1802 Devises. Married 16 May 1771 to Thomas Lanfear 1746-1826.

7. SYLVANUS RUSS, bapt. Jun 7, 1746. Died Jun 18[10], 1834, aged 88. Married Jan 18, 1768 to Sarah Pawley [born 1750], died Nov 7, 1793. Buried 9 Nov, 1793 at St. Margaret’s Church, Tintinhull, Somerset. Here is Sarah’s death and burial record.

a. RACHEL RUSS, bapt. Jan 1, 1770 Tintinhull, Somerset. Married John Lane born 1770.

b. ABSOLOM RUSS, twin to Sylanus, bapt. Dec 29, 1771 Tintinhull, Somerset. Died Jan 1, 1794 Tintinhull, Somerset.

c. SYLVANUS RUSS, twin to Absolom, bapt Dec 29, 1771. Died Dec 30, 1842.

d. PAUL RUSS, bapt. Apr 25, 1773 Tintinhull, Somerset, [died Jun 17, 1834.] Married Sep 30, 1802 to Hannah Gale 1785-1834.

1. ABSALOM RUSS, born Jan 5, 1804 Peter Port, Gernsey, died Feb 24, 1861 Greenough Flats, W. Australia. Married Jan 10, 1836 to Clementina May Green (1814-1882) They had 4 children.

a. SYLVANUS RUSS, born Sep 4, 1838, died Sep 27, 1838.

b. TITUS RUSS, born Mar 20, 1841 St. George, Southwark, died Mar 28, 1874 Irwin, W Australia. Married Oct 27, 1864 to Caroline Elizabeth Wintle (1844-1924). They had 5 children. Titus and Caroline were both buried in Dongara Cemetery, Irwin Shire, Western Australia. Here is a photo of the family outside the family shop. Here is the 1841 census, and the 1851 census. Here is the marriage notice for Titus and Caroline. Here is the death notice for Titus, and here is the grave of both Titus and Caroline. Here is a photo of the Russ Cottage Museum Dungarra.

1. CLEMANTINA RUSS, born 6 Mar 1866 Lower Irwin, Western Australia, died 8 Apr 1942 Midland Junction, Western Australia. Married 2 Jul 1887 Irwin, Western Australia to Henry Peach Linthorne. He was born 1867 Greeough, Western Australia, and died 1936 Western Australia. Here is a photo of Clemantina and Henry who are shown seated in this group.

2. WALTER RUSS, born 10 May 1867 Dongara, Western Australia, died 3 Dec 1936 Perth, Western Australia. Buried in Dongara Cemetery, Irwin Shire, Western Australia. Married 26 Jun 1907 Mingenew, Irwin, Western Australia, to Mary Ann Millicent Norton. She was born 31 Jul 1872 Adelaide, South Australia, and died 10 Aug 1953 Mt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia. Here is a photo of the grave of Walter. Here is an image of the newspaper obituary for Mary.

a.KEITH CLEMENTS RUSS, born 24 Dec 1909 Freemantle, Perth, Western Australia. and died 8 Oct 1989 Western Australia. Married 1933 Irwin, Western Australia to Fleta May Clarkson. She was born 4 Aug 1911 Dongara, Irwin District, Western Australia, and died 12 Apr 1995 Myaree, Western Australia. Here is a newspaper article regarding the granting of the divorce between Keith and Fleta.

3. ABSOLOM RUSS, born 10 Jul 1869 Dongara, Western Australia, died 17 Jul 1869 Dongara, Western Australia, aged 7 days.

4. CAROLINE ELIZABETH RUSS, born 16 Jul 1870 Dongara, Western Australia, died 15 Jan 1944 Perth, Western Australia. Married 12 Sep 1894 Dongara to Ernest Alfred Field. He was born Dec 1868 North Aylesford, Kent, Western Australia, died 18 Feb 1946 Perth, Western Australia.

5. ROBERT RUSS, born 12 Apr 1871 Dongara, Western Australia, died 8 Mar 1943 Irwin, Western Australia. Married 26 Mar 1913 to Sarah Winifred Plester (1888-1954). Robert and Sarah were both buried in Dongara Cemetery, Irwin Shire, Western Australia. Here is a photo of the wedding of Robert and Sarah. Here is a photo of Robert outside the shop, and here is a photo of him taken with his bananas. Here is a photo of his grave, and here is an image of his obituary. Here is a newspaper announcement of the wedding of Robert and Sarah, here is a photo of Sarah’s grave, and an image of Sarah’s newspaper obituary.

a. ALICE DENISON RUSS, born 23 Oct 1914 Irwin District, Western Australia, died 16 Nov 1951 Fremantle, Western Australia. Married (1) Mar 1937 Geraldton, Western Australia to Enoch George McDonald. He was born 1 Nov 1915 Mont Magnet, Western Australia, died 11 Jun 1942 Pearce RAAF Base, Western Australia. Married (2) 18 Sep 1951 Perth, Western Australia to Andrew Jonathon Shearer. He was born 20 Apr 1913 Fremantle, Western Australia, died 26 May 1988 Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia. Alice’s first husband, Enoch, was killed in an aircraft accident. Here is a photo of Enoch and here is an image of the accident report. Here is a photo of Enoch’s headstone. Here is a photo of the newspaper obituary for Alice.

b. IRENE RUSS, born 1916 Dongara, Irwin District, Western Australia, died 24 Dec 1964 Geraldton, Western Australia. Married 19 Aug 1941 Perth, Western Australia to Leslie Victor Fowler. He was born 27 Apr 1920 York, Western Australia, died 27 Oct 1985 West Leederville, Perth, Western Australia.

