Name: Charles Whitworth Russell
Prefix: Capt 1
Death: BEF 2 DEC 1915
Change Date: 25 FEB 2013
His wife was his widow at her death.
I came then also to know the one dear friend of my early manhood, who was not associated with Oxford or Eton, Charles Whitworth Russell, Lieut. , R. N. He was a first cousin of my friend George Russell, and his mother, a widow, came to live in Bath. He was invalided from the effects of African fever, and his naval days were practically at an end. In all my vacations for some years we were inseparable, and scarce a thought of either was concealed from the other. He married Miss Maria Daubeney, and obtained an appointment as Adjutant of Volunteers at Plymouth, where he died. His photograph, in a frock coat, with clasped hands, hangs in my room. I shall be glad if one of my children will always keep it, as the portrait of a man their father dearly loved.
(MEMORIES, BY C. KEGAN PAUL)
2d Devon Administrative Brigade Artillery Volunteers.
Adjutant Charles Whitworth Russell to be Captain.
Dated 11th April 1861.
Son of Whitworth Russell, son of Sir Henry Russell, 1st Bt., and Frances Carpenter. Sir Henry Russell, 1st Bt. was grandson of a Michael Russell settled in Dover in the late 17th century, the son of a Parliamentarian in the Civil War.
Russell?s family originated in Worcestershire, and was related to the Russells of Strensham. In the late seventeenth century Michael Russell, whose father had been an active Parliamentarian in the Civil War, settled in Dover.
Maria Barnston Daubeney
- Text: Hodgson scrapbook / old manuscript family notes