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  • ID: I137
  • Name: Patrick or Peter Russell
  • Suffix: 1st of Moncoffer
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1630 1
  • Death: NOV 1713
  • Residence: Banff Castle and then Moncoffer
  • Occupation: Merchant in Banff. Provost of Banff 1694.
  • Note: 2 3 4

    Known both as Patrick and Peter.
    2nd son.
    Succeeded to a large bequest from an uncle.
    Purchased 1680 the lands of Catholm and part of Moncoffer.
    Alexander Russell ...?had three sons, of whom the second, Patrick, born in 1630, became a merchant in Banff, and by 1680 was proprietor of Montcoffer, and married Katherine, sister of Archbishop Sharp, by whom he had no family. She was alive in 1678.? (source: Gordon Troup.)
    IGI gives a relative as George Oscar Russell. (?)
    ?Papers in possession of Sidney Russell of Aden show that Patrick Russell became possessed of Inverichnie in 1680, and of Montcoffer in 1696. Patrick was the second son of Alexander Russell, Provost of Elgin.?
    (The Jacobite cess roll for the county of Aberdeen in 1715: from ....1932.)
    Who was the Russell of Montcoffer who married Anna Aedie [qv], who was baptised 1686. Her memorial inscription in St Nicholas, Aberdeen say she married a Rusell of Montcoffer. It could not be Patrick, whose wife who he married in 1696 outlived him.
    National Archives of Scotland have the following:
    GD16/1/90 1. [Extract] Decreet of adjudication in action at the instance of Peter Russell of Montcoffer against James, Earl of Airly, of the lands and baronies of Lintreathin, Aleoth, Glenayla, Cortachie and others and lands in the sheriffdom of Banff, for payment in terms of bond, dated 5 Jan 1681, for 637 8s. 8d. Scots. 6 Feb 1695. In dorso: precept for infeftment. 13 March 1695.
    2 [Extract] Decreet of adjudication, the same against the same, of the said lands, for payment in terms of bond, dated 23 Jan 1673, for 100 merks Scots, bond, dated 29 Dec 1668, for 200 merks Scots and bond, dated 31 March 1673, for 382 15s. Scots. 21 Nov 1695. In dorso: note of registration of abbreviate. 7 Jan 1696. 3. Discharge and renunciation by said Peter Russell to the said Earl for all sums of money due to him and of foresaid lands and baronies. Banff, 5 Feb 1697. 1695-1697
    GD16/41/708 Summons in action at the instance of Peter Russell of Montcoffer against tenants of [-] and James, Earl of Airlie, for his interest. 14/1/1696
    GD16/42/613 General discharge by Peter Russell of Montcoffer to James, Earl of Airly, of all debts. Banff. 5/2/1697
    GD16/41/722 Summons in action at the instance of James, Earl of Airlie, and David, Lord Ogilvie, his son, against James Calder of Muretoun and Patrick Russell of Moncoffer, late bailie of Banff, relating to bond and tack of salmon fishings on the water of Diveron. [Damaged and incomplete]. 1697
    ab . Peter Russell of Mountcoffer for the lands of Inverichnie.
    (Records of the county of Banff, 1660-1760, one hundred years of ...: Issue 87. 1922.)
    Through his dau Jean he is 6g grandfather of Camilla (nee Shand), Duchess of Cornwall.
  • _UID: 7A47065B3CA14AA095A857A2A2463744827B
  • Change Date: 12 AUG 2011

    Father: Alexander Russell b: BEF 1590

    Marriage 1 Catherine Sharpe
    • Married:

    Marriage 2 Catherine Campbell
    • Married: 24 FEB 1696 5
    1. Has Children Alexander Russell b: 1697
    2. Has No Children Peter Russell
    3. Has No Children Catherine Russell b: 1698
    4. Has Children John Russell b: 1700
    5. Has Children Jean Russell b: 1703

    1. Text: IGI
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Jacobite Cess Roll of Aberdeenshire 1715
      Publication: Spalding Club
      Date: 1932
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burke?s LG
      Date: 1875
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burke?s LG
      Date: 1952
    5. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry Scotland
      Date: 2001
      Page: Russell of Aden
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