c. LAWRENCE CHARLES RUSS, born 22 Sep 1918 Dongara, Western Australia, died 6 Apr 1969 Perth, Western Australia. Married 1948 Geraldton, Western Australia to Dallas Joy Bennett. She was born 1928 Geraldton, Western Australia. No record of death. Here is a newspaper article announcing the granting of the divorce between Lawrence and Dallas. Here is another newspaper article announcing the death of his mother, Sarah in 1954.

d. IVAN ROBERT JOHN RUSS, born 9 JUn 1922 Dongara, Western Australia, died 4 Feb 1999 Western Australia. Here is a photo of his grave. Buried in Dongara Cemetery, Irwin Shire, Western Australia. Married 1947 Irwin District, Western Australia to June Victoria Bowtell. She was born 27 Jun 1925 Geraldton, Western Australia, died 5 Aug 2011 Western Australia. Here is a newspaper announcement of the engagement between Ivan and June. Here is an image of Ivan's WW2 service record, and here is a photo of the headstone for Ivan. Here is a photo of June’s headstone. There is a note on both graves indicating they are parents of Leslie, Lynette, Karen and Wendy.

c. CLEMENTINA RUSS, born Sep 4, 1844 Whitechapel, London, died Jan 7, 1850 London.

d. ABSOLOM RUSS, born Jul 13, 1849 Somerset, died c.1911 Perth, W. Australia. Married Mar 20, 1889 to Elizabeth Rebekah Copley. They had 4 children.

2. PAUL RUSS, born c.1808 Guernsey, died 1808.

3. SYLVANUS RUSS, born c.1808 Guernsey. Died Sep 15, 1873 aged 65. Married May 3, 1829 to Mary Hutchins in Martock, Somerset.

a. PAUL RUSS, born Oct 1829, died Jun 1893. Married (1) c.1853 to Elizabeth Ann Higdon/White (1819-1882), and (2) Apr 28, 1886 to Elizabeth Osmond nee Davis (1834- ). Paul and Elizabeth had 6 children. Here's a reference to Paul's Will.

1. ELIZABETH ALICE RUSS, born 1855, died 29 Nov 1952. Married 1881 to WILLIAM HENRY DARBY (1858-1951). Here’s another photo of Elizabeth. Here's a reference to a Will to which she benefits.

2. MARY HANNAH RUSS, born about 1856, baptised 28 Dec 1856 Yeovil St. John, Somerset, died Dec 14, 1934 Othery, Somerset. Married 1878 to James Goodson 1851- . They had 4 children.

3. PAUL SILVANUS RUSS, born Oct 9, 1860 Hardington Maneville, died Apr 13, 1952 Alberta, Canada. Married Jun 1893 to Harriet Susan Hodge, and together they had 3 children. Here is another photo of Harriet.

a. CLIFFORD GEORGE RUSS, born Oct 2, 1893 Othery, Somerset, died Jun 28, 1929 Tranquille, Canada. Occupation: Labourer. Married Elizabeth Williams (1895- ).

b. EDGAR PAUL RUSS, born Nov 17, 1895 Othery, Somerset, died Oct 10, 1975 Mayerthorpe, AB, Canada. Married Aug 10, 1935 to Winifred Alice Soper (1910-2004). They had 2 children listed as private. Here’s Edgar’s obituary.

c. PERCY SYLVANUS RUSS, born Apr 1902 Othery, Somerset, died Oct 3, 1902 Othery, Somerset.

4. WILLIAM RUSS, born abt. Jun 1862 Hardington, died Jan 1910 Bridgwater, Somerset.

5. GEORGE RUSS, born 1863 Hardington, died Jun 1901 Bridgwater. Married 2 Apr 1895 Weston Zoyland to Augusta Pitman (1863-1902), and together they had 3 children.

a. WILLIAM GEORGE RUSS, born Oct 16, 1895 Othery, died Jun 4, 1964 Willand, Devon. Married Dec 1922 to Olive Dora White 1897-1983.

b. SYDNEY SYLVANUS RUSS, born Jun 15, 1897 Othety, died Jun 23, 1966 Bridgwater. Married Jun 1927 to Beatrice Annie Goverd 1901-1990.

1. BRENDON ALLEN RUSS, born Mar 26, 1933 Bridgwater, died Dec 2001 Sedgemoor, Somerset. Married Margaret Muriel Harrington (1934- ).

a. DAVID RUSS, born 1954, living.

b. ANNE-MARIE RUSS, born Mar 1957 Bridgwater, Somerset, living.

c. MARGARET TERESA RUSS, born 14 Aug 1958 Bridgwater, Somerset, living.

d. GEOFFREY PETER RUSS, born Mar 1963 Bridgwater, Somerset, living. Married Aug 1993 to spouse Whalley.

b. SYLVANUS RUSS, born Dec 11, 1831 Martock, Somerset, died Aug 7, 1834 Martock, Somerset. Buried at Martock Church.

c. ABSALOM RUSS, born Jan 15, 1834 Martock, died 8 Apr 1895 Pontypridd, Wales. Married 1854 to Cordelia Rice (1832-1895) in Tintinhull, Somerset. Here's a reference to Absalom's Will. Here’s the marriage certificate of Absalom and Cordelia.

1. THOMAS RUSS, born Aug 1855 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 4 Oct 1857 Tintinhull, aged 2.

2. GEORGE RUSS, born Sep 29, 1856, died 18 Feb 1926 Lismore, NSW. Married Apr 14, 1879 to Emma E. Jordan 1858-1893 in Pontypridd. George and Emma appear on a passenger list leaving Plymouth, England and arriving in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia on 18 Apr 1883.

a. WINIFRED ALICE RUSS, born 1880 Ystrad, Pontypridd. Married 1904 to Charles Watts.

b. ALFRED WILLIAM RUSS, born Feb 24, 1885 Roma, died Mar 14, 1929 Lismore, NSW. Married 4 Sep 1907 to Selina Leona Grills 1888-1971.

