52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #24 Henrietta Louisa Russell

Last week, I wrote about my great grandmother, Sarah Jane Sharp.  Working systematically through my ancestors, the next person would be my great grandfather, Alexander Alexander Harley, but I wrote about him in my post 52 Ancestors #3 Alexander Alexander Harley, so this week I am writing about my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell. Henrietta… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #24 Henrietta Louisa Russell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #8 Maria Louisa Doyle

Maria Louisa Doyle was born 17 January 1847, and christened 8 February 1847 at Birmingham St Phillip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England She came to Australia with her parents on the “Great Britain”, arriving in Victoria in August 1862.  On the 17 April 1865, she married Thomas Henry Russell in Buninyong.  They had 10 children. I found… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #8 Maria Louisa Doyle

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Rev. Garrett John Russell

This week, I am featuring articles about my 3x great grandfather, the Rev Garrett John Russell, Incumbent of Buninyong. The first article I am featuring is about an accident Garrett had, where he fractured two ribs. In 1873, Garrett rented out some of his land to miners. The following articles are about Garrett supplementing his… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Rev. Garrett John Russell

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Russell

The first person in my tree with this surname was my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell. My ancestor line is: 1 Lois Whimpey 2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) 3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990) 4 John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960) 5 Ivy May Harley (1890-1959) 10 Alexander Alexander Harley (1866-1939) 11 Henrietta Louisa Russell (1865-1949) Henrietta was… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Russell

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Edward Fitzgerald Russell

This week, I am featuring my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell’s brother Edward Fitzgerald Russell.  The following is his obituary     OBITUARY Death of Labor Pioneer One of the pioneer members of the Australian Labor party, Mr. Edward Fitzgerald Russell, died at Sitrling-street, Footscray, on Saturday. He was born at Buninyong 76 years ago,… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Edward Fitzgerald Russell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #43 Charles Edward Martin Russell

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014. This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme. This week the theme was:  Oops. An ancestor who made an "oops," or one that you made while researching one of them. (We've all done it, believe… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #43 Charles Edward Martin Russell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #31 Garrett John Russell

Recently, I told how I had found a family that appeared to be that of Charles Edward Martin Russell on the 1895 Argentina Census.  I have therefore decided that my ancestor this week will be his father, Garrett John Russell (my ggg grandfather). The basic information I had about Garrett John Russell came mainly from… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #31 Garrett John Russell