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  • ID: I151
  • Name: Thomas Russell
  • Suffix: of Rathen
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1742
  • Death: 12 APR 1827
  • Occupation: Capt, His Majesty?s North Fencible Regt
  • MEM: Banff: tombstone (legacies from daughters for its upkeep)
  • Note:

    Had two sons made Burgess of Banff 22 September 1790. Not sure which ones.
    National Archives of Scotland
    Ref No GD248/682/3/2
    Letters from lt.col. William Abercromby of Glasshaugh to Sir James Grant of Grant
    Date 1792
    Including letter from Thomas Russel, declining place as second office of branch of Custom House at Banff, as Lord Fife has obtained the first office for one of his footmen.
    [Presumably that that letter is from him or his son?]
    National Archives of Scotland
    RefNo GD44/43/37 (Gordon Family Papers)
    Date 20-28 Feb 1771
    Item 40. February 28 1771
    Thomas Russel, Banff, to John Innes of Muirryfold.
    Reasserts that he has no influence in the council of Banff; the man the council will support is the one who promises most to forward their public works; is sorry that he cannot assist Colonel Morris.
    The [Volunteer] Artillery Company [at Banff] was commanded and drilled by Thomas Russel of Rathen, who had begun his career in the Northern Fencibles. At this time he was a corporal of an Invalid Company of Artillery, and was stationed on recruiting service at Fort George. Considering him a "very discreet, well behaved man," the Town Council asked the Commander-in-Chief for his services, and these were granted by Lord Adam Gordon, April 28, 1795.
    Captain appointed 1795: Thomas Russel, March 24, 1795. Laird of Rathen; he had been formerly in the Northern Fencibles. In May, 1796, he was appointed a Lieutenant of Invalids at Sheerness " as a remuneration for former services." In February 1799, he raised a company at Rosehearty but rejoined the Banff Company in 1803, retiring 1808. He died in 1827; aged 85.
    (Territorial soldiering in the north-east of Scotland during 1759-1814.)
  • _UID: B2560119A7FD4CDDABBA6BA771447363F1F9
  • Change Date: 12 NOV 2011

    Father: John Russell b: 1700
    Mother: Margaret Calder b: 1714

    Marriage 1 Anne Innes b: 1747
    • Married: 26 FEB 1767 in Banff 1 2
    1. Has Children John Russell b: 1768
    2. Has No Children Alexander Russell b: 1769
    3. Has Children James Russell b: 1771
    4. Has No Children Thomas Russell b: 1772
    5. Has No Children Errol Russell b: 1773
    6. Has No Children Catherine Russell b: 1775
    7. Has No Children Abercrombie Russell b: 1776
    8. Has No Children Margaret Russell b: 1777
    9. Has No Children Helen Russell b: 1779
    10. Has No Children Roddam Russell b: 1781
    11. Has No Children Aletha Russell b: 1782
    12. Has No Children Elizabeth Russell b: 1783
    13. Has No Children Mary Abercrombie Russell b: 1785
    14. Has No Children Jane Maxwell Russell b: 1787
    15. Has No Children Grace Russell b: 1788

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Annals of Banff
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry Scotland
      Date: 2001
      Page: Russell of Aden
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