1. CECIL ALFRED RUSS, born 9 May 1908 West Walsend, NSW, Australia, died 21 Apr 1979 Brisbane, Qld. Married 1935, he had 2 spouses: Doris Eileen Hazell and Marjorie C. Miller.

2. GEORGE HENRY RUSS, born 1 Jun 1910 Byron Bay, NSW, died 1 Sep 1968 Grafton, NSW. Married 21 Feb 1933 to Eva May Crossley. Here is the grave for George and Eva May. She died 17 Aug 1994 (year unclear).

3. WILLIAM RUSS, born 5 Apr 1912 Byron Bay, NSW, died 29 Aug 1978 Beaudesert, Qld, Married 27 Aug 1943 spouse unknown.

4. WALTER EDWARD RUSS, born 22 Dec 1913 Murwillumbah, NSW, died Feb 1985 Coffs Harbour, NSW.

5. LILLIAN MABEL MURTLE RUSS, born 16 Mar 1915 Murwillumbah, NSW, died 22 Mar 2008 Northhaven Retirement Village, NSW. Married 14 May 1932 spouse unknown.

6. FRANK RUSS, born 23 Feb 1913 Lismore, NSW, died 16 Feb 1992 Brisbane, Qld. Married 8 Jun 1940 spouse unknown.

7. ADRIAN ROBERT JOHN RUSS, born 22 Sep 1918 Lismore, NSW, died 14 Oct 1984 Brisbane, Qld. Married 5 Jul 1947 spouse Jean, unknown surname. Here is Adrian’s grave .

8. RICHARD RUSS, born 1 Mar 1921 Lismore, NSW, died 8 Mar 1992 Long Jetty Hospital, NSW.

9. RETTA RUSS, born 28 Mar 1923 Lismore, NSW, died 30 May 2007. Married 7 Apr 1947 spouse unknown.

c. THOMAS GEORGE RUSS, born c.1890 Hamilton, NSW, died 1951 New Lambton, NSW. Married Oct 24, 1913 to Florence May Hughes 1885- .

1. BERYL MAVIS RUSS, born 1910 NSW.

3. WILLIAM RUSS, born c.1857 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 1920 CWM, Flintshire. Married Jun 3, 1880 to Mary Jane Saunders 1860-1888.

a. ANNIE RUSS, born Mar 1883 Glamorgan, died Dec 1918 Someset. Listed as aged 8 in 1891 census.

b. GEORGE RUSS, born 1885 Pentre, Glamorgan, died Apr 1905 Monmouthshire.

c. WILLIAM RUSS, born Jul 1886 Pentre, Glamorgan, died Mar 1965 Bedwellty, Monmouthshire.

d. THOMAS RUSS, born 1891 Ton Pentre, Glamorgan, died 22 Dec 1953 Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

e. BEATRICE RUSS, born 1893 Ton Pentre, Glamorgan, died Jun 1962 Bridgend, Glamorgan. Married Jun 1920 to Davis G. Rowden.

f. ALICE RUSS, born 1896 Ebbervale, Monmouth, died Sep 1969 Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Married Sep 1922 to Emlyn Williams.

g. BERT RUSS, born 1899 Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, died 1970 Australia.

4.THOMAS ISAAC RUSS, born c.1858 Gilinhall, Somerset, died 1908. Married c.1878 to Mary Ann Bolton 1861-1906.

a. CORDELIA RUSS, born Sep 1880 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, died 1884 Ystradyfodwg.

b. ABSALOM RUSS, born 1881 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, died Oct 1899 Pontypridd, Glamorgan, aged 18.

c. WINIFRED RUSS, born 1883 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan.

d. LOUISA RUSS, born 1886 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan. Married 2 Nov 1902 to Thomas John Williams 1882 .

e. EMMA RUSS, born 1888 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan.

f. LILY RUSS, born 1890 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan.

g. GEORGE RUSS, born Jan 1895, died 1971 Pontypridd, Glamorgan.

5. SILVANUS RUSS, born 24 Jun 1860 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Nov 17, 1860 Tintinhull, aged 6 months.

6. HENRY PRIDDLE RUSS, born Dec 25, 1864 Tintinhull, Somerset. Died 6 Apr 1865 Tintinhull, Somerset, aged 3 months.

7. ELIZABETH ALICE RUSS, bapt. Mar 22, 1868. (aged 13 in 1881 census.) Married 1884 to Cleophas Gill, born 1863. [Gail’s tree lists no spouse or children for Elizabeth.]

a. MARY GILL, born c.1887 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, died after 1901.

b. RHODA GILL, born 1889 Publow, Somerset.

c. GEORGE GILL, born c.1894 Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan.

d. CLEOPHUS GILL, born Mar 28, 1898 Barry, Glamorgan, died Mar 1972 Portsmouth, Hampshire. Married Mar 1927 to Lydda N. J. Evans.

d. ANN RUSS, born 1837, died 1910. Married in Jul 1856 to James Cording (1828-1911). Together they had 9 children all named Cording. Here is Ann’s baptism record.

e. SYLVANUS RUSS, born Jul 1838 Somerset, died Oct 1838 Somerset. Buried 5 Oct 1838 Tintinhull.

f. GEORGE RUSS, born c.1840 Whitcombe, Somerset. Married Emma Gannon born 1846 Nutsford, baptised 9 Jul 1846 Latchford. Together they had 10 children.

