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  • ID: I138
  • Name: Alexander Russell
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1590
  • Death: 1645 in Elgin
  • Residence: Elgin
  • Occupation: Provost of Elgin 1
  • Note: 2 3

    Purchased considerable property in Moray in 1600.
    The Russells, now of Aden, came originally from England, and settled on the Scottish border, whence one of them, Alexander, came north in 1600, and took up his residence in Elgin. He became Provost of Elgin, and had three sons ["Annals of Banff" by William Cramond].
    The Russells of Aden in Aberdeenshire descend from Sir Eric Russell, known simply as "The Red", an English baron who accompanied Edward III of England at the siege of Berwick and at the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333. Sir Eric decided to settle in Scotland, being designated Russell of that Ilk. His brother, Robert Russell of Berwickshire is recorded to have paid homage to Edward I in 1296.
    In 1600, a descendant of Sir Eric, Alexander Russell, purchased property near Elgin.
    [The above seems to come from ?The Scottish Nation? by W Anderson 1862]
    Alexander Russell, Provost of Elgin is mentioned on pps 9 and 11 of ?Acts, Reports, Etc of the Church of Scotland? pub. 1865
    An Alexander Russell and William Russell in Pittendreich (his natural father) were admitted as Burgesses of Elgin Nov 14 1642.
    1670 seat in church allotted to Alexr. Russell, merchant.
    An Alexander Rusell referred to as Alexander Petrie?s servant 1661.
    Alexander Russell zounger (sic) created officer - Lynsteris and Cunsteris - Visitors of the Flesche Mercat - North Wast quarter, on Oct 17 1636.
    On Sept 23 1636 he was not chosen to be a magistrate.
    1639 Alexander Russell, Elder referred to as a Burgess of Elgin.
    ?Alexander Russell, thesaurer? 21 July 1639
    1681 A Russell signed a document as Bailie
    In 1706 some items were put in Baillie Russell?s chest for safe keeping.
    Burkes Peerage refers to possible descent from the Russells of Breadshaw. Jaes Russel of Aden does not have any further information on this link. A John Russell of Breadshaw was married in 1719 in Edinburgh.
  • _UID: CC6B206AAE6640CB80BEEE5242072CB184DA
  • Change Date: 29 MAR 2008

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Alexander Russell b: BEF 1630
      2. Has Children Patrick or Peter Russell b: 1630
      3. Has Children James Russell b: AFT 1630

      1. Type: Book
        Periodical: The Jacobite Cess Roll of Aberdeenshire 1715
        Publication: Spalding Club
        Date: 1932
      2. Type: Book
        Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry Scotland
        Date: 2001
        Page: Russell of Aden
      3. Type: Book
        Periodical: Records of the County of Banff
        Publication: Spalding Club
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