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William Russell (1824–1905)

from Mountaineer

With regard to the death of Mr William Russell, to which reference was made in our issue of Friday last, we are informed that the deceased gentleman was the senior member on the roll of solicitors in this State. Mr Russell was a very old colonist, having arrived in New South Wales in 1837 with his father, Major William Russell, of the 20th regiment, one of the heroes of the Peninsular War. He leaves a widow, with whom he was within a few months of celebrating his golden wedding, also one daughter and four sons, Messrs William and Edward H. Russell, solicitors, Mr F. G. Russell, and the Rev. J. F. S. Russell, rector of Katoomba. He had retired from the general practice of his profession for some few years, and took a strong interest in affairs generally. The last illness was of only a few hours duration. The funeral took place at the Balmain cemetery on Saturday, the Rev. Alfred Yarnold and the Rev. W. J. Cakebread officiating.

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Additional Resources

  • photo, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 13 April 1905, p 5
  • death notice, Sydney Mail, 12 April 1905, p 958

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Life Summary [details]


3 June, 1824
Mallow, Cork, Ireland


7 April, 1905 (aged 80)
Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

strangulated hernia

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