1. GEORGE RUSS, born about 1871 Manchester, England.

2. SARAH ANN RUSS, born 24 Jun 1873 Preston, Lancashire, England.

3. JOHNTHOMAS RUSS, born 2 Nov 1875 Fermoy, Cork, Ireland.

4. ABSALOM RUSS, born about 1878 Aldershot, Hampshire, England, died Sep 1923 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Married Oct-Dec 1907 to Mary Isabel Cock. She was born about 1890 in Cardiff and died in 1973. They had 2 children.

a. VIOLET MAY RUSS, born 13 Oct 1908 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, died 14 Jun 1991 South Glamorgan. Married Jul 1928 Cardiff to Albert Edward Andrews. He was born 27 Aug 1904 Cardiff. Here is a photo of Violet, and here is a photo of Albert.

b. AGNES BEATRICE ROSE RUSS, born 2 May 1911 Cardiff, died 10 Jul 2007 Cardiff. Married (1) Jan 1928 Cardiff to Robert P. H. Williams. He was born 11 Mar 1905. Married (2) Apr 1953 Cardiff to Samuel John Borge. He was born 5 Aug 1909 Cardiff and died 28 Feb 1987. Here is a photo of Agnes, and here is a photo of Agnes with Pamela.

1. PAMELA J. WILLIAMS, born 9 Jan 1930.

5. JOSEPH RUSS, born 1 Jun 1879 Aldershot, Hampshire, England, died Dec 1950 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

6. WILLIAM RUSS, born 10 Mar 1882 Somerset, England. Married Oct 1902 Cardiff to Hannah Dunn. She was born 24 Jul 1882 Cardiff and died Sep 1961 Cardiff.

7. MARY RUSS, born 20 Apr 1884 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, and died 30 Sep 1962 Cardiff. Married Apr 1907 Cardiff to Willian John Coombes. He was born 23 Nov 1881 Ilminster, Somerset, England and died 2 Jan 1951 Cardiff.

8. FANNY ? MABEL RUSS, born 1889 Cardiff.

g. SYLVANUS RUSS, born May 8, 1842 Martock, died 20 Jun 1849 Tintinhull, Somerset.

h. ELAM RUSS, born Jan 9, 1845, died Aug 15, 1920. Married Apr 10, 1865 to Harriet Brown, (born Dec 13, 1842, died May 17, 1946). See photo of Elam and Harriet.  Here is their marriage certificate. Here are some census records; 1881, 1891 and here is the a census record for 1911 published from Genes Reunited. It is noted Elam is not listed in the census for 1891. This was because he was in Wales visiting his sons. He stayed that night with Frederick and Clara. Frederick, like his brothers, had come to Wales to work in the coal mines. He did not stay that long though, and returned to Tintinhull to resume work as farm labourer/ploughman. Here is the 1891 census showing Elam staying with Frederick, and here is the proof he is wrongly listed as Eleanor. Here is an account of a newspaper article from the Western Gazette, dated Dec 11, 1942, celebrating Harriet’s 100th birthday. Here are 4 more newspaper articles – one, two, three, four. Here is a document called “List of letters and telegrams also subscribers to Mrs Russ’s Fund”, in 2 pages - page 1, page 2. Here is a further article published in ‘Tingle Tales’, page 1 and page 2. Here’s a photo of Harriet and her 10 children. Here’s an article featuring Harriet’s life.

1. FREDERICK RUSS, bapt. Apr 29, 1866 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Dec 1950 Wincanton, Somerset. Married (1) Nov 6, 1888 to Clara Morris born 1864, died 22 Jun 1919, and (2) Dec 1922 to Elizabeth (Bessie) J. Bishop 1875- .

2. ELIZABETH MARY RUSS, known as Polly, born Feb 5, 1868 Houndstone, Somerset. Died Apr 24, 1940 Bournemouth, Dorset. Married Jun 14, 1892 to John Wesley Biles 1866-1944. He was known as Jack. They had 8 children.

3. LOUISA RUSS, born Jan 7, 1870 Houndstone, Somerset. Died Feb 21, 1952 Somerset. Married Feb 12, 1895 to Frederick George Hayne 1869-1948. They had 6 children. Here is the marriage certificatefor Louisa and Frederick.

4. HERBERT RUSS, born Dec 6, 1871 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Jun 16, 1956 Ponypridd, Glamorgan. Married Oct 4, 1892 to Ellen Louisa Ford 1872-1935. Here is another photo of Ellen in her finery. See a group photo of Herbert, Ellen and family, and another group photo with Ellen with her father, mother and family. Here’s another group photo of the family. Here’s another photo of Herbert, and another.

a. FREDERICK RUSS, born Mar 30, 1893 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died Oct 3, 1970 Bridgend, Glamorgan. Married in 1915 to Ceinwen Rogers 1895- . Here’s another photo of Frederick.

b. GLADYS RUSS, (photo), born Jul 13, 1896 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died 1985 Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Married Mar 29, 1920 to Jack Owen Jones. A photo of Gladys as a girl. They had 2 children: Doreen and Enid.

c. DORIS RUSS, known as ‘DOLLY’, photo, born Nov 25, 1898 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died Feb 18, 1928 at the Spark Hill Hospital, Birmingham and was buried at the Treorchy cemetery on the 22nd February. Married before 1928 to Richard Edward Griffiths. They had 2 children; Marjorie and Dorothy. There is photo is taken with George Ford, Doris’s maternal grandfather. See the photo of Doris’s grave. A photo of Dolly as a girl.

d. IDRIS RUSS, known as ‘EDDIE’, photo, born Dec 31, 1899 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died 29 Oct 1959 Glamorgan. Married Dec 1923 to Lilian Ella Davies (1900- ). A photo of Idris as a boy. Here’s another photo of Idris.

1. JOYCE RUSS, born c.1922, died 2004 aged 82.

2. FREDERICK RUSS, born 1925, died 2 Mar 1964 Cardiff.

e. ANNIS RUSS, photo, born 5 Dec 1905 Pentre, Glamorgan, died 4 May 1981 Cardiff. Married 4 Aug 1929 to Levi John Evans 1905- , known as "Jack". They had one daughter, Gayna. A photo of Annis as a girl. Here’s a photo of Annis and husband Levi (Jack). The photos of Annis were supplied by Greg Castling.

f. DILYS RUSS, photo, born 9 Jan 1914, died 2009. Married 30 Jul 1941 to Trevor Castling, who was killed in a car accident in 1951. They had two children. Here’s another photo of Dilys.

