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William Russell

  • Birth 1647 Norwich, City of Norwich, Norfolk, England
  • Death 22 Dec 1733 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Unknown, Specifically: Unknown
  • Memorial ID 50647435

William Russell sailed to Essex Co., MA, perhaps around the age of 26 or a bit earlier, and settled in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts about 1673/4. He was a fisherman employed on Salem fishing vessels working the Grand Bank, and became a landowner in Salem, MA through a gift from Michaell Shaflin.

William was the son of Unknown and his wife Unknown.

William married Elizabeth Nurse B-1656 on 8/25/1678 [October, Old Style] at Salem, MA.
[DWR, pgs. 15-16]

4 RUSSELL children:

1. William Russell Jr. (10/22/1680-died shortly before 1/22/1717-18) at Salem, MA; m. 1) Ruth Richardson (8/31/1673-died before 1707) born at Woburn, MA, on 1/25/1703-4 at Woburn, MA, daughter of Theophilus Richardson and his wife Mary Champney. William m. 2) Martha ?Nurse in 5/1708. William was a forgeman and iron-worker. Widow Martha married 2) William Stedman of Medford, MA on 3/28/1721.
...5 RUSSELL children:
...1. Elizabeth Russell (1704-living as late as 1765) of Woburn, MA; m. Jonathan Jones (1702-1753) on 8/71721 at Woburn, MA. Perhaps 16 children.
...2. William Russell B-1706-7; He and wife Sarah were buried at Enfield Street Cemetery at Somers, CT. [DWR, pg. 23-24].
...3. John Russell B 5/17/1708 in Salem, MA.
...4. Joseph Russell B~1710.
...5. Susannah Russell B~1712.
[DWR, pgs. 16-17]

2. Jonathan Russell (8/19/1682-between 10/19/1729 and 1/12/1729-30) at Salem, MA; m. Hannah Estey of Salem on 4/10/1718 at Salem, MA, daughter of John Estey and his wife Mary Dorman.
...4 RUSSELL children:
...1. Susannah Russell B-2/11/1719-20.
...2. Hannah Russell B-11/13/1721.
...3. Jonathan Russell B-2/7/1724-5.
...4. John Russell B-7/19/1730 (posthumously).
[DWR, pgs. 17-18]

3. Ebenezer Russell B-3/7/1688 at Reading, MA, died between 9/15/1761 and 2/12/1762 at Ellington Parish, Windsor, CT; m. Deborah Hibbard on 9/25/1710 at Andover, MA, daughter of Samuel Hibbard and his wife Mary Bond. She was born on 7/19/1685 at Beverly, MA. They lived in North Reading, MA until as late as 1738. The births of their children were recorded at Reading 1712-1730.
...7 RUSSELL children:
...1. Deborah Russell B-5/17/1712, died ~1799; m. Joseph Mackentire on 5/15/1727. 8 children born at Reading, MA.
...2. Ebenezer Russell Jr B-2/21/1714.
...3. Samuel Russell B-4/1/1716.
...4. Nathan Russell B-9/2/1718.
...5. William Russell B-5/18/1721.
...6. Stephen Russell B-8/21/1715; died young.
...7. Ellis Russell B-11/17/1730.
[DWR, pgs. 19-20]

4. Benjamin Russell B-~1691 at Reading, MA, no death date or place known; m. Sarah Elson on 6/18/1714 at Salem, MA, daughter of Samuel Elson and his wife Mary (_). She was born 10/7/1692 in Salem, MA, no death date or place known. Their children were baptised at the Salem South (Peabody) Church between 1721-1738.
...6 RUSSELL children:
...1. Sarah Russell Bapt. 9/1/1717, died 1738-41 at Sutton, MA; m. Amos Goodale of Sutton, MA on 5/27/1736.
......1 GOODALE child:
......Amos Goodale B-4/23/1738 in Sutton, MA.
...2. Benjamin Russell Jr B-1/15/1718 or 1719 in Salem Village (Danvers), baptized 8/30/1719.
...3. John Russell, baptized 5/7/1721, died before 1738.
...4. Mary Russell, baptized 8/30/1724.
...5. Elizabeth Russell, baptized 9/21/1729; m. intention to Jabez Hayward of Reading on 12/15/1744.
......HAYWARD child:
......1. Sarah Hayward B-5/20/1756 in Reading, MA.
...6. John Russell, baptized 11/5/1738.
Primary source: "Descendants of William Russell of Salem, Mass, 1674," by George Ely Russell, pub. 1989, pgs. 1-20.

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