1. THERESA CASTLING, born 23 Oct 1945, died 5 Jun 1999. Married 24 Jul 1971 to Roger Cope.

2. GREGORY CASTLING, born 7 Mar 1948. Married 5 Sep 1970 to Merrill (nee Thomas). They have two children (one of each) and four grandsons. A photo of Gregory and Merrill. An image of an article dated 1898.

5. ABSALOM RUSS, born Sep 14, 1873, died Mar 1981. Married Apr 1896 to Mary Ann Reyland. Here is a photo of Absalom and Mary together. (Note: Gregory Castling, who is the son of Dilys Russ, tells me Mary was known as Minnie, and Absolom was referred to as uncle Ap.) Here’s another photo of Absalom.

a. DAISY ROSE RUSS, born 30 Jan 1908 Long Load, somerset, died Mar 1998 Yeovil, Somerset.

6. JAMES RUSS, born Apr 4, 1875 Tintinhull, Somerst, died Jun 1962 Surrey. Married Apr 16, 1895 to Sarah Ann Gaylard 1876-1954. Here is a group photo of James and his family. Here’s another family photo. Here’s the 1911 census showing the family. Here is a photo of James with his family, and another of James as an older man.

a. LILIAN MAY RUSS, born Jul 1895 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Jun 1953 Treorchy, Glamorgan. Married in Sep 1918 Ponypridd to Alfred Stanley Harding, born Dec 1895 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died Dec 1938 Treorchy, Rhondda. They had 2 children.

b. HERBERT SAMUEL RUSS, born Oct 12, 1896 Tintinhull, Somerset. Died Sep 1978 South Glamorgan. Married in 1919 to Lily M. Johnson, Cardiff. They had 4 children all listed as private.

c. ALBERT EDWARD RUSS, born Dec 21, 1897. Died Apr 16, 1975. Married 14 Feb 1920 to Aveline Elizabeth Price, born Mar 25, 1901, died Jun 7, 1987, aged 88. Here is a photo named Albert and his sisters, sadly the people in the photo are not named. Here is a photo of Aveline holding Eveline, with Albert standing behind.

1. EVELINE ELIZABETH RUSS, born Sep 12, 1920 Ton Pentre, Glamorgan, died Oct 15, 1939 Ton Pentre. She died of TB, aged 19. This photo shows Eveline and Joan. Here is a family photo, and here is a photo of the grave of Eveline and her parents Albert and Aveline.

2. JOAN EILEEN RUSS, born Jun 15, 1922 Ton Pentre, Glamorgan, died 10 Oct 1990 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Married (1) Jul 1941 to Harold T. Arnesen (1920- ), (2) in 1949 Pontipridd to Vincent W. Smith (1922- ).

a. PATRICIA ELIZABETH ARNESEN, born 1943. Daughter of first husband.

3. MANSEL PRICE RUSS, born 22 May 1923 Pentre, Glamorgan, died 21 May 2015 Cheltenham.Married Sep 1952 to Margaret Joyce Gorton.

a. TONY RUSS, born 1952.

b. ROBERT RUSS, born 1954.

c. JEFFREY RUSS, born 1957.

4. MARJORIE AVERIL RUSS, (known as Marg) born 12 Jan 1925, died Dec 1997. Married Jan 1941 to Ronald Jones. Here is a photo of Marjorie, Ronald and Linda and husband at Linda’s wedding.

a. LINDA JONES.

b. ELAINE JONES, born 1952, died 2012.

c. ANGELA C. JONES, born 1953.

d. SPENCER RONALD, born 1958.

5. MARGARET HONORA RUSS, born 1 Jun 1929 at 5 Albon Street, Gelli, Rhonda, S. Wales, Glamorgan, died 11 Jun 2015 Bexhill on Sea, aged 85. Married 31 May 1952 to Randall Evans 1930-2015. Here’s a photo of Margaret and Randell.

6. Unknown, born and died 1933 Pontypridd, Glamorgan..

7. MICHAEL EDWARDS RUSS, born Jun 20, 1937, living. Married Sylvia May Hughes.

a. PHILLIP JOHN RUSS, born 1963.

b. MELANIE LOUISE RUSS, born 1965.

d. ELAM EDGAR RUSS, born Dec 13, 1899 Pontypridd, Glamorgan, died Jul 1900 Pontypridd.

e. DORA RUSS, born Jun 1901 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died Jan 1990 Hampshire. Married Sep 1931 to George Henry Keen 1896-1963. They had 3 children all listed private.

f. ERNEST ABSALOM RUSS, born Mar 1903 Glamorgan, died Dec 1965 Hampshire. Married Sep 1940 to Nellie unknown (1905- ).

g. FLORENCE MAY RUSS, born Sep 1904 Ystrad, Glamorgan. Married Sep 1940 to Richard Higgins 1896- .

h. EMILY RUSS, born 30 Jun 1906 Glamorgan, died Sep 1985 Pontypridd. Married Sep 1928 to Benjamin Hammond 1900-1985.

i. HENRY JAMES RUSS, born Sep 21, 1907 Ystrad, Glamorgan, died Feb 1993 Surrey. Married Mar 1941 to Mair Eluned Higgon 1910-1976. They had 2 children both listed as private.

j. STANLEY GEORGE RUSS, born Apr 1909 Pontypridd, Glamorgan, died Jan 1912 Glamorgan, aged 2.

k. BEATRICE OLIVE. RUSS, born 28 Aug 1910 Pontipridd, Glamorgan, died Mar 1979 Godalming, Surrey. Married 1938 to Peter Budgen 1911-1968. They had 4 children all listed as private.

l. BLODWEN IRENE RUSS, born 25 Jun 1912 Glamorgan, died Aug 2005 West Surrey, aged 93. Married Mar 1944 to William H. Rivers 1895- .

m. ANNIE MAUD RUSS, born Mar 1, 1915 Glamorgan, died May 1994 Surrey. Married 4 Apr 1936 Henry Arthur Stent Riddle. They had 2 children both listed as private.

n. EUNICE E. RUSS, born Mar 1917 Pontypridd, Glamorgan, died Carshalton, London. Married Sep 1939 to Harry Styles (1896- ). They had 1 child listed as private.

7. HENRY RUSS, born Apr 13, 1877 Tintinhull, died 6 Feb 1956 Letchworth. Married Oct 1898 to Martha Ann Herridge. Here are 2 photos of Henry with Martha, one, two, and another with them with the baby. This photo was supplied by Greg Castling. Martha was born Jan 16, 1879 in Pentre and died 2 Mar 1961 in Letchworth. She was the daughter of Samuel and Ann Herridge. Here is a studio photo of Martha as a young woman, supplied by Greg Castling. Here is a copy of the 1891 census, showing the Herridge family. On Jul 8, 1929, they were living at 38 Carne Street, Pentre. Here is a newspaper article of Henry and Martha celebrating their Golden Wedding on Dec 26, 1948. They were living at 9 Paddock Close, Letchworth at the time of their golden wedding. Here is an article from the local newspaper headed “There were four generations present”. Here is Henry’s passport, paired with Martha. It is in 3 images; one, two and three. Sadly Henry's photo is missing from page 3. According to the passport, Henry’s profession was as a Miner. It is clear that about July 1929 Henry and Martha were planning to emigrate to America, probably to join their daughter, Gladys and her husband Tom, who went there about that time. Here are copies of references and testimonials to support their application; Henry: reference, testimonial 1, testimonial 2. Martha: testimonials; one, two, three and four. Here are copies of the 1901 census for Glamorgan showing Henry on page 7, and Martha and Blodwen on page 8. Here’s Henry’s grave, and here’s Martha’s grave. A photo of Henry and Martha with their great grandchildren Heather, Ian, and Kathleen Fullard. a friend of Heather’s. A photo of Martha with her great granddaughters Heather and Sandra.

a. BLODWEN RUSS, born Oct 3, 1899 Pentre, Rhondda. Died Aug 10, 1969 Hitchin, age 70. Married Jun 1924 to Robert Victor Noster, 1897-1955. Here is a photo of Blodwen and Robert together, and here is a family photo of, L-R: Brenda, Gladys Pearl, Martha, Robert, Blodwen and Victor in front. Here is a copy of Blodwen’s death certificate. Here is a copy of Blodwen's death registration. Robert Noster enlisted in the Royal Artillary on Dec 9, 1915 at Pentre, here is a copy of his discharge paper. Robert Noster died Sep 29, 1955, aged 58. Here is a copy of his death certificate. Here is a photo of Blodwen as a young woman aged about 17, and here is what is written on the reverse of his photo. Here is a lovely photo of Blodwen with second cousin Florrie Brown in the garden of Clara Russ. This photo was supplied by Greg Castling. (This is the point where there is a link to the Noster Family Tree.)

1. BRENDA MAY NOSTER, born Nov 30, 1925 Pentre, Glamorgan. Died Sep 3, 1991 Lister Hospital, Stevenage. Married Dec 14, 1946 to John Cairncross born Sep 17, 1924, died 28 Jan 1995 Norwich Hospital. Here is a copy of Brenda's birth certificate. Here is a copy of the marriage certificate of Brenda and John. Here is a newspaper article on the wedding of Brenda and John. Here is a photo of John and Brenda with baby Ian. Brenda divorced, then later re-married on Jul 3, 1976 to Edward Rogerson, born 3 Mar 1924, died Mar 1980. Here is a copy of their marriage certificate. Here is a copy of Brenda's birth registration. Here is a copy of notes made inside the cover of Brenda’s bible, which was a present from her grandparents in 1935.

a. IAN ROBERT CAIRNCROSS, born Sep 19, 1947 Letchworth. Married Sep 18, 1971 to Christine French born Mar 11, 1952 Hitchin.

1. DUNCAN ROBERT CAIRNCROSS, born Nov 5, 1975.

b. HEATHER MARGARET CAIRNCROSS, born Jul 18, 1949 Letchworth. Married Feb 14, 1970 to Steven Trevor Mahood born 7 May 1952 Hackney, Greater London.

1. AMANDA JANE MAHOOD, born Dec 25, 1974 Hatfield. Married Phillip Barwick 1976- .

2. PETER EDWARD MAHOOD, born Feb 25, 1977 Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Married Sep 20, 2000 to Charlotte Lorraine Dorling born 20 Sep 1975 Shrewsbury.

a. LOGAN TERRENCE SMITH, born 23 Jan 1998 Norwich.

b. PAIGE GEORGINA HEATHER MAHOOD, born 3 Jul 2000 Norwich.

c. CALLUM STEVEN DREW MAHOOD, born 19 Dec 2001 Norwich.

3. MICHAEL TREVOR ALEXANDER MAHOOD, born Apr 6, 1990 Norwich. Spouse Leanne Kylie Kirk born 1989.

a. BAILEY STEVEN MICHAEL MAHOOD, born 19 Jan 2011 Norwich.

b. FREDDIE MAHOOD, born c2013 Norwich.

c. JANICE PEARL CAIRNCROSS, born Jul 16, 1957 Letchworth. Married Nov 15, 1980 to Tim Frary. Separated.

1. TAMLYN (TAMMY) EVONNE MAY FRARY, born Dec 23, 1980. Partners: (1) Matt Page, (2) Sean Lark, born circa 1975, (3) Darren (Daz) Bradbury.

a. SOPHIE LOUISE, b. 31.12.1997, father: Matt Page.

b. GEORGINA JESSICA, b. 30.12.1998, father: Sean Lark.

c. LOGAN JAMES BRADBURY, born ? father: Darren Bradbury.

2. LEANNE MARGARET FRARY, born Sep 5, 1984. (1) Lee Oakley, (2) Sean Hembury.

a. KALI EDEN OAKLEY, born Dec 22, 2006.

b. ASHLIE NICOLA OAKLEY, born Nov 3, 2008.

c. MEGAN JAIMEE OAKLEY, born Nov 3, 2008.

d. TYLER JAMES FRARY. born Nov 10, 2013. Father: Sean Hembury.

3. NATALIE VICTORIA FRARY, born Jun 24, 1987. Partner Paul Baker.

a. EMILY LESLIE BAKER, born 30 Nov 2008 Letchworth.

2. GLADYS PEARL NOSTER, known as Pearl, born Aug 29, 1931 Pontypridd, Glamorgan, died Feb 18, 2006 Stevenage. Married Jun 21, 1952 to Derek Couzens. Here are copies of the following documents; Glady’s birth certificate, her death certificate, and the marriage certificate for Gladys and Derek. Derek was born Apr 8, 1930, and died Aug 11, 2006. Here is Derek’s birth certificate and his death certificate.

a. SANDRA ANN COUZENS, born Jan 27, 1959 Letchworth. Married Jun 1980 to William (Bill) McNair, born Nov 12, 1957.

1. CHRISTOPHER JOHN MCNAIR, born 25 Jan 1988 Letchworth.

2. MICHAEL STEPHEN MCNAIR, born 8 Dec 1990 Letchworth.

b. STEVEN COUZENS, born Nov 14, 1961 Letchworth. Spouses: (1) Lorraine Warwick, and (2) Sarah (?).

1. LEE DEREK COUZENS, born 14 Sep 1984.

a. MELISSA COUZENS, 28 Feb 2008.

3. VICTOR HENRY RUSS, born May 8, 1934 Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Died Jun 1998 Stevenage. (The photo shows Vic with his niece, Heather, and nephew, Ian.) Married Hilary. Here is a copy of Victor’s birth registration. Here is a photo of Vic and Hiliary at their wedding.

b. GLADYS MAY RUSS, born Jun 1903 Pentre, Glamorgan, died 1985 USA. Married to Thomas J. Davies (1900- ). Here is a copy of the postcard sent by Gladys and Tom, dated Aug 29, 1929 having arrived in America – side 1, side 2.

1. SYDNEY RUSSEL DAVIES, born 2 Feb 1922 Pentre, Glamorgan, Wales. Sydney did not go to America with his parents, but stayed in the UK, moving to Letchworth. Married Jan 1945 to Helen E. Williams, she was born 16 Nov 1922, died Apr 1983. A photo of Sydney with his cousins Pearl, Brenda and Victor. A photo of Sydney in a group, and a photo of him cropped from this image.

8. ERNEST RUSS, born 4 Nov 1879 Mudford, Somerset, died Aug 1969 Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, USA. Married (1) Oct-Dec 1905 to Elizabeth Ann Jeffreys born Jul 1879 Mishaelstone, Neath, Glamorgan, died 24 Dec 1910 Neath, Glamorgan. Married (2) 25 Dec 1911 in Ironwood to Nettie Rowse, born born 21 Feb 1882 St. Ives, Cornwall, died 10 Jan 1949 Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, USA. (See photo of Ernest and Nettie.) Ernest and Elizabeth adopted a girl named Clarice Maud when they lived in Cwmavon. This was possibly in late 1908. Two months after the death of Elizabeth Ann, Ernest sailed to America on the SS Merion. Once settled, he returned for Clarice. At some time, when in America, he met and married Nettie. Here is the obituary of Elizabeth Ann. She was interred at Cwmavon churchyard on Dec 28, 1910. Here’s what Gail Waite has to say about Ernest and his life, “Ernest Russ 1879-1969: After marring Elizabeth Ann they adopt their daughter Clarice. Elizabeth dies aged 31 on Christmas Eve 1910 & in Feb 1911 Ernest leaves for US sailing on the SS Merion. Once settled he returned home for Clarice, he remarries Nettie & lives in Ironwood, Michigan until his death in 1969. It is recorded, he sent greetings to his Mother on her 100th birthday from Newport Heights Michigan 1942.” Here are some more photos supplied by Greg Castling: photo of Ernest and first wife Elizabeth Ann, photo of Ernest with Clarice Maude on his knee, here is a write-up outlining Ernest’s working life and his journey to the USA.

a. CLARICE MAUD RUSS, born 21 Apr 1908 Wales, died 21 Dec 2001 in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, USA. Married 14 Jun 1933 in Barage, Michigan, USA to Roy Rowland Smith (1894-1957). Here is a photo of Clarice as a young girl. They had 3 children.

9. WILLIAM ALFRED RUSS, known as Alfred, born 16 Oct 1881 Tintinhull, Somerset, baptised the same day, here is the baptism record. Died 25 Oct 1952, Cardiff, Glamorgan. Married 1900 to Margaret Davies (1883-1932). Here is the marriage record. Here is the 1901 census record for William Alfred showing his name as Alfred. Here is the 1911 census record, again listing him as Alfred. Alfred was a miner who lived in Ammanford. Here is the probate record for Alfred.

a. ANNIE RUSS, born 1902.

b. STANLEY RUSS, born 1903 Ystrad, Pentre, Glamorgan.

c. ELAM JAMES RUSS, born 2 Jun 1905 Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.

d. BENJAMIN RUSS, born 1909 Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, died Apr 1974 Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.

e. HARRIET RUSS, no more known.

f. GWYNETH RUSS, no more known.

g. CEINWEN RUSS, no more known.

h. FREDERICK RUSS, no more known.

i. JOHN RUSS, no more known.

10. ANNIE RUSS, born Aug 21 1883 Tintinhull, Somerset, died May 10, 1949Yeovil, Somerset. Married Apr 2, 1907 to George Thomas Read 1880-1933. They had 3 children named Read. Here’s Annie’s baptism certificate. Here’s the grave of Annie and George. Here’s a photo of Annie and George.

11. WILLIAM ALLEN RUSS, born 9 Aug 1881 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Jun 1962 Ammanford. Married Apr 1911 to Amy Maria Pepworth 1882-1965. (Note: Gregory Castling, who is the son of Dilys Russ, says in an email to me that this person is NOT his grandfather’s brother.)

a. WILLIE RUSS, born and died in Jul 1914 Thornbury, Gloucester.

b. WALTER ALAN RUSS, born Jul 24, 1915 Thornbury, Gloucester, died Apr 2004 Bristol, Gloucester. Married Sep 1940 to Lilian May Walker (1911-1991).

c. ALICE MILDRED RUSS, born Jun 20, 1917 Bristol, Gloucester, died Jun 1973 Thornbury, Gloucester. Married Jun 1942 to Frederick Pelton 1914-1981.

i. SARAH RUSS, born Jul 25, 1848 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 14 Dec 1934 Somerset. Married Mar 28, 1872 to William Richard Lucas 1849-1896).

a. FREDERICK GEORGE LUCAS, born Sep 14, born Oct 13, 1872 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 11 Dec 1946 Preston Plucknett, Yeovil. Married Nov 19, 1892 to Ellen Ada Purchase 1874-1959. They had 8 children all named Purchase.

b. ELLEN LUCAS, born Oct 1874 Tintinhull, Somerset. (Aged 27 in 1901 census.)

c. JOSEPH LUCAS, born Oct 1878 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Sep 1956 Yeovil, Somerset. (Aged 23 in 1901 census.). Married 1909 to Mary Bennett 1883-1954.

d. ELIZABETH LUCAS, born c.1880 Nobles Yap, Yeovil Marsh, Somerset, died Mar 1963 Yeovil. (Aged 21 in 1901 census.) Married 3 Apr 1904 Yeovil to Frederick Charles England 1877- .

e. MARY (TWIN) LUCAS, born 1883 Yeovil, Somerset. (Aged 8 in 1891 census.) Died 16 Jul 1959 Somerset.

f. ROSE (TWIN) LUCAS, born 1883 Yeovil, Somerset. Married Oct 1911 to Edward Millward Gibson, born c.1885. Here is their marriage certificate.

1. EVELYN MINNIE GIBSON, born 1909, at 25 Brunswick Street, Yeovil, Somerset. Aged 2 in 1911 census.

g. SARAH LUCAS, born Jul 12, 1885. Married Oct 1906 to Alfred John Sutton Gundry, born 1885, died 1958. They had 5 children.

e. TIMOTHEUS RUSS, born 12 Feb 1775 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 26 Dec 1848 Tintinhull, Somerset.

f. SARAH RUSS, born 1776 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 2 Mar 1849 Tintinhull, Somerset, age 73. Living in Tintinhull in the 1841 census aged 65.

g. BARNABUS RUSS, born 12 Apr 1777 Tintinhull, Somerset, died abt. 1814 Bristol, Glouc. Buried 6 Oct 1814.

h. LEAH RUSS, born 1779 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 18 Aug 1791 Tintinhull, Somerset, aged 12.

i. MARY RUSS, born Feb 1780 Tintinhull, Somerset. Died 8 Oct 1780 Tintinhull, Somerset.

j. TITUS RUSS, born 1781 Tintinhull, Somerset, died 17 May 1848 Bristol. Married Jul 12, 1807 to Clemantina Storer born 1780. Lunacy Patients Admission Register, admitted 18 Mar 1847 Bristol.

1. TITUS RUSS, born 1811, died 1853. Married twice both spouses unknown. They had 2 child from (1) and 1 child from (2).

2. BARNABUS RUSS, born c.1821. Married Suzannah unknown (1821- ).

k. MARY RUSS, born 6 Feb 1784 Tintinhull, Somerset, England, died 1812. Married 1812 to Charles Blackstone born 1781.

1. MARY BLACKSTONE, born c.1824, [died 1851]. (Census records show she was 27 in 1851.)

2. CHARLES BLACKSTONE, born 1837, Sherboune, Dorset. (Census records show he was 14 in 1851.) Occupation: carpenter.

l. TITUS RUSS, born abt. 1811 Gloucestershire, died 17 May 1848 Bristol. Spouse: Elizabeth Mackin born 1812.

a. ELIZABETH RUSS, born 28 Aug 1830 St. Michael, Bristol, died Oct 1902 Stepney, London. Married 7 Dec 1851 to John Yallop 1826-1883. They had 5 childern all named Yallop.

b. EMMA RUSS, born 1832 Bristol, Gloucestershire, died Apr 1872 Wandsworth, London. Married 17 Jan 1853 to George James Renvoize 1828-1905. They had 7 children all named Renvoize.

8. MARY RUSS, born c.1750 Tintinhull, Somerset.

9. ELIZABETH RUSS, born c.1755 Tintinhull, Somerset.

10. THOMAS RUSS, born Nov 25, 1734 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Aug 10, 1804 Tintinhull, Somerset, aged 69.

d. Hannah Russ, bapt. Feb 8, 1701 Tintinhull, Somerset, died Nov 8, 1724 Tintinhull, Somerset. Married Dec 26, 1723, to William Porter (1699- ).

1. Hannah Porter, born and died in 1724 Tintinhull, Somerset.

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